(May 1948)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing 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

The Blade of Buddha (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; decapitation; idols

The Blade of Buddha (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; N'geeso; Ann Mason; K'fangahs (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); Dr. Ho; Sin Fang; Ying Tah; Fai Chow
Synopsis:
A white doctor whom Kaänga believes can cure Ann of her drug-induced madness is captured by a raiding party of Chinese who take him to their village. There Kaänga frees the rightful leader of the village and restores him to his chieftanship. The doctor then cures Ann.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hunting leopards; idols; junks (ships); octopoid monsters; racks; stereotyping of the Chinese; torture

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kongola, he of the tortured, twisted brain was dead..."

["Only man who kills for the joy of slaying is the true outlaw of the veldt."] (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; Lukor (leopard); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
Simba is addled by a rifle shot. Mrs. Simba falls into a tiger trap and is caged by hunters. Simba, battling Lukor the leopard who wants to claim his throne, blunders into the hunters' camp and accidentally frees Mrs. Simba. Simba then defeats Lukor.
Keywords:
tiger traps

Rivers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief description of several African rivers.
Keywords:
Congo River; Niger River; Nile River; Zambezi River

Matabele Massacre (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle

["Why did this white-faced girl slither through the jungle shadows...?"] (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:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Carol Devens; Keeto; No-mouth
Synopsis:
No-mouth, a horribly scarred artifact hunter, steals the sarcophagus of Antophes, a priceless relic, from museum archaeologist Carol Devens. Terry helps recover the artifact, and No-mouth is killed by crocodiles
Keywords:
crocodiles; electrolarynx; electronic voice box; elephants; gas masks; howdahs; hunting leopards; Idol of Masindi; knock-out gas; mummies; saddle zebras; sarcophagus of Antophes; steamboats

Crocodile -- "The River God" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the crocodile
Keywords:
crocodiles; lions

["Sirdah's rasping snarl no longer haunted the jungle paths and byways."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Frank Doyle (signed)
Inks:
Frank Doyle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Sirdah (tiger); Tawn; Ogg; Lirra (gazelle); Curka (hyena)
Synopsis:
Curka and Sirdah scheme against Wambi, hoping to kill him. Wambi leads Sirdah on a great chase and eventually tumbles the tiger down a bluff into the river.

["The mournful drubbing of funeral tom-toms pulsed the valley of the Kahfangi."] (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; Kahfangis (African tribe); B'tonga; Duncan; Jeanne
Synopsis:
B'tonga schemes with two white treasure hunters to loot the tombs of his tribesman. The three, along with Tabu, are trapped in a fire and ghosts rescue Tabu, leaving the others to perish.
Keywords:
coma-inducing drugs; funerary rites; ghosts; gold; gorillas

["Dorcas gazelle. This graceful member of the antelope family ranges the arid desert regions of Morocco..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of a few African animals.
Keywords:
aardvarks; dorcas gazelles; duikers; gnus; wanderoo monkeys

["The attack had been swift."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; N'kolis (African tribe); Mac; Keefe; Tanga; Fang (dog); Ali Hassen; Captain Craig
Synopsis:
The Arab girl, Tanga, works with a group of white slavers. Camilla pretends to be Tanga and manages to turn the entire gang over to the territorial police.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; hunting cheetahs; imposture; Skull Rock; slavers; territorial police; waterfalls
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Blade of Buddha
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Blade of Buddha
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Only man who kills for the joy of slaying is the true outlaw of the veldt."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Rivers
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. Matabele Massacre
  6. 5. ["Why did this white-faced girl slither through the jungle shadows...?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Crocodile -- "The River God"
    Jungle Facts
  8. 7. ["Sirdah's rasping snarl no longer haunted the jungle paths and byways."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["The mournful drubbing of funeral tom-toms pulsed the valley of the Kahfangi."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Dorcas gazelle. This graceful member of the antelope family ranges the arid desert regions of Morocco..."]
    African Wild Life
  11. 10. ["The attack had been swift."]
    Camilla
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