(August 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

Vendetta of the Tree Tribes! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
apes; whips

Indexer Notes

Cover title seems to refer to next issue's Kaänga story.

["Through the heavy screen of shadowy brush, the jungle lord caught swift, fleeting glimpses of those dirty, bristling, furry creatures..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Derrick (introduction, villain); Heath (introduction, villain); L'Gura (introduction, villain); N'Guli (introduction, villain, death); Louise (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Kafgars (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters are promised a golden idol by Kafgars, in exchange for a white woman to sacrifice to their fire gods. The treasure hunters kidnap Ann and make the exchange. The treasure hunters are killed by the tribe, and Kaänga arrives in time to prevent the sacrifice.
Keywords:
black water fever; cattle; fire gods; human sacrifice; idols; immolation; K'targa (African village); M'bongi (African village); mandrills; signal drums; wagons; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Splash panel is not by Celardo. Perhaps it is by Bob Lubbers, who debuted as art director a couple of issues earlier.

Drums of War! (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:
jungle
Characters:
M'Sais (African tribe)(introduction); pygmies (villains); Simba; Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
During a raid on their neighboring tribe, a group of pygmies injures Mrs. Simba and draws Simba's wrath.
Keywords:
blowguns; elephants; hunting cheetahs

No. 3: Theodore Roosevelt (Table of Contents)

Men of Adventure / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Teddy Roosevelt biography.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["The jungle spawns strange evils..."] (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:
Tania (introduction, villain); Gorth (introduction, villain, death); Inspector Brian; Terry Thunder; Lozos (African tribe); Keeto
Synopsis:
Gorth, former lancer, seeks revenge on Inspector Brian for the amputation of Gorth's hand. Terry rescues the inspector and Gorth is killed by a charging oryx.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bora berries; Dance of the Oryx; dancing girls; disguises; elephants; Fort Peblo; leopards; lions; oryx; saddle zebras; steamboats

["'We of the jungle fear not the roar of thunder...'"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Chika (gibbon)
Synopsis:
The rajah has placed a price on Wambi's head. A young man attempts to capture him, but the capture is prevented by Wambi's jungle friends.
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards; rain; storms

["Deep in the choking morass of tangled growth was a new menace..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Narundo (introduction, villain, death); Gibbs (introduction, villain, death); Goro (a dinosaur) (introduction, death); Namba (introduction); Namba's friend (introduction); Tabu; Tuwasis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Narundo wants to make war against his neighbors to enrich himself and his friend Gibbs. His plot is overheard by two young women and he decides to have them sacrificed to a sea monster. Tabu arrives and prevents the sacrifice, giving Narundo to the sea monster and leaving Gibbs to trampled to death by a stampede.
Keywords:
dynamite; leopards; quicksand; sea monsters

["I fear for the safety of my tribe's women..."] (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:
Black Ben (introduction, villain, death); Timothy (introduction, villain); other pirates (introduction, villains); Kora (introduction, death); N'Boli (introduction); Kamwendo (introduction); Camilla; Bantus (African tribe); Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
A group of men descended from Elizabethan pirates kidnap the women of the Bantus. Camilla rescues the women and blows up the pirates and their ship.
Keywords:
cutlasses; giant octopoids; gunpowder; lions; pirates; saddle zebras
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vendetta of the Tree Tribes!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Through the heavy screen of shadowy brush, the jungle lord caught swift, fleeting glimpses of those dirty, bristling, furry creatures..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Drums of War!
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. No. 3: Theodore Roosevelt
    Men of Adventure
  5. 4. ["The jungle spawns strange evils..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["'We of the jungle fear not the roar of thunder...'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["Deep in the choking morass of tangled growth was a new menace..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["I fear for the safety of my tribe's women..."]
    Camilla
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