(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 Mitchell (credited as John C. Mitchell) (editor)

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
Frank Riddell
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wanton killing of men and beasts arouses the jungle lord...
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.

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

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

Script
Ed Hunt (house name)
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed as N. VISCARDI)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed as N. VISCARDI)
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
Roy L. Smith (credited)
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 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle; horror-suspense
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
Pierre La Rue
Pencils
Bob 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.

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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
  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 modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony Oliva
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Shaughnessy
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore