(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["Twenty great rains ago, a town was building on the banks of the Manawato..."] (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; Mombasas (African tribe); N'kota; hawk men
Synopsis:
Twenty years ago, a group of white settlers were massacred by unknown natives. Today, their children have banded together to seek revenge, wearing hawk masks. N'kota persuades them that the Mombasas are to blame. In reality, the perpetrators of the massacre were N'kota and his men. The hawk men began to capture Mombasas in anticipation of a mass execution. Kaänga learns the truth and leads the uncaptured Mombasases to the hawk men's headquarters where the captives are freed and N'kota is captured and sent to the district commissioner for trial.
Keywords:
bondage; Mankawato River; saddle zebras; signal drums; warthogs

["The tree dwellers, the river demons, and even the mighty tuskers heeded Simba's sage advice..."] (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; Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis:
Drought forces Simba to go far afield to find water for his subjects. When he does find a waterhole, it is guarded by a rhinoceros that Simba kills.
Reprints:
Keywords:
drought; rhinoceroses

["What unseen demon-force guided that savage band of marauding apes..."] (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; Naalo; Awandas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
White men disguised as apes are looting temples in Tabu's jungle. Tabu discovers the plot at the Snake Temple and uses his illusions to capture the looters.
Keywords:
apes; Crocodile Temple; disguises; leopards; Lion Temple; Snake Temple

["The river that flows past Fort Diablo is the entrace and exit to and from the dark jungle lands beyond..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto' B'fangos (African tribe); M'wili; Miss Dunlap
Synopsis:
Art collector Miss Dunlap is using hollowed totem poles to smuggle escaped convicts out of Africa. Terry exposes her and recaptures the convicts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
art collecting; Kafka Prison Colony; machine guns; totem poles

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

["'A wounded animal suffers as severely as a wounded person does!'"] (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; Tawn; Lari; Gwanda
Synopsis:
Wambi's friend, Lari, is expelled from his tribe because he will not participate in a ritual devised by the witch doctor Gwanda, in which an elephant is tortured to death. Wambi helps him return to his village and exposes the witch doctor as a coward.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cruelty to animals; witch doctors

["From the murky waters of the Congo lurched a mysterious fugitive."] (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; Shane; Pete Barton; Fang; Garrity; Hooker; Kenyon; Commissioner Harris
Synopsis:
Barton and his gang are hijacking prison boats and using the captured convicts as slave labor in their mining operation. Camilla, with Commissioner Harris's aide Garrity, capture the gang and turn the gang and the convicts over to the commissioner.
Keywords:
bloodhounds; leopards; mining; saddle zebras; slaves; whips