(June 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); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

Safari Sinister (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaanga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
lions

Safari Sinister (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Shaggy; Mason; Fajelus (African tribe); Ann Mason; Zulu; Bavendas (African tribe); Nancy; Priscilla; Miss LaTourne; Nellie
Synopsis:
Teenage girls, touring the jungle, are turned on by their guides when they run across a cache of Spanish gold. Kaänga and the girls manage to defeat the guides and their native assistants.
Keywords:
bondage; coins; disguises; gold; gorillas; leopards; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "With firm voice, and firmer hand, Kaänga ruled his vast domain..."

["By the fang and claw had Simba, jungle monarch, taught his friends and foes that the water hole is a place of peace..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Gubu (ape)
Synopsis:
Gubu declares himself king of the jungle, but he is defeated by Simba. Gubu then goes to Simba's lair to kill Simba's cubs. However, Simba has followed him and prevents the killings. Gubu begs for mercy and is forgiven.

E (Table of Contents)

Animals of the World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Trivia about animals whose names start with "E."
Keywords:
echidnas; Egyptian jerobas; elands; elk; ermines; eyra cats

["'Stop -- all you who hear these mournful words -- and ponder!"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit ?
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli [as Mack] (signed)
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli [as Mack] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; the Panther Princess (Priestess of the Panther Temple); Chief Lango; Songhais (African tribe); Hawkins (villain); Ayah (villain); Spade (villain); Araki (villain, witch doctor/medicine man)
Synopsis:
Tabu spots evil doings on the funeral barge of the Songhai and uses his magics to raise the spirits of the Princess's panthers to chase away the criminals, then seeks to revive the seemingly dead Princess. Once she is revived, the duo head to the kraal to take on the criminals, who have stolen rare jewels from the tribe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
funerary customs; Kazam-Kazar (magic words of Tabu); Songhai palembo (coma-inducing drug); trained leopards

["To: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo. Subject: Passport..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Helen Jamison [Greta Zharkov]; Mongo; N'tuli; Wangulis (African tribe); Carlson
Synopsis:
International spy, Greta Zharkov comes to the jungle to secure uranium for her country. Terry exposes the plot to the Wangulis who own the land where the uranium is located.
Keywords:
disguises; uranium

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

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["Juju! It is a word whispered in awe in Wambi's jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Bantas (African tribe); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
Pygmies capture Tawn, but Wambi secures his release by trading a jewel that can focus the sun's rays to create fire for him.
Keywords:
hippopotamuses; jewels; mandrills

The Jewel Juju of Begwana (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Sylvia Bentley; Gytoli; Fang; Ken Kenyon; Begwanas (African tribe); Slade; K'amo
Synopsis:
Thieves take the sacred jewels of the Begwanas, but they are captured by Camilla and the jewels returned to the tribe. The thieves are taken to the district commissioner for trial.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; jewels; quicksand; saddle zebras; warthogs
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Safari Sinister
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Safari Sinister
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["By the fang and claw had Simba, jungle monarch, taught his friends and foes that the water hole is a place of peace..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  4. 3. E
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["'Stop -- all you who hear these mournful words -- and ponder!"]
    Tabu
  6. 5. ["To: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo. Subject: Passport..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  8. 7. ["Juju! It is a word whispered in awe in Wambi's jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. The Jewel Juju of Begwana
    Camilla
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