(March 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 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

Cannibal Caravans (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
bondage; leopards

Terror Trail of the Cannibal Caravans! (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; Dahmballa; K'hafgas (African tribe); Baldy; N'geeso; Doris Small; Small
Synopsis:
Baldy and his gang are robbing safaris of their supplies and re-selling them. Kaänga and N'geeso put stop to the raiding and the leaders of the raiders are dissolved in an acid pit.
Keywords:
acid pits; bondage; effigies; elephants; horses; howdahs; leopards; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; witch doctors

["'Karuumph!' grunted old Ranga, the gibbon, stroking shaggy whiskers."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Ranga (gibbon); Tika (monkey); Lepor (leopard); Jordah (lion)
Synopsis:
After a tumble into the river that washes him far downstream, Simba is mistaken by the other animals for Jordah, their king. He defeats Lepor, a challenger for Jordah's throne, and returns home.
Keywords:
advice; elephants; leopards; mistaken identity; snakes; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

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

["Tiger cubs may appear to be playfully cute..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the tiger.
Keywords:
sabre-toothed cats; tigers

["For many moons, Della France, famous animal hunter shipped those common jungle beasts past Fort Diablo..."] (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; Keeto; Della France; Jory; N'gumi; Tonga (gorilla)
Synopsis:
Animal hunter Della France is smuggling looted temple jewels out of the jungle inside the hides of her captured animals. Terry and Keeto expose her scheme and arrest her.
Keywords:
Afri-Congo Corporation; gas masks; jewels; knock-out gas; steamboats; whips

["Who are these vicious, silver-coated strangers?"] (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; silver apes; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg
Synopsis:
A tribe of silver apes takes exception to Wambi's insistence on peace in the jungle and kidnap him, taking him to the Temple of Velda where they plan to kill him with a spiked wall. Tawn and Ogg come to Wambi's rescue and close the temple to the silver apes.
Keywords:
crocodiles; idols; impalement; rhinoceroses; sling shots; Temple of Vandu

Death at Tsavo (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Za-Kor rages!"] (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; M'nubi; Professor Martell; Mary Martell; Tuwassis (African tribe); fire slaves of Za-Kor
Synopsis:
Professor Martell is kidnapped by followers of the fire god, Za-Kor. Tabu places his daughter under a dream spell and she sees where he is being held: inside the Za-Kor idol. Tabu frees the professor and the leader of the Za-Kor cult is burned to death.
Keywords:
animal hides; astral projection; bondage; idols; masks; saddle zebras; treasure maps; witch doctors

["Long had Camilla suppressed an evil superstition, shrouding the ancient caves."] (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; Jules; Barney; Gus; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Jules, Barney, and Gus are masquerading as the spirits of ancient bat-warriors to frighten away the local tribe and steal their gold. Camilla fights them but is overcome; Gus has a change of heart and frees Camilla. Jules and Barney die in a fight with the Camilla and the natives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; costumes; crocodiles; disguises; glider; idols; leopards; luminescent paint
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cannibal Caravans
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror Trail of the Cannibal Caravans!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Karuumph!' grunted old Ranga, the gibbon, stroking shaggy whiskers."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Tiger cubs may appear to be playfully cute..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["For many moons, Della France, famous animal hunter shipped those common jungle beasts past Fort Diablo..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Who are these vicious, silver-coated strangers?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Death at Tsavo
  8. 7. ["Za-Kor rages!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Long had Camilla suppressed an evil superstition, shrouding the ancient caves."]
    Camilla
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