(January 1948)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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

Wizard of the Whirling Doom (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; elephants

Indexer Notes

Cover is 'Doolin-esque' but unlikely to be by him.

Wizard of the Whirling Doom (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
D'Hama (introduction; villain; death); Bonako (introduction; death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Sulakis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann visit the village of Tonga, where their friend Bonako is to celebrate his chieftanship by use of a ritual bow. The witch doctor, D'Hama, spoils the ceremony by poisoning the bowstring and causing an arrow to be shot from hiding, killing Bonako. Kaänga exposes the trick and D'Hama is killed by the tribe.
Keywords:
bondage; death by impalement; human sacrifice; idols; leopards; pythons; saddle zebras; Tonga (village); Tonga Temple; warthogs; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'B-r-r-umbah! Hark to the juju demon drums!'"

["The foolishness of man manifests itself in many ways..."] (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:
Simba; N'gura (leopard)
Synopsis:
When lightning starts a forest fire that traps many of the animals of his kingdom, Simba instructs the elephants in the building of a dam, in imitation of some natives he had seen earlier. The dam diverts the river, quenching the fire.
Keywords:
crocodiles; dams; elephants; forest fires; lightning; rain; storms

["Di-bor Mon-Dombe! 'Juju devil wind,' the natives called this unseen terror..."] (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:
Gail (introduction); N'Muli (introduction; villain); Nuba (introduction; villain); Bwana One-Eye (introduction; villain); Terry Thunder; Trader Brown; Keeto
Synopsis:
Raiders take the jungle fever drugs that Terry had promised to the natives at N'gwando. He and the lancers, joined by the commissioner's daughter, steam upriver and take back the drugs.
Keywords:
blowguns; bondage; drugs; elephants; jungle fever; N'gwando (trading station); saddle zebras; steamboats; witch doctors

["Jungle law ruled ages ago that man hides more cunning than the jackal..."] (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:
Mogawa (introduction; villain; death)(leopard); Wambi; Garno (deer); Chika (gibbon); Tawn; Ogg; Ahizar (cobra); Ragana (eagle); Laka (water buffalo); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis:
When a deer is accidentally killed through the discharge of a discarded rifle that he stumbles over, the animals all believe that Wambi has reverted to man's ways. It is only through the animals overhearing Mogawa describe what happened that Wambi is exonerated.

No. 4: Richard Burton (Table of Contents)

Men of Adventure / text story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Sir Richard Burton biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

Kraal of the Dead (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:
Karl (introduction; villain); Vera (introduction; villain; death); Zaraba (introduction); M'Buli (introduction; death); Tabu
Synopsis:
Ivory hunters murder any natives who spy them stealing fossil ivory from a volcano-destroyed village. Tabu arrives and allows the criminals to be gored and stomped by draft oxen.
Keywords:
bats; human sacrifice; ivory; leopards; Moobu (volcano); oxen; volcano worship; volcanos

["Oil! The liquid gold that man eternally seeks..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sandra (introduction); Tibu (introduction); Neesi (introduction); Daniel Thompson (introduction; villain; death); Mansunis (introduction; villains); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Oil woman Sandra's partner, Thompson, attempts to prevent the filing of a joint deed to their oil claim in order to have it all for himself. Camilla exposes his plotting and Thompson is killed in an oil fire.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
bondage; caves; deeds; human skeletons; leopards; oil wells; waterfalls
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wizard of the Whirling Doom
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Wizard of the Whirling Doom
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The foolishness of man manifests itself in many ways..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Di-bor Mon-Dombe! 'Juju devil wind,' the natives called this unseen terror..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Jungle law ruled ages ago that man hides more cunning than the jackal..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. No. 4: Richard Burton
    Men of Adventure
  7. 6. Kraal of the Dead
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["Oil! The liquid gold that man eternally seeks..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.