(April 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

Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
sabre-toothed tigers

Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Nellie; Tony Braxon; Tulans (African tribe); Tora
Synopsis:
A con man comes to the jungle and convinces the Tulans to give him whatever he asks for in order to have it sacrificed to their gods. Fearing Kaänga's interference, he orders the natives to bring him Ann whom he plans to kill. However, Kaänga arrives and the con man is killed in her place.
Reprints:
Keywords:
animal sacrifice; bondage; crocodiles; human sacrifice; idols; lions; the Idol Valley; wagons

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, you -- you make me sick!"

["Today I will look at my supplies..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?; Alex Blum ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
Matt Baker; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Kogos (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
A local chief desires a rare antelope skin for his favorite dancing girl. His hunters poison the local salt lick, inadvertently killing many other animals besides antelopes. Wambi discovers the problem and corrects it.
Keywords:
dancing girls; poison; salt licks

["Quickly, Captain Terry! I must see him!"] (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; T'gani; Keeto
Synopsis:
A tribal princess has been expelled from her village. Terry and Keeto return her to her home and punish the man who had her expelled.
Keywords:
crocodiles

["An African vulture, the Lammergeier, lives on weak..."] (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the lammergeier, the wolverine, the peba armadillo, the hyena, the raven, the jackal, and the aardwolf.
Keywords:
aardwolves; hyenas; jackals; lammergeiers; peba armadillos; ravens; wolverines

["Tell me, fire, is it the smell of human blood that taints the jungle?"] (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; M'dobis (African tribe); Kria [Kari]; Roy
Synopsis:
A young couple steal and idol and are pursued by a shape shifting witch until Tabu takes the idol and returns it to her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorillas; idols; prophecies; pythons; rhinoceroses; shape shifters; witches

The Drum That Thatcher Made (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Colors:
noe
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The lordly lion often finds it is not easy, this ruling the jungle folk..."] (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
Synopsis:
Simba, at first tempted to eat a lost human child, becomes the child's protector until he can be returned to his parents.
Keywords:
leopards; wild dogs

["Camilla was stalking the mystery of the stone god..."] (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; Fang (dog); M'kodas (African tribe); Saul
Synopsis:
Camilla prevents the theft of the giant gems that form the eyes of the M'kodas' idol.
Keywords:
bats; caves; Gimshai worship; human skeletons; jewels; rhinoceroses; statues of Gimshai; vultures
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Today I will look at my supplies..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Quickly, Captain Terry! I must see him!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["An African vulture, the Lammergeier, lives on weak..."]
    African Wild Life
  6. 5. ["Tell me, fire, is it the smell of human blood that taints the jungle?"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. The Drum That Thatcher Made
  8. 7. ["The lordly lion often finds it is not easy, this ruling the jungle folk..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Camilla was stalking the mystery of the stone god..."]
    Camilla
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.