(May 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-03-17
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.


The King Ape Feeds at Dawn (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
Keywords
gorillas

The King Ape Feeds at Dawn (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
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Bwiqa; Barudas (African tribe); Gozae; Daowgi; Devil Men (African tribe)
Synopsis
Kaänga, Ann, Ngeeso, and his people travel to Lake Regina to fish. When they arrive, they are beset by tribe of gorilla worshipers.
Keywords
elephant stampedes; elephants; gorilla worship; gorillas; green mamba; Lake Regina; nuhana fish; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Africa's dreaded devil men decree death for all who defy the sacred waters of their monstrous diety." [sic]

[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
War casts its hated shadows on the jungle's most peaceful depths...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Kurt Todtmann
Synopsis
A German army deserter finds his way into Simba's territory and begins to kill animals for the mad love of killing.
Keywords
German Wehrmacht; monkeys; Nazis; World War II

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

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fiendish monster, a trader in human lives for gleaming gems, finds Tabu the jungle wizard daring to oppose him...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu
Synopsis
A white diamond hunter, disguised as a witch doctor kidnaps a native boy and forces him to dive in the river for diamonds.
Keywords
diamonds; disguises; hippopotamus hides; leopards; rowboats

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Blistering heat scalds dry the scarce and shallow watering holes of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg
Synopsis
The hyena frames Wambi for the murder of a deer and the jungle animals all shun Wambi for violating the jungle law.
Keywords
baboons; drought; hornets; hyenas; pythons

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantomah and Horus stroll through Khefra's picturesque bazaars...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Horus; Hedjaz; Fury
Synopsis
Hedjaz the fakir attempts to undermine the people of Khefra's faith in Fantomah by destroying buildings and causing rivers to flood.
Keywords
bondage; fakirs; knife throwing; maps; market places; picks; Tower of Bal

The Living Death (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
North of the Congo jungles lies Africa's sirocco swept sands...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Koba; Amebaa
Synopsis
A group of Arab horse thieves murder an honest horse trader and make a deal with the Nazis for the horses. Terry and the lancers attack the Arabs and force them to surrender the horses to the trader's grandson.
Keywords
horses; Nazis; poisoning; World War II

Indexer Notes

Possible continued Stahl art, but more likely Webb instilling some stylistic continuity.

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Nick Cardy (pp. 1-3); ? (pp. 4-10)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gifts of gaudy trinkets mesmerize simple jungle natives...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Zeegos (African tribe); Mina; Honest John; Talgo; Limey; Barney
Synopsis
Con man Honest John convinces the Zeego men that he is their best friend as he and his confederates plan to steal the tribes diamonds. The women of the tribe, however, are rallied by Camilla and save the day.
Keywords
bondage; diamonds; dogs; horns; human skeletons; lions; mandrills; staked out over an ant hill; stereotyping of African natives; swimming; totem poles; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

The not-penciled-by-Cardy pages were done in a rougher hand and the inks show indications of multiple inkers.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The King Ape Feeds at Dawn
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The King Ape Feeds at Dawn
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["War casts its hated shadows on the jungle's most peaceful depths..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["A fiendish monster, a trader in human lives for gleaming gems, finds Tabu the jungle wizard daring to oppose him..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Blistering heat scalds dry the scarce and shallow watering holes of the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Fantomah and Horus stroll through Khefra's picturesque bazaars..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. The Living Death
  8. 7. ["North of the Congo jungles lies Africa's sirocco swept sands..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Gifts of gaudy trinkets mesmerize simple jungle natives..."]
    Camilla
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