(November 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-09-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John C. Mitchell (credited)
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.


Monster of the Moon Pool (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; hippopotamus; totem pole

Indexer Notes

The cover is a recreation by Astarita of one of Mooney's panels from the Kaänga story.

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

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Muranda; Rongo (elephant); Dr. Sutton
Synopsis
Muranda, a white woman, leads a tribe of natives in collecting very expensive cobra venom. Muranda, fearing interference in her business, captures Ann and attempts to execute her via hippopotamus. Kaänga rescues Ann, and Muranda is killed by her cobras.
Keywords
bondage; chariots; cobra venom; cobras; hippopotamus; lions; totem poles; whips; zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From a castle of armed warriors rises a cold murdering menace..."

[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
One bright morning, the usual quiet of Simba's jungle is shattered by a strange snarling sound.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Dr. Wilson; Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis
A tiger is brought to Africa as part of an experiment to breed lion-tiger hybrids: tiglons. Oneof the tiglo cubs escapes and, when grown to adulthood, challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle.
Keywords
animal breeding; hybrids; tigers; tiglons

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Arnold Hicks ?
Inks
Nina Albright; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A murdered Riff returns to rule again his horror citadel of bones...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Khafris (Arab tribe); the Riff; Sari; a hermit
Synopsis
Terry helps determine that the "ghost" haunting an Arab fortress is a hermit looking for treasure.
Keywords
dungeons; ghosts; human skeletons; Senegalese; wells

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle folk were an easy prey to the crafty white raiders...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Bruno (bear); Kurt; Leo (lion)
Synopsis
White hunters capture all of Wambi's jungle friends, save Bruno the bear. Wambi and Bruno rescue them by tricking the hunters into thinking that their partners are dishonest.
Keywords
cobras; coins; crowns; gold; idols; temples; treasure chests

[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
To the gates of Khefra, Fantomah's imperial city, staggers a wan young man...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Hamid; Horus; Fury; Ali
Synopsis
Fantomah and Horus investigate an oasis where travelers are being robbed.
Keywords
lions; oases; stereotyping of Arabs; treasure chests

Curse of the Juju Diamond (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dick Thomas]

Genre
jungle

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu, the jungle wizard, scorns the countless dangers lurking behind each shadowed tangle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Pierre; Snake Queen
Synopsis
A tribe, ruled by a white Snake Queen, robs prospectors of their gems until they rob a friend of Tabu's.
Keywords
animal hides; diamonds; disguises; leopards; pythons

The Jungle Is Haunted! (Table of Contents: 8)

Camilla, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Laeea; Blab
Synopsis
A girl is sacrificed to a crocodile pool by a village. Later, her ghost begins to haunt them. Camilla determines that the girls was rescued by Blab, a man who lives with baboons.
Keywords
baboons; blindness; dogs; lions; monkeys; treehouses

Indexer Notes

Up until this issue, Camilla has been "Queen of the Jungle Empire."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster of the Moon Pool
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monster of the Moon Pool
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One bright morning, the usual quiet of Simba's jungle is shattered by a strange snarling sound."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["A murdered Riff returns to rule again his horror citadel of bones..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The jungle folk were an easy prey to the crafty white raiders..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["To the gates of Khefra, Fantomah's imperial city, staggers a wan young man..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. Curse of the Juju Diamond
  8. 7. ["Tabu, the jungle wizard, scorns the countless dangers lurking behind each shadowed tangle..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. The Jungle Is Haunted!
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle
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.