(October 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
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo; Myron Strauss ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); Duke; Nobi; Clint Gray; N'gola
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters want to know the location of the plane wreck that brought Ann to Kaänga's jungle, believing that it contains valuable jewels. Kaänga helps raise the wreck and then insures that the treasure hunters are eaten by crocodiles. Ann declines to look at the planes passenger manifest and burns it.
Keywords:
air planes; bondage; Cape buffalo; crocodiles; human skeletons; lang-a-lang herbs; leopards; medicinal herbs; quartering; rubies; torture; walkie-talkies

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Neath the surface of shimmering green, the deep domain of Kaänga's rule trembled and shivered..."

Ann's arrival in Kaänga's jungle in Jungle Comics #1 is waved away for a new version of her arrival.

["It is noon...and time for Simba's nap -- but ho!"] (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
Synopsis:
Hunters are trapping elephant calves in Simba's jungle. Simba and the elephant herd put them to flight.
Keywords:
elephants; leopards; net traps

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

["'Beware, beware,' the jungle winds murmured."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Joan McKay; Slade Carter; Bolo; Claw (cheetah);
Synopsis:
Thief Slade Carter is stealing gold from Joan's father's mine. His much abused pet cheetah turns on him, killing him, and foiling his escape with the gold.
Keywords:
cheetahs; disguises; dynamite; gold mines; hot air balloons; whips

["There are two kinds of spears..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of some of the weapons used by native peoples.
Keywords:
arrows; axes; blowguns; boomerangs; bows; crocodiles; knives; lions; pythons; sharks; spears; swords

["A blood-maddened killer roams the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; M'ames (African tribe)
Synopsis:
An ape believed to be Ogg murders many villagers. The real Ogg arrives in time to save Wambi and Tawn from the killer ape.
Keywords:
mistaken identity; tiger traps

Day of Reckoning (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["A jungle storm..lightning flashes...and an avalanche opens a cavern..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Kafir; N'goris (African tribe); N'mino; Koro
Synopsis:
After a landslide, a tribe descended from ancient Egyptians emerge from a long-sealed cave and proceed to make slaves of the N'goris. Tabu and N'mino go to their rescue and after freeing the slaves, Tabu reseals the cave.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; blinding; caves; landslides; leopards; lightning; rain; storms; torture

["The honey-guide is a tiny bird... "] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the honey guide, the ostrich, the secretary bird, the flamingo, and the vulture.
Keywords:
bees; birds; flamingos; honey guides; leopards; ostriches; ratels; secretary birds; snakes; vultures

["Through the jungle the words passed until they turned into a mighty roar --"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); M'nabi; N'furti; Ahmed
Synopsis:
A woman disguised as Camilla assists slavers in taking villagers. Camilla exposes the fraud and frees the slaves and traps the slavers with fire-maddened animals.
Keywords:
burning at the stake; drawbridges; forest fires; imposture; River of Sighs; saddle Cape buffalo; slavers; slaves
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is noon...and time for Simba's nap -- but ho!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["'Beware, beware,' the jungle winds murmured."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["There are two kinds of spears..."]
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["A blood-maddened killer roams the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Day of Reckoning
  8. 7. ["A jungle storm..lightning flashes...and an avalanche opens a cavern..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["The honey-guide is a tiny bird... "]
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["Through the jungle the words passed until they turned into a mighty roar --"]
    Camilla
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