(August 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-06-18
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.


Monster of the Boiling Pool (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; underwater

Monster of the Boiling Pool (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Baboon Men; Roog
Synopsis
After N'geeso suffers a crocodile bite, Kaänga and Ann go to the country of the Baboon Men for a medicinal moss. They learn that headhunters have targeted the Baboon Men. Kaänga tricks the headhunters into running into a hot spring where many of them drown.
Keywords
baboons; crocodiles; disguises; headhunters; horns; hot springs; leopards; medicinal plants; pythons; treehouses

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A strange quest into treacherous jungles finds Kaänga caught amid the fury of tribal war."

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
E. H. Hart ?; Jack Kamen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new name of fear whispers through the jungle...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tondar (white rhinoceros)
Synopsis
Simba's role as king of the jungle is challenged by a white rhinoceros.
Keywords
elephants; gorillas; rhinoceroses; water buffalo

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

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An old freighter docks an an African coastal town.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Melini; Mengos (African tribe); Migi
Synopsis
Melini uses trickery to convince the Mengos that he has magic power. Tabu does a stage trick of his own and exposes Melini.
Keywords
disguises; elephants; gorilla gods; gorillas; stage magic; stereotyping of African-Americans

Elephant's Graveyard! (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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Zingos (African tribe); Dr. Burman; Ogg
Synopsis
Tawn, wounded by ivory hunters, makes his way to the elephants' graveyard, followed by Wambi and Dr. Burman. Dr. Burman removes the bullet from Tawn and he makes a quick recovery.
Keywords
animal skeletons; bondage; caves; elephants' graveyard; helgrop gas; ivory; ivory hunters; jungle fever; sulphur springs; vultures; White Moon Military Post

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

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
It is distasteful to me, but I must sentence you to life at hard labor at clay banks.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Horus; Fury; Lupa (leopard)
Synopsis
A convict's wife, devastated by his life sentence, leads a slave revolt against Fantomah.
Keywords
boars; hunting leopards; slaves; Tomb of Amun-el-bob

Lion Bait (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Buck Stanley]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remote, mysterious, and uncivilized as the jungle may be...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Jacques; Schlang
Synopsis
Terry and the gang free a Free French jungle outpost from the Nazis.
Keywords
automobiles; Bayo Jungle; executions; firing squads; Free French; Nazis; sandstorms; World War II

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beneath the Broadway bright lights a devil's plot was hatched...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Marcia Blake; Joel Webb; Trader Davis; Toma; Fin; Steven Dane; Camilla Jordan Dane
Synopsis
A con man plans a trip to Africa; on his return he planned to present an actress as the long lost daughter of Steven and Camilla Jordan Dane so that she could "inherit" the Jordan fortune. But the plot runs afoul of Camilla, who remains ignorant of her origins.
Keywords
elephants; Gladeport (African city); gorillas; lions; rhinoceroses; telegrams; whips; Zulu Star (ship)

Indexer Notes

The Saaf credit is from Hames Ware.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster of the Boiling Pool
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monster of the Boiling Pool
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A new name of fear whispers through the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["An old freighter docks an an African coastal town."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Elephant's Graveyard!
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["It is distasteful to me, but I must sentence you to life at hard labor at clay banks."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. Lion Bait
  8. 7. ["Remote, mysterious, and uncivilized as the jungle may be..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Beneath the Broadway bright lights a devil's plot was hatched..."]
    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.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.