(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)(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

The Fire-Wizard (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
lions

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

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

["Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds..."] (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; Ann Mason; Musungu; Chief Torga; Kenton (villain; introduction); Kasmir; Tombu
Synopsis:
A series of forest fires brings Kaänga 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 they are black magic juju fires. Kaänga and Ann expose the trick and save the tribal treasures.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; boomerangs; Fresnel lenses; hyenas; leopards; lions; stereotyping of African natives

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 Dawson; Tommy Fortune; N'Boli; Zulus (African tribe)
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:
Keywords:
leopards; rhinoceroses; shields

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 and listened."] (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; Pete; Sam; Rhwsa (rhinoceros)
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.
Keywords:
volcanos

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
Characters:
Lobengola; Kintu
Synopsis:
The god Kintu sends a warning vision to Chief Lobengola. When Arab slavers arrive, Lobengola leads them into a valley of killer elephants controlled by Kintu.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants; slave coffles; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; visions

["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); Masais (African tribe); Wasulis (African tribe); Rube; Gussie
Synopsis:
Beylo's golden juju 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 a white man guilty of the theft, and worse, setting the two tribes against each other.
Reprints:
Keywords:
leopards; whips
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fire-Wizard
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["The Big Six of the Comics!"]
  3. 2. ["Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds..."]
    Kaänga
  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 and listened."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. The Curse of Kintu!
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Her knife was a killer of lions..."]
    Tiger Girl
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  • Tony Oliva
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.