(Fall 1953)

Fiction House, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
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
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Series name on cover and in indicia is Kaänga Jungle King.


Tembu of the Elephants (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maurice Whitman (signed) [as MW]
Inks
Maurice Whitman (signed) [as MW]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; stereotyping of African natives

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

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

Tembu, the Elephant! (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Rugas (African tribe); Musungu; Iboras (African tribe); Miss Grant; Tembu
Synopsis
When the Iboras refuse to give warriors to the Rugas, the Rugas attack the Iboras' kraal with an enormous elephant under the command of Tembu. Trader Grant's daughter and Ann are taken hostage. Kaänga and Musungu follow the Rugas to their own country.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; elephants; landslides; leopards; lions; stereotyping of African natives; torture

Indexer Notes

This is part 1 of a 2-part story.

Despite the story's title, Tembu is not an elephant, but rather the chief of the Rugas.

The Tabu City (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Rensler
Letters
typeset

The Battle of Giants, Tembu's Terror Trail (Table of Contents: 4)

Kaänga / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Musungu; Jimbalis (African tribe); Rugas (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); Trader Grant; Miss Grant; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga and Musungu attack the Rugas. The battle is not going well for Kaänga, and he elects to summon Marmo to battle Tembu's giant elephant. Marmo triumphs and the Rugas promise to make no more raids.
Keywords
bondage; branding; dogs; elephants

Indexer Notes

part 2 of a 2-part story. Pagination for this sequence continues from the first part of the story.

Fonopost (Table of Contents: 5)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre LaRue]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle spawns strange evils, but none more deadly than revenge!...
Genre
jungle
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jungle Kings / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now their tracks and scents and dwelling places.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of several dangerous jungle animals.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; golden eagles; gorillas; hippopotamuses; leopards

Indexer Notes

The opening caption reads in full: "Now their tracks and scents and dwelling places. Know the cattle tactics of...the Jungle Kings" with typos "now" for "know" and "cattle" for "battle."

King of the River! (Table of Contents: 8)

Kaänga / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Maurice Whitman
Inks
Maurice Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The art from the original 10 page story has been cut up and re-arranged with all-new text and dialog.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tembu of the Elephants
    Kaänga
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Tembu, the Elephant!
    Kaänga
  4. 3. The Tabu City
  5. 4. The Battle of Giants, Tembu's Terror Trail
    Kaänga
  6. 5. Fonopost
    Stamp Page
  7. 6. ["The jungle spawns strange evils, but none more deadly than revenge!..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Now their tracks and scents and dwelling places."]
    Jungle Kings
  9. 8. King of the River!
    Kaänga
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
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