(December 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. Byrnes (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
bondage; lions

["The whispering winds spoke softly to Kaänga..."] (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; Sindango; Zulu; leopard cultists; Marmo (elephant); Michelé
Synopsis:
A troop of French Foreign Legionnaires is attacked by leopard cultists. Kaänga, who had been tracking the cultists, challenges the leader of the cult to single combat and kills him. Now, as head of the cult, he disperses them and sends the Legion on its way.
Keywords:
bondage; French Foreign Legion; idols; jackals; leopard cults; saddle zebras; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; tree houses; vultures

["Military Report, El Basheba, August 12. To: Commanding Officer"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; El Cordofan; Myrra; Ibn; Ali
Synopsis:
Terry is assigned to discover the plans of rebel leader, El Cordofan. He discovers that El Cordofan plans to destroy Fort Diablo with a booby-trapped boat. Terry convinces some of El Cordofan's men to mutiny and El Cordofan is killed in a dynamite explosion.
Keywords:
Africongo (region); cobras; dancers; dynamite; El Basheba (African town); stereotyping of Arabs

["There is never peace in the savage jungle for Wambi..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Binongis (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg; Rhyncho (rhinoceros); Trago
Synopsis:
Binongi hunters come to Wambi's jungle, pursuing a white ape. They capture Wambi when he prevents the taking of the ape. Later, Wambi's jungle friends, joined by the white ape, free him. Wambi orders the Binongi from his jungle and welcomes the white ape.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blowguns; saddle zebras; white gorillas

["There are a number of good bear stories I like to tell."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

["Only a fool would believe that man is the complete master of his own destiny."] (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; Tulu; Jolar; Lati; Luossas (African tribe); Orana; K'kito
Synopsis:
Informed in a vision that the witch Lati plans to kill the beloved of K'kito, chief of the Luossas, Tabu hurries to the kraal and fights to free the chief and expose the plot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
courtship rites; disguises; idols; masks; poison; saddle zebras; totem poles

["In the Zanziba kraal, panic reigned..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Zanzibas (African tribe); N'loka; Birano; Fanning; Benjamin Bayne; Boru; Fang (dog); Susan Shaw
Synopsis:
Bayne and his men are using mechanical dragons to fly stolen diamonds out of the jungle. Camilla, using one of their own dragons, defeats them and takes them into custody.
Reprints:
Keywords:
catapults; dragon birds; hunting cheetahs; machine guns; robots; saddle zebras; warthogs; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["The whispering winds spoke softly to Kaänga..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Military Report, El Basheba, August 12. To: Commanding Officer"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  4. 3. ["There is never peace in the savage jungle for Wambi..."]
    Wambi
  5. 4. ["There are a number of good bear stories I like to tell."]
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Only a fool would believe that man is the complete master of his own destiny."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. ["In the Zanziba kraal, panic reigned..."]
    Camilla
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • 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.