(May 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

Skulls for Sale on Dismal River (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
1. Schrotter suggested by original indexer
2. Forte suggested by E. Josh Petrie

Skulls for Sale on Dismal River (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; Zulu; Ann Mason; Lotukos (African tribe); Claudia Morris; lion cultists; Marmo (elephant); Grimes; Nelson
Synopsis:
Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu escort Claudia Morris to her trading post. When they arrive, they learn that the Lotukos have been raiding regularly. Kaänga leaves to go to the Lokuto kraal. Ann learns that the post manager's assistant has been paying the Lokutos to raid the post and destroy it. At the Lokuto kraal, Kaänga learns the truth as well and defeats the Lokuto chief in combat in order to become the tribe's leader. He then leads them back the trading post where he frees Ann and Claudia from the assistant and makes plans to turn him over to the commissioner for trial.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baganda Bend (river location); bondage; disguises; leopards; lion cults; mandrills; Morris Trading Post; pack zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The time had come for Kaänga, lord of the jungle, to teach his new-found friend the forest's lore..."

["Peace in Simba's kingdom?"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / 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); Llambas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The tigons, tiger-lion hybrids, return to Simba's jungle and kill a member of the Llamba tribe. The tribe elects to burn the jungle to destroy the tigons. Simba kills the tigons and shows their bodies to the natives. The Llambas are grateful.
Keywords:
tigons (tiger-lion hybrids)

["A terrified figure fleeing into murky jungle vastness..."] (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; Nako; Jake Blair
Synopsis:
Tabu learns of an unscrupulous mining operation using slave labor and investigates. He finds the mine overseers about to destroy a native burial site and leads the slaves in a successful revolt.
Keywords:
dynamite; gold; idols; jackals; mines; mining; saddle zebras; slavery; slaves

["Lost in a tangle of twisted brush, the lost temple of Gon D'koru has never been seen by white men..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Eileen Summers; Ed Summers
Synopsis:
Terry and Keeto find Eileen Summers, the wife of hunter Ed Summers, coming to the fort for help. She explains that her husband has been taken captive by natives for violating the Lost Temple of Gon-D'koru. Terry, Keeto, and Eileen take the helicopter to the temple. As they attempt to rescue Ed, they discover that the entire story has been a ruse to capture the helicopter and use it to haul out the temple's jewels. Terry uses a flare gun to startle the elephants being used at the temple and overcomes the Summerses in the confusion.
Keywords:
elephants; flare guns; Gon-D'koru District; helicopters; jewels; leopards; the Lost Temple of Gon-D'koru; totem poles

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

This has the same title as the last two installments.

Wambi and the Reign of Jungle Terror (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Maggo (macaw); Tawn; Ubali; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg; Leo (leopard)
Synopsis:
Chief Ubali and his people start hunting in Wambi's jungle for ivory and hides to trade. They capture Wambi, but a great storm arises and Tawn manages to free Wambi under cover of the rain. Wambi summons all the jungle animals and they attack Ubali and his people and Wambi extracts a promise from Ubali to never hunt in Wambi's jungle again.
Keywords:
bondage; lightning; mind control drugs; rain; storms

["At each native village on the twisting trails, safaris halted to dismiss their old guides..."] (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; Fang (dog); Hank Harmon; Jake Tumlin; Kwahilis (African tribe); Kimo; Helen Harmon; B'koa
Synopsis:
Camilla is deceived into attacking an ivory caravan, slowing it down for thieves to arrive and take the ivory. On learning the truth, Camilla attacks the thieves and returns the ivory to the Harmons, who are taking it the coast to sell.
Keywords:
elephants; ivory; leopards; mandrills; saddle zebras
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Skulls for Sale on Dismal River
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Skulls for Sale on Dismal River
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Peace in Simba's kingdom?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["A terrified figure fleeing into murky jungle vastness..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Lost in a tangle of twisted brush, the lost temple of Gon D'koru has never been seen by white men..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Advanced Trickology (Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. Wambi and the Reign of Jungle Terror
    Wambi
  8. 7. ["At each native village on the twisting trails, safaris halted to dismiss their old guides..."]
    Camilla
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