(December 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

Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; tigers

Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Lansing [Faceless]; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Lansing, a trader scarred by a rifle accident for which he blames Kaänga, is collecting slaves from among the pygmies for his gold mining operation. Kaänga, N'geeso, and Ann ride to the rescue of the slaves and Lansing is killed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gold mines; human skeletons; hunting tigers; masks; saddle zebras; scarring; shrunken heads; slaves; springboards; turtles; warthogs; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A shadow flitted swiftly over the happy sunny glade..."

["It all began in Capetown, South Africa, when two big game hunters argued over their drinks..."] (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; Duprés; Mitchell; Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
Two big game hunters bet 20,000 pounds on the outcome of a battle between Simba and a Bengal tiger. Despite being drugged, Simba defeats the tiger, which devours the poisoner.
Keywords:
Capetown; cat o'nine tails; cheetahs; India; paralytic drugs; South Africa; tiger traps; tigers; wagons

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of some African legal customs.
Keywords:
stocks; witch doctors

["'Get Brand Marsden or be broken!'"] (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; Brand Marsden; Keeto; Tulao
Synopsis:
Keeto concocts a plan to infiltrate a group of bandits and take their leader, Marsden.
Keywords:
leopards; poisoned darts; steam boats

["Although the jungle cats belong to the same... "] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Quiz / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
An animal identification quiz.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hyenas; jaguars; jerboas; okapis; quaggas; snub-nosed monkeys; vultures; warthogs

["The jewel of death had tempted many..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Malabu; Jim; Belle; Ogg
Synopsis:
Jewel thieves steal a sacred gem. Wambi pursues them but is not in time to prevent their death from python attack.
Keywords:
eagles; hunting leopards; idols; jewels; pythons; treasure maps

Seeds of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Tabu the great, Tabu the mighty -- just is the magic of Tabu."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; N'wani; Wahili; Moardis (African tribe); Kolu; N'gala; Udi
Synopsis:
Wahili begins to collect tribute from his fellows, invoking Tabu's name. Tabu, confronts Wahili and conjurers animate skeletons to chase him into a snake pit.
Keywords:
human skeletons; pythons; treehouses

["Before he may be a full-fledged member of the tribe, the youth must show his fighting prowess..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of some manhood rituals.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards; manhood rituals; masks; wrestling

["Jungle whisperings told ominously of alien beasts and a slinking off-race..."] (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; Mephista; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
A white fire priestess promises her followers immortality if they will pay her tribute and then walk into a fire-filled chamber. Camilla exposes her offer as a fraud and see the priestess burned to death in the fire.
Keywords:
fire worship; human sacrifice; human skeletons; immortality; leopards; mandrills; mirrors; suicide; Tasbu (cave); tiger traps
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It all began in Capetown, South Africa, when two big game hunters argued over their drinks..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Jungle Justice
  5. 4. ["'Get Brand Marsden or be broken!'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Although the jungle cats belong to the same... "]
    Jungle Quiz
  7. 6. ["The jewel of death had tempted many..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Seeds of Death
  9. 8. ["Tabu the great, Tabu the mighty -- just is the magic of Tabu."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Before he may be a full-fledged member of the tribe, the youth must show his fighting prowess..."]
    Jungle Lore
  11. 10. ["Jungle whisperings told ominously of alien beasts and a slinking off-race..."]
    Camilla
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