(October 1945)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

Brides for the King Beasts (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; lions

Chant of the Voodoo Gods (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Story appears on inside front and inside back covers.

Brides for the King Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Gora; N'geeso; T'lukas (African tribe); Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
The son of the T'lukas banished witch doctor, disguised as his father, demands tribute from the tribe and uses a series of tricks to fool them into thinking he has magic powers. He is exposed by Kaänga.
Keywords:
bondage; curses; disguises; giant turtles; knockout gas; leopards; lions; pendulum axes; torture; Zambona worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "It was twenty long rains ago that the witch doctor cursed the T'luka tribe..."

["Water-veil hides path to blue ju-ju."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen] (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed); Marcia Snyder ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); Carson (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Camilla is asked by local natives to enter the Valley of the Blue Juju, in order to stop white men from plundering jewels from idols and to stop a murderous beast that roams that area.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorillas; idols; leopards; sapphires

Indexer Notes

The art indicates a second hand inking, perhaps Marcia Snyder.

Monkey Business - The Tree-Folk of Africa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the first page of the original 2-page feature is reprinted here, as noted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

["Terry has run into many women in his time..."] (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; Magna
Synopsis:
Magna, a beautiful Arab girl, convinces Terry that she was captured by Arab nomads. With her as a guide, he goes after them with half the outposts forces. Meanwhile, the Arabs, on Magna's signal, attack the outpost. Terry and the rest of the company return in time to repulse the attack.
Keywords:
sandstorms

["In the hidden reaches of the upper jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Nyama; Ogg; Binti; Bassingis (African tribe); Tawn; Londelenge (elephant)
Synopsis:
Nyama, believing that his attempted murder of Wambi has been successful, wages war against the Bassingis. But Wambi arrives with an elephant herd and ends the war.
Keywords:
bafunda ants; caves

["'See, jungle wizard, we are safe here on this island...'"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Tanga; Mkali (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Pygmies engage in a "Trojan horse" deceit using a hollow elephant.
Keywords:
blowguns; elephant decoy; elephants
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brides for the King Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Chant of the Voodoo Gods
  3. 2. Brides for the King Beasts
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Water-veil hides path to blue ju-ju."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. Monkey Business - The Tree-Folk of Africa
  6. 5. ["Terry has run into many women in his time..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["In the hidden reaches of the upper jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["'See, jungle wizard, we are safe here on this island...'"]
    Tabu
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