(July 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

Treasure Trove in Vulture Sky (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
first aid; lions

Indexer Notes

The central figure appears to be by John Celardo, but it's more likely a copy.

Treasure Trove in Vulture Sky (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; Emmanuel; Dawson; bird men
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann meet a man wearing artificial wings who tells them that they are worship by his bird man people. Ann and the bird man are taken hostage by treasure hunters who demand to be shown the way to the bird people's home. Kaänga, though wounded, follows, and rescues Ann and the bird people. The treasure hunters are taken prisoner.
Keywords:
artificial wings; dogs; gold; horses; leopards; loudspeakers; microphones; saddle zebras; statues; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Strange things were happening in the jungle lord's domain."

["Like a huge slithering snake, the safari slowly crawled through the dense, tangled underbrush..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Townsend; Nancy Townsend; Varma (cheetah); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis:
Simba prevents Varma killing a lost white child. Varma plots revenge with the aid of the jackals. While the jackals attack Mrs. Simba, Varma makes off with one of Simba's cubs. Simba follows Varma and kills him and then leads the lost child back to her father's safari.
Keywords:
elephants; jackals; leopards

Indexer Notes

Though Varma is identified as a cheetah, the animal is clearly a leopard, as it can climb trees, something that cheetah can't do.

The Cat Tribe (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several African cats.
Keywords:
leopards; lions; lynx; servals

["Type message: Official. Via: native runner. To: Captain Thunder, Ft. Diablo"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Lieutenant DuCour; Betty; Sanders; T'goru
Synopsis:
Trader Sanders spurs natives to attack the building of an auxiliary fort to avoid lancer investigation of his illicit trading. Terry and the lancers defeat the natives and force Sanders to admit to his duplicity.
Keywords:
blowguns; disguises; Fort Bangali; magnifying glasses; saddle zebras; signal drums; slavers; steamboats

Spoor of the Demon Ape (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The waking hours of Wambi, the jungle boy, are crowded with the endless struggles to stay alive in an unfriendly jungle!"] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The 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; Maggo (macaw); Ageelas (African tribel); Ahili; Arungo; Kuka (antelope); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis:
The Ageelas are driven from their village into Wambi's jungle by the followers of the raider Arungo. Wambi and Tawn persuade Arungo's elephants to rebel against their masters and drive them away from the Angeela village.
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs

From A to Z (Table of Contents)

Animals of the World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several species.
Keywords:
aardvarks; addaxes; alpacas; andas; aoudahs; argalis

["The rhythmic voice of the ceremonial drum rose from the dense, green-matted jungle..."] (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; Membesis (African tribe); Otanu; Shamatar; Turu; Tongo; Tigo
Synopsis:
Otanu seeks to prevent Tongo's ascension to the Membesi throne. He conjures the evil goddess, Shamatar, and promises her a soul in return for her help. Shamatar sends a leopard to attack Tongo during a zebra race, allowing Otanu to win. Tabu sets a trap to discover who is behind the attack on Tongo with a "truth fluid" that all are willing to drink. save Otanu. When Otanu attempts to flee, Shamatars's leopard attacks and kills him and Shamatar takes his soul as her promised pay.
Keywords:
astral projection; kingship rites; leopards; saddle zebras; soporific drugs

Ancient Africa (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Trivia from the history of Africa.
Keywords:
ancient Rome; Nile River; Phoenicians

Indexer Notes

located on upper half of page

If Polio Hits Your Area This Year... (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advice on how to avoid contracting polio from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

Indexer Notes

located on bottom half of page

["War -- jungle war!"] (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; Ungandis (African tribe); Masais (African tribe); N'kota; Basuto; Kalembu; Hogan; Smitty; T'gari
Synopsis:
Gun runners kidnap the Masai princess, N'kota, and frame the Ugandis for the crime in order to incite warfare. Camilla rescues the princess and stops the impending war. She turns the gun runners over to the Masai for trial.
Keywords:
chariots; cheetahs; draft kudus; gun smuggling; lions; madrills; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats; waterfalls
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Treasure Trove in Vulture Sky
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Treasure Trove in Vulture Sky
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Like a huge slithering snake, the safari slowly crawled through the dense, tangled underbrush..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Cat Tribe
    African Wild Life
  5. 4. ["Type message: Official. Via: native runner. To: Captain Thunder, Ft. Diablo"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Spoor of the Demon Ape
  7. 6. ["The waking hours of Wambi, the jungle boy, are crowded with the endless struggles to stay alive in an unfriendly jungle!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. From A to Z
    Animals of the World
  9. 8. ["The rhythmic voice of the ceremonial drum rose from the dense, green-matted jungle..."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. Ancient Africa
    Jungle Facts
  11. 10. If Polio Hits Your Area This Year...
  12. 11. ["War -- jungle war!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.