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

Morass of the Mammoths (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; sabre-toothed tigers

Morass of the Mammoths (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; N'Tonga; Ann Mason; Lapin; Mrs. Latoure; Mr. Latoure
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann pursue a safari into the lands beyond the Voodoo Swamp, where they encounter animals that are extinct in the outside world. Here, the safari guide Lapin, is exploiting the Neanderthal natives and hiding his stolen treasures. Kaänga captures Lapin and takes him back to the Congo for trial.
Keywords:
Bactrian camels; cavemen; dinosaurs; geysers; human sacrifice; idols; machine guns; mammoths; sabre-toothed tigers; saddle warthogs; shields; the Voodoo Swamps; tyrannosaurs; volcanos

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Well did Kaänga, lord of the jungle, know the dangers lurking in the 'Land Beyond the Voodoo Mists.'"

["'Who' is the mightiest of them all?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Jaga (jackal); Uxor (Cape buffalo); Pasha (leopard); Bolor (chimpanzee); Zalor (leopard)
Synopsis:
Long ago, Simba foiled an attack by jackals on a buffalo and now the jackals seek revenge. They trick Simba into a fight with a she-leapard and while is involved in that fight, they go to the waterhole and proclaim they will be the first to drink. Simba arrives, battered but mostly unhurt, and he quickly defeats the jackals.

["Below you'll find a few examples of fighting animals..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
A brief description of some cases of jungle violence.
Keywords:
cobras; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; mongooses; nilgais; rhinoceroses; tigers

["To Captain Terry Thunder, Congo lancer, Fort Diablo: ..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Professor Lamb; Wambuli; Keeto; Linda
Synopsis:
A pair of temple looters, posing as biologists, are using diving equipment to loot a submerged native temple. Terry and Wambuli, the local chief, sink the looters' boat and arrest the them.
Keywords:
Bambola Falls; bathyspheres; cutting torches; divers; idols; Institute of Geographical Sciences; machine guns; saddle zebras; steamboats; temples

["The jungle is a savage home of dark secrets and sudden violence."] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Pyra (parrot); Justin; Kirk; Hogor (hippopotamus)
Synopsis:
A pair of treasure hunters seeking the Temple of Mankor, kidnap Wambi and force him to lead them there. The treasure hunters are then killed by the mandrills that guard the temple.
Keywords:
idols; mandrill worship; mandrills; Temple of Manko; treasure maps

["The monkey tribe -- one rung down from man on the ladder of evolution --"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several apes and two monkey species.
Keywords:
Barbary apes; chimpanzees; gibbons; gorillas; mandrills; orangutans

Value Received (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Noel Lee]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Ghost beasts haunted the trails of M'Tongo."] (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; Gorbu; M'Tongas (African tribe); Kalua; Arubi; L'lori; Emil; Igor
Synopsis:
The M'Tongas' witch doctor works with white jewel thieves to steal the treasures of the M'Tongas. The witch doctor, Kalua, accuses a young woman of the crimes. Tabu rescues the woman and exposes the witch doctor's plot.
Keywords:
astral projection; bondage; cheetahs; diamonds idols; elephants; witch doctors

["To Camilla's jungle come many hunters..."] (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; Miles; Chuck Carey; Fang; Paula; Taylor
Synopsis:
Years ago, Miles and Carey abandoned their friend Taylor while on safari. Unknown to Miles and Carey, Taylor lived among the apes, as an amnesiac. Now they've returned to the jungle and Taylor is stalking them. Camilla rescues the hunters and when Taylor recovers his memory, she helps him re-capture the hunters who are turned over to the district commissioner.
Keywords:
amnesia; apes; bolas; crocodiles; hunting leopards; lions
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Morass of the Mammoths
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Morass of the Mammoths
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Who' is the mightiest of them all?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Below you'll find a few examples of fighting animals..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["To Captain Terry Thunder, Congo lancer, Fort Diablo: ..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["The jungle is a savage home of dark secrets and sudden violence."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The monkey tribe -- one rung down from man on the ladder of evolution --"]
    Jungle Facts
  8. 7. Value Received
  9. 8. ["Ghost beasts haunted the trails of M'Tongo."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["To Camilla's jungle come many hunters..."]
    Camilla
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