(December 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-10-06
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; zebras

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the weird notes of a flute, an enchantress of death dances near the Zombali village...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zombalis (African tribe); G'muko; Sali
Synopsis
Sali, a former slave of an Arab sheik, lures young Zombali men into the jungle where they fight each other -- to the death -- for her favors. After Kaänga proves that she is not a vampire, the chief kills her in revenge for the death of his son.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; dancing; flutes; hashish; hypnotism; leopards; rhinoceroses; vampirism; water buffalo; witch doctors

[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
What makes a king??
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Wasari (African tribe); Bakru; Toko
Synopsis
Old witch doctor Bakru is cast out of his village when he becomes ill with fever. Simba nurses him back to health and returns with him to his village and stands with him as he reclaims his office.
Keywords
blow guns; jungle fever; poisoned darts; witch doctors

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle, a strange white man enters a tiny village...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kela
Synopsis
Tabu helps a village plagued by a shapeshifting leopard-woman.
Keywords
leopards; shapeshifting; therianthropy

[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
Wambi, the jungle boy, was elected king of the monkey people...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Chuki (monkey); Haga (hyena); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
Haga the hyena tricks the monkeys into stranding Wambi in a hut in the middle of the lake.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; hippopotamuses; swans

Indexer Notes

The monkeys are tail-less.

Jungle Code (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kirk Diamond]

Genre
jungle
Reprints

[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
Cautiously Fantomah, Horus, and Fury skirt the "Cliffs of Doom"...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis
Fantomah and Horus explore a cave system and discover a hidden world where prehistoric creatures have survived to today.
Keywords
cavemen; caves; ceratopsians; dinosaurs; lightning; storms

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many days of trekking have brought Terry to the village of Isaah...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Zeb; Wahris (African tribe); Kara
Synopsis
Terry rescues the women of Isaah from slavers.
Keywords
green mambas; slave auctions; slaves

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this book I have recorded the story of Steven and Camilla Dane...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Trader Davis; Camilla; Ruando; Wuzus (African tribe); Steven Dane; Camilla Dane; Popos (African tribe)
Synopsis
The story of Camilla's parents, her birth, and their deaths.
Keywords
diaries; leopards; lions; mandrills; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Returns "Empire" to the subtitle of the strip. Presents the origin of the Camilla character that began in issues #27 and #28 when the earlier version wandered into the jungle alone and mysteriously turned into another woman who never was the queen of a jungle empire.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["To the weird notes of a flute, an enchantress of death dances near the Zombali village..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What makes a king??"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, a strange white man enters a tiny village..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Wambi, the jungle boy, was elected king of the monkey people..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Jungle Code
  7. 6. ["Cautiously Fantomah, Horus, and Fury skirt the "Cliffs of Doom"..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  8. 7. ["Many days of trekking have brought Terry to the village of Isaah..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["In this book I have recorded the story of Steven and Camilla Dane..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Del Gruber
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.