(July 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

Death Has a Thousand Fangs (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

Death Has a Thousand Fangs (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; Nora; Moto; Lance; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Lance and Nora, brother and sister thieves, attempt to steal the idol of N'geeso's tribe. During the fight, Kaänga inadvertently kills Lance; Nora vows revenge. Nora kidnaps Ann and then disguises herself as Ann in order to lure Kaänga to her camp. While confronting Kaänga, Nora accidentally fires a pistol near his face, blinding him. Even blind, Kaänga manages to free Ann and kill Nora.
Keywords:
bathing; blindness; camp shower; concealed nudity; cosmetics; disguises; elephants; idols; leopards; torture; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The picture was peaceful --"

["It is good to doze in the noonday sun..."] (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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Simba, Junior
Synopsis:
Simba, Junior, is a disobedient cub. Simba must save him from a gorilla, crocodiles, and a hunting safari.
Reprints:
Keywords:
child-rearing; crocodiles; gorillas

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

The Fuzzy-Wuzzies (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A description of the culture and customs of the Hadendoas of Sudan.
Keywords:
camels; Hadendoas; lip plates; shotels; stereotyping of African natives; Sudan; swords; Ubangis

["'Shall our children hunger while thieves prosper?'..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
Al Feldstein ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Uagalis (African tribe); Ogg; Tawn; Satanic (tiger)
Synopsis:
After Ogg is accused of stealing the villagers supplies, Wambi discovers that the true thief is Satanic, the tiger.
Keywords:
dogs

["Whence came those powers with which Tabu ruled the jungle's depths?"] (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; Bokolu; N'moli
Synopsis:
Tabu visits his dying mentor, N'moli who tells him, at last, that Tabu was the son of explorers who were killed by a hippopotamus and that toddler, Tabu, was rescued by N'moli. N'moli gives Tabu a cape, with many magical herbs in the lining and dies.
Keywords:
graves; hippopotamuses; lions; magic herbs; witch doctors

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["A neanderthal man living with the apes -- no -- it's impossible --"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Laura Barth; Doctor Barth; Keeto; Snyder
Synopsis:
A pair of thieves trick Terry into believing they are a father and daughter, seeking a human/ape hybrid. The real Dr. Barth arrives at the outpost after the impostors leave, explaining that he was in the jungle looking for an associate named Snyder, lost there since the end of the war. Terry and Keeto catch up to the impostors after they have captured Snyder, who they are hoping will lead them to a gold mine. Snyder's mind has snapped and he believes himself to be an ape. His ape friends come to rescue him, killing the impostors. Terry and Barth elect to leave Snyder with his ape friends.
Keywords:
amnesia; drugs; elephants; evolution; gorillas; howdahs; hypodermic needles

["Hidden behind the locked bronze door lay a dreadful mystery."] (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; Fang (dog); Mogo; Byandros (African tribe); Bargai (leopard); Commissioner Ryan; N'golo
Synopsis:
Mogo, a wanted criminal, convinces the Byandros that they need to work to eliminate both Camilla and the colonial commissioner. Several attempts are made on their lives but each is foiled by Camilla. Ultimately, Camilla damages a dam above the village and wipes out the Byandros and Mogo.
Keywords:
bolos; crocodiles; dams; flooding; hunting leopards; rhinoceroses; rope bridges; snakes; torture; wagons
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Has a Thousand Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Death Has a Thousand Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is good to doze in the noonday sun..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Fuzzy-Wuzzies
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["'Shall our children hunger while thieves prosper?'..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Whence came those powers with which Tabu ruled the jungle's depths?"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. Jungle Justice
  8. 7. ["A neanderthal man living with the apes -- no -- it's impossible --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Hidden behind the locked bronze door lay a dreadful mystery."]
    Camilla
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