(March 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 Ark of the Mist-Maids (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Ark of the Mist-Maids! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Wasumbas (African tribe); N'toba; Lutoa; Songa
Synopsis:
The Wasumbas witch, Lutoa, is poisoning the chief so that her confederate, N'toba, can seize the chieftanship. Kaänga exposes her plot. N'tonga is killed by animals captured for a funeral sacrifice and Lutoa is captured.
Keywords:
bondage; funerary customs; hawks; leopards; lions; longboats; net traps; poisoning; tiger traps; waterfalls; white monkeys

Indexer Notes

The first four pages appear to be pencilled by Whitman, but the rest of the story, and the inks, seem to be by Iger Shop personnel.

["The once peaceful jungle, where all creatures lived as brothers, under the wise rule of Simba, king of the beasts, was now a place of cruelty and danger!"] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis:
A tiger, brought to Simba's jungle for cross-breeding with lions, escapes and proclaims himself king of the jungle. Simba attacks and kills him.
Keywords:
crocodiles; tigers

["Activity inside the hot, sun-baked walls of Fort Diablo, stronghold of Congo justice, had fallen into a dull and listless routine."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Baron Lorne; L'tongas (African tribe); N'kotas (African tribe); Wazulis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
As Terry attempts to settle a border dispute between tribes, both parties are attacked by ape men, who are, in reality, disguised henchmen of Baron Lorne who has discovered diamonds in the area and wants both tribes driven out. Terry exposes the imposture and Lorne and his men are taken prisoner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
animal hides; Basuto Boundary; diamonds; disguises; helicopters; totem poles; trophies

Indexer Notes

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

Philhellenes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Many are the secrets hidden in the jungle's vastness..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg; Sharpe; Tawn
Synopsis:
Wambi and Sirdah are captured by a big game hunter who wants Sirdah as a prize and Wambi to help him entice other animals into traps. Wambi extracts a promise from Sirdah to only kill when necessary in return for helping him escape. Tawn and Ogg arrive and free them.
Keywords:
zebras

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. F. Byrne (managing editor)
Letters:
typeset

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

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Exact same title as issue 122.

["It is the season of Tafangi..."] (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; Okuda; Akra; Lavena; Aswengis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The Aswengi witch doctor and his wife murder Chief Okuda and frame Tabu. Tabu tricks the pair into confessing with his illusions.
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs; saddle zebras

["A tiny camp lies hidden in a clump of baobab trees..."] (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; King Cobra; Mike Morgan; Chet; N'zuli; Warundi; K'bangi (African tribe)
Synopsis:
King Cobra's gang is raiding pygmy funeral barges and taking sacred gold. King himself is beginning to feel remorse for the native killed in these raids. He attempts suicide but manages to only wound himself. He succumbs to amnesia and is befriended by Camilla. His gang seize him from her and plan new raids. Camilla promises to help the pygmies defend their barges. King warns Camilla about the coming raid, allowing her to prevent it. King recovers his memory and Camilla takes the entire gang to the coast and prison.
Keywords:
amnesia; dynamite; funerary customs; saddle zebras; suicide
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ark of the Mist-Maids
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Ark of the Mist-Maids!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The once peaceful jungle, where all creatures lived as brothers, under the wise rule of Simba, king of the beasts, was now a place of cruelty and danger!"]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["Activity inside the hot, sun-baked walls of Fort Diablo, stronghold of Congo justice, had fallen into a dull and listless routine."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Philhellenes
  6. 5. ["Many are the secrets hidden in the jungle's vastness..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Magic In the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  9. 8. ["It is the season of Tafangi..."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["A tiny camp lies hidden in a clump of baobab trees..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.