(May 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

Blood-Moon over the Whispering Veldt (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
bondage; saddle zebras

Blood-Moon Over the Whispering Veldt (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; N'geeso; Betty Lynn; Ann Mason; Professor Lynne; Cass; Moka; Bola
Synopsis:
In an effort to photograph an annual gorilla mating ritual, Prof. Lynne and his daughter visit Kaänga's jungle. Their safari guide, Cass, schemes to create faked footage and to murder the Lynnes. Kaänga foils the scheme and a real gorilla kills Cass.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baboons; concealed nudity; disguises; gorillas; jewelry; leopards; mating rituals; motion picture camera; spanking; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Once again rose the blood-flecked twelfth moon of ancient legend..."

"One must be ever wise and ever cunning to survive in the jungle..." (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; Simba Jr
Synopsis:
While Simba is attempting to teach Simba Jr the laws of the jungle, they are captured by trappers. Simba Jr is released as too small to sell. He sneaks back to the cages holding Simba and other jungle animals and releases them.
Keywords:
education; net traps; rhinoceroses

The Gorilla (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the gorilla.
Keywords:
gorillas; leopards; neanderthals

["The desert of Allah!"] (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:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Sergeant Peters; Ali Bey; Tamba; Kasa
Synopsis:
Terry is taken captive by his old foe Ali Bey, who is also attempting to secure the Baänji, a priceless elephant idol. Keeto schemes to rescue Terry through a double cross on a Trojan horse ploy.
Keywords:
dancing girls; idols; the Baänji (elephant idol); Trojan horses

Listen to the Madman's Drum (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

"Ever hatred festers in the steaming brush!" (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:
Wambi; Tawn; Mara
Synopsis:
A jungle priestess murders her chief and frames Wambi for the crime. Word spreads even to the jungle animals of Wambi's alleged crime. Wambi is captured by the tribe and is put trial by dunking. Faithful Tawn rescues him, the priestess confesses, and the tribe executes her by drowning.
Keywords:
gaurs; langurs; ordeal by dunking; rhinoceroses; signal drums; tiger traps

["The black or water buffalo is king of equatorial jungles."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Doyle (signed)
Inks:
Frank Doyle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the Cape buffalo, also known as the black buffalo.
Keywords:
black buffalo; Cape buffalo

["Nameless, the ever-present horrors of steaming jungle brush."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; N'ogas (African tribe); Ali Herga; Koli; Stone; A'bito
Synopsis:
Tabu attacks a band of slavers and releases their captives.
Keywords:
slavers; snare traps; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs

["Down from the cliff caves, riding on the wind of death, came these feathered killers..."] (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; Tobo; M'zani; B'rangi; Wasais (African tribe); Fang (dog); the bird tribe
Synopsis:
Camilla goes to the rescues of the Wasais, who have been taken by the bird tribe.
Keywords:
bolos; crocodiles; leopards; lions; rope bridges; wild dogs
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood-Moon over the Whispering Veldt
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood-Moon Over the Whispering Veldt
    Kaänga
  3. 2. "One must be ever wise and ever cunning to survive in the jungle..."
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Gorilla
    African Wild Life
  5. 4. ["The desert of Allah!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Listen to the Madman's Drum
  7. 6. "Ever hatred festers in the steaming brush!"
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["The black or water buffalo is king of equatorial jungles."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["Nameless, the ever-present horrors of steaming jungle brush."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Down from the cliff caves, riding on the wind of death, came these feathered killers..."]
    Camilla
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