(July 1951)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
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

Captain Kidd Of The Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards

Captain Kidd of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Longbokas (African tribe); Maga; Commissioner Craig; Sebastian Gratz; Hazki
Synopsis:
Gratz is looting his own caravans in order to distract the district police from the looting of sacred places that he's doing. He takes Ann captive in order to control Kaänga. Despite that, Kaänga attacks Gratz and his men, defeating them.
Keywords:
artillery; crocodiles; lions; masks; patrol boats; saddle zebras; Solar Trading Company; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "Trade stations looted pack trains attacked -- who were the raiders --"

Personalities In the Big Cage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["This is the story of the Densin brothers..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; John Densin; Byron Densin; Tomba
Synopsis:
Tabu tells the story of the Densin brothers. The Densins are archaeologists, exploring ruins in Rhodesia. They find evidence that the temple is of Egyptian origin. Then they enter a room where a pharaoh is ordering the execution of a beast man. The pair flee.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; archaeology; cameras; Leica; Rhodesia; Temple of Zimbabwe

Indexer Notes

The story is left unended.

["Military Diary: Date October 18, 1951 --"] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?; Ken Battefield ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Jim Reeves; Umbwangos (African tribe); Keeto; B'guli Dager; Terry
Synopsis:
Terry returns to Fort Diablo and makes a visit to his mining friend, Jim Reeves. He is accompanied by Lieutenant Dager, who had been in command of the fort until Terry's return. Terry finds that Reeves has been imprisoned in his own mine by Dager and his girlfriend who are stealing diamonds. Terry frees Reeves and they overcome the thieves.
Keywords:
diamond mining; leopards; pack zebras; saddle zebras; steamboats; Zambesi Point (geographical feature)

Indexer Notes

Pencil notes on Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr's copy (scanned at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=18104&page=28) indicates his belief that Battefield is the penciller.

["Many are the voices of danger in the darkest jungle."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Rango (monkey); Atrua; Ulandas (African tribe); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis:
Wambi organizes the jungle to drive a human tribe that has come to Wambi's jungle out.
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; signal drums

["The jungle has a thousand trails..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Warren; Ross; Hassim; Selima; Groot; Ali Kabrit
Synopsis:
Trader Warren is ambushed by his nephews, hoping to prevent him from presenting evidence of their crimes to the district commissioner. Warren falls under the protection of Sheikh Ali Kabrit. The nephews kidnap the sheikh's daughter. Camilla rescues the daughter and captures the nephews.
Keywords:
leopards; lions; saddle zebras; stereotypes of Arabs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Kidd Of The Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Captain Kidd of the Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Personalities In the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  4. 3. ["This is the story of the Densin brothers..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Military Diary: Date October 18, 1951 --"]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Many are the voices of danger in the darkest jungle."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. ["The jungle has a thousand trails..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.