(June 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

Mad Jackals Hunt by Night (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; leopards

Mad Jackals Hunt by Night (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; B'halis (African tribe): Tagar; Carlson; Pierre; Bokka; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Bokka, son of the chief of the B'halis, is working with two white treasure hunters to loot the B'halis sacred places. Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso put an end to their depredations. Bokka later seeks revenge on Kaänga and kidnaps Ann. Kaänga frees her and feeds the treasure hunters to the crocodiles.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; crocodiles; foot traps; gas masks; horses; machine guns; necklaces; saddle zebras; steamboats

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "They were traders, called Carlson and Pierre, and someone had aptly nicknamed them the Twin Terrors..."

["He who wears a jungle crown lives in a world of fear!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Al Hollingsworth ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Briffo (Cape buffalo); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
Simba prevents Briffo the Cape buffalo from chastising Simba's cubs. Later, the cubs are taken by hunters and Mrs. Simba is wounded. Her wounds drive her mad and she begins to wantonly slaughter the jungle animals. Simba frees his cubs. Briffo calls a jungle council and demands that Mrs. Simba be killed. Simba and Mrs. Simba, now recovered, appear at the council and Simba kills Briffo, re-asserting his place as king.
Keywords:
net traps

Explorers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Waldman ?
Inks:
Ed Waldman ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketches of several explorers of Africa: Mungo Park, Hugh Clapperton, Samuel Baker, John Speke, and James Bruce.
Keywords:
exploration

["To Captain Terry Thunder: '30 man-tracking leopards, tamed and trained, ready for lancer service...'"] (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:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Commissioner Powers; Helen Powers; Snide; Monk Cassidy; M'bonga; Kazaris (African tribe); Keeto
Synopsis:
Snide and Cassidy, angered at being exiled from the district, kidnap Commissioner Powers and force him to sign the old B'zimba trading grounds, where they've discovered gold, over to them. Witch doctor M'bonga facilitates their plot. Terry uncovers their plan and exposes them to the Kazari tribe and takes them into custody.
Keywords:
B'zimba Trading Grounds; crocodiles; deeds; drug-induced frenzy; gold; hunting leopards; idols; imposture; Kazar (African village); masks; oxen; steamboats; witch doctors

The Flame Bird (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["With cat-like movements, Wambi, the man-cub, cautiously makes his way across the rotted limb..."] (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; Umbalis (African tribe); George Baxter; Tyrgo (hawk)
Synopsis:
Baxter, a treasure hunter, frames Wambi for looting the Umbalis' temple. Tawn and Ogg show the chief the location of the treasure and clear Wambi's name.
Keywords:
bracelets; hunting leopards; jewelry; jullah pears; saddle zebra

["In a strange world beyond the understanding of mortal mind, where ghost shades of man and beast lurk in eternal darkness, lies the domain of Tabu..."] (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; Kaludis (African tribe); Professor Gregor; Marie; Azambi; Atongis (African tribe); Kargo
Synopsis:
Tabu exposes a treacherous witch doctor who is then exiled by the Atongis. A professor visits Tabu while his assistant plots to steal diamonds from the Kapudis. The exiled Atongi witch doctor, Kargo, plots with the assistant to kill Tabu. Tabu uses his illusion powers and defeats the witch doctor. Both Kargo and the assistant are turned over to the authorities.
Keywords:
baboons; bondage; diamonds; idols; jewels; taxidermy; witch doctors

Odd Names (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Trivia regarding unusual animal names.
Keywords:
aye-ayes; beche-de-mars; dik diks; kites; queen of Spains

["Throughout the long night, jungle drums throbbed an ominous message... "] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Marcia Snyder
Inks:
Marcia Snyder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Zack Monroe; Masais (African tribe); Luongo; Davis; Lon Becker; Jimmy Monroe; Blacky
Synopsis:
Disguised as Masais, ivory trader Becker and his men burn out and kill his rival Monroe. Monroe's son, believing the Masais to blame, steals into the village and kidnaps the chief's daughter. Camilla tracks him down and returns him to Becker's trading camp where they discover Becker's deception.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguises; ivory; signal drums