(January 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

Lair of the King-Serpent (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
pythons

Lair of the King-Serpent (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Howard Larsen ?; ?
Inks
Saul Rosen ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Jules Rousseau; Babes Malloy
Synopsis
A pair of wanted murderers come to Kaänga's jungle, thinking themselves out of the reach of the law.
Keywords
Belgian Congo; boars; bondage; Casablanca; Juju Mountain; leopards; lions; machine guns; maps; saddle giraffes; Tanganyika; wanted posters

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From a hidden lookout perch, a pygmy leader watches a strange procession unfold on the veldt below..."

This is the same artist from issue 46 with possibly some facial touch-ups by Saul Rosen. It's possible that this is Howard Larsen very early in his career.

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peace in Simba's kingdom?
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tiku (monkey); Llambas (African tribe)
Synopsis
The remaining two tiglons kill lone villagers when they can find them, until Simba puts an end to their predation.
Keywords
hybrids; tigers; tiglons

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cauldron, cauldron, burning bright.. smoke high in the sky tonight...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Alicia; Kuandos (African tribe)
Synopsis
An entomologist and his daughter are captured by natives who believe that the whites are working great magic by putting bugs in bottles. Tabu rescues them, using fireworks to show that his magi is strong.
Keywords
bondage; entomology; fireworks; rhinoceroses; totem poles

[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
As Wambi swings through the trees, he sees below him the ravages of the dreaded drought...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Buanas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis
In the midst of a drought, a village refuses to give Wambi food for his jungle friends. Later, that same tribe asks Wambi for help when they are attacked by neighbors and Wambi complies.
Keywords
carnivorous plants; drought; tigers; water buffalo

The Blood Trail (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ring Steffin]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Bruce Kerman

Indexer Notes

The story is copyright "1929 Fiction House, Inc."

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghazia, vengeful priestess of the vulture-headed goddess, plots to kill the lost city's girl ruler.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ghazia; Fantomah; Fury; Horus; N'gulo; Spotted Men
Synopsis
Ghazia, lusting after Fantomah's throne disguises the spotted men as mummies and sets them on the city of Khefra. Fantomah calls on the ancient gods of Egypt to turn the Spotted Men into real mummies and they crumble into dust as Ghazia flees the city.
Reprints
Keywords
mummmies; senit; vultures; worship of Nekhbet

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blood hatreds erupt in a volcano of molten madness...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Hookahs (Arab tribe); Ibn; Vino (donkey); Irita
Synopsis
While Terry attempts to work out a peace treaty with the Hookahs, Andy helps the sheik's daughter run away.
Keywords
artillery; lovers' hearts

[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
The promise was made to ease the tortured brain of a madman...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fran
Synopsis
Camilla rescues a little girl, orphaned and taken by bizarre little men to be their goddess.
Keywords
elephants; leopards; lions; prayer; pythons
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lair of the King-Serpent
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the King-Serpent
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Peace in Simba's kingdom?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Cauldron, cauldron, burning bright.. smoke high in the sky tonight..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["As Wambi swings through the trees, he sees below him the ravages of the dreaded drought..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. The Blood Trail
  7. 6. ["Ghazia, vengeful priestess of the vulture-headed goddess, plots to kill the lost city's girl ruler."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Blood hatreds erupt in a volcano of molten madness..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["The promise was made to ease the tortured brain of a madman..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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