(September 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); Jerry Iger (Art Director)(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 Captives of Crocodile Swamp (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
leopards

The Captives of Crocodile Swamp (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; Zulu; El Borro; Morrison; Dolly Morrison; Craig Gordon
Synopsis:
Kaänga puts an end to slave raiding by El Borro.
Keywords:
B'fanga Valley; jackals; leopards; rifles; saddle zebras; slavers; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Friend Kaänga, I need your help and advice desperately."

["Two things did Simba, monarch of the Congo, fear..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Villagers and white hunters pursue a rogue elephant that leads them into Simba's territory. Simba attacks the elephant and wounds it. The hunters arrive and kill it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants

Indexer Notes

Simba's next appearance is in Wambi (Fiction House, 1942 series) #14.

["Ever on the alert for contraband, smuggled arms and loot, the lancer duties include a careful search of the equipment of all who enter or leave the jungle wilds..."] (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
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Miss Ross; Abu ben Hassin; bar Jebel
Synopsis:
Terry escorts Miss Ross to an oasis where they will meet with the ivory thief, Abu ben Hassin. Terry arrests Hassin but then the group is attacked by another party of raiders, working secretly for Miss Ross. Terry then signals the hidden lancers under Keeto's command and take the lot into custody.
Keywords:
diamonds; ivory; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs

["'An evil-doer is best defeated by his own weapons...'"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Helma; Sirdah (tiger); the rajah; Tawn
Synopsis:
The rajah's daughter is taken hostage by men who would usurp his rule. Wambi uses hornets to attack the kidnappers and saves the princess.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hornets; pythons; treehouses

["In the year 1929 I was giving..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["The jungle stands like a huge death-trap..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Merrill [Bassumi]; Doctor Finney; Lorutis (African tribes); Adaki
Synopsis:
The Lorutis confuse Merrill, a member of Finney's exploration safari and dressed in a deep sea diving suit, with a god and want to sacrifice the rest of the party. Tabu intervenes and the party is saved.
Keywords:
crocodiles; deep sea diving suit; mandrills

["It hung now in the mistland of memory,..."] (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); Nygailas (African tribe); Ben Bennett; K'ailu; Mabaro
Synopsis:
Bennett and his gang of thieves buy hunting rights on the Nygailas' land. Mabaro, long-thought mad by his people, recognizes Bennett as the leader of the thieves who looted the Nygailas many years before and beat Mabaro and killed his father. He tells his story to Camilla who helps expose Bennett's new thieving of treasure.
Keywords:
crocodiles; saddle zebras; steamboats
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Captives of Crocodile Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Captives of Crocodile Swamp
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Two things did Simba, monarch of the Congo, fear..."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["Ever on the alert for contraband, smuggled arms and loot, the lancer duties include a careful search of the equipment of all who enter or leave the jungle wilds..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["'An evil-doer is best defeated by his own weapons...'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["In the year 1929 I was giving..."]
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["The jungle stands like a huge death-trap..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["It hung now in the mistland of memory,..."]
    Camilla
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.