(October 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

Sheba of the Terror Claws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; leopards

The Big Six of the Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sheba of the Terror Claws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Queen Sheba (introduction, villain); Toru (introduction, villain, death); Landra (introduction); Mitchell (introduction); Kaänga; Marmo (elephant); Zulu; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
A safari finds its way into the Kingdom of Ra, descended from ancient Egypt and ruled by Queen Sheba. Sheba, following the suggestions of her advisor, Toru, imprisons the safari. Toru also advises the sacrifice of Sheba's sister, Landra. Landra flees into the jungle and meets Ann. Sheba's forces take Landra and Ann back to the kingdom; Kaänga follows. Using the mammoths trained for use by Sheba's forces, Kaänga destroys the kingdom's walls and kills Toru. He and Ann depart and Sheba promises to be a better queen.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; chanfrons; diamonds; howdahs; human sacrifices; hunting cheetahs; idols; Kingdom of Ra; lions; mammoths; pythons; quicksand; sun worship

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "Two rains ago the Larkin safari had scorned the jungle lord's advice --"

["'Wah, my jungle friends wear shaggy haircoats and are armed with claws and fangs."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis:
A marauding band of mandrills attacks the animals of the jungle. Wambi leads them on a game of chase that ends with the mandrills falling into the crocodile pool.
Keywords:
crocodiles; dams; mandrills

Pulling Boners (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["'Twenty-five convicts missing!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Black Karen (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Lieutenant Devers
Synopsis:
Someone is helping convicts escape as they are sent downriver from Fort Diablo. Terry follows the boat from the shore. The boat is attacked by Black Karen who takes the prisoners to her camp where they are sprayed with beldine dye, making them appear black. They are then put to work cutting down petrified trees. Terry attempts to help them and is captured. Shortly, Keeto arrives with the lancers, having been tracking Terry. Terry convinces the convicts to revolt against Karen and with lancers, defeat her men.
Keywords:
beldine dye; convicts; disguises; Kafka Island Prison; petrified wood; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; whips

Killer-Cats in the Big Cage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["To the tribal hotbloods, the stripling warriors of Camilla's jungleland, the voice roared its challenge..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaboola (introduction, villain, death); Murdock (introduction, villain, death); the Silver Spears (introduction, villains); Commissioner Bryan (introduction); Agora (introduction); Wemzulus (African tribe); Waziris (African tribe); Carton; Barrow
Synopsis:
Murdock sets up a native as "Kaboola," a friend to all tribes, stealing from whites and giving the goods to the villages. Camilla learns that Murdock is plotting to have Kaboola lead the tribes into war against the whites that Murdock wants driven from Africa. Kaboola learns that he is being used and kills Murdock. Camilla captures Murdock's men and takes them to the district commissioner.
Keywords:
Crocodile Isle; crocodiles; dynamite; elephants; masks; saddle zebras
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sheba of the Terror Claws
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Big Six of the Comics!
  3. 2. Sheba of the Terror Claws
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["'Wah, my jungle friends wear shaggy haircoats and are armed with claws and fangs."]
    Wambi
  5. 4. Pulling Boners
    Stamps
  6. 5. ["'Twenty-five convicts missing!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Killer-Cats in the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  8. 7. ["To the tribal hotbloods, the stripling warriors of Camilla's jungleland, the voice roared its challenge..."]
    Camilla
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