(November 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

Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
gorillas; log rolling

Indexer Notes

It's possible that this is a hurried Joe Doolin cover as the girl looks like his work, but the rest of the cover art appears more likely to be someone imitating him.

Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Gwahas (African tribe); Professor Northram; Davis; Professor Barton; Alice Northram
Synopsis:
Prof. Northam, his daughter, Alice, and his assistant, Prof. Barton, discover valuable, ancient artifacts in the Gwaha country. They set up fake appearances by the Gwahas' gods to frighten the natives away, making it easier to seize the artifacts. An hallucinogenic drug, intended by Barton to drive Northram mad so that Barton could claim the discoveries as his alone, is smeared inside a pith helmet that is worn successively by Northram, Ann, and Barton. In his confused state, Barton detonates a load of dynamite, killing him and Northram.
Keywords:
dynamite; hallucinogenic drugs; idols; Mombo-zu worship; saddle zebras; snake worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Bom! Bom! Bom! So throbbed the devil drums..."

["Nagayo, the vulture, left his perch to soar out over 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; Boylengi; lion cultists; Tika (monkey)
Synopsis:
While fleeing a lion cult, Simba becomes covered in phosphorescent mud. The cultists believe him to be a ghost and call off their hunt.
Keywords:
ghosts; lion cults; phosphorescent mud; saddle zebras; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

["Why did that girl come to Fort Diablo all alone?"] (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:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Jane Bangs; Obantos (African tribe); Billings; Buggsy Nolan
Synopsis:
Nolan and Billings, disguised as lancers, take a group of native men as slaves. Terry, escorting a newspaper reporter into the interior, frees the slaves and, with their help, take Nolan and Billings prisoner.
Keywords:
disguises; leopards; saddle zebras; slavers; steamboats; whips

Jungle Scrapbook! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several jungle animals.
Keywords:
bongos (antelope); cheetahs; chimpanzees; elephants; giraffes; gorillas; leopards; lions; pygmy shrews; pythons; quaggas; warthogs; zebras

["A mid-sky sun blazed down on a lazy jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The 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; Ogg; Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Rita
Synopsis:
Wambi is captured a white woman hunter who wants to use his power to communicate with animals. That night, Sirdah the tiger prowls the camp and Wambi agrees to do anything Sirdah asks if he will free him. Sirdah does and Wambi makes his escape.
Keywords:
practical jokes; tigers

Death on Film (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Serpina! Charmer of the coiled ones!"] (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; Serpina; Schultz; Mugger; N'gano
Synopsis:
A pair of treasure hunters use mind control drugs on the jungle witch Serpina, in order for her to steal a sacred idol. Tabu discovers their plot and creates an illusion of the idol coming to life and threatening the hunters. They stumble backward into a crocodile pool.
Keywords:
binoculars; crocodiles; flutes; idols; jewels; leopards; mind control drugs; pythons; snake charming; snare traps; tiger traps

["Terror-taut were wooded trails..."] (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; Fang (dog); Steele; Goluba; Keltner [Gibbs]; Dahgno; Jawalas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters, working to get illicit gold out of the jungle, run afoul of the Jawalas, who capture them and torture them to death. Camilla returns the gold to the Jawalas.
Keywords:
Gondokoro (African town); impersonation; Jawala Temple; landslides; lions; pythons; totem poles
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Nagayo, the vulture, left his perch to soar out over the veldt."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Why did that girl come to Fort Diablo all alone?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Scrapbook!
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["A mid-sky sun blazed down on a lazy jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Death on Film
  8. 7. ["Serpina! Charmer of the coiled ones!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Terror-taut were wooded trails..."]
    Camilla
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