(January 1946)

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

The Killers of M'omba Raj (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; saddle zebras; snakes

Spoor of the Moon Hill Treasure (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.

The Killers of M'omba Raj (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:
Princess Nilo (villain, introduction); Dr. Marr; Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso
Synopsis:
Dr. Marr's scientific expedition captures a white ape. Nilo, riding from the land of the Lake of Mists attacks the safari in order to free the ape, which is sacred to her people. They also take Dr. Marr. Kaänga and Ann pursue them. Ann is captured, but Kaänga frees both her and Dr. Marr. They destroy Nilo's castle with dynamite.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
apatosaurus-like carnivores; ape worship; castles; dynamite; human sacrifice; idols; mastodons; saddle zebras; the Lake of Mists; white apes

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Out of the dread, murky past she came..."

Anthony Durrant notes (2/7/2007) that the reprint has dialog that is different from this original version.

The "sacred white ape" is colored brown throughout.

["Terror stalks the jungle -- far and wide men die..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Dwandas (African tribe); Lantu; Rina (rhinoceros); Leo (leopard)
Synopsis:
Wambi discovers a witch doctor poisoning a village's water supply in order to drive the villagers out.
Keywords:
jungle fevers; medicinal herbs; witch doctors

["I'm worried, Keeto --"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Marmo; Naru; Jagar (horse); Lieutenant Jamison; Kunda
Synopsis:
Marmo, his daughter Naru, and his witch doctor Kunda, frame the local pygmies for Naru's and Terry's faked deaths in order to take the pygmies gold. Terry exposes their fraud.
Keywords:
bathing; blowguns; gold; pygmies; soporific drugs; witch doctors

["There was death in that lonely temple..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Princess Tauna (villain, introduction, death); Tabu; Claw (leopard); Fang (leopard)
Synopsis:
Tauna attempts to kill the guardian of the serpent shrine in order to assume his post. Tabu shows her an illusion of a jeweled belt -- in reality, a python.
Keywords:
disguises; masks; poison; pythons; snake worship

["...her ways are jungle ways...abandoned joy one moment..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); Ed; Al
Synopsis:
Two ivory hunters make their way to the elephants' graveyard. Camilla uses Fang to create and elephant stampede, killing one of the hunters and leading the other to promise to change his ways.
Keywords:
crocodiles; elephants; elephants' graveyard; ivory
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Killers of M'omba Raj
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Spoor of the Moon Hill Treasure
  3. 2. The Killers of M'omba Raj
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Terror stalks the jungle -- far and wide men die..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["I'm worried, Keeto --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["There was death in that lonely temple..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. ["...her ways are jungle ways...abandoned joy one moment..."]
    Camilla
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