(October 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

Land of the Cannibal God (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Dwellers of the Mist (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Lance; Helen; Asika; Helena; Portia
Synopsis:
Kaänga, Lance, and Helen's father fly the plane into the Valley of Mist where they find the city of Carthina, a lost Carthaginian outpost. Here they help restore the emperor to his thrown after a coup by his daughter Portia.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; ancient Carthage; Carthina (lost city); chariots; gorillas; kuaki birds; leopards; lions; saddle zebras; Temple of Silence; Valley of the Mist

Indexer Notes

The Kaänga story is titled "Land of the Cannibal God" on the cover, but differently and more accurately titled on the splash page. There is no mention of cannibals nor gods in ANY story in this issue.

["A black pied piper leads the jungle creatures in a march of revenge and death..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Kraagi; Ota; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
Exiled witch doctor, Kraagi, uses music to command the animals of the jungle to attack his village. Wambi uses a flute to counter the witch doctor.
Keywords:
cobras; crocodiles; flutes; hypnotism; snake charming; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

One third of last page is an advertisement for War Stamps.

Forbidden Valley (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; dragotyrs
Synopsis:
Tabu ventures into the Forbidden Valley in order to find plants to counter crocodile venom and must battle the lizard-men known as dragotyrs.
Keywords:
carnivorous plants; crocodiles; Forbidden Valley; medicinal plants; treehouses

Death Beats the Drums (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["A battle wound stings harshly..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba is captured by hunters but saves them from a rogue elephant and is allowed to go free.
Keywords:
elephants; hot springs

["Her beauty was breath-taking..."] (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:
Terry Thunder; Swalis (African tribe); Damara; Abin; Sinigali; Duma; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
A jungle siren lures unwary travelers to a slaver, but Terry breaks up the ring.
Keywords:
slave coffle; slavers

["The sociable grey parrot mimics any and every sound..."] (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fran Hopper ?
Inks:
Fran Hopper ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the grey parrot, concave hornbill, purple roller, secretary bird, bearded vulture, shoebill, and red bishop bird.
Keywords:
bearded vultures; concave hornbills; grey parrots; purple rollers; red bishop birds; secretary birds; shoebills

["It happened in the Makinda delta where the swamps are thick..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Inks:
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Captain Nevin; Anzio; Wa-kisis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The colonial militia prevents the taking of a town by the Wa-kisis, and Camilla rescues a pair of white children kept captive by the tribe.
Keywords:
dogs; leopards; quicksand; Rogasso Massacre; Wadalei (African town)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Land of the Cannibal God
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Dwellers of the Mist
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A black pied piper leads the jungle creatures in a march of revenge and death..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. Forbidden Valley
    Tabu
  5. 4. Death Beats the Drums
  6. 5. ["A battle wound stings harshly..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  7. 6. ["Her beauty was breath-taking..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["The sociable grey parrot mimics any and every sound..."]
    African Wild Life
  9. 8. ["It happened in the Makinda delta where the swamps are thick..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.