(October 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

Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar! (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; torture

Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar! (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; N'tomba; Trader Brown; Bart; Louella; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
N'tomba is leading his people on murderous raids. He captures a trio of hunters and Ann, planning to execute them. Kaänga arrives in time to prevent the executions, and N'tomba is dethroned in a duel with one of the hunters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; cowardice; crocodiles; duels; elephants; leopards; morning stars; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; Tangora (African town); totem poles; wagons; whips; white feathers

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The scene -- a peaceful village, laughing children, yapping dogs, and chattering tree dwellers..."

["'Beware! Death walks the trail of the two-legged ones!'"] (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; Zihadra; Aganis (African tribe); Tika (monkey)
Synopsis:
A witch secretly poisons the local water hole and uses the death of the animals to convince her tribe that she is very powerful. However, Simba attacks her and she falls into the water hole and dies of her own poison.
Keywords:
leopards; poison; Takta (god of vengeance)

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

Superstitions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief description of some jungle superstitions.
Keywords:
boa constrictors; good luck charms; scalping; witch doctors

["'Kafka territory? But that's dangerous country!'"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Cicero Coventry; Evelyn Coventry; Kafkas (African tribe); Marlowe; Mitchell; Keeto; Goro
Synopsis:
Two treasure hunters, posing as anthropologists, work with the Kafka chief to located a buried treasure. Terry thwarts their plan, and they are killed and the map destroyed in an explosion.
Keywords:
hand grenades; sacred elephants; shrunken heads; steamboats; tattoos; treasure maps

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-fifth of the final page is an advertisement.

At Close Quarters with a Galongwa (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["'Strange are the many tales passed from watchful eyes to waiting ear to babbling mouth'..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Frank Doyle
Inks:
Frank Doyle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Varuna; Tawn; Ogg; Azadar (cobra); Lupa (wolf); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis:
A prince and a slave girl elope and Wambi hides them in a cave. The jungle animals call a conference and tell Wambi that by allowing humans to hide in the jungle he is breaking the jungle law. Wambi dissolves the conference by throwing a wasps' nest at the animals. The wasp stings enrage Sirdah the tiger and he goes to kill the prince and his wife. Wambi and Tawn prevent him from harming the couple.
Keywords:
elephants; horses; howdahs; polypa; wasps

["Death drums pulsed the call of the unliving..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Batubi; Lia; Waraz; Sira
Synopsis:
Tabu goes to the village of Tuwalla to rescue the kidnapped princess, Lia, and to return her to her own people to rule.
Keywords:
crocodiles; jewelry; Lake of Perils; mandrills; premature burial; saddle zebras; sarcophagi; stereotyping of African natives; Tuwalla (African village)

["Through steaming Congo wilds, talking drums boomed a message to Camilla, the jungle queen..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy; Bob Lubbers
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Guntali; Frog; Kolu; Murdoch; Wanculu; Fang (dog); Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Two slavers battle over a party of slaves. Camilla insures the death of one slaver and the defeat of the other, freeing the slaves.
Keywords:
bondage; Kamibo (African village); landslides; leopards; saddle zebras; sea monsters; signal drums; slavers; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; torture; warthogs
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Beware! Death walks the trail of the two-legged ones!'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Superstitions
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["'Kafka territory? But that's dangerous country!'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. At Close Quarters with a Galongwa
  7. 6. ["'Strange are the many tales passed from watchful eyes to waiting ear to babbling mouth'..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Death drums pulsed the call of the unliving..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Through steaming Congo wilds, talking drums boomed a message to Camilla, the jungle queen..."]
    Camilla
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