(March 1946)

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

Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Ahmed; Lutora; K'hams (African tribe); Tuka
Synopsis:
Ann, disguised as the wounded Lutora, takes the K'hams' wise men's tests in order to allow Lutora to ascend to the throne.
Keywords:
apes; elephants; howdahs; idols; leopard cults; leopards; lions; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'By the hair of the Sulali, by the staff of Ishta, so shall ye triumph.'"

["Fearful, bold and cunning was the foe..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
August Froehlich
Inks:
August Froehlich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
A pack of hunting dogs terrorizes the jungle animals. Simba leads the dogs through a series of death traps.
Keywords:
cheetahs; crocodiles; hunting dogs; jaguars; quicksand; snakes

["The tapir is a South American animal with a short proboscis or trunk."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the tapir.
Keywords:
jaguars; tapirs

["Wambi and his friends are moving slowly through a hot jungle morning when..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Nilota; Gakir; M'pang; Hakar (eagle)
Synopsis:
Princess Gakir attempts to murder her brother Nilota during a hunting trip and is foiled by Wambi and his jungle friends.
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs; hunting tigers; mandrills

Indexer Notes

Henry Steele believes that H.L. Larsen was involved in the art. Jim Vadaboncouer disagrees and believes that the similarities with Larsen's work is due to swiping on the part of the artist(s).

Terror at Zamboni (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The plot was murder --"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Neeta; Lieutenant Rogers; M'po; Kalu; Keeto
Synopsis:
Seeking revenge for her ten years of imprisonment, Neeta kidnaps Keeto and Rogers. Her father injects them with his mind control drug and Neeta orders them to return to outpost and lower the drawbridge so her forces can enter. However, Terry had recognized Neeta and was prepared for her sneak attack.
Keywords:
chemical laboratories; crocodiles; gorillas; mind control drugs; saddle zebras

["There are crocodiles alive today that were sunning themselves on the banks of the Nile when Columbus discovered America."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen ?
Inks:
Howard Larsen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the crocodile.
Keywords:
crocodiles; water buffalo

["Two there were who lusted for the chieftain's kraal --"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Kuba; Wazumis (African tribe); Toru; Kaleb; Laota
Synopsis:
Toru, competing with Kaleb to become king of the Wazumis, has manipulated the lion hunt portion of the contest, but in the end, the machinations are exposed by Tabu.
Keywords:
blowguns; drugs; kiki berries; lions

["On and on, she raced, this fleet girl of the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); Paddy Hemp; Tony; Claire
Synopsis:
A pair of thieves steal a sacred diamond and blame the third member of their party for the theft. Camilla offers her life in exchange for his if she is allowed to go after the real perpetrators. Her request is granted and the thieves are killed by crocodiles.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; diamonds; lions; saddle zebras; torture
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Congo Kill
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Congo Kill
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fearful, bold and cunning was the foe..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The tapir is a South American animal with a short proboscis or trunk."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Wambi and his friends are moving slowly through a hot jungle morning when..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Terror at Zamboni
  7. 6. ["The plot was murder --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["There are crocodiles alive today that were sunning themselves on the banks of the Nile when Columbus discovered America."]
    African Wild Life
  9. 8. ["Two there were who lusted for the chieftain's kraal --"]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["On and on, she raced, this fleet girl of the jungle..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.