(December 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

Killer King's Domain (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:
lions

Killer King's Domain (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Zulu; Ann Mason; Azandes (African tribe); Bulando; M'fonga; Songa; Tugaro; El Haska
Synopsis:
Kaänga learns that the Azandes have been forbidden to trade with the trader Songa by their witch doctor, M'fonga. Kaänga visits the tribe and tells the chief and the warriors that he thinks they should trade with Songa. At the trader's camp, the warriors are betrayed by their chief and Songa takes them all captives, including Ann, to be sold as slaves. Kaänga pursues them to the slave auction and frees the slaves and captures Songa. The chief is killed by Zulu as he attempts to escape.
Keywords:
bolas; bondage; leopards; mandrills; pythons; saddle zebras; slave auctions; slavers; soporific drugs; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Only dimly did Zulu remember that fateful day when Kaänga, lord of the jungle, had found him on a funeral barge..."

["What is the unfathomable spell that the jungle weaves around the hearts and minds of men..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Competing parties seek a legendary salt mine: white ivory hunters who will trade the salt to natives for their ivory and natives who will trade the salt for needed supplies. Simba, fighting cantankerous leopards, leads each party to the mine. The natives kill the white men, and Simba defeats the leopards.
Keywords:
leopards; rhinoceroses; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Simba turns white after a fall into a stream. While the change is noted in the text, there is no explanation for it.

[" -- Official -- From: District commissioner's office..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; L'tongas (African tribe); Anton Carter; Keeto; Fang (cheetah)
Synopsis:
Terry escorts Dr. Carter, an ethnologist, to the L'tonga village where a trial for a pair of jewel thieves is scheduled. Dr. Carter is exposed as an ex-Nazi, looking for the loot taken by the thieves.
Keywords:
disguises; elephants; ethnology' M'kimbwa River; helicopters; hunting cheetahs; medicinal herbs; Nazis; saddle zebras; steamboats; submarines; swastikas; torpedos; U-boats; whips

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-quarter of the final page is a Jungle Comics subscription advertisement.

["Nature has given Wambi's friends speed and strength..."] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Leo (leopard); Stripo (zebra); Kila (dog)
Synopsis:
Wambi and Leo pretend to have swamp madness in order to drive away the gothali dogs.
Keywords:
foot traps; medicinal herbs; soap root; swamp madness

Getting Acquainted (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["What the gods have or ordained, let no man defy..." [sic]] (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; Naya; Bulandas (African tribe); Songais (African tribe); Ovambu; Myra; Shelton; Yona
Synopsis:
A thief steals the idol of Ovambu from the Bulandas and hides it in the temple of the Songais. A pair of treasure hunters come and loot the Songai temple, taking the idol. They attempt to trade the idol to the Bulandas, not knowing the provenance of the statue. The Bulandas kill them.
Keywords:
crocodiles; diamonds; gas bombs; gas masks; idol of Ovambu; machine guns; storms

["A curse, ancient as the sands of Egypt..."] (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; Jane Wiggin; Hetlai; Kolonas (African tribe); Al Storm; Ahmed; B'timi
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters kidnap chief Hetlai's daughter in order to coerce him into helping them loot an ancient Egyptian tomb. Camilla frees the daughter and captures the treasure hunters. She prevents Hetlai from killing them so they can be turned over to the district commissioner.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; bondage; disguises; lions; mummies; Ritual of Ra; saddle zebras; sarcophogi; Treasure of Tut-akan
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Killer King's Domain
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Killer King's Domain
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What is the unfathomable spell that the jungle weaves around the hearts and minds of men..."]
    Simba
  4. 3. [" -- Official -- From: District commissioner's office..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Nature has given Wambi's friends speed and strength..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Getting Acquainted
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["What the gods have or ordained, let no man defy..." [sic]]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["A curse, ancient as the sands of Egypt..."]
    Camilla
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