(August 1950)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines 52 Pages
Editing:
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor); John C. Mitchell (Editor); Jerry Iger (Art Director)
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

Dawn-Men of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Dawn-Men of the Congo (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; G'hama; Marmo (elephant); Wagonas (African tribe); Walesa; Zulu; Neanderthals; Jim; Caroline Reed
Synopsis:
The Wagonas send word to ga that they are encountering strange animals in their new country. Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu go to the Wagonas and encounter numerous prehistoric animals and Neanderthals. Kaänga challenges the Neanderthal chief to single combat and wins. He orders the Neanderthals to never leaver their valley and orders the Wagonas to find another place for their village.
Keywords:
bondage; dancing; dinosaurs; Neanderthals; prehistoric birds; sabre-toothed tiger; tiger traps; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Wagona's plea was urgent -- and mysterious!"

["Always must Simba, king of beasts, protect the weak and young from the jungles many dangers..."] (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; Songas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Simba rescues a baby eland from an attack by a hawk.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elands; hawks; pets

["Out of the jungle they trekked -- fearless natives of Tabu's domain..."] (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; Uris (African tribe); Nancy; Ted; Harry; Siku; Tugandis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Trader Harry has been seduced into cheating the natives by Nancy. Tabu exposes the dishonesty and shows Harry a vision of his murder at Nancy's hand.
Keywords:
balances; idols; ivory; leopards

["The name of Golden Beard would live forever..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Bongwallas (African tribe); B'timi; Gloria Freund; Eddie Freund
Synopsis:
Chief B'timi is drugged by the Freunds and induced to reveal the location of Golden Beard's grave and its treasures. Terry follows them and uses the booby traps put in place by Golden Beard to prevent them from looting the grave. He takes them into custody.
Keywords:
bats; black fever; elephants; Grave of Golden Beard; howdahs; jewelry; soporific drugs; treasures; truth serum; witch doctors

Mixing Lions and Tigers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["'Our king is dead! Our princess lost!'"] (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; Layota; Bavendas (African tribe); Natoli; Tawn; Ogg; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Wambi helps Princess Natoli recover the sacred sword of her people.
Keywords:
lions; scimitars; witch doctors

["The moss-hung temple lay in ruins..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Spade; Chuck Chaney; Kamees (African tribe); Umbayo; Fang (dog); Diane Carson; Commissioner Carson
Synopsis:
Renegade Chaney posts false notices of new land open for homesteading and, with his gang disguised as natives, attacks the would-be settlers and steal all their supplies. Camilla discovers the plot and exposes it to the commissioner.
Keywords:
disguises; dynamite; homesteading; hunting cheetahs; saddle zebras; Valley of the Seven Stars
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dawn-Men of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Dawn-Men of the Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Always must Simba, king of beasts, protect the weak and young from the jungles many dangers..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Out of the jungle they trekked -- fearless natives of Tabu's domain..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["The name of Golden Beard would live forever..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Mixing Lions and Tigers
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["'Our king is dead! Our princess lost!'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["The moss-hung temple lay in ruins..."]
    Camilla
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