(February 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:
Jack F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(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

Firegems of L'hama Lost (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; bondage; torture

Firegems of L'hama Lost (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; L'homas (African tribe); Slim; N'geeso; Big Boy
Synopsis:
Jewel thieves steal the L'homas' sacred jewels and kill their sacred leopard. The L'homas blame Kaänga and Ann. After a brief fight, they leave Kaänga for dead and take Ann to their village for execution; the jewel thieves accompany them. Kaänga recovers and pursues the L'homas. He rescues Ann and exposes the thieves.
Keywords:
bolas; bondage; hunting leopards; jewels; lions; saddle zebras; tattoos; the L'hama Temple; torture; treasure maps; turtles; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The peaceful jungle trails were quiet -- too quiet..."

["Across the steaming veldt it echoed..."] (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; Tenga (leopard); Zeke; Joe
Synopsis:
Simba is forced to lead a safari of gold hunters to a cave with gold dust.
Keywords:
gold; gorillas

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

["The cloud of doom hung over the walls of Fort Diablo like a shroud of death..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin (p 1); Howard Larsen ? (p 2); Maurice Whitman ? (pp 3-7)
Inks:
Joe Doolin ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Anders; Talu; Yellow Fang (leopard)
Synopsis:
Using drug addled slaves, Anders is stealing sacred gems from the local idols. Terry and Keeto put an end to his plundering.
Keywords:
artillery; Avalanche Mountain; bhang; bondage; drugs; jewels; landslides; spring bows; voodoo dolls

Indexer Notes

Splash page is by Doolin, page two probably by Larsen, rest is most likely by Whitman. The rest of page seven in taken up with the Ownership Statement.

["Every man knows the high cost of madam's clothing..."] (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:
A brief description of the sources of women's clothing in the jungle.
Keywords:
animal hides; elephants; giraffes; jewelry; leopards; lions; monkeys; pythons; tigers; zebras

["Many tales of blood, of terror, of death are hidden in the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Jack Kamen ?; (Iger Shop) ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Cap'n Tom
Synopsis:
A mad riverboat captain takes a pair of hunters and their animals captive. Wambi boards the boat and frees the hunters and the animals. The captain is killed by a tiger.
Keywords:
gaff hooks; gorillas; monkeys; steamboats; tigers; waterfalls

Blood-Priest of the River God (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Deep in the jungle he dwelt --"] (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; Kobali; Gwen; Jim; pygmies
Synopsis:
A crocodile cult takes a pair of white hunters captive. Tabu rescues the pair and leaves the cultists to a pack of mandrills.
Keywords:
airplanes; bondage; crocodile worship; crocodiles; idols; mandrills

["Behind the slave safari which creaked down the blood-soaked jungle trail, was a widening swathe of horror..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; N'golas (African tribe); Bull Taggart; Masilis (African tribe); N'targa; L'lanna
Synopsis:
While investigating a pair of slavers, Camilla is taken. She challenges one of the slavers to a duel on elephant-back and kills her. She then throws the other slaver to the elephants to be trampled.
Keywords:
elephants; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; rope bridges; slavers; wagons
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Firegems of L'hama Lost
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Firegems of L'hama Lost
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Across the steaming veldt it echoed..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The cloud of doom hung over the walls of Fort Diablo like a shroud of death..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Every man knows the high cost of madam's clothing..."]
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["Many tales of blood, of terror, of death are hidden in the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Blood-Priest of the River God
    Kaänga
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle he dwelt --"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Behind the slave safari which creaked down the blood-soaked jungle trail, was a widening swathe of horror..."]
    Camilla
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