(January 1950)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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

Wolves of the Desert Night (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:
lions

Wolves of the Desert Night (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; Ann Mason; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Black Bart [Tom Nelson]
Synopsis:
A group of escaped convicts, disguised as commissioner's guards, raise havok in Kaänga's jungle until they are exposed by Kaänga and turned over to authentic district commissioner guards.
Keywords:
airplanes; bondage; disguises; elephants; fire extinguishers; Kafka Prison Colony; leopards; totem poles; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the ancient temple of the Lotumbu kraal there was a legend inscribed on the altar wall..."

["What chance for survival have new-born sucklings..."] (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; Mrs. Simba; Hogar (hippopotamus); Brugga (ape)
Synopsis:
Brugga kidnaps Simba's cubs, with the intention of killing them. Simba arrives just in time to save the cubs and kills Brugga in combat.
Keywords:
crocodiles; rope bridges

Advanced Trickology (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["'A lost city where an ancient civilization once flourished, lies crumbing beneath the matted jungle at Kongola.'"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow
Inks:
Bill Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Professor Morely; Dian; Ali Khaber; Cass Stinson; Loangas (African tribe); Kamba; Buck
Synopsis:
Terry escorts an archaeologist and his assistant to the Kongola country where they hope to find a buried, ancient city. A pair of prospectors, illegally hydraulically mining in the area, unearth the city. When Terry's party arrives the prospectors take them prisoner, demanding the maps that will help them properly loot the city. Terry overcomes them and arrests them
Keywords:
archaeology; elephants; gold; helicopters; hydraulic mining; Kongola (African region); steamboats

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadaboncouer Jr. The previous indexer credited the pencils to "Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)" and the inks to "David Heames ?; ? (Iger Shop)."

The bottom one-third of the final page is a subscription advertisement for Jungle Comics.

["Wake up, Wambi!"] (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; Tawn; Tongo; Croft; Ogg
Synopsis:
A snake charming witch doctor is hired by hunters to bring them game. He uses his flute to lure all the animals of the jungle to the hunters' steamboat where they are caged. Wambi follows and frees the animals, extracts a promise from the witch doctor to never do this again, and cages the hunters, sending their steamboat down the river.
Keywords:
hypnosis; snake charming; steamboats; witch doctors

["The jungle wherein Tabu, the wizard, dwells, is a land of darkness and evil..."] (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; Zana; Tonga; Golas (African tribe); Basuris (African tribe); B'maki; Orago
Synopsis:
B'maki, a prince of the Basulis, intercepts the new bride of his brother, Orago, as she makes her way to the Basuli village. He plans to marry her himself and become chief. Tabu divines the location of the kidnapper and his victim and hypnotizes B'maki, causing him to fall in a crevasse where he will wait for the jungle authorities.
Keywords:
bats; caves; crocodiles; saddle zebras

The Elephant (Table of Contents)

Jungle Lore / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about elephants.
Keywords:
elephants; elephants' graveyard; ivory; lions; tiger traps

["At the fork in the ancient jungle trail, Camilla posted her taboo..."] (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; Benton; Kent; Fang (dog); Akari; the Scorpion; K'tia; N'kyla
Synopsis:
Camilla infiltrates the camp of the safari raider, the Scorpion, disguised as one of his lieutenants. She then opens the camp's gate to a safari that had been robbed by the Scorpion and they defeat the Scorpion's men.
Keywords:
disguises; hunting cheetahs; leopards; mannequins; rope bridges; saddle zebras
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wolves of the Desert Night
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Wolves of the Desert Night
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What chance for survival have new-born sucklings..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Advanced Trickology
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. ["'A lost city where an ancient civilization once flourished, lies crumbing beneath the matted jungle at Kongola.'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Wake up, Wambi!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The jungle wherein Tabu, the wizard, dwells, is a land of darkness and evil..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. The Elephant
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. ["At the fork in the ancient jungle trail, Camilla posted her taboo..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.