(July 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); Bob Lubbers (Art Director)(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

Monsters from the Mist Lands! (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; rhinoceroses

Monsters from the Mist Lands! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Valla; Kasna; N'geeso; Goro (man-ape)
Synopsis:
A schemer from Princess Valla's city comes to Kaänga's jungle and takes the princess's bracelet from Kaänga. Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso pursue the thief back to the city, where Ann is taken captive. The schemer, Kasna, demands that Valla follow the law and wed the holder of the bracelet; if she refuses, he will kill Ann. Kaänga and N'geeso arrive in time to stop the ceremony; Kasna is killed; and Valla elects to keep her bracelet herself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ancient Roman galleys; bracelets; chariots; elephants; galley slaves; giant octopus monsters; horses; knockout gassses; leopards; marriage rituals; mastodons; the Ju-ju Mists; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From out of that mysterious land -- the land beyond the ju-ju mists -- came a strange safari..."

["It is said by jungle peoples that Mogawa the hippo has the brain of a snail..."] (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; Mogawa (hippopotamus); Zingara (lion); Tugar (ape)
Synopsis:
Simba journeys to a new land where he is challenged by that country's lion-king, Zingara. Simba defeats Zingara but is then attacked by a tribe of apes, believing that he is Zingara, whom they hate. Zingara comes to Simba's rescue and the two declare their friendship.
Keywords:
cheetahs; waterfalls

The Kavirondo (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of a tribe living on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; Lake Victoria; Mount Elgon

Indexer Notes

Peppe signed the border design, but the feature artwork appears to be Case.

["Words were whispered on jungle winds --"] (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; Inspector Brian; Langa; Beppo; Claire Brian; Keeto; N'tuli; Claw (leopard)
Synopsis:
Escorting a government official and his daughter on a hunt for a white giraffe, Terry and the hunters are taken captive by a white priestess and her tribe. Keeto arrives in time to save the party from death by leopard. The leopard turns on the priestess and kills her.
Keywords:
blindness; bondage; branding; diamonds; hunting cheetahs; idols; pythons; saddle zebras; steamboats; white giraffes

Dead Man's Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Shirkah! (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; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg; Kumak (Cape buffalo); Tawn; Kopur
Synopsis:
Prince Kopur comes to Wambi's jungle to capture animals. He captures Wambi, as well, when Wambi attempts to free the captives. When Kopur elects to torture Wambi, he makes his escape and sets a fire that allows the captive animals to escape.
Keywords:
torture; whips

["In the tangled morass of the Dark Continent, where time stands still..."] (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; N'timi; Nebru; K'ganzos (African tribe); Rawahl; N'mora
Synopsis:
Tabu interferes in a magician's effort to extract payment from the N'ganzos for the return of their princess from the grip of the god of the mists.
Keywords:
crocodiles; god of the mists; snakes

["What evil curse was on K'bali?"] (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; Fang (dog); T'kani; K'bali; Senga
Synopsis:
Priestess Senga plots to have her personal assassin, K'bali, exonerated of his crimes at a public trial. Camilla thwarts her plans and Senga and K'bali are both killed by leopards.
Reprints:
Keywords:
leopards; mandrills; saddle zebras; whips

Indexer Notes

Panels from this story were used to create the story "Jungle Girl" in Kaänga Comics #12 (also reprinted in Jungle Girls Retro Comics (AC, 1997 series) #4). The story itself is considerably different.

Reprint identified by Carlos via the GCD Error List.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Monsters from the Mist Lands!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monsters from the Mist Lands!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is said by jungle peoples that Mogawa the hippo has the brain of a snail..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Kavirondo
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["Words were whispered on jungle winds --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Dead Man's Revenge
  7. 6. Shirkah!
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["In the tangled morass of the Dark Continent, where time stands still..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["What evil curse was on K'bali?"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.