(December 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)
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

Phantom Guardians of the Enchanted Lake! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Celardo ?
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
lions

["These things Kaänga did not fear -- "] (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; M'gunee; Lago; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); Luca
Synopsis:
Treasure hunter Luca works with witch doctor Lago to discover the location of a tribe's hidden jewels. Determining that the jewels are located in the river bed, they dam the river, causing drought in Kaänga's jungle. Kaänga and N'geeso destroy the dam and both Luca and Lago are drowned.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; dams; droughts; hunting cheetahs; leopards; pythons; rhinoceroses; signal drums; tiger traps; torture; totem poles; treasure chests

["What was this name that made the mighty of the jungle tremble with fear and flee before it?"] (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; Cai Cai (parrot); Murdak (water buffalo)
Synopsis:
An albino elephant denies Simba's authority over him. Soon the elephant's herd expels him because of his coloring. But when the entire herd is threatened by ivory hunters, the albino and Simba join forces to save the herd and the exile is allowed to rejoin the herd, and he acknowledges Simba's rule of the jungle.
Keywords:
albinoism; howdahs; pythons; white elephants

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature appears in the last panel.

["Far up the river, heavy jungle mists blanketed the badlands."] (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; King Cobra; Keeto; Trader Koslo; N'wangis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Terry pursues the treasure hunter King Cobra. Cobra is a master of disguise, but Terry turns the tables and disguises himself as Cobra to infiltrate Cobra's operation. With the arrival of the lancers Cobra's men are defeated and Cobra himself perishes in a fire.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguises; gold; ivory; leopards; maps; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats

Man-Eater (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The scar from the ropes that had burned Wambi's flesh in the white man's slave camp were long-healed --"] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Chika (monkey); Sirdah (tiger); Magar (parrot)
Synopsis:
Sirdah demands that Wambi repay his debt by bringing him two fawns and one piglet to eat. Wambi gets the animals and places them on the opposite side of a ravine from Sirah, with himself in the middle of the rope bridge across the ravine. Wambi challenges Sirdah to cross, but fearing that Wambi would cut the ropes of the bridge, he declines.
Keywords:
crocodiles; rope bridges; samburs (deer); swine

Lemur (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several species of lemur.
Keywords:
black lemur; dwarf lemur; ring-tailed lemurs; ruffed lemur

["Waneesi drums pounded an exultant message: Balaam comes!"] (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; Balaam; Waneesis (African tribe); N'togi; Zandra
Synopsis:
As future king of the Waneesis journeys to the village of his birth, he is killed by N'togi, who then impersonates him to the Waneesis until he is exposed by Princess Zandra. Tabu arrives in time to prevent N'togi from killing Zandra and frighten N'togi into an electric eel pool.
Keywords:
coronation rituals; crocodiles; electric eels; elephants; jewels; poison; shrunken heads; Sign of the Coiler; signal drums; tattoos; vultures; witch doctors

["Shrill was the terror-scream that echoed across Camilla's ageless empire..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); Marie; David; N'kari; Wasulis (African tribe); K'timo; Madigan
Synopsis:
Madigan, a renegade, learns of the Wasulis bird god legends and disguises himself as the god. He orders the Wasulis to drive all white from the jungle with the intention of acquiring all the trade rights for himself. The Wasulis make captives of two hunters who are rescued from burning at the stake by Camilla who then exposes Madigan. He is then killed by the Wasuli.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; deadfalls; leopards; Momba Bassa (trading post)(not Mombassa); Wasuli's bird god
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Phantom Guardians of the Enchanted Lake!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["These things Kaänga did not fear -- "]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What was this name that made the mighty of the jungle tremble with fear and flee before it?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Far up the river, heavy jungle mists blanketed the badlands."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Man-Eater
  6. 5. ["The scar from the ropes that had burned Wambi's flesh in the white man's slave camp were long-healed --"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Lemur
    African Wild Life
  8. 7. ["Waneesi drums pounded an exultant message: Balaam comes!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Shrill was the terror-scream that echoed across Camilla's ageless empire..."]
    Camilla
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