(October 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

Phantoms of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Phantoms Of The Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Blanding (introduction); Gloria Blanding (introduction); Zulu; the Bambutis (African tribe)(introduction); Potter (introduction); Nelson (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Jungle guides Potter and Nelson scheme to loot the Bambutis' temple. To assist them in their scheme, they steal a hot air balloon and a half-track from the Blandings' safari. Kaänga and Ann help recover the balloon and half-track and expose Potter and Nelson's schemes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; disguises; fireworks; gorillas; half-tracks; hot air balloons; hunting leopards; lions; mandrills; masks; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Bambuti tribe guarded their temple with jealous eyes and ready spear..."]

["The fingers of sleep lay heavy on the eyes of Tabu..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Destiny goddess (introduction); Tungah (introduction, villain); Tabu; Bulangis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Through a vision, Tabu learns that the Bulangis are worshiping the python god, Pitor, and that their temple will collapse if they do not stop. He uses his illusions to frighten the Bulangis into fleeing the temple, moments before it collapses.
Keywords:
leopards; Pitor worship; python worship; pythons

Indexer Notes

First of six-part "Destiny Visions" story.

["The death drums of the Dahalli tribe echoed through the tomb-like silence of the jungle..."] (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:
Awagi (introduction, villain); a Dahalli chief (introduction, death); Kuzu (introduction); Tabu; Tawn; Ogg; Orango (baboon); Dahallis (African tribe); Maggo (macaw)
Synopsis:
Awagi, witch doctor to the Dahallis, murders the chief. The only witness is Kuzu, who flees into the jungle. Wambi helps Kuzu expose Awagi to the Dahallis as a murderer and thief of the tribe's sacred treasure.
Keywords:
jewelry; masks; poison; saddle zebras; witch doctors

["You know, people seem to get a kick..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo, Africongo --"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
The Black Scourge [Ras M'Hadra] (introduction, villain); Sheik Ibn Jad (introduction); Sarade (introduction); Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Terry is re-assigned to the lancers' intelligence division and ordered to go after the slaver, the Black Scourge. Terry makes contact with the Scourge but the villain escapes.
Keywords:
disguises; El Basheba (village); slave auctions; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; whips

["Old Kibeko spurred his mount along the tangled river trail."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Gayenda (introduction, villain); Hassan (introduction, villain); others (introduction, villain); Kibeko (introduction); Hank Bradford (introduction); Boru (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog); Wazulis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Camilla works with Hank Bradford, a district policeman, to find and destroy the slavers under the command of Gayenda.
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; rhinoceroses; saddle antelopes; saddle zebras; slavers
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Phantoms of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Phantoms Of The Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The fingers of sleep lay heavy on the eyes of Tabu..."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. ["The death drums of the Dahalli tribe echoed through the tomb-like silence of the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["You know, people seem to get a kick..."]
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo, Africongo --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Old Kibeko spurred his mount along the tangled river trail."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.