(March 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

Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; AnKaängan Mason; T'gani; cliff people; Kokan; valley people; Dorna
Synopsis:
Kaänga's arbitration of a dispute over an idol is not received well by the cliff people who steal the idol and Ann, with the intent of sacrificing her to the idol. Kaänga and Dorna, a cliff people girl that he once saved, prepare fireworks that frighten the cliff people allowing Kaänga to rescue Ann and retrieve the idol for the valley people.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blowguns; bondage; crocodiles; human sacrifice; idols; Khafi worship; leopards; medicinal herbs; poisoning; sunaki tree

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Voodoo drums and a boiling cauldron throbbed death for the jungle lord..."

The Serpent Prophecy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Haj Abdu; Dagas (African tribe); Ko; Tawn; Ogg; Lia (leopard)
Synopsis:
After the death of Haj Abdu, Ko comes to believe that Wambi is the rightful heir to the village throne. He plots to kill Wambi on a lion hunt but Wambi is saved by the intervention of his jungle friends.
Keywords:
howdahs; lions; snakes

["Native drums thunder a fearful warning throughout Simba's domain..."] (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:
Simba; Chonga (Cape buffalo); von Friedel
Synopsis:
Simba tricks his latest rival, Chonga the Cape buffalo, into falling into a tiger trap dug to capture Simba.
Keywords:
tiger traps

Australian Animals (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the wombat, the koala, the great kangaroo, the gray possum, the spotted cuscus, the flying squirrel, the Tasmanian wolf, and the dasyures.
Keywords:
dasyures; flying squirrels; gray possums; kangaroos; koalas; spotted cuscuses; Tasmanian wolves; wombats

["'A black leopard! You are fortunate, trader...'"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Lago (gorilla); O'kouma's hermit
Synopsis:
An old hermit casts spells that shrink men and animals to a tiny size for his own amusement. Tabu restores the animals to their original size and they kill the hermit.
Keywords:
caves; gold; leopards; O'kouma lands; pupas; shrinking; stereotyping of African natives

Who Leads the Pack May Be Its Prey (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Nala, the fair-haired leader of a small native band..."] (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:
Nala; Wanchu; Keeto; Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Terry arranges to settle a land dispute by having the leaders race camels to decide who gets the lands.
Keywords:
blowguns; camel races; whips

["From the edge of the jungle, Camilla watched a caravan trek eastward..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla
Synopsis:
A group of bandits raids caravans in order to get slaves to build their fortress. Camilla manages to free the slaves and acquires a pet dog.
Keywords:
bondage; construction cranes; dogs; human sacrifice; leopards
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. The Serpent Prophecy
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Native drums thunder a fearful warning throughout Simba's domain..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. Australian Animals
  6. 5. ["'A black leopard! You are fortunate, trader...'"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. Who Leads the Pack May Be Its Prey
  8. 7. ["Nala, the fair-haired leader of a small native band..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["From the edge of the jungle, Camilla watched a caravan trek eastward..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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