(September 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 Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs; leopards; shanfrons

Indexer Notes

Camilla is mentioned on the cover, but does not appear in this issue (noted by Anthony Durrant, May 2009).

The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion! (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; Marmo (elephant); Baxter; Borkha; Tania; Conklin
Synopsis:
Borkha is raiding traders' safaris and Tania is buying their trading concessions on the cheap. Kaänga steps in and puts a stop to their raids. In the process, they rescue a mysterious mute boy from a funeral barge.
Keywords:
funeral customs; horses; jewelry; leopards; medicinal herbs; saddle zebras; Tanta Valley

Indexer Notes

Story title from cover.

first line: "The perils of the Congo are many --"

["For countless jungle ages, the majestic Okawi River had flowed through the primitive domain of Simba, king of the 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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tamor (rhinoceros); Bohemo (elephant)
Synopsis:
When white prospectors build a dam, the water holes in Simba's jungle dry up and his subjects demand that he restore the water. Meanwhile, his cubs are captured by the prospectors' whose Geiger counter has detected radioactivity from mud on the cubs. Simba trails his missing cubs to the prospectors' steamboat and, in his attack, he causes the steamboat to crash into the dam, restoring the water holes.
Keywords:
dams; Geiger counters; Okawi River; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; uranium; wild dogs

C (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Facts on several animals whose names start with 'C.'
Keywords:
camels; cheetahs; chimpanzees; civet cats; coatimundis; cuscuses

["The smell of fresh-cut rubber hung heavy over the river-front of Bertha Lawson's vast plantation."] (Table of Contents)

King of the Congo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Nils Van Duren]
Pencils:
Kurt Caesar (signed)[as Jack Away]
Inks:
Kurt Caesar (signed)[as Jack Away]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
King (introduction); Bertha Lawson; Jingo; N'saki; Karl; Lopez
Synopsis:
Jingo stows away on the plane for a trading trip by King and Bertha. However, when escaped convicts tie up King and Bertha, it's Jingo's flying that saves the day.
Keywords:
convicts; N'rota (African village); parachutes

["What was behind the mysterious mission to Banzali?"] (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; Keeto; Kenyon; K'wombes (African tribe); Battersby
Synopsis:
Unlicensed traders Kenyon and Battersby have been intimidating the K'wombes for some time. Terry buys a helicopter, hoping to show the K'wombes that his magic was greater than the traders'. The traders' steal the helicopter but Terry recovers it and the K'wombes agree to deal only with licensed traders in the future.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bird Temple of the K'wombes; crocodiles; helicopters; idols; jewelry; loudspeakers; microphones; naval mines; saddle zebras; steamboats

Andorra (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Congo Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["'Only a fool will play a prank which might bring harm to a friend.'"] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The 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; Maggo (macaw); Stripo (zebra); Ogg; Tawn; Beebee (monkey); Old Toothy (crocodile)
Synopsis:
The adult animals of Wambi's jungle do not want their children swimming because they are afraid of Old Toothy, a crocodile. Wambi takes the children swimming despite the children's parents' disapproval. He then tricks the crocodile into eating sticky tree sap, thereby sealing his mouth.
Keywords:
rosindla tree; swimmming

D (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Facts on several animals whose names start with 'D.'
Keywords:
deer; dingos; drills; dugongs; duikers; Tasmanian devils

[""Tabu shall never return me to the judgment of Zan, the old mystic!'"] (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; Langa; N'kaos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
As Tabu is taking Langa to Zan for judgement, the N'kaos attempt to free her. Tabu recovers his prisoner and destroys the N'kao's idol of Mu.
Keywords:
Congola (African region); crocodiles; idols; lightning; Mu (evil god); waterfalls; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["For countless jungle ages, the majestic Okawi River had flowed through the primitive domain of Simba, king of the beasts!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. C
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["The smell of fresh-cut rubber hung heavy over the river-front of Bertha Lawson's vast plantation."]
    King of the Congo
  6. 5. ["What was behind the mysterious mission to Banzali?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Andorra
  8. 7. Congo Mission
  9. 8. ["'Only a fool will play a prank which might bring harm to a friend.'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. D
    Animals of the World
  11. 10. [""Tabu shall never return me to the judgment of Zan, the old mystic!'"]
    Tabu
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