(April 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 52 Pages
Editing:
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

Hate Has a Thousand Claws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
animal hides; bondage; leg traps

Hate Has a Thousand Claws! (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:
N'Geeso; Kongola; Kaänga; Ann Mason; Toka; Mashibas (African tribe); Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Kongola, seeking revenge for the loss of his hands and the scarring of his face at the hands of Kaänga, doses Ann with mind control drugs and has her lead Kaänga to him. Tying Kaänga, he plans to have Ann behead him, but Kaänga breaks free and Kongola is devoured by leopards. Ann, however, remains in a drugged state.
Keywords:
animal hides; bondage; crocodiles; decapitation; disguises; effigies; jerboas; leopards; mandrills; masks; mind control drugs; net traps; oxen; saddle zebras; samboks; whips; wild dogs

["The shrill screech of Tika, the macaw, is cut short in her throat."] (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
Synopsis:
Simba and his cub become trapped on a canoe that is bearing medical supplies for a safari. When they wash ashore, they are threatened by the safari but the cub carries the medical package which is recognized by the safari leader who then lets the lions leave.
Keywords:
crocodiles; gorillas; jungle fever; medical supplies; pythons

["Tribal maps to hidden temples shall be registered at Fort Diablo --"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Smiley; Slick; Jenny; Balongas (African tribe); Tanga; Keeto; Sergeant Tilton
Synopsis:
A fake lancer steals a tribal treasure map. Terry pursues him and demonstrates to the Balongas that the lancers were not guilty of betrayal.
Keywords:
fireworks; jewels; pearls; pythons; saddle zebras; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; treasure maps; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-quarter of final page is an advertisement.

Jungle Killers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
A brief look at dangerous jungle animals.
Keywords:
cobras; crocodiles; hippopotamuses; tigers

["Just as glistening gold is tested by flame, so too must true friendship meet the stern test of adversity..."] (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
Synopsis:
When Tawn and Ogg have a falling out, Wambi decides to pretend to leave the jungle in order to bring his friends back together in pursuit of him. His plan is successful and the three restore their strong bond.
Keywords:
bears; friendship; quicksand

Fuzzy-Wuzzy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Lyanda's eyes glaze with pain..."] (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; Lyanda; M'pogi; Tanakis (African tribe); Graw
Synopsis:
Trader Graw makes a deal to provide witch doctor M'pogi with rifles in exchange for the Tanakis' sacred diamonds. They frame an innocent young woman for the theft and execute her. Tabu uses his magic to make it appear that the woman has come back to life and M'pogi and Graw, in terror, leap into a crocodile pool.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; crocodiles; diamonds; human skeletons; idols; moon worship; sacrifice barge; witch doctors

Denizens from Down-Under (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
P. Dring (signed)
Inks:
P. Dring (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several Australian animals.
Keywords:
Australia; cuscuses; kangaroos; koalas; playtpuses; thylacines

["'Come you to the festival of B'Togi, Camilla.'"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Wamuntee; Fang (dog); Grant; Sam Griggs; N'kowa; B'togis (African tribe); Kara
Synopsis:
Jewel thieves use Camilla's friendly reception at the village of the B'togis as an opportunity to get inside the walled village. They escape with the tribe's gold and Camilla and the chief's daughter as captives. The thieves attempt to leave the jungle in a helium balloon, but Camilla brings to balloon down with a spear and the thieves are killed by the tribe. Camilla kills the chief thief herself, forcing him to shoot himself in the head.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; hand grenades; helium balloons; jungle fever; leopards; saddle zebras; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives; tear gas

Indexer Notes

NOT done through the Iger Shop, these are most likely Baker's own inks.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hate Has a Thousand Claws
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Hate Has a Thousand Claws!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The shrill screech of Tika, the macaw, is cut short in her throat."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Tribal maps to hidden temples shall be registered at Fort Diablo --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Killers
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["Just as glistening gold is tested by flame, so too must true friendship meet the stern test of adversity..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Fuzzy-Wuzzy
  8. 7. ["Lyanda's eyes glaze with pain..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. Denizens from Down-Under
    Jungle Lore
  10. 9. ["'Come you to the festival of B'Togi, Camilla.'"]
    Camilla
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