(April 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 (editor)(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 Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
lions

The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Professor Bolton; Doctor Norris; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Bongo; Doug Connoly; Sue Bolton; Zulu
Synopsis:
Kaänga and the district commissioner seek the Bolton safari. They find the party's doctor and press on. At the safari camp, Professor Bolton is ill and the natives believe that he is possessed. The natives assemble to drive out the Bolton party. Kaänga soon learns that the doctor, Norris, has betrayed the party and convinced the natives of the evil possession of Bolton in order to make a claim on the lost Bankhead Diamond Mine discovered by the party. Kaänga, Zulu, and Marmo defeat the natives and force a confession from Norris who is turned over to the commissioner.
Keywords:
Bankhead Diamond Mine; bondage; jungle fever; pythons; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Long months ago, Professor Bolton's expedition had left for the Uganda territory..."

["A fire flares -- a water-hole dries up --"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Madu (elephant); Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis:
A gohali maddened bull attacks Madu, who has set himself up as lord of the water hole. The wounded Madu flees and is attacked by Simba who drives him from the jungle. Simba then returns to the water hole and kills the bull.
Keywords:
cattle; gohali madness

["Wild and unbelievable reports were seeping through the jungle grapevine..."] (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; Miss Hall; Tombu; G'nasso; K'fangas (African tribe); Bal-sha
Synopsis:
Terry and artist Miss Hall are captured by slavers. They make an escape and lead their pursuers into an ambush previously planned by Terry and Keeto.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; howdahs; leopards; slave auctions; slavers; soporific drugs; stereotyping of Arabs

["A strange, unnatural silence overhung the jungle."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; N'kolis (African tribe); Meme; Logo
Synopsis:
Logo, witch doctor of the N'kolis, takes the reins of power from the late chief's daughter, Meme. When Tabu attempts to restore Meme to her cheiftanship, Logo dismisses Tabu's illusions for what they are. Tabu then lures a gorilla to the village and where it attacks Logo and carries him off into the jungle. The tribe celebrates the return of Meme to power.
Keywords:
draft rhinoceroses; gorillas; witch doctors

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

["High in the branches of the tallest tree, Wambi builds his house."] (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; N'ganda; Polga; Guroa; Ogg; Tawn; Doctor Shelton
Synopsis:
Polga is selected to go to America to study medicine. His jealous brother, Guroa, attempts to murder him. He is saved by Wambi who exposes Guroa.
Keywords:
elands; linten plant; treehouses; vipers

["Somewhere in the N'Tali lands, ancient temple treasures have been unearthed."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Pete Ross; Morgan; Nell Brinkley; Fang (dog); W'neegi; Jim; N'talis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The commissioner sends Camilla and small party to confirm the discovery of some ancient temple treasures. He sends a runner after the party departs to warn them of white criminals operating in the area. The criminals, Morgan's gang, intercept the runner and take his letter, re-writing it so that Camilla will believe that the commissioner wants them on the expedition. When Morgan attempts to kill Camilla, she realizes her mistake in accepting them. She exposes their plot to steal the treasures and assures the local natives that the criminals will be punished by white man's law.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; crocodiles; Lady Ivory (ship); machine guns; saddle zebras; signal drums
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A fire flares -- a water-hole dries up --"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Wild and unbelievable reports were seeping through the jungle grapevine..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["A strange, unnatural silence overhung the jungle."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. The Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd)
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["High in the branches of the tallest tree, Wambi builds his house."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Somewhere in the N'Tali lands, ancient temple treasures have been unearthed."]
    Camilla
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