(October 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1943-08-10
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. 4.


Blood Raiders of the Tree-Trail (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas; treehouses

Blood Raiders of the Tree-Trail (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Howard Larsen ?; Rafael Astarita (p 1); ?
Inks
Howard Larsen ?; Rafael Astarita ? (p 1); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Senegalese; Todd; M'boja; Zugoabs (African tribe); Tarahs (African tribe); Roeder; Norton
Synopsis
Con artists "salt" Juju Mountain with diamonds, setting off a series of bloody tribal wars.
Keywords
diamonds; goldsmiths; gorillas; hunting leopards; Juju Mountain; swindling; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "When human blood is figured in the cost, diamonds rank highest among Africa's treasures."

Although this art is traditionally credited to Astarita, his presence beyond the splash page is vague and debatable, at best. The art in the second half of the story is crude and distorted and is by an unknown hand or hands.

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

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle echoes war-lust...vicious, primitive total war...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tiku (monkey); M'glo (elephant)
Synopsis
Simba rescues Tiku from a crocodile and then battle the elephant, M'Glo, for the kingship of the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Watuan natives observe an ancient ritual in choosing a new king...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Watus (African tribe); Banto; Raimu
Synopsis
Tabu exposes an ambitious witch doctor as a fraud.
Keywords
leopards; moon gods; poison; stereotyping of African natives; temples; Throne of Death; witch doctors

Murder! (Table of Contents: 4)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Tawn; Wambi; Ogg; Ronald Barton; Mr. Barton
Synopsis
Seeking revenge for her husband's imprisonment, little Ronald's nurse tries to murder him and make it look like an accident. Wambi rescues the boy and the woman is killed by a water buffalo.
Keywords
crocodiles; pythons; water buffalo

[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
The warriors of Vixa attack Khefra.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Raa; Fury; Horus
Synopsis
Khefran inventor, Raa, with Fantomah's blessing, takes his failed invention, artificial wings, to the besieging Vixan army. When they use them in their attack on Khefra, the wings fail and the Khefran army is victorious.
Keywords
artificial wings; elephants; Vixa (African kingdom)

Juju Medicine (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Garold S. Hatfield]

Genre
jungle

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the vapors of death swirling from a heinous graven mouth...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Leila; Kaan; Terry Thunder; Red Rogue; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
Native chief Kaan, hoping that his daughter never marries so that he has no rivals for his kingship, has rigged an idle to give off poison vapors, and every suitor is required to approach the idol. Kaan's daughter, Leila, discovers the poisoning mechanism and dismantles it, but not before it kills Kaan.
Keywords
black fever; Idol of Death

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One thousand pieces of gold...Two!..Three!..Higher and higher the bidding mounts...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Trader Ali; Laeefa; Sarra; Sika
Synopsis
Camilla is drugged by a witch doctor and sold to an Arab slaver.
Keywords
drugs; salve auctions; slaves; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; tigers; whips; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood Raiders of the Tree-Trail
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Raiders of the Tree-Trail
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The jungle echoes war-lust...vicious, primitive total war..."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["The Watuan natives observe an ancient ritual in choosing a new king..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Murder!
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["The warriors of Vixa attack Khefra."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. Juju Medicine
  8. 7. ["With the vapors of death swirling from a heinous graven mouth..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["One thousand pieces of gold...Two!..Three!..Higher and higher the bidding mounts..."]
    Camilla
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