(January 1951)

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

Scourge of the Soudan (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Maurice Whitman ?
Inks:
Maurice Whitman ?; Iger Shop ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs

Scourge of the Soudan (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; Zulu; Amra; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Gar; cave men
Synopsis:
Believing Kaänga to be their legendary hero, Queen Amra and her amazons kidnap Ann in order to force Kaänga to help them against the apemen that threaten their kingdom. Kaänga does as he is compelled and defeats the apemen. The queen frees Ann and she and Kaänga return to their jungle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
galleys; human sacrifice; leopards; lions; saddle antelopes; saddle zebras; slaves; soporific drugs; vultures; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The lion's bold track across the veldt told many things to Kaänga, lord of the jungle..."

["Military Diary, En route, El Basheba September 22..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Sandra Shaw; Jahri; Ahmed; Jenna
Synopsis:
Terry and undercover intelligence agent Shaw break up a diamond smuggling ring.
Keywords:
diamonds; radios; stereotyping of Arabs

["Wambi, the jungle boy, was trained well by his animal brothers, Tawn and Ogg."] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Alaki; Fajelus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Attempting to reach a river island, Wambi is swept away and taken for a river god by a distant, down-river tribe. Unable to escape, he sends two leopards to fetch Tawn and Ogg who rescue him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles; hunting leopards; jullah fruit; rafts; waterfalls

Trouble in the Big Cage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Clyde Beatty]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Is it wise to entrust mortal man with knowledge of the future?"] (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; Jhontas (African tribe); Elges; Lurandi; Eleanor
Synopsis:
An evil goddess sends Tabu a false vision but he trusts his instincts and rescues a couple from the Jhontas.
Keywords:
airplanes; eagles

["Snarl and spring and slash of claws ended the celebration of Camilla's visit to the Kolumbi kraal."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Kolumbis (African tribe); Nabilo; Fang (dog); Harana; Beth Sharpe; Jansen; K'tonga; Maru
Synopsis:
When Chief Nabilo is wounded by a leopard, Camilla goes to the herbalist Harana for help. She learns that Harana no longer has powers since her temple was desecrated by K'tonga. Only with K'tonga's death will her powers be restored. Camilla locates K'tonga and, using an elephant, topples a stone alter on K'tonga and her renegade followers. Harana's powers are restored and Chief Nabilo's life is saved.
Keywords:
apes; blackwater fever; crocodiles; elephants; healing herbs; hunting cheetahs; leopards; rubber plantations; saddle zebras
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scourge of the Soudan
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Scourge of the Soudan
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Military Diary, En route, El Basheba September 22..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  4. 3. ["Wambi, the jungle boy, was trained well by his animal brothers, Tawn and Ogg."]
    Wambi
  5. 4. Trouble in the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Is it wise to entrust mortal man with knowledge of the future?"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. ["Snarl and spring and slash of claws ended the celebration of Camilla's visit to the Kolumbi kraal."]
    Camilla
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