(February 1950)

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 Veldt of Phantom Fangs (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Veldt of Phantom Fangs (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Zan-zar; Tikanus (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); Ann Mason; Zulu; Bokka; Barda; leopard cultists
Synopsis:
The witch Zan-zar begins preaching war among the jungle natives. An old woman, who gives her name as Barda, takes Kaänga and Ann to Zan-zar's hidden headquarters. Barda reveals that she is the real Zan-zar and the leopard cult that had been serving the imposter turns on her
Keywords:
apes; bondage; chariots; crocodiles; disguises; draft zebras; imposture; leopard cults; leopards; lions; stereotyping of Asians

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Heed my commands..."

["The name of Marvella, the-woman-who-could-not-die, traveled faster than the pulsing sound of the drum..."] (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; Chief Nayika; Fajelus (African tribe); Azali; Landor (villain, magician); Marvella, the Priestess of Life
Synopsis:
Chief Nayika has invited Marvella, the woman who cannot die, to visit his tribe. Marvella and her assistant, after a display of stage magic, demand tribue from the Fajelus. Tabu senses trickery afoot and, in seeking to stop it, accidentally wounds a boy, unwittingly falling into a well-laid trap set by the magicians. Tabu quickly learns the error of his ways and exposes the tricks of the magicians and chases them into the jungle with his illusions.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blade box illusion; leopards; sawing a woman in half illusion; stage magic

["Each year Fort Diablo's lancer corps recruited their men from the jungle tribes."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Congo Jacques; Wasimbis (African tribe); Salinda
Synopsis:
The crooked trader, Congo Jacques, uses ventriloquism to convince natives that their god wishes the lancers driven from the jungle. The natives attend Terry's annual recruitment drive and wreak havok. Terry exposes Jacques and wins over all the recruits.
Keywords:
disguises; elephants; hunting cheetahs; idol of Dar-Zumbo; idols; saddle zebras; smoke bombs; ventriloquism

["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked...usually..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia regarding some big cats.
Reprints:
Keywords:
leopards; lions; pythons; tigers

Indexer Notes

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

["Sleeping safely in his tree home, Wambi the jungle boy stirs restlessly..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Kaw; N'tumbas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis:
Offended that his people would prefer Western medicine to his, Kaw poisons the jungle's waterholes, driving the animals mad. Wambi forces Kaw to treat the animals and promise to never poison them again.
Keywords:
poisoning; tigers; witch doctors

Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["The jut-jawed trapper lashed his bullock 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; Gus; Limehouse; Pappy; Hope Harris; Harris; M'bilas (African tribe); B'hru
Synopsis:
Renegades kidnap Hope Harris and hold her for ransom. Camilla encounters the kidnappers but believes there story that Hope is the daughter of one of their party and they are taking her for medical treatment. Harris, pursuing the kidnappers, believes Camilla to be in league with them. Learning the truth, Camilla catches up to the kidnappers and frees Hope.
Keywords:
crocodiles; forest fires; hunting leopards; K'fango Trading Post; rope bridge; saddle zebras; soporific drugs; warthogs

["'Man is not fair prey, for his two puny legs cannot carry him to safety...'"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Griffo (Cape buffalo); Cheeta (leopard)
Synopsis:
Simba prevents a Cape buffalo herd from driving men from a water hole, and the men begin to leave food offerings for Simba. The offerings anger Cheeta who breaks in the men's kraal and smashes their chicken coops. The natives believe Simba responsible and trap him. Simba escapes and saves the kraal from depredations by Cheeta.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; tiger traps
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Veldt of Phantom Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Veldt of Phantom Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The name of Marvella, the-woman-who-could-not-die, traveled faster than the pulsing sound of the drum..."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. ["Each year Fort Diablo's lancer corps recruited their men from the jungle tribes."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked...usually..."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["Sleeping safely in his tree home, Wambi the jungle boy stirs restlessly..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  8. 7. ["The jut-jawed trapper lashed his bullock through the steaming brush..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["'Man is not fair prey, for his two puny legs cannot carry him to safety...'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
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