(October 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
J. F. Byrne (managing editor); Jerry Iger (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Fire-Wizard (Table of Contents)

Ka'a'nga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["The Big Six of the Comics!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad, showing covers from Jungle Comics, Wings Comics, Sheena, Wambi Jungle Boy, Jumbo Comics, and Fight Comics.

["Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds..."] (Table of Contents)

Ka'a'nga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaanga; Ann; Musungu; Chief Torga; Kenton (villain; introduction); Kasmir
Synopsis:
A series of forest fires brings Kaanga and his companions to investigate. They find the villainous white man, Benton and his Fakir Kasmir, extorting riches from local Chief Torga. Kasmir has used magnifying glasses to spark fires, and tells the Chief that it is black magic JuJu fires.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from cover listed as "The Fire-Wizard".

["There was good fortune to be found at the old ruins..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Trader Jim; Tommy; N'Boli
Synopsis:
Trader Jim, N'Boli, and Tommy explore some jungle ruins. After fending off a leopard, Tommy finds a warrior's shield. N'Boli tells him of the importance of shields to a young warrior, and how finding one can bring good fortune.
Reprints:

The Animal Trainer (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["High in his tree house, Wambi suddenly paused..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Sirdah; Ogg
Synopsis:
Wambi senses that the local volcano is about to erupt, and he warns his animal friends to flee. Sirdah the Tiger is skeptical and resists. The rest of the animals comply, but run into a hunting party. Sirdah accuses Wambi of leading them into an ambush. Only the eruption of the volcano can restore the animals' trust in Wambi.

The Curse of Kintu (Table of Contents)

Mysteries of the Jungle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony D'Adamo (signed) [as Anthony D'Adamo]
Inks:
Tony D'Adamo (signed) [as Anthony D'Adamo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

["Her knife was a killer of lions..."] (Table of Contents)

Tiger Girl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Alan O'Hara]
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tiger Girl; Abdola; Beylo; Kamo; Benzali (Tiger Girl's Bengal tiger)
Synopsis:
Beylo's golden Ju Ju statue has been stolen, and tribesman Kamo blames the Masai, yet has no proof. War will break out unless Tiger Girl can solve the mystery. Her investigation finds the White Man guilty of the theft, and worse, setting the two tribes against each other.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fire-Wizard
    Ka'a'nga
  2. 1. ["The Big Six of the Comics!"]
  3. 2. ["Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds..."]
    Ka'a'nga
  4. 3. ["There was good fortune to be found at the old ruins..."]
    Jungle Tales
  5. 4. The Animal Trainer
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["High in his tree house, Wambi suddenly paused..."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. The Curse of Kintu
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Her knife was a killer of lions..."]
    Tiger Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony Oliva
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.