(November 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

Fury of the Golden Apes! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Fury of the Golden Apes! (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; Zulu; Amrân; Jim; Gus Corrigan; gorilla cultists; Marmo (elephant); Bill Corrigan [Jebola]
Synopsis:
Gus Corrigan, seeking his lost brother, asks Kaänga to help him. Unknown to Corrigan, his brother has been captured by a gorilla cult and the leader of the cult has given him amnesia-inducing drugs and convinced him that he is the gorilla god Jebola, returned to his people. Kaänga locates the cultists and frees Corrigan's brother and turns the cult leader over to the district commissioner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia-inducing drugs; bondage; crocodiles; elephants; gas balloons; hunting leopards; net traps; saddle kudus; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Beware the flying furies -- for they are the messengers of the golden ape!'"

["Many hunters invade the privacy of the kingdom 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; Ghost-Chaser; Crekko (gorilla)
Synopsis:
Simba is challenged by Crekko for the kingship of the jungle. While they are fighting, a big game hunter spies them and fires his rifle, wounding Simba. Simba is taken captive by a wildlife photographer who wants to use footage of the lion in his new film. While Simba is captive, Crekko declares himself king of the jungle. Simba escapes his captors and attacks and kills Crekko, an attack that is captured on film by the happy photographer.
Keywords:
motion picture camera; motion picture projector

The Freshman's Second Lesson (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Big Cage / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["Boom! Boom! Boom! Man-made thunder echoes the jungle vastness..."] (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; Ogg; Sirdah (tiger); Nolan; Rheusa (rhinoceros); Tawn; Beaky (eagle); Beebee (monkey)
Synopsis:
A pair of prospectors are dynamiting the river in Wambi's jungle. The animals gather to choose a plan for ridding themselves of the white men. Sirdah suggests that the animals attack en masse. Wambi objects, fearing his friends will be hurt, but he is overruled. As predicated the mass attack is repelled and some of the animals are wounded. Wambi then has Beaky steal some of the prospectors' dynamite and drop it into the local volcano. The resulting eruption causes the prospectors to flee and the animals promise to heed Wambi in the futute.
Keywords:
dynamite; volcanos

Primates (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about several primate species.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baboons; DeBrazza's monkeys; lion-tailed monkeys; marmosets; spider monkeys

["What terrors did the jungle night hold..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; M'tombes (African tribe); Kendrick; Miss Carter; Keeto; Cassidy
Synopsis:
Terry and his helicopter are hi-jacked by mine owner Miss Carter who needs to get to the interior to find out why her native laborers have fled. On arrival they find that her former overseer and his partner have been using a local rock formation, the Devil Face, to intimidate the natives and to induce them to pay tribute. Terry exposes them and arrests them.
Keywords:
catapults; Devil Face (rock formation); elephants; fire retardants; helicopters; loudspeakers; mines; spanking; witch doctors

["Sacred is the mighty elephant to the Balahari tribe..."] (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; Balaharis (African tribe); Nukuru; Chris; Clint; Zan
Synopsis:
Con men, using a trained elephant, persuade the Balaharis that their recently deceased chief's spirit has inhabited an elephant and wants them to pay tribute to the con men. Tabu arrives and exposes the plot and turns the con men over to the district commissioner.
Keywords:
astral projection; elephants; funerary customs; gold; ivory

Deer of the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about several deer species.
Keywords:
axis deer; berasingha deer; European red deer; fallow deer; hog deer; sambar deer

["Sweating bullocks plodded through the steaming brush..."] (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; Marcel Givault; Shelton; Ugandis (African tribe); Johann Drooten; Smiley; M'bulla; Boru
Synopsis:
A gang of European criminals convince a possible financier of the worth of their gold-gathering plan by "seeding" temple ruins with gold-plated trinkets. Camilla exposes the plot and leaves the criminals to the mercies of the Ugandis, who are angered by the presence of white men in their territory.
Keywords:
elephants; gold; mandrills; saddle zebras; Temple of Doom; waterfalls
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fury of the Golden Apes!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Fury of the Golden Apes!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Many hunters invade the privacy of the kingdom of Simba, king of the beasts!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Freshman's Second Lesson (Part 2)
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. ["Boom! Boom! Boom! Man-made thunder echoes the jungle vastness..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Primates
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. ["What terrors did the jungle night hold..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Sacred is the mighty elephant to the Balahari tribe..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. Deer of the World
    Jungle Lore
  10. 9. ["Sweating bullocks plodded through the steaming brush..."]
    Camilla
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