(February 1949)

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

Raid of the Fire-Fangs (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
Keywords:
elephants; wild dogs

Raid of the Fire-Fangs (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; Marmo (elephant); Borden; Garson; L'tongas (African tribe); M'kaso
Synopsis:
Jewel thieves disguise themselves as the L'tongas' sacred mandrills and attempt to steal the tribe's sacred diamonds. Kaänga exposes the plot and turns the thieves over to the tribe for punishment.
Keywords:
animals hides; arrow traps; diamonds; disguises; leopards; lions; mandrill worship; mandrills; poison; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the great hills fringing the L'Tonga kraal dwelt the sacred apes --"

["Once were they lords of the veldt..."] (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; Zarkah (tiger); Pulor (leopard); Bolat (Cape buffalo)
Synopsis:
Zarkah, a tiger captured in India, escapes his captors in an African port and makes his way to Simba's jungle. He is killed when he challenges Simba for kingship of the jungle.
Keywords:
monkeys; pythons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Lore / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several animals.
Keywords:
gemsboks; hippopotamuses; jaguars; orangutans; spotted hyenas

["What was it that drew the white man and his safari to the jungle home of Wambi?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Keith; Jeff
Synopsis:
Wambi suffers from amnesia after a fall and is persuaded to guide two white treasure hunters to a hidden temple. The treasure hunters begin their looting but dislodge a roof support and are killed in the ceiling collapse. Wambi recovers his memories.
Keywords:
amnesia; gold; idols; temples; warthogs

["Danger lurked in the humid air..."] (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; Jane; Keeto; Sam Boyd; Mike
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters install an artillery gun in a giant idol and attack river traffic in order to keep nosy visitors from finding their hidden platinum mine. Terry and Keeto manage to destroy the idol and arrest the treasure hunters.
Keywords:
artillery; flare guns; harpoon guns; idols; mandrills; platinum; steamboats

The Secret of the Leopard's Lair (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Whispering veldt winds carry her name: Saraz-San, white queen of the forest."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Saraz-san [Ann Richards]; Uncle Edgar; Carl Richards; Opalis (African tribe); Balshar
Synopsis:
Saraz-san gives a jewel to every family member who will make the trek to her jungle home. But each family member winds up dead. Tabu asks her to give him a gem and he goes to the Land of Mists. There he learns that the jewels belonged to the chief of the Opalis and that he was murdered by Saraz-san. He returns to her home and she agrees to turn herself over to the authorities. Tabu returns the jewels to the Opalis.
Keywords:
crocodiles; diamonds; elephants; emeralds; ghosts; horses; howdahs; jewels; Jewels of Balshar; Land of Mists; leopards; pythons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Here is something new in the series of Jungle Facts."] (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 birds.
Keywords:
condors; flamingos; great horned owls; lyre birds; peregrine falcons; roseate spoonbills; sacred ibises; secretary birds; snake birds

["'"Leave not your village gates unguarded,' the jungle queen warned her subjects.""] (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; K'loris (African tribe); One-leg; Meg; El-Khandi; Fang; N'goro; Kesabis (African tribe); El-Hassan
Synopsis:
A white slaver, working with Arabs, comes up the scheme of disguising a woman as Camilla and having her lure villagers into a trap. This works until Camilla becomes aware of the scheme and puts a stop to it. The white slaver falls into the workings of his paddle-wheel steamer and is killed.
Keywords:
amputees; crocodile; hunting leopards; imposture; saddle zebras; slavers; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs; waterfalls
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Raid of the Fire-Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Raid of the Fire-Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Once were they lords of the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["What was it that drew the white man and his safari to the jungle home of Wambi?"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Danger lurked in the humid air..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. The Secret of the Leopard's Lair
  8. 7. ["Whispering veldt winds carry her name: Saraz-San, white queen of the forest."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. ["Here is something new in the series of Jungle Facts."]
    Jungle Facts
  11. 10. ["'"Leave not your village gates unguarded,' the jungle queen warned her subjects.""]
    Camilla
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