(June 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)(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

Queen of the Amazon Lancers (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:
mandrills

Queen of the Amazon Lancers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Amazon Lancers (introduction); Prof. Fendrick (introduction, villain, death); Johnny Clayton (introduction, villain); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
A group of jewel thieves are intent on looting the T'angai burial ground. However, they are being pursued by the Amazon Lancers, seeking revenge for the earlier looting of their temple. With help from Kaänga and Ann, the Lancers bury the thieves alive in a T'angai grave.
Keywords:
cobras; dynamite; gold; human skeletons; idols; premature burial; rope bridges; saddle zebras; T'angai burial grounds

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Congo guards its secret paths with jealous eyes..."

["'The raking claws of Kerchank, the great ape, are oft not so deadly as the poison fangs of tiny Lispa, the asp!'"] (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:
Hissa (introduction, villain, death)(snake); Tawkee (introduction, villain)(vulture); Kaka (introduction)(ape); Garra (introduction)(ape); Simba
Synopsis:
One of Simba's cubs is taken by a vulture. Simba learns of the cub's capture from an ape-child and goes to the rescue. The cub has been attacked by a python which Simba kills.

["In the stifling heat of the orderly room at Fort Diablo, death sat at the elbow of Terry Thunder..."] (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
Characters:
Squint Larsen (introduction, villain); Bret Chambers (introduction, villain); Doc Chambers [J. C. Johnson](introduction, death); Laroc (introduction, death); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis:
Thieves infiltrate Fort Diablo, planning to seize a valuable serum when it arrives. However, Terry and the lancers overcome them and see that the serum reaches the sick.
Keywords:
disguises; dynamite; jungle fever; medical supplies; Ragura (village); steamboats; wanted posters

["'War! War!' roared M'Banshi, witch seer of the Tuwaki."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Queen Zala (introduction); M'Banshi (introduction, villain, death); Tabu; Tuwakis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Tabu offers Queen Zala a pair of visions of the future, depending on her choice of war or peace.
Keywords:
dams; elephants; flooding; howdahs; saddle zebras; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

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

Death - and the Ghost Chief's Choice (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The taste of forbidden fruit may be sweet..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Rodoc (introduction)(eagle); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Rango (wild dog); Hydra (deer)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends set the newly-arrived native tribe and the wild dogs against each other, ensuring that both will leave the jungle.
Keywords:
julla pears; soporific drugs

["Hartebeest -- one of the fastest beasts in Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of the hartebeest, the kilspringer, and the sable antelope.
Keywords:
hartebeests; klipspringers; sable antelopes

Indexer Notes

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

["'Thy lands are cursed!'"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bill Grange (introduction, villain, death); Si (introduction, villain, death); N'Louga (introduction, villain, death); Bess Merrill (introduction); Kolo (introduction); Camilla; Fury (dog)
Synopsis:
Bill Grange has discovered that there is radium in the area so he decides to drive out the pygmies. He bribes the evil witch doctor N'Louga to pronounce a curse upon the land. They then lure jackals to the area with hidden meat and release a gas that causes hallucinations. This convinces everyone that the land is cursed, but Camilla is convinced it was a trick. She takes Chief Kolo with her and they go after the witch doctor. The tribe follows and kills Bill Grange and the witch doctor when they attack Chief Kolo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; hallucinatory drugs; jackals; radium; rope bridges; saddle antelopes; witch doctors
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Queen of the Amazon Lancers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Queen of the Amazon Lancers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'The raking claws of Kerchank, the great ape, are oft not so deadly as the poison fangs of tiny Lispa, the asp!'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["In the stifling heat of the orderly room at Fort Diablo, death sat at the elbow of Terry Thunder..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["'War! War!' roared M'Banshi, witch seer of the Tuwaki."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. Death - and the Ghost Chief's Choice
    Kaänga
  7. 6. ["The taste of forbidden fruit may be sweet..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Hartebeest -- one of the fastest beasts in Africa..."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["'Thy lands are cursed!'"]
    Camilla
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