(June 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-04-21
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.


Master of the Moon-Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich; Ruben Moreira
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich; Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; human skulls; leopards; whips

Indexer Notes

The cover is a signed Zolnerowich image reprinted from the cover of Jungle Comics #18 with Kaänga's head redrawn by Moreira and Zolnerowich's signature removed.

Master of the Moon-Beasts (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell] (credited)
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason; Adouba; Taluva; Zeti; Jaeckel
Synopsis
A rhinoceros stampede leads Kaänga to a moon worshiping cult in the Mountains of the Moon. Ann is kidnapped by the white man who manipulates the natives cult. He intends to substitute her for his daughter, whom the natives believe to be the goddess, Tluva, kill her, and then revive her by replacing Ann's body with the live Taluva. Taluva is not made aware of the scheme and takes Ann's place before the execution and is killed by her father.
Keywords
bondage; branding; concealed nudity; disguises; jewelry; moon goddesses; moon worship; Mountains of the Moon; rhinoceroses; sedan chairs; swimming; the Moon Gem; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Terror seethes over the grim walls of a jungle temple..."

Frank Riddell is a by-line used at Fiction House.

Traditionally the inks have been credited to Moreira, but according to Robert Barrett, Reed Crandall indicated to him that these were his own inks.

Crandall art credits confirmed in Alter Ego #129 (November, 2014) by Alberto Bacattini.

[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
A small child toddles away from his mother, and before anyone is aware of it, he thrashes about, drowning in the river!
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba saves a chief's son from drowning and then protects the village from thieving baboons.
Keywords
baboons; crocodiles; tiger traps

[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
The woman was young and beautiful and cruel...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Maya; Akmar
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends drive a cruel prince's hunting caravan from the jungle.
Keywords
Baroka (Indian kingdom); deer; hippopotamus; howdahs; hyenas; monkeys; tigers

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A courageous explorer, Hakoan, returns to Khefra with tales of an amazing new land beyond the hills...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Hakoan; Fantomah; Fury; Sheb
Synopsis
Khefra claims new land and battles cannibals and pirates to keep it.
Keywords
cannibals; maps; pirates; poison; stereotyping of African natives

The Madman's Ape (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Buck Stanley]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the native settlement of Baou, a village bordering on Captain Thunder's fortress...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Raina; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
Nazis persuade an African village to store fuel for them. Terry and the lancers capture the Germans.
Keywords
Baou (African village) bondage; burning at the stake; forest fire; German Wehrmacht; horses; kerosene; stereotyping of African natives; swastikas; V for victory; World War II

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

Camillla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death in a thousand forms lurks behind every twist and turn of the dark jungle trails...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Ellen DaCosta; Trader Davis; DaCosta; Zugos (African tribe); John
Synopsis
An animal trapper named DaCosta takes the contract that has been issued on Camilla's life by those trying to steal her inheritance. He and his partner are killed when they create an animal stampede at Trader Davis's.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Master of the Moon-Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Master of the Moon-Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A small child toddles away from his mother, and before anyone is aware of it, he thrashes about, drowning in the river!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The woman was young and beautiful and cruel..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["A courageous explorer, Hakoan, returns to Khefra with tales of an amazing new land beyond the hills..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  6. 5. The Madman's Ape
  7. 6. ["In the native settlement of Baou, a village bordering on Captain Thunder's fortress..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Death in a thousand forms lurks behind every twist and turn of the dark jungle trails..."]
    Camillla
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