(January 1949)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Publishing 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

Cavern of the Golden Bones (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
rhinoceroses

Cavern of the Golden Bones (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; Blandon; district commissioner; Marmo (elephant); Salu; Nira; Sanford; Blandon Sr; golden people
Synopsis:
The district commissioner brings young Blandon to Kaänga's jungle in an effort to locate Blandon's father. They visit the land of the golden people and find Bladon Sr's assistant, Sanford, who has killed the older Blandon and set himself up as a god to the local people. Kaänga exposes the assistant and kills him
Keywords:
bondage; diaries; dynamite; elephants; gold; golden apes; gongs; horses; human skeletons; idols; landslides; leopards; masks

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "To the Congo came the white man and the district commissioner..."

["'Heed me and obey!' snarled mighty Simba."] (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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Bogora (mandrill)
Synopsis:
Simba's cubs are taken by mandrills who then lose the cubs to hunting dogs who take the cubs to their white hunter masters. Simba pursues and kills the mandrill king while Mrs. Simba slips into the hunters' camp and frees the cubs.
Keywords:
dogs; horses; monkeys

["Here is another series for your jungle scrapbook..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Scrapbook / 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 animals.
Keywords:
armadillos; brahmin bulls; camels; pronghorn antelope; sloths

["The blood-tingling rhythm of the booming tom-toms proudly proclaimed the return of the mighty hunters of the Awandi tribe --"] (Table of Contents)

Wambi Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Togar (leopard); Awandis (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg; Lekko (leopard); Pyraa (parrot)
Synopsis:
Wambi attempts to befriend a lost hunting leopard and helps it escape from Lekko and his tribe. Later, Wambi hurts his ankle and is menaced by the leopards. The hunting leopard comes to his aid and kills Lekko, becoming the king of the leopards.
Keywords:
fishing nets; hunting leopards; jullah pears; mandrills; waterfalls

The Courage of Kaambi (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

["Baffling and filled with mystery was the drum message that rumbled down the river..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Umbali; R'nobi; Karen Thompson; George Thompson
Synopsis:
A mad sculptor threaten native villages with a "stone plague" if they do not give him tribute. Terry investigates and learns that the apparently petrified plague sufferers are, in fact, statues. The sculptor is taken into custody.
Keywords:
bells; disguises; Kafka Prison Colony; saddle zebras; signal drums; statues

["Lelana, the slave maiden, droused in the shade of a plantation hut."] (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; Lelana; Ruth Corveaux; Paul Corveaux
Synopsis:
Paul Corveaux murders his wife and frames the slave girl, Lelana, for the crime. Tabu sends Lelana to the Mistlands to protect her and confronts Corveaux who confesses his crimes and is taken into custody by the local villagers.
Keywords:
bracelets; Land of Mist; leopards

[no title indexed] (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:
A brief natural history of the elephant
Reprints:
Keywords:
African elephants; Indian elephants; mastodons

["Strange was the brooding silence of the vast jungle..."] (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; Fang; Mizra; M'gandas (African tribe); Asargi; Carter; Myra Carter; Terry
Synopsis:
The witch doctor Asargi conspires with Terry, assistant to Carter the explorer, to capture the M'gandas' village. Camilla comes and helps defend the village. Terry is trampled by elephants.
Reprints:
Keywords:
battering rams; chariots; crocodiles; draft zebras; horses; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cavern of the Golden Bones
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Cavern of the Golden Bones
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Heed me and obey!' snarled mighty Simba."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Here is another series for your jungle scrapbook..."]
    Jungle Scrapbook
  5. 4. ["The blood-tingling rhythm of the booming tom-toms proudly proclaimed the return of the mighty hunters of the Awandi tribe --"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. The Courage of Kaambi
  7. 6. ["Baffling and filled with mystery was the drum message that rumbled down the river..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Lelana, the slave maiden, droused in the shade of a plantation hut."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["Strange was the brooding silence of the vast jungle..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.