(July 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 (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

The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon (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:
lions

The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon (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:
Prof. M. Cowley (introduction, death); Kirk (introduction, death); Smokey (introduction, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'koto; K'wandi
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters seek the ship of the Emperor Khan. Kaänga locates the ship but the hunters believe that there is no treasure on board. One of the hunters is killed by a rhinoceros and Kaänga kills the other. It is then discovered that the armor of the skeletons aboard the wreck of the ship is made of gold.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; human skeletons; hunting cheetahs; imposture; Nancy Mae (steamboat); rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; ship of the Emperor Khan; signal drums

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Tanganyika, Africa. Friend Kaänga, at last my wound has healed."

["'Traitors!' howled Tartor, the ancient valley elephant..."] (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:
jungle
Characters:
Kolar (introduction)(cheetah); Borgo (introduction, villain, death)(water buffalo)
Synopsis:
A hunting cheetah escapes from his masters and is befriended by Simba. The two of them free the animals captured by the cheetah's masters.
Keywords:
hunting cheetahs

No. 5: David Livingstone (Table of Contents)

Men of Adventure / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Evans (signed)
Inks:
George Evans (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
David Livingstone biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["'...and I solemnly pledge to uphold and honorthe lancer code --'"] (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:
Uganda Bill (introduction, villain, death); T'Gara (introduction, villain); Congo Pete (introduction, villain); Killer Jacques (introduction, villain); Brian [Bill's brother] (introduction); Terry Thunder; Lombobo; Keeto
Synopsis:
A young man infiltrates the lancers and frees his brother from the fort jail. The brother, Unganda Bill, and his accomplice, T'Gara, go on an ivory raid but are captured by Terry and the lancers with help from Bill's brother.
Keywords:
ivory; jail breaks; saddle zebras; steamboats

["What mysteries lay veiled by the shimmering waters of the dark stream?"] (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:
Guru-cultists (introduction, villains); Tawn; Ogg; Wambi; Tira (hawk); Bando (mandrill)
Synopsis:
The Scepter of Guru, a sacred object, is stolen from a village in Wambi's jungle and winds up with Ogg. The villagers seize Ogg and prepare to sacrifice him for profaning their sacred scepter. Wambi, who had been experimenting with diving, manages to save Ogg from drowning and returns the scepter.
Keywords:
animal sacrifice; diving; Guru the river-god; Guru's scepter; mandrills; snakes; tiger traps

["The sullen throb of Talaki war drums booms a dread summons --"] (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:
Zotara (introduction, villain, death); N'Mongo (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis:
Priestess Zotara rigs King N'Mongo's annual kingship ritual to cause N'Mongo's death and her own ascension to the throne. Tabu re-enacts the ritual in the Land of Mists -- a nebulous after-life -- and demonstrates Zotara's criminal acts. She falls into quicksand and is killed.
Keywords:
baboons; funerary customs; kingship rituals; leopards; quicksand

The Cat Family (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several jungle cats.
Keywords:
chauses; leopards; lions; lynx; servals; tigers

["The cave of Camilla lay well-hidden, far below those aged falls."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jane Bronson (introduction); Mr. Bronson (introduction); Burke (introduction); Gray (introduction, villain, death); Slade (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
When mine owner's daughter Jane Bronson learns that her father's overseers are using slave labor in her father's mines, she hurries to tell him. However, she accidentally stumbles into a trap set by Camilla for hyenas. Jane is brought to her father as dead and he blames Camilla. Camilla escapes and goes to the mine to prove the villainy of the overseers. Their blasts have agitated a colony of vampire bats who kill the overseers. Camilla returns to the mine owner's camp and discovers that Jane was not killed, only wounded.
Keywords:
amputees; dynamite; fishing; horses; hunting leopards; slaves; tripwires; vampire bats; whips
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Traitors!' howled Tartor, the ancient valley elephant..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. No. 5: David Livingstone
    Men of Adventure
  5. 4. ["'...and I solemnly pledge to uphold and honorthe lancer code --'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["What mysteries lay veiled by the shimmering waters of the dark stream?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The sullen throb of Talaki war drums booms a dread summons --"]
    Tabu
  8. 7. The Cat Family
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["The cave of Camilla lay well-hidden, far below those aged falls."]
    Camilla
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