(March 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 (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

Horror Kraal of the Legless One (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

Horror Kraal of the Legless One (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:
Zahinda the Legless (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); N'geeso
Synopsis:
Ann is taken by slavers. Kaänga and N'geeso pursue and rescue her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
B'tonga Trading Post; blindness; blowguns; boomerangs; caves; giant bats; leopards; ore crushers; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Death is always ugly, but now it dons its most hideous disguise..."

["Tenga the outlaw! He who would rule the forest..."] (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:
Tenga (leopard)(villain); Simba
Synopsis:
Tenga, with the assistance of a pack of hyenas, challenges Simba for the kingship of the forest. Simba meets the challenge and drives Tenga away.
Keywords:
hyenas; net traps

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

["Again N'toga war drums boomed a throaty vengeance..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tinga (introduction); N'Togos (African tribe)(introduction); Bull Brannigan (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis:
Terry, with the help of Tinga, the N'Togo priestess, and Keeto, puts an end to the depredations of the treasure hunter Brannigan.
Keywords:
bondage; mummies; sacred Cape buffalo; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats; torture

["India -- land of mystery -- but more mysterious yet are these strange animals which infest the impentrable jungle."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief description of some of the animals that inhabit the Indian jungles.
Keywords:
caracols; cloud leopards; cobras; elephants; fishing cats; golden cats; leopards; marbled cats; mongooses; monkeys; nilgai; peacocks; snow leopards; tigers; water buffalo

["'Covet not thy brother's lot, else death be thy lot.'"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Guardian of the Cliff Idol (introduction, death); the Sangas (introduction); Wambi; Gar (eagle); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
Wambi returns a sacred gem to its place in a mountain idol.
Keywords:
artificial wings; idols; jewels; vultures; wanderoo monkeys

Altar of Avarice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

"Strange was the plea to the momba juju --" (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Slade (introduction, villain); Flo (introduction, villain); N'Mola (introduction); Tabu; Gordon
Synopsis:
When treasure hunters steal a tribe's idol, Tabu pursues the thieves and secures the sacred object.
Keywords:
diamonds; dogs; idols; steamboats; warthogs; witch doctors

Oddities of the Dark Continent (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the rhinoceros, the cheetah, and the hyena.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cheetahs; hyenas; rhinoceroses

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-quarter of the page is an advertisement.

["From the eerie mists of a land shrouded in taboo, came a whispered prophecy!"] (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:
Demo (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; T'bongas (African tribe); Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Demo plots to steal the T'bongas sacred jewels. Camilla foils his schemes.
Keywords:
diamonds; giant carnivorous plants; gorillas; hunting leopards; witch doctors; zebras
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Horror Kraal of the Legless One
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Horror Kraal of the Legless One
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Tenga the outlaw! He who would rule the forest..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Again N'toga war drums boomed a throaty vengeance..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["India -- land of mystery -- but more mysterious yet are these strange animals which infest the impentrable jungle."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["'Covet not thy brother's lot, else death be thy lot.'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Altar of Avarice
  8. 7. "Strange was the plea to the momba juju --"
    Tabu
  9. 8. Oddities of the Dark Continent
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["From the eerie mists of a land shrouded in taboo, came a whispered prophecy!"]
    Camilla
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