(August 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
cave men; mastodons

["'Beware!' said Kaänga, lord of the jungle, to his mate..."] (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; N'geeso; Curt Latimer; Krupp; L'noka; Tom Hamilton
Synopsis:
The overseers of the Hamiltons' mine discover that a vein previously thought to be worked out still has yields. They plot to kill the Hamiltons and claim the mine for themselves. They are foiled by Kaänga.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Denga Trading Post; hunting cheetahs; Marsden; saddle zebras; T'zonda Mines; whips; wild dogs

["These are the rascals of the jungle -- hoodlums all --"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Froehlich
Inks:
August Froehlich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; N'mogo
Synopsis:
Monkeys loot a steamboat of traders' gold and use throw the gold at thieves who would kill Simba, causing them to flee.
Keywords:
crocodiles; gold; monkeys; steamboats

["Patrolling and keeping peace in a vast jungle domain isn't an easy task..."] (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; Barker; Belle
Synopsis:
Terry is transporting prisoners down river when an animal trader, working in concert with the prisoners, attacks Terry's boat. Terry is captured but Keeto leads the lancers to his rescue. The trader is killed by one of his captured leopards.
Keywords:
dynamite; hunting cheetahs; Kafka (African town); leopards; steamboats

["The arnee, or water buffalo, like all bovine animals is gregarious."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of some dangerous African animals.
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; cheetahs; elephants; gorillas; hippopotamuses; lions; rhinoceroses

["'Beware,Wambi. Trouble, violence and death treks in the safari of man!'"..." [sic]] (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:
Wambi; Tawn; Ligo (lynx); Ogg
Synopsis:
A pair of bird hunters are attacked by lynx. Wambi, Tawn, and Ogg drive the lynx away. Tawn eats some of the food abandoned by the hunters and becomes mad. Wambi and Tawn hurry to Ogg's ape tribe and warns them that Ogg is not in his right mind. Young apes through Ogg into the river but he is rescued by Wambi and Tawn. Later, the effects of the food wear off.
Keywords:
kola herbs

Congo Justice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Starr]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Mamba! Witch of Death! (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; Momba; Suwallis (African tribe); Carl Thurston; Tonko; Gail Thurston; Jala (snake)
Synopsis:
The ghost of murdered Carl Thurston, gold miner, asks Tabu to avenger him against his wife and her snake charmer partner. Tabu complies and the wife and snake charmer fall from a cliff to their deaths.
Keywords:
cremation; funerary customs; gold; human skeleton; Mist Swamps of Mogar; poisoning; snake charmers; witches

I'll Kill You, Camilla! (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:
Camilla; Ashcraft; Dr. Wertham; Fang (dog); K'bilo; Sylvia; Clyde; lion cultists
Synopsis:
His mind destroyed by jungle fever, Dr. Wertham turns on his colleagues and, with the aid of a lion cultist, attempts to make off with all the gold the group had looted from the Zulu Tombs. Thwarted by Camilla, he seeks revenge and is killed by a black leopard.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Congo River; dynamite; jungle fever; leopards; lion cults; saddle zebras; steamboats; the Zulu Tombs
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["'Beware!' said Kaänga, lord of the jungle, to his mate..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["These are the rascals of the jungle -- hoodlums all --"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Patrolling and keeping peace in a vast jungle domain isn't an easy task..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The arnee, or water buffalo, like all bovine animals is gregarious."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["'Beware,Wambi. Trouble, violence and death treks in the safari of man!'"..." [sic]]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Congo Justice
  8. 7. Mamba! Witch of Death!
    Tabu
  9. 8. I'll Kill You, Camilla!
    Camilla
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  • Michael Hoskin
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