(September 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-07-26
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 Bone-Grinders of B' Zambi (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; torture

Who is Commando Ranger? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Ruben Moreira ? (pp 1-5); Rafael Astarita (pp 6-12)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terror stalks the damp green jungles!
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Baroness (white ruler of natives); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Wah Fang; Voogai; Zambis (African tribe); Cairo Joe; Dr. Leeds; T'moula; Bamtos (African tribe); N'zogu; Blodda
Synopsis
The Baroness, the white ruler of a band of native outlaws is dying from drug use. Cairo Joe, her partner devises a scheme to replace her with Ann and make the natives think that their goddess has risen from the dead. Kaänga manages to rescue Ann and the outlaws kill the white leaders.
Keywords
Arkazoab (African region); bondage; elephants; hydrocyanic acid; leopards; poisoning; rope bridges; stereotyping of African natives; suicide; torture; Voodoo Lake; witch doctors

Battle to the Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case ?
Inks
E. H. Hart ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; M'lo; Tiku (monkey); G'lo (stinging insect)
Synopsis
Simba's kingship is challenged by a mad bull from the natives' herd.
Reprints
Keywords
bulls

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A grinning idol nods, and human blood must stain the altar at its feet.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Zwaf; Largoos (African tribe); Katu; Malb; Mago
Synopsis
A witch doctor schemes to rule his tribe, first murdering the chief and then attempting to murder the chief's son and daughter-in-law. Tabu exposes him as a fraud.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; gorillas; human sacrifice; hunting leopards; idols; poison; statues of Toba (native god); stereotyping of African natives

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

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
Destruction comes swiftly to the homes of the jungle dwellers...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Magoo (macaw); Tawn (elephant); the rajah; Ogg; the rajah's daughter
Synopsis
A rajah decides to build a dam to make his sandalwood logs easier to transport. The lake being formed floods Wambi's jungle. Wambi and his jungle friends pull down the dam. The rajah's daughter is caught in the torrent and is saved by Wambi who extracts a promise from the rajah to leave the jungle as it was before.
Keywords
apes; bondage; dams; flooding; logging; sandalwood

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

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharaohs / 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
A new king wears the crown of Ar, Khefra's neighbor realm...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Fury; Adjeb; Horus; king of Ar
Synopsis
Fantomah challenges the visiting king of Ar to a chariot race, playing directly into his plans to murder her and assume her crown as well as his own. Fury comes to her rescue, leading to the king's death as his horse runs wild.
Keywords
Ar (African kingdom); chariot racing; chariots; horses; racehorses; slaves; whips

White Man's Juju (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Paige]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tom-toms have a hundred voices that whisper into the jungle depths...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Roy; Toomas (African tribe); Peno; Anderson the Arab; Kismet
Synopsis
A renegade leader stirs up trouble by kidnapping a local chief's daughter. Terry rides to her rescue.
Keywords
rope bridges; signal drums; Upper Maroba River; witch doctors

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back at his post, Trader Davis ponders strange documents...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Trader Davis
Synopsis
Nazi agents are hiding treasures pilfered from all over Europe in the African jungle.
Keywords
elephants; gorillas; leopards; lightning; Nazi treasure; rain; rhinoceroses; storms; the Louvre; World War II
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bone-Grinders of B' Zambi
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Who is Commando Ranger?
  3. 2. ["Terror stalks the damp green jungles!"]
    Kaänga
  4. 3. Battle to the Death!
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. ["A grinning idol nods, and human blood must stain the altar at its feet."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. ["Destruction comes swiftly to the homes of the jungle dwellers..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["A new king wears the crown of Ar, Khefra's neighbor realm..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharaohs
  8. 7. White Man's Juju
  9. 8. ["The tom-toms have a hundred voices that whisper into the jungle depths..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Back at his post, Trader Davis ponders strange documents..."]
    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.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.