(March 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

The Trek of the Terror-Paws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
leopards; saddle zebras

The Trek of the Terror-Paws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Ben; Professor Fenwick; Jasper
Synopsis:
Kaänga comforts a dying archaeologist and takes the gift the old man gives him, a small idol. Later, criminals come looking for the idol, certain that it contains jewels. Kaänga dumps the thieves into a quicksand pit and reveals to Ann that he had taken the jewels from the idol to raise money to help feed N'geeso's people.
Keywords:
arrow traps; bondage; gohali dogs; horses; hunting leopards; idols; jewels; mandrills; pythons; quicksand; rope bridges; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Beware! Beware! For soon will the mad monsters of the Congo will range the veldt..."

["Many are the secrets, locked within the towering jungle walls..."] (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 (dog); Susan Winters; Mike Curtis; M'beelo; Andy; Jim; Winters
Synopsis:
Archaeologist Winters is wounded by his guides when they decide to take the treasures of the Temple of K'nassa for themselves. Winters' daughter secures the help of Camilla against the thieves and the treasure is committed to a museum.
Keywords:
disguises; gold; human skeletons; hunting leopards; idols; leopards; snake worship; Temple of K'nasso

["'Death stalked the jungle...'"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Bordag (lion)
Synopsis:
During a drought, Simba leads his followers to a water hole ruled by another lion. He and Bordag, the other lion, fight to the death, with Simba triumphant.
Keywords:
drought; rhinoceroses

The Avenging Torch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The jungle is filled with death-traps for the unwary."] (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:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Miss Bradbury; Keeto; Lion Tribe (African tribe); Garson
Synopsis:
Garson and his gang, hoping to loot the native villages come to the jungle claiming to carry insecticide for tsetse flies, but in reality carrying knockout gas. Terry overcomes them and sends them to prison.
Keywords:
flame throwers; insecticide sprayers; insecticides; jewels; Kafka Prison Colony; knockout gas; lion cults; saddle zebras; signal drums; sleeping sickness; steamboats; tsetse flies; vultures

Sacred Beasts (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Froehlich ?
Inks:
August Froehlich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of some animals held as sacred.
Keywords:
albatrosses; brahmin bulls; hanuman monkeys; scorpions; white elephants

["The spear of chief Asama glinted in the early morning sun."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The 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; Asama; Tawn; Ogg; Bulor (Cape buffalo); Triga (tiger)
Synopsis:
Chief Asama's hunters trick Wambi into blowing a hunting horn that attracts the local buffalo, several of which are captured. The animals of the jungle accuse Wambi of being in league with the hunters. Wambi sets out to prove his innocence and goes to the hunters' sacred cave, where the buffalo are to be sacrificed. Once there, he again blows the hunting horn and the jungle animals come and see the hunters and believe in Wambi's innocence.
Keywords:
animal sacrifice; dogs; hunting horns; masks; witch doctors

Belgian Congo (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Froehlich (signed)
Inks:
August Froehlich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A description of the natural resources of the Belgian Congo.
Keywords:
Belgian Congo; diamonds; radium; steamboats

["'Come ye to B'Tongee,' sang the joyful jungle drums."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; N'karo; Lara; B'Tongees (African tribe); Karoa
Synopsis:
The ghost of the late queen, Lara speaks to Tabu, telling him that she was murdered by the witch doctor Karoa and that the wizard intends to kill her son, as well. Tabu confronts the witch doctor and exposes his crimes to the villagers, who sentence him to death.
Keywords:
cheetahs; coronation rituals; ghosts; Land of Mists; poison; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Trek of the Terror-Paws
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Trek of the Terror-Paws
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Many are the secrets, locked within the towering jungle walls..."]
    Camilla
  4. 3. ["'Death stalked the jungle...'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. The Avenging Torch
  6. 5. ["The jungle is filled with death-traps for the unwary."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Sacred Beasts
    Jungle Lore
  8. 7. ["The spear of chief Asama glinted in the early morning sun."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. Belgian Congo
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["'Come ye to B'Tongee,' sang the joyful jungle drums."]
    Tabu
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