(September 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 Red Witch of Ubangi-Shan (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
leopards

The Red Witch of Ubangi-Shan (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; Bulangi; El Hammad; El Torga; El Jaro; Nogu; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); Trina
Synopsis:
In order to secure a large supply of slaves for his treasure acquiring operation, El Hammad disguises Trina as Ann and sends her to the villages requesting that they give u[p their warriors to El Hammad. Later the real Ann is captured by El Hammad and used as bait to draw an octopoid monster out of the lake where he believes there to be treasure. Kaänga and N'geeso rescue Ann and free the slaves.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; dengue fever; disguises; horses; hunting leopards; imposture; octopoid monsters; slavers; slaves; warthogs; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "For many moons now had El Hammad, slaver and seller of souls been banished from Kaänga's domain."

["'Slashing claws and speed like the wind!'"] (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:
Simba; Kochar (mandrill); Mrs. Simba; Togar (leopard)
Synopsis:
Kochar the mandrill chief once saved one of Simba's cubs from crocodiles. Recently, Kochar's tribe has begun raiding safaris. Simba investigates and finds that Kochar has been driven from his throne. Simba attacks the mandrills and forces them to receive Kochar as their chief once more.
Keywords:
crocodiles

["A crash of brush shatters the stillness of Camilla's jungle kingdom."] (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; Cynthia Sharpe; Senor Lance; Miguel; Fang (Camilla's dog); David Sharpe; Mobu
Synopsis:
Camilla mistakenly believes that Cynthia Sharpe is the victim of two thieves. In truth, Sharpe and her husband are the thieves. Camilla escapes from their clutches and assists the two who were pursuing Cynthia in securing the diamonds that the Sharpes had stolen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bolas; crocodiles; Kuangolla (African village); leopards; machine guns; maps; Momba-Bassa River; saddle zebras; steamboats; whips

["'No jungle dweller shall deny food to his brother!'"] (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; Rhenus (rhinoceros); Bice (ibex); Ogg; Rodoc (eagle); Bruno (bear)
Synopsis:
When hunters seeking animals for circuses dig a tiger trap in the jungle, Wambi and his friends warn everyone in the jungle except for Rhenus who has a reputation for meanness. But when Rhenus falls into the trap, Wambi comes to his rescue and the two of them drive the hunters from the jungle.
Keywords:
bolas; tiger traps

No. 6: George Q. Remsen (Table of Contents)

Men of Adventure / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["The African sun beats down unmercifully..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Rollo; Bruce; Lil
Synopsis:
Disguised as a trader, Terry seeks to disrupt a band of thieves preying on river travelers. He manages to capture all of the gang except for the leader who is eaten by hyenas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hyenas; quicksand; saddle zebras; steamboats

["'King Kogar murdered!'"] (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; Pamela; Sir Percy; N'mala; Kogar; Sirah; Tubor
Synopsis:
Tabu is summoned to help judge the worthiness of a proposed successor to the late chief Kogar. When her arrives, he learns that the chief selection process is being manipulated by the hag, Sirah, who had also hired Kogar murdered. Tabu takes Sirah and N'mala, the murderer, to the Land of Mists, where they are exposed by Kogar's spirit.
Keywords:
coronation ceremonies; ghosts; Land of Mists; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Red Witch of Ubangi-Shan
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Red Witch of Ubangi-Shan
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Slashing claws and speed like the wind!'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["A crash of brush shatters the stillness of Camilla's jungle kingdom."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["'No jungle dweller shall deny food to his brother!'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. No. 6: George Q. Remsen
    Men of Adventure
  7. 6. ["The African sun beats down unmercifully..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["'King Kogar murdered!'"]
    Tabu
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