(April 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-02-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John C. Mitchell
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


Killer Plague (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Killer Plague (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Varez (introduction, villain, death); Garez (introduction, villain); Zomdi (introduction, villain); Zulus (introduction, villain); Zulus (African tribe); N'geeso; Ann Mason; Kaänga
Synopsis
A white hunter has set up a rendering plant and is indiscriminately killing men and animals to feed the vat of boiling fat.
Keywords
fat; leopards; Portuguese East Africa

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The wanton killing of men and beasts arouses the jungle lord..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Early morning in a sleepy African border town -- a traveling carnival parked on the town's green stirs lazily...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Kagu (ape)(introduction, villain, death); Simba
Synopsis
Simba kills an escaped circus ape.
Keywords
apes; circuses

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As disastrous as the ravaging of the holocaust in a blazing jungle inferno is the brewing of distrust...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kuda (introduction); Wambi; Ogg; Numa (lion); Maggo (macaw); Lupa (wolf); Tawn
Synopsis
The jungle animals believe that Wambi is responsible for a forest fire that endangers them all.
Keywords
aircraft; forest fires; pilots

The Scorpion! (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
The Scorpion Cult of Kta (introduction, villains, death); high priest of Kta (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis
The cult of the scorpion god, Kata, comes to Khefra to establish a temple.
Keywords
scorpions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Arnold Hicks ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bedouins...Africa's craftiest, deadliest nomad tribe -- strike again...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bedouins (villains); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Terry receives word that a nearby outpost is being besieged by Bedouins and rides with his lancers to the rescue. However, it is a trap and Terry and his men are captured and then rescued by Andy and the gang.
Keywords
horses; Kesch (a British desert outpost); machine guns; singing; stereotyping of Arabs

The Jungle Empress (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tom O'Neill]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mackenzie]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle, strange companions march silently side by side...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Magla (introduction, villain, death); The Zugos (African tribe)(introduction); Timo (rhinoceros)
Synopsis
A white woman with a trained rhinoceros steals the idol of the Zugos. Tabu recovers the statue and returns it.
Keywords
blow guns; crocodile worship; elephants; idols; poison darts; pygmies; rhinoceroses; stereotyping of African natives; wild dogs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The message a harmless note...but between its lines was doom for Queen Camilla!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Trader Davis; Josephine Jordan (introduction); Jim Rodney (introduction); Akkua (introduction); Silkidor (introduction, villain, death); Moko (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Obogos (African tribe)
Synopsis
Josephine Jordan, Camilla's cousin (unknown to both Josephine and Camilla), is in the jungle with attorney Jim Rodney to try and learn the fate of Josephine's uncle, Camilla's father. She is kidnapped by a European criminal and rescued by Camilla with help from the Obongos.
Keywords
jungle fevers; leopards; market places; Naroba (tribal town); stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The previous indexer credited the art to Nick Cardy, but Tony Rose has strong reservations regarding that identification, 03-09-2015.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Killer Plague
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Killer Plague
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Early morning in a sleepy African border town -- a traveling carnival parked on the town's green stirs lazily..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["As disastrous as the ravaging of the holocaust in a blazing jungle inferno is the brewing of distrust..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. The Scorpion!
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  6. 5. ["Bedouins...Africa's craftiest, deadliest nomad tribe -- strike again..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. The Jungle Empress
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle, strange companions march silently side by side..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  9. 8. ["The message a harmless note...but between its lines was doom for Queen Camilla!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony Oliva
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.