(May 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

Two-Tusked Terror! (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; leopard cultists
Reprints:
Keywords:
leopard cults; leopards

Two-Tusked Terror! (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; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Bolongas (African tribe); Larsen; Miles; Lop-ear (rhinoceros); Norman; leopard cultists
Synopsis:
Trader Larsen disguises himself as Kaänga, hoping to induce the Blongas to trade with his company. The real Kaänga exposes the plot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; dogs; imposture; paralysis drugs; saddle kudus; saddle zebras; signal drums; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "As a true lord of the jungle, Kaänga feared neither man nor beast..."

["Zan-Sar Blanche! The dread white panther that struck terror in the hearts of veldt folk."] (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; Gerald; Natalie; Zan-Sar Blanche (leopard); Toguli
Synopsis:
Gerald plots with the witch doctor Toguli to have Gerald's niece, Natalie, killed by the local villagers by leading them to believe that she is the demon leopard, Zan-Sar Blanche Gerald hopes that with Natalie's death, he can secure control of her gold mines. Tabu exposes the plot.
Keywords:
bondage; gold mines; jungle fever; mandrills; witch doctors

Little Know Facts About Well-Known Animals! [sic] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks:
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about several jungle animals.
Keywords:
anteaters; lions; parrots; rhinoceroses

["Work convicts were making daring escapes from the vast diamond mines at Batanga..."] (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 [Congo Sam]; Keeto; Miss Merrill; Jim Bogart; N'buli; Ali Bey; Lefty
Synopsis:
To investigate the disappearance of many convict laborers from the Merrill mine, Terry disguises himself as a convict. His imposture is discovered by the mine supervisor who uses it against him by suggesting that he can escape if he will deliver a bag of diamonds to an accomplice. Terry takes the bag and is attacked by Ali Bey's hunting leopards. However, Terry had equipped himself with knockout gas, which subdues the leopards. He returns to the mine and turns the overseer over to the authorities for transport to Kafka Prison Colony.
Keywords:
Batanga; convict labor; diamond mines; diamonds; dynamite; elephants; hunting leopards; imposture; Kafka Prison Colony; knockout gas; steam shovels

Jungle Camouflage (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:
Trivia regarding animal camouflage in the jungle.
Keywords:
butterflies; crocodiles; giraffes; monkeys; rock lizards; snakes

["Many are the tales told of Simba, king of all beasts...."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba; Thorndyke; Vera Thorndyke; Rawadi
Synopsis:
Thorndyke, a big game hunter, tells his fellow hunters about his encounter with Simba.
Keywords:
Kazee River; lightning; mangabeys; monsoons; rain; storms; Ugangi (African region)

The Thirsty Gamble (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["The soft jungle breeze carried far and wide the hoarse shouts and labored grunts of two twisting and turning opponents..."] (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; Ogg; Kim-ki (deer); Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Pyra (parrot)
Synopsis:
Sirdah captures Wambi's new friend, Kim-ki the deer, and challenges Wambi to battle him for the deer's release. As the battle begins, Wambi pretends to run in fear from the tiger who pursues him to the swamp, where Sirdah's charge lands him in a mud pit. He tells Wambi where to find the deer in exchange for helping him out of the trap.

Unusual Traps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of several jungle traps.
Keywords:
cage traps; crocodiles; deadfalls; elephants; jug traps; lions; monkeys; pythons; turtles

["'Camilla, be so good as to guide my friend Mansfield to the coast.'"] (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; Hamed; Mansfield; N'kara; Mobu
Synopsis:
Mansfield, seeking his actress-daughter who is lost in the jungle, learns that his daughter has been killed by N'kara, chieftaness of a local tribe. He goes to Camilla with his information and Camilla vows that the daughter will be avenged. Camilla manages to defeat N'kara and her men and the district police promise that N'kara will stand trial.
Keywords:
bondage; Caves of Gondokoro; coffins; gunpowder; hippopotamuses; hunting leopards; jewelry
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Two-Tusked Terror!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Two-Tusked Terror!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Zan-Sar Blanche! The dread white panther that struck terror in the hearts of veldt folk."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. Little Know Facts About Well-Known Animals! [sic]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Work convicts were making daring escapes from the vast diamond mines at Batanga..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Jungle Camouflage
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. ["Many are the tales told of Simba, king of all beasts...."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  8. 7. The Thirsty Gamble
  9. 8. ["The soft jungle breeze carried far and wide the hoarse shouts and labored grunts of two twisting and turning opponents..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  10. 9. Unusual Traps
    Jungle Facts
  11. 10. ["'Camilla, be so good as to guide my friend Mansfield to the coast.'"]
    Camilla
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