(April 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

Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles

Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists (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:
Princess Valla (introduction); Marc (introduction); Gortha (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Seeking a cure for N'geeso's paralysis, Kaänga and N'geeso go to a far off valley, where they find a tribe of whites living in a style from ancient history. Kaänga inadvertently interrupts a courtship ritual and angers a giant named Gortha who makes it his purpose in life to kill Kaänga and destroy the city because of the slight given him by the city's princess. He fails when Kaänga and the now-cured N'geeso drive his war elephants to stampede, trampling Gortha.
Reprints:
Keywords:
castles; catapults; chariots; courtship rituals; Dragon Well; giants; hyenas; leopards; paralysis; saddle zebras; swords

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The tale from tiny N'geeso's lips sounded to Kaänga like the babbling of a fever-crazed idiot..."

["Simba's search for his long-absent mate lead to three paths of death --"] (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:
Dr. Boswick (introduction, villain, death); Jim (introduction); a woman (introduction); Simba; Moki (monkey); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
Simba searches for his lost mate and finds her in an ancient temple. He digs their way to freedom. They followed on their path by a pair of archaeologists, fleeing from their safari leader who is determined that he will share their discoveries with them. The leader falls to his death and Simba and Mrs. Simba make their way home.
Keywords:
crocodiles; pythons; Temple of the Snake Tribe; trapdoors

["The curling mists that clung to the ragged peaks of Manaku closed swiftly around the two photographers..."] (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:
Brent's assistant (introduction, villain, death); Marcia Brent (introduction); Mr. Brent (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Obanti; Borth (gorilla)
Synopsis:
Terry and Keeto ride out to help a young woman find her long overdue photographer father. They learn that the father and his assistant had discovered gold and the assistant killed the father for it. In the ensuing battle, Terry is captured, but Keeto makes everyone believe that the local volcano has become active again, using hand grenades, causing them to flee.
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; gold mines; hand grenades; landslides; leopards; Mount Manaku; volcanos

No. 2: James Bruce (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
Synopsis:
James Bruce biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["One must be alert to survive."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
M'Batos (African tribe)(introduction, villains); Sasulis (African tribe)(introduction, villains); The "good" M'Bato (introduction); Sikar (elephant); Wambi; Tawn; Gar (eagle)
Synopsis:
Wambi is captured by the M'Batos and tortured. A young man of the tribe frees him. Later, Wambi learns that the Salusis are about to attack the M'Batos. Because of the favor owed to the young man, Wambi and the jungle animals defeat the Salusi and prevent their raid.
Keywords:
bondage; leopards; signal drums; tiger traps; torture

["'Pay tribute, or thy dead shall not sleep!'"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kora (introduction, villain, death); Mobu (introduction, villain, death); N'Goto (introduction); Tabu; Masais (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The Masai priestess convinced the people that their chief is dead; unknown to them, she has merely placed him in a coma and, on reviving him from said coma, she uses drugs to place him under her control. She has the "ghost" of the chief demand that the tribe give her tribute. Tabu arrives and exposes the fraud.
Keywords:
bayuk herbs; cataleptic drugs; crocodiles; ghosts; leopards; mind control drugs; treehouses; whistles

["Lost Valley hid well the glitter of its forbidden gold..."] (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:
Dutch Madden (introduction, villain, death); Steve Allen (introduction); Kay Allen (introduction); N'Toro (introduction); Kay's father (introduction, death); Bogo (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog); B'togos (African tribe); Tolu
Synopsis:
Explorers are seeking Lost Valley. Thief Dutch Madden is cutting off the arms of natives in an effort to get them to lead him to the valley ahead of the explorers. Camilla intervenes.
Keywords:
amputation; bondage; covered wagons; elephants; hyenas; leopards; Lost Valley; saddle zebras; torture; treasure maps; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

Perhaps a second inker at work here; Hames Ware suggests Maurice Whitman.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Simba's search for his long-absent mate lead to three paths of death --"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The curling mists that clung to the ragged peaks of Manaku closed swiftly around the two photographers..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. No. 2: James Bruce
    Men of Adventure
  6. 5. ["One must be alert to survive."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["'Pay tribute, or thy dead shall not sleep!'"]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["Lost Valley hid well the glitter of its forbidden gold..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.