(April 1952)

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
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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Caged Beasts and Plunder-Men (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Caged Beasts and Plunder-Men (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; M'sala; Tundurus (African tribe); Zulu; Ann Mason; Jim Slate; Captain Bell; Felix Garon; birdmen
Synopsis:
Renegade Feliz Garon plans to establish an outlaw kingdom in the jungle where criminals are safe. He kidnaps Ann and police captain Bell. Kaänga summons several tribes to aid him and attacks Garon's castle. He and his army take the castle and free the prisoners.
Keywords:
artificial wings; bondage; castles; dynamite; elephants; harems; Juju Kraal; lions; Ruanda (African region); saddle zebras; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives; whips

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "For six days Kaänga had hunted in Ruanda..."

["Curiosity is Wambi's greatest teacher."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
Wambi helps a wounded lion and is attacked by a buffalo for his efforts. The lion rescues him and agrees to be his friend.
Keywords:
Cape buffalos; lions

Tiger on the Loose (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The land of the bird natives was taboo!"] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; bird cultists; Clarice; Ed
Synopsis:
Terry goes to village of the bird cultists to free a pair of explorers that have been captured. After freeing them, Terry learns that the pair has stolen the bird cultists sacred bird symbol. The bird cultists pursue Terry and the pair. They thieves are killed when their canoe is driven toward a submerged rock by a pair of birds.
Keywords:
bird cults; crocodiles; diguises; stereotyping of African natives

["'Gold is where you find it...'"] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Tales / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jim Dawson; Tommy; Bafus (African tribe); Wazha
Synopsis:
Trader Dawson tells a story of an aging lion in order to persuade the Bafus to accept the advice of their elders.
Keywords:
lions; parables

["A packet's shrill whistle on the Congo..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Madigan; Bargundis (African tribe); Johnny Clayton
Synopsis:
Madigan hopes to lure Clayton to him with promises of an albino ape in order to steal Clayton's famed diamond collection. Camilla prevents Clayton's murder and kills Madigan and his men with a hand grenade.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hand grenades; steamboats; tear gas; white gorillas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Caged Beasts and Plunder-Men
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Caged Beasts and Plunder-Men
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Curiosity is Wambi's greatest teacher."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. Tiger on the Loose
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. ["The land of the bird natives was taboo!"]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["'Gold is where you find it...'"]
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. ["A packet's shrill whistle on the Congo..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mitchell Maglio
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.