(May 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1944-03-08
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, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 2.


Slaves for Horror's Harem (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; slave coffles; traditional Zulu woman's hat; whips

Slaves for Horror's Harem (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ouangas (African tribe); N'geeso; Jim Thornton; Rongo (elephant); Rada
Synopsis
The Ouangas are operating a supposedly closed gold mine and, fearing interference when Kaänga leads the new colonial commissioner into their jungle, attack Kaänga and company.
Keywords
bondage; falcons; gold mines; mandrills; pile drivers; snakes

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Stalk softly, Kaänga...for the trail that leads into Gorka lands is fraught with danger..."

[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
At the fullness of the moon, Chief Klini of the Knapu tribe summons his pygmy subjects...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Klini; Knapus (African tribe); Simba
Synopsis
For many years a pygmy tribe has worshiped Simba and left him offerings of food. Now they are being attacked by another tribe and he comes to their defense.
Keywords
lion worship; stereotyping of African natives

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thunder clouds darken the sky as Tabu, the jungle wizard follows a mysterious trail...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu
Synopsis
A tribe prepares to sacrifice a maiden to a water demon, but Tabu offers to slay the demon. On investigation, he finds that it is a tyrannosaurid dinosaur. He kills it and drags it back to the village.
Keywords
crocodiles; elephants; human sacrifice; landslides; lightning; rain; rhinoceroses; storms; tyrannosaurs

Monkey Business -- The Tree-Folk of Africa (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several species of monkey.
Reprints
Keywords
de brazzas; drills; gelada baboons; guenons; guerezas; macaques; monkeys; red-headed magabeys; roloways; spider monkeys; talapoins

Indexer Notes

De brazzas and spider monkeys are native to South America.

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heavy rains have ruined Wambi's tree home...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
A group of European refugees, building a town in Wambi's jungle, are being plagued by disappearances that they blame on the natives. Wambi proves that the natives are not to blame and proves that a crocodile is responsible.
Keywords
caves; crocodiles; displaced persons; refugees; treehouses; World War II

Indexer Notes

One third of page three is an advertisement.

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

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
Sidh Akhim, the camel driver, brings bad news to Terry --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Sidh Akhim; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
Terry battles a band of Arab bandits.
Keywords
bondage; torture; whips

Blood -- and Water (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

White Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 8)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; George; Jack; jungle man
Synopsis
Escorting two hunters into gorilla country, Camilla encounters a jungle man living with the gorillas. The hunters agree to leave him in the jungle.
Keywords
gorillas; lions; quicksand; the Tenbu Rock; wagons; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Slaves for Horror's Harem
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Slaves for Horror's Harem
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["At the fullness of the moon, Chief Klini of the Knapu tribe summons his pygmy subjects..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Thunder clouds darken the sky as Tabu, the jungle wizard follows a mysterious trail..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Monkey Business -- The Tree-Folk of Africa
  6. 5. ["Heavy rains have ruined Wambi's tree home..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["Sidh Akhim, the camel driver, brings bad news to Terry --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. Blood -- and Water
  9. 8. White Gorilla!
    Camilla
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