(December 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
first aid; lions

["Kaänga had spotted them at daybreak..."] (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; M'sungu; Emir Shekar; Prince Kajumba
Synopsis:
Emir Shekar is teaching his stepson how to be a ruthless ruler by watching the slaughter of slaves. Kaänga frees the slaves and takes Prince Kajumba with him. Kaänga and N'sungu build a stockade for the newly-freed slaves. Shekar attacks with his war elephants. Kaänga defeats them and the prince decides that Kaänga is a better role model than the emir.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; hyenas; leopards; lions; slave coffles; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs

["Harroo! Harroo! So does a great ape's cry thunder through the jungle."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn
Synopsis:
A sacred white ape demands that Wambi worship him and is only prevented from hurting the boy by Tawn's timely interference. Then the ape falls into a crocodile pool and is rescued by Wambi and Tawn. The natives that worship the ape arrive and hope to kill Tawn. The ape stops them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles; white apes

Fan Mail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

The Shrunken Heads! (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:
Jivaros (South American tribe); Dirk; Wambu; Muratos (South American tribe)
Synopsis:
Jivaro headhunters lure several plantation owners to their death by promising them secret riches and then harvesting their heads.
Keywords:
diamonds; rubber plantations; shrunken heads

["Swaggering hunters were roaming the veldt..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; Bantulis (African tribe); Kulanda; bushmen
Synopsis:
The Bantulis are wantonly slaughtering animals on the veldt. Jim and the bushmen put a stop to it.
Keywords:
Burchell's zebras; Gim-shai worship; Grevy's zebras; stereotyping of African natives

["With blade and whip and deadly Bengal servants, Tiger Girl ruled the jungle."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tiger Girl; Abdola; Benzali (tiger); Craig; Pete Dawson; Masais (African tribe)
Synopsis:
In order to loot the Masai's sacred treasure, Dawson pretends to be the prophet of the Masais' river god. Tiger Girl exposes him and he falls to his death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flooding; idols; Masai treasure; river worship; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited the art to Matt Baker but the definitive check-list of Baker's work in "Matt Baker -- The Art of Glamour" (2012), Jim Amash and Eric Nolan Weathington, editors, indicates that Baker's work on Fighting Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) ended with #54. The credits here are taken from the original publication's GCD entry.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Kaänga had spotted them at daybreak..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Harroo! Harroo! So does a great ape's cry thunder through the jungle."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. Fan Mail
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. The Shrunken Heads!
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["Swaggering hunters were roaming the veldt..."]
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. ["With blade and whip and deadly Bengal servants, Tiger Girl ruled the jungle."]
    Tiger Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.