(April 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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

52-page issues begin.


Feast for The River Devils (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

Indexer Notes

Looks like Doolin figures on the cover, but pasted or traced onto a non-Doolin background.

Feast for The River Devils (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Lance; Doc; Norton; Khufus (African tribe); Wolf (dog); Monk; Brannigan
Synopsis:
Murderous con men lead a pair of archaeologists to the Khufu Temple where they plan to kill them. Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso rescue the archaeologists and the con men are killed in the fight.
Keywords:
covered wagons; crocodiles; dynamite; Khufu Temple; leopards; quinine; Sword of Lukako

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "We're running low on food, N'Geeso..."

[One sultry morning Simba awakes to the crackling noises and tangy odor of his fiercest enemy...fire!"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Richard Case (signed)
Inks:
Richard Case (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tiku
Synopsis:
A forest fire threatens the lives of all the jungle animals. Simba rescues an orphaned leopard kitten and then battle crocodiles to enable the animals to cross the river to safety.
Keywords:
crocodiles; forest fire; leopards

["The village of Karen-Laos sleeps."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Aki; Stria (zebra); Ted
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends recover a sacred treasure for the Karen-laos people.
Keywords:
gems; hippopotamuses; howdahs; Karen-Laos (African city); treasure chests; treehouses

["Andy has arrived at the oasis village of Wuzu..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Anderson the Arab; Vino (donkey); Wuzus (Arab tribe); Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
On an errand to invite Arab chiefs to a feast, Andy is framed for murder.
Keywords:
bondage; Sacred Necklace of the Thirteen Peals

Jungle Drums (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of the vodu, h'anda, and moboutalinto drums
Keywords:
drums; h'andas; moboutalintos; vodus

["Tabu failed in his efforts to turn the scientists from their search..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as "Mac"]
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Jean; Paul; ape men; Glub
Synopsis:
Despite Tabu's warnings of the danger, two American scientists search for the white ape men.
Keywords:
cameras; landslides; rhinoceroses

Hunger Makes the Kill (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Dawn breaks over the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Reggie; Doug; Joe
Synopsis:
A trio of hunters meet with bad luck.
Keywords:
binoculars; eagles; elephants; ferrets; hawks; hunting blind; lions; mandrills; pythons; servals
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Feast for The River Devils
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Feast for The River Devils
    Kaänga
  3. 2. [One sultry morning Simba awakes to the crackling noises and tangy odor of his fiercest enemy...fire!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The village of Karen-Laos sleeps."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["Andy has arrived at the oasis village of Wuzu..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Jungle Drums
  7. 6. ["Tabu failed in his efforts to turn the scientists from their search..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. Hunger Makes the Kill
  9. 8. ["Dawn breaks over the jungle..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.