(February 1948)

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 (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
leopard cults; leopards; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives

Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory (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:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Koko; Markham; Lindstrom; Michael; Marmo; N'geeso
Synopsis:
Station manager Markham spreads word that the station personnel are suffering from fever and the natives give it a wide berth, enabling Markham to steal ten tusks of ivory. When Lindstrom, the station owner arrives, Markham convinces him to sign over the local mines to him. Kaänga rescues the party that Markham had taken hostage and Markham is killed by a captive gorilla.
Keywords:
dengua plague; fishing; gorillas; ivory; mines; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; Snake River

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Beware! Beware! For this is the swamp of the dengua plague --"

Markahm's plan changes halfway through the story from wanting to steal villagers ivory to tricking Lindstrom out of mining permits, without any explanation.

["The warm, jungle-scented breeze sweeping across the veldt suddenly changes direction."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
August Froehlich
Inks:
August Froehlich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tarku (elephant); Dr. Groton
Synopsis:
Simba is wounded by a rhinoceros that proclaims himself king of the jungle. Simba's wounds are treated by a doctor on safari. When the rhinoceros attacks Simba's family, Simba stands his ground and defeats him.
Keywords:
rhinoceroses

["What menace lurked in the brush in upper T'bonga?"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; T'bongas (African tribe); ape cultists; Congo Lil; Guro
Synopsis:
Congo Lil and her men, disguised as ape cultists, raid the T'bongas and make them slaves in Lil's diamond mine. Terry leads the real ape cultists in attack on Lil and her men and Lil is killed in the battle.
Keywords:
animal hides; ape cults; diamond mines; disguises; saddle zebras; slaves; steamboats; whips

Jungle Quiz (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
An animal identification quiz.
Keywords:
chimpanzees; giraffes; kudus; okapis; sing-sing water bucks; warthogs; wild dogs

["'The festering sore of jealousy poisons the belly and rots the heart'..."] (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; Maru; Tawn; Ogg; Sirdah
Synopsis:
After Wambi rescues an orphaned lion from a hunter's trap, the boy becomes jealous of the attention given to the cub by his jungle friends. He plays a series of practical jokes on them that almost results in his own death when he falls into the hunter's tiger trap and they don't believe his cries for help. At the instance of the monkeys who have see Wambi's fall, they go to his aid.
Keywords:
jealousy; practical jokes; rafts; tiger traps; trip wire snares; waterfalls

Lions at Large (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The tiger hunt! One of the jungle's most exciting adventures..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Lore / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A description of a tiger hunt.
Keywords:
animal hides; elephants; tigers

Indexer Notes

The rest of the page is taken up by the Ownership Statement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Zazenda Ghost Goddess of Lost Souls! (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:
Zazenda; M'gombo; Tabu
Synopsis:
Tabu and the district commissioner travel by astral projection to the land of the witch Zazenda where Tabu bests her in a magic duel.
Keywords:
astral projection; leopards

["To Kalembu, the strong, bravest of Basuto warriors, the old chief whispered..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang (dog); M'boli; Kalembu; Gibson; Slade; Helen
Synopsis:
A trio of con men, hoping to extract tribute from a local tribe, use a double of Camilla to warn the tribe against dis-obeying the white men. Camilla exposes the fraud and kills the ringleader.
Reprints:
Keywords:
asbestos; hot air balloons; hypnotism; impersonation; pythons
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The warm, jungle-scented breeze sweeping across the veldt suddenly changes direction."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["What menace lurked in the brush in upper T'bonga?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Quiz
    African Wild Life
  6. 5. ["'The festering sore of jealousy poisons the belly and rots the heart'..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Lions at Large
  8. 7. ["The tiger hunt! One of the jungle's most exciting adventures..."]
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Zazenda Ghost Goddess of Lost Souls!
    Tabu
  11. 10. ["To Kalembu, the strong, bravest of Basuto warriors, the old chief whispered..."]
    Camilla
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