(August 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

Salome of the Devil-Cats (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Salome
Keywords:
bondage; leopards

Salome of the Devil-Cats (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Salome (introduction, villain, death); the Rajah's minister (introduction, villain, death); The Rajah (introduction); Kaänga; Marmo (elephant); T'guans (African tribe); Ann Mason; N'geeso
Synopsis:
Salome, a witch, convinces the rajah that she can make him young again. Kaänga determines to expose her as a fraud. Ann exposes Salome as a fraud and is taken prisoner. Salome prooceeds to torture her. Kaänga arrives, rescues Ann, and kills Salome.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blindness; bondage; fountain of youth; leopards; mandrills; steamboats; torture; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "It was a blind jungle lord that traveled to the forbidden Mist Lands..."

["Simba, the mighty jungle monarch, hears the sound of nearby conflict..."] (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
Synopsis:
Simba rescues a jerboa from a gorilla. Later, when Simba, wounded by a pygmy dart, is battling a leopard for the jungle kingship, the jerboa returns the favor and pulls the dart from Simba, enabling him to defeat the leopard.
Keywords:
blow guns; gorillas; jerboas; leopards; medicinal herbs; vultures

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

["The jungle was swept by a wave of terror..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Morgan (introduction, villain, death); Lil (introduction, villain, death); Kobali (introduction); M'Bala (introduction); the Kalembus (introduction); Tabu; Kalembus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A pair of treasure hunters raid the village of the Kalembus and kill the king. Tabu places a curse on them and both die before they can get out of the jungle
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; graves; idols; lions; torture

["Throughout the jungle, the witch doctor is acknowledged as the most powerful member of the tribe ."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Peppe ?
Inks:
Mike Peppe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A description of the responsibilities and practices of a witch doctor.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

["A blood-maddened despot rises in the jungle to spread a reign of carnage..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks:
Jack Kamen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Professor Malcolm (introduction, villain); Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Neru (Cape buffalo); Satanic (tiger)
Synopsis:
A professor visiting the jungle goes mad, believing himself the king of the jungle with power over life and death for all inhabitants. Wambi and his jungle friends manage to rescue the professor just before he is killed by the villagers. The professor shortly recovers his senses.
Keywords:
dynamite; stereotyping of African natives; tigers

Curse of the Panther Queen (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Look upon the map."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Konga (introduction, villain); Konga's gang (introduction, villains); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Wadai
Synopsis:
Konga, the woman leader of a gang of criminal traders, breaks into the post in order to free her gang.
Keywords:
binoculars; disguises; flare guns; jewels; masks; steamboats

["The baby elephant's training starts when he learns that frequent baths keep him clean, cool, and free of bothersome insects."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Evans ?
Inks:
George Evans ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief description of the lessons that elephants must learn as they mature.
Keywords:
elephants

["Through the great bronze door Camilla went..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Devils (introduction, villain); Camilla; T'nargs (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Camilla opens the bronze door in her temple and finds an underground civilization, called the Devils. The Devils have a prisoner, a village woman, that they intend to have killed by wild animals. Camilla rescues the woman and see to it that the Devils' leader is killed by a leopard.
Keywords:
bats; giant lizards; leopards; net traps; underground civilizations

Indexer Notes

The Devils are an underground tribe who with Latin (and Volta) syntax speak.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Salome of the Devil-Cats
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Salome of the Devil-Cats
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Simba, the mighty jungle monarch, hears the sound of nearby conflict..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The jungle was swept by a wave of terror..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Throughout the jungle, the witch doctor is acknowledged as the most powerful member of the tribe ."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["A blood-maddened despot rises in the jungle to spread a reign of carnage..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Curse of the Panther Queen
  8. 7. ["Look upon the map."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["The baby elephant's training starts when he learns that frequent baths keep him clean, cool, and free of bothersome insects."]
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["Through the great bronze door Camilla went..."]
    Camilla
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