(June 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); Robert B. Lubbers (art director)(credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Skulls for the Altar of Doom! (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; leopards

Skulls for the Altar of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9.8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; N'tiga; Ann Mason; Riggan; N'logas (African tribe); Natu; Slade; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters Riggan and Slade want to capture Ann to offer her to a tribe of white women for sacrifice to their god. To this end, Slade disguises himself as a witch doctor and lures Ann away from the N'logas' village. Kaänga and N'geeso follow and rescue Ann
Keywords:
altars; Coffin Cliff; crocodiles; diamonds; disguises; fortune telling; guillotine; human sacrifice; hyenas; machine guns; masks; steel traps; the Doom Cult; wild dogs; witch doctors; zeentan berries

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A grisly claw encircled Kaänga's domain."

The bottom fifth of the final page is taken up by an advertisement.

["The time has come to instruct the young cub in the secrets of the 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; Mrs. Simba; Simba Jr
Synopsis:
Mrs. Simba, responding to the cries of a water buffalo being killed by Cape dogs, is believed by the buffalo herd to be the killer herself. Simba searches for clues to her innocence and is given a bit of dog fur from the scene of the crime by a mole. Simba uses that to prove to the buffalo the identity of the real killers and the buffalos track down the dogs and kill them.
Keywords:
Cape dogs; education; moles; water buffalos

["Practically invisible, the large Australian spider webs easily..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia regarding the uses of various spiders, insects, and lizards of the jungles.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ants; bees; fire beetles; jewelry; monitor lizards; monkeys; scarab beetles; spider webs

["The order crackled curtly: 'Get up to Kangfu at once...'"] (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; Liza Kain; Koto; Wrenne
Synopsis:
Terry and Keeto escort a young woman into the interior to find her father and his partner and to see their land claim. The partner, Wrenne, having killed the girl's father, is collecting tribute from villagers with threats of death at the hands of a gorilla idol. Terry destroys the idol and Wrenne is killed.
Keywords:
animal hides; baboons; Dead Man's Cove; disguises; idols; Kangfu (African village); leopards; rhinoceroses; steamboats; torture

Thirst (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Dwellers of the jungle value only those things that give life..."] (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; Ogg; Khastra
Synopsis:
A royal brother and sister come to Wambi's jungle seeking a lost gem. Wambi finds it but greed turns the brother and sister against each other and they are then killed by their trained leopard. Wambi tosses the gem into the river.
Keywords:
giant clams; hunting leopards; jewelry boxes; poison gasses; rubies

Traps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of several kinds of traps.
Keywords:
bait traps; deadfalls; pit traps; snare traps

["In tangled jungle brush, where sudden death lurks in every shadow, Tabu pits his magic against the forces of evil"] (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; Gordon; N'tara; Neale; lion cultists; K'tonga
Synopsis:
Cut throat geologist Neale is working with a lion cult to locate a rare rock specimen. Tabu [puts a stop to the cults murdering ways and sees Neale killed by a lion.
Keywords:
hippopotamuses; lions; medicinal herbs; snakes; stereotyping of African natives; Valley of the Skulls

["'Hark to this ancient Obanti legend...'"] (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; N'kani; Jim Brent; Alice Brent; Obantis (African tribe); Curtis; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Ruthless hunter Curtis captures a sacred white leopard and, through trickery, makes it appear that the leopard will not attack him, thus making him holy to the natives. Camilla exposes the fraud and Curtis is killed by the leopard.
Keywords:
cosmetics; elephants; howdahs; leopards; mirrors; net traps; the Swahili ruins; water buffalos; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Skulls for the Altar of Doom!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Skulls for the Altar of Doom!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The time has come to instruct the young cub in the secrets of the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Practically invisible, the large Australian spider webs easily..."]
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["The order crackled curtly: 'Get up to Kangfu at once...'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Thirst
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Dwellers of the jungle value only those things that give life..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Traps
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. ["In tangled jungle brush, where sudden death lurks in every shadow, Tabu pits his magic against the forces of evil"]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["'Hark to this ancient Obanti legend...'"]
    Camilla
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