(July 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1952-06-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
John C. Mitchell (credited); J. F. Byrne (managing editor) (credited); Jerry iger (art director) (credited); T. T. Scott (president) (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

On sale date given in previous issue, Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 Series) #150 [June 1952].

A publication date of May 8, 1952 was reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 6, Part 2, Numbers 1-2, Periodicals, January-December 1952. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B356871.

A.N.C. lettering on upper left of cover, acronym for American News Corporation, the distributors of this comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Powerful (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["By day he had seen strange hunters roaming the trails..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; Veldt-Men [Niles (villain); Glutz (villain)]; Watimbis the Fire Hunters; Trader Sanders
Synopsis:
Niles and Glutz use the warriors of the Watimbis, fire hunters, to take over the post run by Trader Sanders. Instead it is a ruse to help attack the B'Shongo Temple and steal its riches.
Reprints:
Keywords:
asbestos suits; B'shongo Temple; bondage; leopards; Mgambo Volcano; tanks

["For countless days, no rain has fallen on Wambi's jungle."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi the Jungle Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn (an elephant); Ogg (a gorilla); King Rhino
Synopsis:
Wambi has to take on King Rhino and his animals in order to cross the jungle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baboons; drought; leopards

Escape at Midnight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Clyde Beatty; Gracie (a tigress)
Synopsis:
Clyde Beatty tells the tail of his time at the Shrine Temple in Detroit, Michigan when his female tiger, Gracie, escaped and ran loose.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two advertisement pages fall in between both pages of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Why Save Stamps? (Table of Contents)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
? (stamp art)
Inks:
? (stamp art)
Colors:
? (yellow background)
Letters:
? (title and byline); typeset (rest of text)

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Sidney M. Elias promotes stamp collecting.

Draw the First Day (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Trouble had started at the mahogany plantation..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Robert Webb
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Devil Pygmy raiders; Bwana Kruger; Gloria Royal (plantation mistress); Keeto; Chief Bambo (chief of Pygmies); Ba'as tribal members [Walah (only one named)]
Synopsis:
Kruger pays off some members of Chief Bambo's tribe to help kill Gloria and gain control of her plantation. He is tricked by Kleeto and Thunder into exposing himself and is arrested.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; leopards; plantations; saddle zebras; treehouses

Indexer Notes

Captain Terry Thunder's next appearance is in Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (Fiction House, 1942 Series) #16 (Summer 1952).

["The trading post at Angola was the place..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Trader Jim]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Trader Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; Big Tembu; Moloki; Babongo
Synopsis:
Moloki and Babongo share tales of their their large animal encounters that also serves as inspiration to stand up to Big Tembu.
Reprints:
Keywords:
giraffes; ostriches

["The fight was at its climax..."] (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; Professor Brownley; Mason (villain); Mason's unnamed henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
Mason and his men capture Professor Brownley over native gold and are stopped by Camilla.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; medicinal herbs; torture; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Camilla's next appearance is in Kaänga Comics (Fiction House, 1949 Series) #15 (Spring 1953).

Ro-Bert Fashions (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["I gained 53 Lbs. of shapely power-packed muscles!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electric Spot Reducer (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Powerful
  3. 2. The Big Six of Comics!
  4. 3. ["By day he had seen strange hunters roaming the trails..."]
    Kaänga
  5. 4. ["For countless days, no rain has fallen on Wambi's jungle."]
    Wambi the Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Escape at Midnight
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Why Save Stamps?
    Stamp Page
  9. 8. Draw the First Day
  10. 9. ["Trouble had started at the mahogany plantation..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  11. 10. ["The trading post at Angola was the place..."]
    Jungle Tales
  12. 11. ["The fight was at its climax..."]
    Camilla
  13. 12. Ro-Bert Fashions
  14. 13. ["I gained 53 Lbs. of shapely power-packed muscles!"]
  15. 14. Electric Spot Reducer
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  • Lou Mougin
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