(September 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:
Jack Byrne (Managing Editor); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

Fire Gems of T'ulaki (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Doolin ?
Inks:
Joe Doolin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso
Keywords:
gems; treasure chests

Land That Time Forgot (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Maxwell Elkan ?; Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Lance; Ka-winas (ancient African tribe); N'ghana
Synopsis:
A plane crash strands a trio of explorers on the rim of an ancient volcano. Kaänga and Ann come to offer assistance and they are all attacked by the Ka-winas, an ancient tribe determined to keep their home inside the volcano a secret. Kaänga uses the explorers' dynamite to ignite the volcano and destroy the Ka-winas and then he pushes the plane off the rim to glide to the jungle below.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; bondage; dynamite; human skeletons; kuaki birds; lions; snakes; storms; volcanos; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

title on cover is "Fire Gems of T'ulaki" but neither fire gems nor T'ulaki is mentioned in ANY story.

["Hark ye! -- to a tale of the hills..."] (Table of Contents)

Taj of the Elephants / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Princess Taj (introduction); Malik; Singh
Synopsis:
Taj's father is taken by bandits. Taj is freed by Singh after she saves his life from a cobra. Taj is then protected by elephants until she and the elephants can free her father.
Keywords:
cobras; crocodiles; hunting cheetahs; tigers

Indexer Notes

only appearance.

["One day, as Simba walks about his kingdom..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Ngador; Tiku
Synopsis:
Ngador, a black-maned lion, challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle and is killed in his duel with Simba.

["Boom-da! Boom-da! Beat the war drums..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; swamp people; Lia; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
Terry discovers that the juju the swampmen use to terrorize their neighbors is an old cannon and destroys it.
Keywords:
bondage; cannons; human sacrifice; idols; quicksand; shrunken heads; snares; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

final page is two-thirds comics, one-third advertisement.

Killers Make Good Eating (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle

["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Allan Ford (introduction); Matu (introduction); Demaras (African tribe)(introduction); Worumba (introduction, villain); Babu (baboon); Maggo (macaw); Zella (zebra); Osssa (ostrich); Corna (rhinoceros); Colonel Brent
Synopsis:
Drought drives the Demara tribe to rebellion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; drought; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

["They were building a terror wall in the Aschana Valley..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Wasaganis (African tribe); Laura Schwartz; Joe Schwartz; Nolan; Pogo; Bongo
Synopsis:
Camilla frees a pair of white settlers from the Wasaganis, who are being led by a white criminal.
Keywords:
apes; Aschana Valley; covered wagons; medicinal plants; otaro leaves; sedan chairs; staked out over an ant hill; stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Fire Gems of T'ulaki
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land That Time Forgot
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Hark ye! -- to a tale of the hills..."]
    Taj of the Elephants
  4. 3. ["One day, as Simba walks about his kingdom..."]
    Simba
  5. 4. ["Boom-da! Boom-da! Beat the war drums..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Killers Make Good Eating
  7. 6. ["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."]
    Wambi
  8. 7. ["They were building a terror wall in the Aschana Valley..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.