(August 1951)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines 30th Year
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

Issue Notes

36-page issues resume.


The Monsters of Kilmanjabo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; gorillas; volcanos

The Monsters of Kilmanjabo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; Zando; Walesas (African tribe); Marmno (elephant); Tembulu; Shashanis (African tribe); N'ganda
Synopsis:
Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu aid the Walesas against the men of King Zando, who has vowed to destroy them.
Keywords:
chariots; dancing; draft zebras; idols; javiro dust; rhinoceroses; stereotyping of African natives; Umbanza River

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "By a she-lion's blood and the fang of an ape, King Zando of the Silver Spears swore his oath against the Walesa tribe..."

["Wambi, the jungle boy, had coaxed his friends Tawn and Ogg to level and place the huge tree trunk for him...] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Leo (leopard); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
When Wambi asks Tawn and Ogg for their help in returning a hippo calf to its mother, they refuse, saying they owe nothing to the calf. Later, when Tawn's calf is endangered by native hunters, the hippo mother comes to the rescue. Tawn and Ogg learned a lesson in gratitude.
Keywords:
canoe making; hippopotamuses

["The long months of espionage work had ended at last for Captain Terry Thunder."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Kafir; Kibalas (African tribe); Miss Porter
Synopsis:
Miss Porter and Kafir plot to make Kafir chief of the Kibalas. Kafir pretends to be blind and is granted entrance to the Kibalas' sacred temple. Once inside, he uses a camera to photograph the idol. Later, he claims to be the rightful chief of the Kibalas due to his amazing powers. He waves his hand over a canvas (previously treated by Porter to create a photographic print) and causes the image of the idol to appear. Terry exposes Kafir as sighted by threatening him with a spear which causes the fraud to flinch.
Keywords:
blindness; cameras; leopards; steamboats

Cats in the Big Cage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["Zagar Khai, the natives called him -- Killer Claw!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Zagar Khai (leopard); Narayo; Wasulis (African tribe); Masais (African tribe); Garro; Chip Gaines; Skeet
Synopsis:
A pair of crooked traders take the Walsulis' sacred white hippopotamus. Camilla pursues them and recovers the sacred animal. The traders are killed by the other animals they had captured for the circus trade.
Keywords:
Congo Star (steam boat); diamonds; white hippopotamuses
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Monsters of Kilmanjabo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Monsters of Kilmanjabo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Wambi, the jungle boy, had coaxed his friends Tawn and Ogg to level and place the huge tree trunk for him...]
    Wambi
  4. 3. ["The long months of espionage work had ended at last for Captain Terry Thunder."]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Cats in the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Zagar Khai, the natives called him -- Killer Claw!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.