(December 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.F. Byrne (Managing 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
first aid; lions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kaänga had spotted them at daybreak...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; M'sungu; Emir Shekar; Prince Kajumba
Synopsis
Emir Shekar is teaching his stepson how to be a ruthless ruler by watching the slaughter of slaves. Kaänga frees the slaves and takes Prince Kajumba with him. Kaänga and N'sungu build a stockade for the newly-freed slaves. Shekar attacks with his war elephants. Kaänga defeats them and the prince decides that Kaänga is a better role model than the emir.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; elephants; hyenas; leopards; lions; slave coffles; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harroo! Harroo! So does a great ape's cry thunder through the jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn
Synopsis
A sacred white ape demands that Wambi worship him and is only prevented from hurting the boy by Tawn's timely interference. Then the ape falls into a crocodile pool and is rescued by Wambi and Tawn. The natives that worship the ape arrive and hope to kill Tawn. The ape stops them.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; white apes

Fan Mail (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

The Shrunken Heads! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony D'Adamo (signed)
Inks
Tony D'Adamo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jivaros (South American tribe); Dirk; Wambu; Muratos (South American tribe)
Synopsis
Jivaro headhunters lure several plantation owners to their death by promising them secret riches and then harvesting their heads.
Keywords
diamonds; rubber plantations; shrunken heads

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swaggering hunters were roaming the veldt...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; Bantulis (African tribe); Kulanda; bushmen
Synopsis
The Bantulis are wantonly slaughtering animals on the veldt. Jim and the bushmen put a stop to it.
Keywords
Burchell's zebras; Gim-shai worship; Grevy's zebras; stereotyping of African natives

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jay Disbrow ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With blade and whip and deadly Bengal servants, Tiger Girl ruled the jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tiger Girl; Abdola; Benzali (tiger); Craig; Pete Dawson; Masais (African tribe)
Synopsis
In order to loot the Masai's sacred treasure, Dawson pretends to be the prophet of the Masais' river god. Tiger Girl exposes him and he falls to his death.
Reprints
Keywords
flooding; idols; Masai treasure; river worship; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited the art to Matt Baker but the definitive check-list of Baker's work in "Matt Baker -- The Art of Glamour" (2012), Jim Amash and Eric Nolan Weathington, editors, indicates that Baker's work on Fighting Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) ended with #54. The credits here are taken from the original publication's GCD entry.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Kaänga had spotted them at daybreak..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Harroo! Harroo! So does a great ape's cry thunder through the jungle."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. Fan Mail
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. The Shrunken Heads!
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["Swaggering hunters were roaming the veldt..."]
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. ["With blade and whip and deadly Bengal servants, Tiger Girl ruled the jungle."]
    Tiger Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.