(October 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
Editing:
J.F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (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
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; lions

["Long had Fangola, a swamp-fox of the Congo, plundered and ravaged at will..."] (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:
Fangola (introduction, villain, death); N'Bola (introduction, villain); Matthew Clarke (introduction, villain); Wesley (introduction); Sylvia Lombard(introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Trader Coll; N'geeso; B'tonga
Synopsis:
Fangola, recently captured safari raider, escapes Kaänga. Fangola then attacks a small safari, taking Sylvia Lombard, her would-be suitor, Wesley, and Ann captive. Kaänga and Sylvia's other suitor, Matthew Clarke come to their rescue. Kaänga kills Fangola.
Keywords:
gorillas; horses; leopards; saddle zebras

["One morning Simba observes a strange urgency in his footed and winged subjects..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen ?
Inks:
Howard Larsen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Cheepo (introduction)(monkey); Simba
Synopsis:
Cheepo, a hectoring monkey, accuses Simba of tyranny, of ruling only by violence. Cheepo sings a different tune when he is captured by hunters and Simba comes to his rescue.
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards; rhinoceroses

["The ivory hunts were over..."] (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:
Al Vinson (introduction, villain, death); Marge (introduction, villain, death); K'lono (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis:
Conmen Vinson and Marge have persuaded several tribes to wager all their ivory on a rigged duel between elephants. The plot is exposed and Vinson and Marge are trampled by elephants.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguises; howdahs; ivory; masks; steamboats

Jungle Scrapbook (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 several jungle animals.
Keywords:
alligators; cobras; giant sables; gibbons; guars; leopards; mouse deer; okapis; pangolins; rhinoceroses; tapirs; zebras

["All jungle creatures are divided into two tribes..."] (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:
Curka (introduction, villain)(hyena); Sirdah (villain)(tiger); Wambi; Hydra (antelope); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
Curka spreads word through the jungle that Wambi has become a hunter when a snare, constructed on a whim, traps an antelope that becomes a meal for Sirdah. Determined to make amends, Wambi prevents Sirdah from taking prey twice.
Keywords:
landslides; snares

Trapping a Panther (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cedric Langstrom]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

The Crocodile Rules the River! (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:
Jack Hogan (introduction, villain, death); Cromba (introduction, villain, death); N'Koti (introduction, villain); Captain Gordon (introduction); Camilla; Ulangoas (African tribe); crocodile cultists; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
Camilla extracts a promise from the chief of a tribe that follows a crocodile cult to never again attack trading posts, but the witch doctor of the tribe, secretly a white renegade, attack a trader's steamboat. Camilla and the Ulangoas fight off the cultists and the witch doctor is killed in the melee.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodile cults; elephants; hunting leopards; masks; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats; witch doctors

Cat Family (Table of Contents)

Jungle Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A big cat identification quiz.
Keywords:
caracals; cougars; lynx; ocelots; snow leopards

["Evil is a beast with a hide of many shades and a single sould of black!"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fred Bolton (introduction); Sandra Collins [Vanza](introduction)(villain); Tabu; Kawalis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A pair of treasure hunters are captured as they attempt to steal the Kawalis' gold. Tabu exposes the woman of the pair as the evil sorceress Vanza in disguise and sends her away, magically.
Keywords:
astral projection; bondage; disguises; gold; mandrills; vultures
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Long had Fangola, a swamp-fox of the Congo, plundered and ravaged at will..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One morning Simba observes a strange urgency in his footed and winged subjects..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The ivory hunts were over..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Scrapbook
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["All jungle creatures are divided into two tribes..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Trapping a Panther
  8. 7. The Crocodile Rules the River!
    Camilla
  9. 8. Cat Family
    Jungle Quiz
  10. 9. ["Evil is a beast with a hide of many shades and a single sould of black!"]
    Tabu
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