(November 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

Banshee Valley (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

Banshee Valley (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; B'tongis (African tribe); Dambu; Chalmers; Trader Brown; N'geeso
Synopsis:
White renegades impersonate the fire god of the B'tongis and demand the B'Tongis act as their raiding force. Kaänga exposes the impersonations and N'geeso's tribe help route the B'Tongis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
asbestos; bolas; bondage; disguises; leopards; masks; saddle antelope; saddle zebras; Zhandu worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Beware! Beware! For 'tis written that Zhandu, flame-god of the B'tongi tribe will rise once more --'"

["Regal pride must be tempered with humility..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin ?
Inks:
Joe Doolin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba; Lokko (leopard); Torga (leopard); Pyro (parrot); Borgo (Cape buffalo)
Synopsis:
Simba takes the prey of Lokko, learning later that Lokko's hunt was part of a leopard adulthood ritual and that Lokko is now banished from his tribe. Simba then pretends to attack Lokko and pretends to be defeated so that Lokko's tribe will acknowledge his strength and welcome him back.
Keywords:
adulthood rituals; warthogs

["'Why do we visit the palm nut plantation?''"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; martial arts
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Kim Reagan; Inez Baxter; Jud Baxter
Synopsis:
The Baxters, treasure hunters, persuade Kim Reagan that his father was driven to suicide by Terry. They then use the distraction created by Kim's accusations to attempt to smuggle diamonds inside palm nut shells. Terry overcomes Kim and exposes the Baxters' smuggling trick.
Keywords:
diamonds; mandrills; palm nuts; waterfalls

["Deep within the ominous folds of the trackless jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
The story of the circle of life in the jungle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
eagles; ferrets; mandrills; pythons; servals

["Black anger clouded the face of Wambi, the man-cub..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi 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; Cara (crane); Curka (hyena); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
Wambi rescues a baby gorilla from a tangle of vines and from hyenas.
Keywords:
bees; gorillas

Ambush at Dawn (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The jungle calls it Karza-Tan the ship 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; Lorila; N'kolo; Kim Kenyon; K'bori
Synopsis:
Kenyon, a jewel thief, kills a two of a trio of royal siblings and takes their sacred gems. As he is attempting to kill the third, he is confronted by Tabu and the ghosts of his earlier victims. He is carried away to the Land of Mists.
Keywords:
crocodiles; ghosts; Kambala (African village); Karza-Tan the Ship of Death; Land of Mists; leopards; Mazzi (African village); Sacred Jewels of Balshar; signal drums; Tuwalo (African village)

["Giraffe -- by far the tallest of all mammals."] (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 animals
Keywords:
cheetahs; giraffes; leopards; okapis; zebras

["To the blood-curdling shouts of the Masai, to the curses of a renegade white and his half-caste bearers, the chase flashed on..."] (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; N'kari; Masais (African tribe); Mike Melton; Fang (dog); Kalembu
Synopsis:
Melton frames Camilla for his own looting of the Masais' Temple of Ka. She proves her innocence by capturing Melton with the rest of the treasure. The Masai kill Melton.
Keywords:
binoculars; hunting leopards; necklaces; Temple of Ka; warthogs
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Banshee Valley
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Banshee Valley
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Regal pride must be tempered with humility..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["'Why do we visit the palm nut plantation?''"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Deep within the ominous folds of the trackless jungle..."]
    Jungle Journal
  6. 5. ["Black anger clouded the face of Wambi, the man-cub..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Ambush at Dawn
  8. 7. ["The jungle calls it Karza-Tan the ship of death!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Giraffe -- by far the tallest of all mammals."]
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["To the blood-curdling shouts of the Masai, to the curses of a renegade white and his half-caste bearers, the chase flashed on..."]
    Camilla
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