(November 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
?; J.F. Byrne (Managing 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

Swamp of the Shrieking Dead (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bonadge; gorillas

Swamp of the Shrieking Dead (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; B'fantis (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); M'sungu; Belden; Hook Jorgenson
Synopsis:
Crooked trader Jorgenson kidnaps Ann in order to sell her to Arab slavers and puts Kaänga to work as a logging slave. Kaänga escapes and frees Ann.
Keywords:
bankuto trees; lions; loggin; rhinoceros worship; signal drums; slave auctions; stereotyping of Arabs; Tinga Swamp; white rhinoceroses

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "Four days and four nights...the big B'fanti drums had boomed a mystery message."

["Once when Bruno hurt his foot and could not hunt, Wambi carried milk to feed the big bear's cubs."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Chika (monkey)
Synopsis:
Tawn and Ogg caution Wambi against assisting a stranger who turns out to be a bounty hunter determined to take Wambi in for the rajah's reward. Tawn and Ogg rescue Wambi, despite his disregard for their advice.
Keywords:
bounty hunters; crocodiles; storms

At Home on Wheels (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Leopard Men (Table of Contents)

Mysteries of the Jungle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony D'Adamo (signed)
Inks:
Tony D'Adamo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bantus (Africa tribe); N'pembe; Karga; M'hado
Synopsis:
N'pembe's bride-to-be is murdered by Karga, a were-leopard.
Reprints:
Keywords:
antelope cults; bird cults; crocodile cults; leopard cults; leopards; snares; stereotyping of African natives; were-leopards

["The drum message had said an emissary from the commissioner was coming..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Tales / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; Van Moer; N'timbu; Zambulis (African tribe); M'tesa
Synopsis:
Trader Dawson explains the magic bound up in a peculiarly-shaped rhinoceros horn that a representative of the British Museum wishes to buy.
Keywords:
British Musuem; rhinoceros horns; rhinoceros worship; rhinoceroses; weather magic; Zambuli Temple

["He was B'Shini, the shadow god..."] (Table of Contents)

Tiger Girl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte ?; Jack Kamen ?
Inks:
Jay Disbrow ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tiger Girl; B'shini [Trader Gregory]; Abdola; Benzali (tiger); John Crane; Ellen Crane
Synopsis:
The mysterious B'shini urges natives to attack safaris and share their loot with him. He is exposed by Tiger Girl as Trader Gregory.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amputation; disguises; elephants; leopards; masks; saddle zebras; wheelchairs
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Swamp of the Shrieking Dead
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Swamp of the Shrieking Dead
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Once when Bruno hurt his foot and could not hunt, Wambi carried milk to feed the big bear's cubs."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. At Home on Wheels
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. Leopard Men
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["The drum message had said an emissary from the commissioner was coming..."]
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. ["He was B'Shini, the shadow god..."]
    Tiger Girl
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