(November 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

Treasure-Tomb of the Ape-King (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Treasure-Tomb of the Ape-King (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Tonta; Mangawatos (African tribe); Billings; Sharkey
Synopsis:
Billings and Sharkey convince Tonta that they are clearing the jungle near his temple to make it easier for worshipers of Tonta's gorillas to come to him. In fact, they're searching for treasure using mind-controlled slaves as labor. Kaänga and Ann show Tonta that he has been duped and he orders his apes to help capture Billings and Sharkey.
Keywords:
dynamite; gorillas; idols; mind control drugs; saddle zebras; sea monsters; stereotyping of African natives; tree houses; zombies

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "For many, many moons the jungle lord had known the great grey ape dwelling high in his treetop temple..."

["Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, North African Intelligence Corps."] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Jay Disbrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Ibn Jad; Black Scourge; Fesal; Ibn Jad's daughter
Synopsis:
While waiting for word of the whereabouts of the Black Scourge, Terry is staying with Sheikh Ibn Jad. The Black Scourge sneaks into the sheikh's fortress and kidnaps his daughter. Terry disguises himself as an East Indian hunter and takes a caravan of the sheikh's men into the desert. Black Scourge attacks the caravan but is defeated and captured by Terry.
Reprints:
Keywords:
El Basheba (African village); elephants; howdahs; leopards; lions; stereotyping of Arabs

["The sacred idol of the Lohakka tribe looks out over the waters of the river with two faces."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Rango (monkey); Ogg; Sirdah (tiger); Matumbi; Hagar (jackal); Lohakkas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Wambi plays a joke on his jungle friends and, in the process, defiles a sacred idol. The Lohakkas take Wambi prisoner. When his jungle friends come to free him, they accidentally tip the idol over and the Lohakkas discover that it contains treasure. They happily let Wambi go free.
Keywords:
idols; jewels; practical jokes

Adventures In the Big Cage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["Not many moons ago, a ghostly visitor came to Tabu in a dream..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; M'lagga; Edwards; Luara; Madawas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A Madawa girl becomes aware of a plot by the Madawa witch doctor and white hunter Edwards to raid Madawa supply canoes. She informs Tabu who exposes the plot.
Keywords:
bondage; mandrills; saddle zebras; totem poles

["An Arab slaver found it..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Drake; Rod Remley; Beghallas (African tribe); Fang (dog); N'gari; Boko; John Clayton; Jeanne Clayton
Synopsis:
Remley, a dishonest archaeologist and his henchmen, find a Viking helmet. While trying to find the source of the helmet, they are attacked in the jungle by Vikings. They soon discover that the Vikings are an earlier archaeology expedition, betrayed by Remley. Camilla helps the "Vikings" defeat Remley's men. Remly falls to his death and his henchmen are captured.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chariots; crocodiles; disguises; draft antelopes; leopards; lions; Vikings
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Treasure-Tomb of the Ape-King
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Treasure-Tomb of the Ape-King
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, North African Intelligence Corps."]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  4. 3. ["The sacred idol of the Lohakka tribe looks out over the waters of the river with two faces."]
    Wambi
  5. 4. Adventures In the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Not many moons ago, a ghostly visitor came to Tabu in a dream..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. ["An Arab slaver found it..."]
    Camilla
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