(June 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

Spoor of the Purple Skulls (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
human skeletons; leopards

Fire-Birds from the Sky! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)[as Rubi Moore]
Inks:
Ruben Moreira (signed)[as Rubi Moore]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Bronson; N'geeso; Tulagis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Bronson, an unscrupulous con man convinces the Tulagis that he commands the sky gods, using hot air balloons in his deception. Kaänga exposes him and watches him fall to his death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hot air balloons; leopards; lions; Lutora worship; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title given in the cover blurb is "Spoor of the Purple Skulls" which does not seem to be this story.

First line of dialogue is "Blazes! Only winged that blasted native! Can't let..."

["What has happened? All my brothers flee in panic!!"] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Alib; Dova (dove)
Synopsis:
A muezzin uses the call to prayer to hypnotize a group of apes. He plans to use them in his vengeance plot against the local sheikh by having them kill the sheikh's daughter before his very eyes. Wambi rescues the girl and frees the apes from the muezzin's control.
Keywords:
adhan; apes; hypnosis; Islam; minarets; muezzins

["Girls, and more girls...now this is what I call real relaxation."] (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; Keeto; Anna Janson; Orovitch
Synopsis:
Suspecting that a troupe of dancing girls are being kept as slaves, Terry sends Keeto back to the outpost while follows the troupe. As Terry is about to be killed the slave master Orovitch, Keeto arrives with the lancers.
Keywords:
dancing girls; drugs; mind control; slaves; wagons

["The elephant -- largest of jungle animals, has an intelligence close to that of a domestic dog."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
The story of how elephants are domesticated and how they are used.
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs

["From out of the veldt they crept, hairy raiders of the jungle trails..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
M'naghlis (African tribe); Tabu; Bgama; Rastmos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A band of thieving mandrills are plaguing the M'naghlis. Tabu agrees to end their pillaging if the M'naghlis will give up collecting tribute from their neighbors. Bgama, the princess, refuses, but her witch doctor secretly tells Tabu that he will make her give up tribute. Tabu then leads the mandrills to a crocodile-infested pool, where they are eaten. When he returns to the village, disguised as a girl bringing a tribute of fruit, Bgama attempts to kill him for not bringing something more valuable. Tabu calls an elephant from the bush who crushes Bgama to death.
Keywords:
crocodiles; disguises; jewelry; mandrills; whips

The Beast with a Thousand Teeth (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Outlaw!...a dread word to hear in any kingdom..."] (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:
Villagers and white hunters pursue a rogue elephant that leads them into Simba's territory. Simba attacks the elephant and wounds it. The hunters arrive and kill it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants

["Hark -- Fang's hunting call! Here he comes."] (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); Waskais (African tribe); N'kali
Synopsis:
Camilla prevents the assassination of a chief by his witch doctor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
animal hides; blow guns; Cape buffalos; cobras; crocodiles; rope bridge; warthogs; witch doctors
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spoor of the Purple Skulls
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Fire-Birds from the Sky!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What has happened? All my brothers flee in panic!!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Girls, and more girls...now this is what I call real relaxation."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The elephant -- largest of jungle animals, has an intelligence close to that of a domestic dog."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["From out of the veldt they crept, hairy raiders of the jungle trails..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. The Beast with a Thousand Teeth
  8. 7. ["Outlaw!...a dread word to hear in any kingdom..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Hark -- Fang's hunting call! Here he comes."]
    Camilla
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