(December 1951)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(credited); Jerry Iger (Art Director)(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

Quest of the Dragon's Claw (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maurice Whitman
Inks
Maurice Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
cages; leopards

Quest of the Dragon's Claw (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? (as Frank Riddell)
Pencils
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
LeRoy lettering

Genre
jungle
Characters
El Hammid (introduction, villain); N'Gando (introduction, villain); Nyika (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Bafwasendes (African tribe); Golu; Zulu
Synopsis
Kaänga, disguised, enters the kingship contest of the Bafwasendes in the place of the wounded Nyika. Despite the interference of the the witch doctor, Nyika recovers in time to complete the contest on his own.
Keywords
ascension rituals; disguises; elephants; howdahs; idols; lions; Quest for the Dragon Claw; rope bridges; shipwrecks; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; Temple of the Blood Moon; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "El Hammid, slaver king of the Congo wilds, had struck in the dead of night..."

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

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (as Roy L. Smith)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in Wambi's jungle, a big water buffalo is tangled in a maze of vines...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sirdah (villain); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis
Wambi frees a Cape buffalo from a tangled mass of vines. Later, Sirdah attempts to kill Wambi. He is stopped by the grateful Cape buffalo who learns of Wambi's plight from a macaw.
Reprints
Keywords
Cape buffalo; hyenas; macaws

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

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? (as Pierre La Rue)
Pencils
Robert Webb ?
Inks
Robert Webb ?
Colors
?
Letters
LeRoy lettering

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Death to all intruders!' Barote cult drums had rumbled.
Genre
adventure
Characters
the Barote priestess (introduction, villain, death); the Barotes (African tribe)(introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis
Terry and the lancer go upriver to deal with the murderous Barotes and their priestess.
Keywords
bathing; elephants; gorillas; howdahs; signal drums; steamboats

The Big Top Battles a Storm (Table of Contents: 4)

The Big Cage / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

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

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? (as Victor Ibsen)
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down...down to the murky depths crashed the scientists' snare...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bruce Asheley (introduction); Hope Asheley (introduction); Zago (introduction); Reagan (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Nambumas (African tribe)
Synopsis
In an effort to loot a lost Egyptian temple, Reagan a safari guide, hypnotizes a scientist into believing that she is an ancient Egyptian queen. Camilla rescues the scientist and kills the guide.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; elephants; hypnotism; lions; octopoid monster; saddle zebras; statue of Anubis; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Quest of the Dragon's Claw
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Quest of the Dragon's Claw
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Deep in Wambi's jungle, a big water buffalo is tangled in a maze of vines..."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. ["'Death to all intruders!' Barote cult drums had rumbled."]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  5. 4. The Big Top Battles a Storm
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Down...down to the murky depths crashed the scientists' snare..."]
    Camilla
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  • Tony Oliva
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.