(September 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:
J. F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); 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

Colossus of the Congo (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; elephants

The Death of Kaänga's Mate! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo; George Evans ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Chuck; Slocum; Nora; Bobo
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters are seeking a little boy with a treasure map hidden in his clothes. Kaänga and Ann protect the child and find his parents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
altars; animal skeletons; antelope; cheetahs; crocodiles; first aid; sea monsters; signal drums; the Valley of the Skulls; treasure maps

["Snarling, clutching, clawing things, these mandrills were..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the 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; Wano (mandrill)
Synopsis:
Simba rescues an aging warthog from a pack of hyenas. Later, when a band of mandrills challenges Simba for lordship of the jungle and traps him in a net, the warthog frees Simba and helps with the defeat of the mandrills.
Keywords:
hyenas; mandrills; tiger trap; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the penultimate panel.

["Powers misplaced when the world was young -- those are the powers of Tabu."] (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; N'mino; Gert; Nolan; Kolu
Synopsis:
A pair of ivory hunters use a trained elephant to lure elephant herds to them. Tabu conjures up the ghosts of slain elephants and the trained elephant turns on the hunters.
Keywords:
elephants; ghosts; ivory; leopards; net traps

["Money -- Webster defines this word as 'anything customarily used as a medium of exchange.'"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief survey of different media of exchange used in Africa.
Keywords:
gold; ivory; jewelry; leopards; pearls; salt; sharks; shells; slave auctions

["Commanded by evil, and with hate for a cargo, the boat fought its way down the swollen stream."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?; John Forte ?
Inks:
John Forte ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; O'Hara; Miss Cushman
Synopsis:
O'Hara's new overseer, Miss Cushman is making slaves of the local villagers and is capturing animals as well. Wambi and his jungle friends free all the captives and O'Hara promises that he will have no more slaves in his mines.
Keywords:
crocodiles; draft zebras; leopards; slaves; the O'Hara mines; whips

Quest of the Feathered Fetish (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Again and again, Terry Thunder had tried to trap those river-rats --"] (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:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Lanna; Sam; Trigger
Synopsis:
River pirates trick Terry into taking a booby-trapped steamboat into the fort's dock. Terry, however, discovers the hidden explosives and captures the pirates.
Keywords:
dynamite; pirates; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; water buffalo

Primitive African Cults (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief survey of some African religious practices.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodile worship; crocodiles; leopards cults; lions; totem poles; zebras

["Mirrored in the depths of an herb-fed fire was a flickering picture of evil."] (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; Gano; M'bolis (African tribe); Momba; Vanya; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
A hunter works with the village chief to betray the villages warriors into slavery. They are thwarted by Camilla and the village witch doctor.
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; leopards; saddle giraffes; whips; witch doctors