(January 1947)

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

Brides for the Man-Apes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; mandrills

Brides for the Man-Apes (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:
Roho (introduction, villain, death); N'Gula (introduction, villain); N'Tito (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'whilis (African tribe); N'wai
Synopsis:
Mad scientist Roho takes N'Tito's brain and places it in ape. He then kidnaps Ann and plans to allow the ape inhabiting N'Titi's body to kill her. Kaänga and N'Tito arrive in time to save Ann but N'Tito and Roho are both killed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bolas; crocodiles; leopards; Mountain of the Moon; tiger traps; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Spawned by hatred and tortured by greed, the ogre thundered down the veldt."

["Beneath the waving grasses of jungle veldt..."] (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:
Simba protects a lost white child from buffalo stampede and mandrill attack until the boy's parents find him.
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards; mandrills; puff adders; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel

["Tortured words ripped from the lips of a dying lancer..."] (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:
Ali Khan (introduction, villain); Damasca (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto [the Desert Whip]
Synopsis:
Terry rides to rescue the sultan's daughter from her kidnapper, Ali Khan. Keeeto, disguised as the Desert Whip, a notorious criminal, manages to get the better of Ali Khan and the girl is rescued.
Keywords:
bondage; dancers; disguise; mind control drugs; Sidi Bel Tigre (Arab town); whips

No. 1: Cecil Rhodes (Table of Contents)

Men of Adventure / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Cecil Rhodes
Synopsis:
Cecil Rhodes biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["Greed...the lust for money filled their evil souls..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Alex Blum; John Forte ?
Inks:
Jack Kamen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Carol (introduction, villain, death); Martin (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
Two hunters trick Wambi into letting them record his voice while he is giving animals commands. Using the recording, they manage to capture dozens of animals with no effort. Wambi, however, comes to the rescue of his jungle friends.
Keywords:
knockout gas; phonograph records; waterfalls

Jungle Traps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of several jungle traps.
Reprints:
Keywords:
antelopes; elephants; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; punji sticks; snares; springbows; tiger traps

["Deep in the steaming brush, where death is ever-present, dwells 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:
Sikulu (introduction, villain, death); Paula (introduction); Paula's father (introduction); N'Mzani (introduction); N'Mzani's daughter (introduction); Tabu; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The witch doctor Sikulu convinces his people that white men have killed their chief. He takes the tribe to the camp of innocent scientists with the intent of murder. Tabu arrives, tells the men the truth -- that Sikulu had attempted to kill the chief -- and watches as the warriors kill Sikulu.
Keywords:
burning at the stake; crocodiles; orachi herbs; rope bridges; witch doctors

["The age-old smoky pearls foretold -- deep in the depths of their swirling murky mist -- of reckless, snarling white men..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper
Inks:
Fran Hopper; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Cronin (introduction, villain, death); Lewis (introduction, villain, death); Trader Tom (introduction); Kaaru (introduction, death); Naga (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
A pair of jewel thieves kidnap Trader Tom and hope to torture him into revealing the location of his cache of pearls. Camilla rescues Tom, but not before one of the thieves has been killed by a viper; Camilla dispatches his partner.
Keywords:
leopards; pearls; quicksand; saddle zebras; the Bogs of Death; torture; treasure maps; vipers; warthogs
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Brides for the Man-Apes
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Brides for the Man-Apes
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Beneath the waving grasses of jungle veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Tortured words ripped from the lips of a dying lancer..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. No. 1: Cecil Rhodes
    Men of Adventure
  6. 5. ["Greed...the lust for money filled their evil souls..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Jungle Traps
    Jungle Lore
  8. 7. ["Deep in the steaming brush, where death is ever-present, dwells Tabu..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["The age-old smoky pearls foretold -- deep in the depths of their swirling murky mist -- of reckless, snarling white men..."]
    Camilla
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