(June 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-04-04
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, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 2.


Blood Bride of the Crocodile (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; crocodiles; human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives

Blood Bride of the Crocodile (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Toga; Lkuans (African tribe); Luan; Hagua
Synopsis
Hagua, a crocodile priestess kidnaps the maidens of the village for a blood sacrifice.
Keywords
banishment; concealed nudity; crocodile idols; crocodile worship; disguises; human sacrifice; leopards; lions; medicinal herbs; signal drums; skills contests; snares; swimming; Temple of the Crocodile God; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Wah! Kaänga catch mate as easily as white man catch ball!"

[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
One day, as Simba strides across the veldt, a storm breaks with sudden tropical fury...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Alais (African tribe); Kimpu; N'gino
Synopsis
Simba rescues an orphaned native boy from drowning in a flood.
Keywords
flooding; lightning; rain; storms

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Tabu, over there, near that tree!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; K'mut
Synopsis
K'mut, angered because Tabu prevents him from killing a lioness, attempts to murder him with a booby-trapped spear.
Keywords
lions; moon worship; pythons; water buffalo

Jungle Raiders (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Garold S. Hatfield]
Pencils
Fran Hopper
Inks
Fran Hopper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Zuzus (African tribe); Wasunis (African tribe)
Synopsis
The Zuzu raiders are defeated by the prepared Wasunis.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives

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

Wambi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One morning, as Wambi fashions a new drinking cup...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Zugg (water buffalo); Ali (cobra); Ambo
Synopsis
Wambi discovers the identity of the thief plaguing a local village.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; crocodiles; fakirs; sheep; signal drums; tigers

[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
Haj, chief of the river people, dashes into the lancers citadel...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Haj; Anderson the Arab; Lun, Beni Khartoum; Sabina; river people
Synopsis
Terry must rescue the daughters of the river people from Arab slavers.
Keywords
harems; slavers; stereotyping of Arabs

Cobra Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major E. L. Dyer]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Sager

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

Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bwana-san Camilla, greater are you than Wedo, the rainbow goddess!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tesumba; Camilla; Benton; Sneed; Tegelis (African tribe); Songhais (African tribe);
Synopsis
Camilla is framed for murder and is only cleared when the tribes of the region unite to find the real killer.
Keywords
crocodiles; Gbo the war god; human skeletons; jewelry; leopards; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives; Wedo the rainbow goddess
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood Bride of the Crocodile
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Bride of the Crocodile
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One day, as Simba strides across the veldt, a storm breaks with sudden tropical fury..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Look, Tabu, over there, near that tree!"]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Jungle Raiders
  6. 5. ["One morning, as Wambi fashions a new drinking cup..."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. ["Haj, chief of the river people, dashes into the lancers citadel..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. Cobra Death
  9. 8. ["Bwana-san Camilla, greater are you than Wedo, the rainbow goddess!"]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.