(July 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-05-19
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. 3.


The White Sheik (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

The White Shiek (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the Valley of Grinning Skulls, surge cold-blooded fiends to wreak terror and disaster.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Awassis (African tribe); Halaam; N'geeso; Mouga (giant ape)
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann are taken prisoner by an Arab slaver who is using his slaves to excavate an ancient Egyptian temple, hoping to find treasure. The treasure is found, but the Arab is killed by his ape guard.
Keywords
ancient Egyptian temples; giant apes; human skeletons; Juju Mountain; slavers; stereotyping of Arabs; treasure chests; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

The art includes many swipes.

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, as Simba naps at ease, a yapping chorus wakens him...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Chakas (African tribe)
Synopsis
Simba is humiliated by a pack of hyenas and then trapped by native hunters. He escapes and drives the hyenas into a crocodile pool.
Keywords
hyenas; tiger traps

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You who desire wealth and power...what torturous and crooked path will you not travel to attain your evil ends?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Rajah of Bendali; Shahab; Ogg; Wambi; Shirkar (tiger); Tawn; Sayaa; Sainaab
Synopsis
The rajah's minister, Shahab, in an effort to curry the rajah's favor, falsely identifies Wambi as the rajah's long-lost son. The rajah's men make both Tawn and Ogg prisoners but when Shahab plots to kill Wambi to avoid the rajah becoming too attached, the animals escape. Wambi exposes Shahab's treachery and returns to the jungle.
Keywords
tigers

The Jackal Jests with Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Marshall]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Weapons for Victory (Table of Contents: 5)

Kaänga / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann make new spears and explain that in battle you are helpless without weapons.
Keywords
leopards; Patriotic; war savings stamps; World War II

Indexer Notes

War stamps appeal.

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

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a dim cave, dug in white rock at the edge of a vast desert...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ras Re-Hü; Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis
Fantomah take starving hunting leopards away from their trainer and makes them her pets.
Keywords
apes; crossbows; hunting leopards

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

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Endowed with a strange sixth sense, Tabu, the jungle wizard detects a mysterious evil force...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Wazi
Synopsis
Anticipating a flood, Tabu and the chief of the lake people make preparations that save the villagers.
Keywords
ants; bondage; flooding; lightning; rain; signal drums; storms; torture; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beyond the chasm void was the smoky land where terror dwelt.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; N'golo; Matbo; Lua; Nola; Khadni; Jocheur; Swahilis (African tribe); Pegleg; Mr. Fingers (gorilla)
Synopsis
A white drug lord uses African slave to farm poppies. Camilla frees the slaves and burns the farm.
Keywords
aerial trams; leopards; opium; poppy farming; taxidermy; vultures
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The White Sheik
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The White Shiek
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One day, as Simba naps at ease, a yapping chorus wakens him..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["You who desire wealth and power...what torturous and crooked path will you not travel to attain your evil ends?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. The Jackal Jests with Death
  6. 5. Weapons for Victory
    Kaänga
  7. 6. ["In a dim cave, dug in white rock at the edge of a vast desert..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  8. 7. ["Endowed with a strange sixth sense, Tabu, the jungle wizard detects a mysterious evil force..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Beyond the chasm void was the smoky land where terror dwelt."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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