(August 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 Banshees of Voodoo Veldt! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
mandrills

The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitmann?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Bathongas (African tribe); Benson; Cappy; Ann Mason; Trader Thompson
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters persuade the Bathongas that Trader Thompson has taken their children as slaves. The Bathonga warrior leave their village in pursuit of Thompson. Meanwhile, the treasure hunters loot the Bathongas' treasures. Kaänga and the innocent Thompson expose the thieves and turn them over the district commissioner.
Keywords:
bondage; cheetahs; crocodiles; disguises; dogs; idols; Kobisi River; ossuaries; saddle antelope; saddle zebras; sarcophagi; slavers; swimming; tear gas grenades; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "No jungle terror can stand against his might..."

["High over the wild primitive jungle drones a winged intruder..."] (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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Anita; Cusco (lion)
Synopsis:
An airplane, bearing the circus lion Cusco and his trainer, crashes in Simba's jungle. Simba fends off an attack by a leopard and takes the newly freed Cusco under his tutelage. Cusco's trainer spies Simba and, believing him to be Simba, has him shot with a drugged dart. While Simba is at the trainer's camp, recovering, Cusco is forced to fight a pack of leopards. Simba recovers and rescues Cusco at the last moment. He then escorts the tame lion back to his trainer.
Keywords:
airplanes; animal training; blowguns; leopards; soporific drugs

B (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:
Animals of the World from A to Z, this features creatures beginning with "B".
Keywords:
babiroosas; baboons; badgers; bantings; binturongs; burrhels

["Orders of the Day: L/R G4520 A"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Colonel Wickersham; Al Raschid; Keeto; Schezade
Synopsis:
Terry is relieved of his command for failing to capture the bandit Al Raschid. When his replacement sends word that he has cornered the bandit and needs ammunition, Terry suspects that Al Raschid is arranging a trap. Terry and Keeto rig the ammunition cases with smoke grenades and allow the bandit's men to take the supplies. When the cases are opened and the bandit and his men are blinded, Terry and the handful of lancer loyal to him, capture them. Terry's command is restored and his given a commendation.
Keywords:
K'haber Pass; smoke grenades; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs

["'Will the wild gohali dogs come this season and devestate the jungle as they did in other years?'"] (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; Beebee (monkey); Coco (monkey); Tawn; Ogg; Sirdah (tiger); Maggo (macaw)
Synopsis:
Wambi accidentally starts a small fire with a magnifying glass and his jungle friends all shun him. But when the gohali dogs attack, Wambi leads them into oil-polluted waters and ignites the oil with his magnifying glass. He is forgiven by his jungle friends for his earlier mistake.
Keywords:
fires; gohali dogs; magnifying glasses

Temple of Kali (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["In Zomialand, that mysterious region of Africa untrod by white men, stands a mighty escarpment..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Zan; Langa; Swahilis (African tribe); Tanika
Synopsis:
Zan dispatches Tabu to capture the witch Langa. Tabu complies and makes the Swahilis believe that she has been taken by her evil gods.
Keywords:
apes; bird cages; jewelry; saddle zebras; Staff of the Snake-God; Temple of Apes; witch doctors

["'Am enroute to determine whether your mine, known as the Cavern of the King-Lizards, is safe for native labor.'"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Brody; Sharpe; Fang; Chet; Mulhall; lion cultists
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters bent on looting a lion cult's temple, set explosive charges that they believe have killed the district mines inspector. The inspector and his assistant blame the blast on Camilla. Camilla convinces them that she is innocent and the three of them confront and defeat the treasure hunters who are killed by the cultists.
Keywords:
antelopes; Cavern of the King-Lizards; crocodiles; dynamite; lion cults; monitor lizards; rope bridges; saddle zebras
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["High over the wild primitive jungle drones a winged intruder..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. B
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["Orders of the Day: L/R G4520 A"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["'Will the wild gohali dogs come this season and devestate the jungle as they did in other years?'"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Temple of Kali
  8. 7. ["In Zomialand, that mysterious region of Africa untrod by white men, stands a mighty escarpment..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["'Am enroute to determine whether your mine, known as the Cavern of the King-Lizards, is safe for native labor.'"]
    Camilla
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