(Winter 1953-1954)

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)

Issue Notes

In the indicia the date is 'Winter 1953', and the title is Kaänga Jungle King (also on the cover)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maurice Whitman
Inks
Maurice Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
gorillas

Indexer Notes

There are 2 story-titles on the cover, neither of which matches the comic's stories

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

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

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

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This was in the Shari country where the great rains fall and the king beasts prowl...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Blackie Rawls (first appearance; villain; death); Bart (first appearance; villain; death); Logan (first appearance; villain; death); Capt. Clyde Anker (first appearance); M'Bala (first appearance)
Reprints

Jan Christiaan Smuts (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
General Botha (first president of South Africa); Jan Christiaan Smuts (first Colonial Secretary, later the second President); Winston Churchill; Paul Kruger
Synopsis
A brief biography of Jan Christiaan Smuts and a brief history of the formation of the Union of South Africa.
Reprints
Keywords
Battle of the Marne; Boer War; Boers; German East Africa; O'okiep (South African village); South Africa; World War I; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wart-hog may be tasty, but for a steak from his carcass, you can trade your life!
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
More short natural histories of dangerous jungle animals
Reprints
Keywords
baboons; cheetahs; elephants; gemboks; pythons; tigers; warthogs

The Crypt (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nightmares? They're worse!
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of several dangerous jungle animals.
Keywords
elands; gaurs; leopards; lions; mandrills

The Deathmaker! (Table of Contents: 7)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Kaänga; The Deathmaker (first appearance; villain; death); Targa (first appearance; villain; death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story, curiously, is built from the bones of the story "Hate Has a Thousand Claws!" from Jungle Comics #100, borrowing many panels of art. The story has many different sequences, and a different conclusion, however.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["This was in the Shari country where the great rains fall and the king beasts prowl..."]
    Kaänga
  4. 3. Jan Christiaan Smuts
  5. 4. ["The wart-hog may be tasty, but for a steak from his carcass, you can trade your life!"]
    Jungle Kings
  6. 5. The Crypt
  7. 6. ["Nightmares? They're worse!"]
    Jungle Kings
  8. 7. The Deathmaker!
    Kaänga
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