(October 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
Editing:
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Muffled Drums of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
leopards

The Muffled Drums of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Toru; Asaki; Benson; L'tonas (African tribe); Langley
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters looting local temples are confronted by Kaänga and his new ward, Toru. The looters are killed by crocodiles.
Keywords:
blowguns; crocodiles; leopards; mandrills

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Two moons had passed since the jungle lord had saved the man-cub on the funeral barge..."

["A strange restlessness stirred the mate of Simba."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Crekar (mandrill); Kino (eagle)
Synopsis:
Mrs. Simba is caught in a hunter's snare. Kino goes to rouse Simba while Mrs. Simba, trapped, is attacked by mandrills. Simba drives away the mandrills and then gets two elephants to push down the tree that Mrs. Simba is hanging from.
Keywords:
saddle kudus; snares

["The giant panda was found in the mountains..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Peppe ?
Inks:
Mike Peppe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about several animals.
Keywords:
duck-billed platypuses; giant pandas; mammoths; vicunas; yaks

["The deep-throated tree drums spoke of anger and unreast at Konya mines..."] (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; Steve Stone; Drake; Sahi; Bertha Lawton; Jingo
Synopsis:
Bertha's mine overseer, in a plan to cover his diamond thefts, convinces Bertha's native laborers to go on strike. When King and Bertha arrive at the mine site, Bertha takes the airplanes control and buzzes the natives, humiliating Sahi, the chief. Sahi orders his men to attack King and Bertha. Jingo interrogates the overseer and the plot is exposed. The overseer is turned over to the district police and Sahi begs Bertha for forgiveness.
Keywords:
elephants; labor strikes

["For many suns the native drums had not spoken."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; N'lokis (African tribe); Kirby; Kenyon
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters, searching an ancient Carthaginian treasure ship, uses dynamite to block the lancers' steamboat from leaving the fort. But, unknown to the treasure hunters, Terry has a helicopter that he uses to go after the hunters, whom he subdues and takes into custody.
Keywords:
ancient Carthage; dynamite; gold; helicopters; hippopotamuses; ivory

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-third of the final page is an ad.

["'When in trouble, help often comes from the most unexpected sources!'"] (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; Beaky (hawk); Ogg; Beebee (monkey); Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Stripo (zebra); Griffo (giraffe)
Synopsis:
Wambi plays pranks on his jungle friends using stilts, and they shun him. Then, local hunters begin to take captive many of the jungle animals. Tawn refuses Wambi's offer of help and is himself captured, trying to free Ogg. Wambi then uses his stilts to frighten the hunters. He is forgiven for his pranks when he releases his friends.
Keywords:
net traps; stilts

Part 1 - The Freshman Class (Table of Contents)

The Big Cage / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli ?
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
About training wild animals.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

["Through the brooding tangled jungle, a native runner sped..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang; Commissioner Harris; Sylvia Harris; Larkin; Nyoto; Nicky Norton; Moru
Synopsis:
Ivory looters take the ivory of Chief Nyoto's people. The looters tell the chief they are in league with Camilla. When Camilla arrives later that day, she is set upon by the tribe. She escapes, catches up with the looters and restores the ivory to the tribe.
Keywords:
blackwater fever; crocodiles; hunting leopards; ivory; L'komo Lake; signal drums
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Muffled Drums of Doom!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Muffled Drums of Doom!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A strange restlessness stirred the mate of Simba."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The giant panda was found in the mountains..."]
    Wild Life
  5. 4. ["The deep-throated tree drums spoke of anger and unreast at Konya mines..."]
    King of the Congo
  6. 5. ["For many suns the native drums had not spoken."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["'When in trouble, help often comes from the most unexpected sources!'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Part 1 - The Freshman Class
    The Big Cage
  9. 8. ["Through the brooding tangled jungle, a native runner sped..."]
    Camilla
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