(April 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

Blood-Thirst of the Golden Tusk! (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; rhinoceroses

Monstrosso, King of the Apes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; K'hamas (African tribe); Doctor Lane
Synopsis:
Dr. Lane experiments with controlling the minds of animals. When two white hunters learn this, they want to steal the mind-controlled gorilla for themselves, but first, they want to use it to kill Kaänga. Their plan backfires, Kaänga kills the gorilla, and the hunters perish in a fall from a cliff along with Dr. Lane.
Keywords:
bondage; Cape buffalo; crocodiles; gorillas; leopards; mind control

["Let him who would attack the king of beasts be very, very sure of his ground."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba; M'romba; Raga
Synopsis:
Simba spoils Chief M'romba's antelope hunt and the chief orders his village to help him kill Simba. Simba evades the traps and the hunters and then, discovering M'romba's son in quicksand, leads the hunters to the boy so that he can be rescued. M'romba forgives Simba.
Keywords:
quicksand; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

Froehlich's signature is in the final panel.

["The peaceful jungle air was suddently rent with the death-screams of the beautiful plumed beauty who dwelt there."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Mike Peppe ?
Inks:
Mike Peppe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Ali
Synopsis:
Wambi, aided by his bird friends, disrupts the activities of a white bird hunter who is collecting exotic feathers.
Keywords:
bird traps; macaws; monkeys

["The wealthy old sultan and his daughter are welcome guests indeed at the lancer's fort..."] (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; Keeto; Wanda Smyth; Jones; Sultan Muhamed
Synopsis:
A woman posing as a geologist kidnaps the sultan and his daughter. Terry rescues them once he figures out the woman's ruse.

Stalkers of the Black Renegade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Reynold Morgan]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The secret of the ancient one was strange and mysterious."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Sata
Synopsis:
Sata steals the power of mind control from an old witch in order to rule the jungle. Tabu intervenes and restores the old woman's power and sees to it that Sata is banished.
Keywords:
idols; lions; mind control; saddle zebras; whips

["So you're an explorer, eh --"] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Peppe (signed)
Inks:
Mike Peppe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
An animal identification quiz.
Keywords:
aardwolves; cheetahs; elands; gnus; kaffir cat; kudus; leopards; mandrills; servals; spring bucks

["'Help me, Camilla,' the old chief cried'"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper
Inks:
Fran Hopper ?; Ruth Atkinson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Barong; Feda; M'bizi; M'bomba; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Camilla thwarts M'bizi's efforts to prevent the wedding of Barong and Feda.
Keywords:
apes; marriage customs; witch doctors
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood-Thirst of the Golden Tusk!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monstrosso, King of the Apes
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Let him who would attack the king of beasts be very, very sure of his ground."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The peaceful jungle air was suddently rent with the death-screams of the beautiful plumed beauty who dwelt there."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["The wealthy old sultan and his daughter are welcome guests indeed at the lancer's fort..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Stalkers of the Black Renegade
  7. 6. ["The secret of the ancient one was strange and mysterious."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["So you're an explorer, eh --"]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["'Help me, Camilla,' the old chief cried'"]
    Camilla
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