(February 1945)

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 (credited)(managing editor); 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

[no title indexed] (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; leopard cults

["Stalk softly, grip your staff firmly, O Kaänga...."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Professor Gordon
Synopsis:
After a domestic spat, Ann runs away and finds herself in a lost valley where prehistoric creatures survive to today. Kaänga and N'geeso follow and free her and a group of scientists from cavemen.
Keywords:
bondage; cavemen; crocodiles; dinosaurs; earthquakes; fire worship; human sacrifice; lost valleys; sabre-toothed tigers; volcanos; wagons

["The fierce mandrill pack of prey threatens jungle pygmies..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Matt Baker; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Bantas (African tribe); Tawn; Mysta
Synopsis:
Wambi finds a new god for a tribe of pygmies that have elected to capture and worship Tawn.
Keywords:
elephant worship; jewels; mandrills; pygmies; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

One third of last page is taken up by the Ownership Statement.

["The strange-hued ape, T'ang, despised by his fellows -- roars down from his lonely lair in the hill country..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
T'ang (gorilla); Simba; K'ogo
Synopsis:
Simba prevents a rogue gorilla from abusing the gorilla's newly-stolen mate.

Work and War in the Ant World (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the Amazon ant, the carpenter ant, the army ant, and the bulldog ant.
Keywords:
ants

["The roar of a high-powered rifle echoes the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Steve; Andy; Joe; Tabu
Synopsis:
A trio of ivory hunters wound an elephant in order to follow it to the elephants' graveyard. Tabu catches up to them and summons the ghosts of the dead elephants, who frighten the hunters into giving up their scheme.
Keywords:
baboons; elephants' graveyard; ghosts; ivory; staked over an ant hill

There's Always a Chance in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Keeto, I want to talk with you."] (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:
Keeto; Alana; Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Alana hires Keeto to kill Terry. Keeto enters the outpost on the pretext of becoming a lancer. After training with Terry, he finds he respects him too much to kill him. Alana brings some of her men to the outpost in order to kill Terry herself, but she is foiled by Keeto. Terry then gives Keeto a uniform and makes him a lancer.

["'It's manned by devil's spawn!' cried Camilla..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Hercules (ape); Caesar (ape)
Synopsis:
A falling out among diamond hunters leads to violence.
Keywords:
bondage; diamonds; jungle fever; N'gaali River; patent medicines; sailboat; torture
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Stalk softly, grip your staff firmly, O Kaänga...."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The fierce mandrill pack of prey threatens jungle pygmies..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["The strange-hued ape, T'ang, despised by his fellows -- roars down from his lonely lair in the hill country..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. Work and War in the Ant World
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["The roar of a high-powered rifle echoes the jungle..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. There's Always a Chance in the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Keeto, I want to talk with you."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["'It's manned by devil's spawn!' cried Camilla..."]
    Camilla
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