(July 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

Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Doolin; Reed Crandall (see notes)
Inks:
Joe Doolin; Reed Crandall (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

The figures of Kaänga and Ann are traced from the splash page of the Kaänga story in Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #42, presumably by Doolin, who did the rest of the cover. Source of figures supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple (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; Ann Mason; Tara; Mgombas (African tribe); Bull Brannigan; N'geeso
Synopsis:
Bull Brannigan hopes to drain a lake near the Mgombas village and expose an ancient city that he expects to be full of treasure. Brannigan suspects that Kaänga will interfere with his scheme and attempts to have both Kaänga and Ann sacrificed to the Mgombas' spider-god. Kaänga manages to escape and Brannigan is killed by the spiders.
Reprints:
Keywords:
human sacrifice; leopards; saddle rhinoceroses; scuba diving; sleeping gas; spider worship; spiders; steamboats; the Spider Lands; tiger traps; water buffalo; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Up the sluggish current the river packet churned --"

["No, Tawn, Ogg! You cannot go to the bazaar with me!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Abdul; Mag (macaw)
Synopsis:
Wambi solves the two-year old murder case of his friend, the snake charmer Rajah Sutah.
Keywords:
Balpur (Indian city); beds of nails; cobras; crocodiles; dancing girls; fakirs; hookahs; Indian rope trick; music; snake charming; Sunjab's Animal Circus; whips; whistling

The Mandrill (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the mandrill.
Keywords:
mandrills

["The jungle is always full of death..."] (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; M'wala; Otobo; Pago; Neko;
Synopsis:
Terry exposes a witch doctor and his accomplice's voodoo tricks.
Keywords:
cyanide; dogs; poisoning; stereotyping of African natives; voodoo dolls; witch doctors

The Rhinoceros (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the rhinoceros.
Keywords:
rhinoceroses

["Three would die -- and Tabu was doomed."] (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; Claw (leopard); Talon (leopard)
Synopsis:
A woman, using two hunting leopards as enforcers, is kidnapping young men at the end of their manhood rituals and using them as slaves to remove diamonds from the river.
Keywords:
diamond prospecting; hippopotamuses; hunting leopards; lions; manhood rituals; pythons; tattooing; witch doctors

Cross Kaänga's path and --- (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Some things belong in the jungle..."] (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; Leo (lion)
Synopsis:
Simba frees Leo, a circus lion, from his cage and is then mistaken for the circus performer. Leo finds life in the wild far more difficult than he is accustomed to and returns to his owners who let Simba go free.
Keywords:
circuses; pythons

["For who can battle the monstrous evil that is unseen, unheard -- unknown..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); warthog man; T'gani
Synopsis:
A mad scientist is experimenting with Chief T'gani's people, creating man-animal hybrids. Camilla frees his subjects and sees to the destruction of his lab.
Keywords:
man-animal hybrids
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["No, Tawn, Ogg! You cannot go to the bazaar with me!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. The Mandrill
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["The jungle is always full of death..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Rhinoceros
    African Wild Life
  7. 6. ["Three would die -- and Tabu was doomed."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. Cross Kaänga's path and ---
    Kaänga
  9. 8. ["Some things belong in the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["For who can battle the monstrous evil that is unseen, unheard -- unknown..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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