(September 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-07-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Jack Byrne (Managing Editor); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 3.


Fire Gems of T'ulaki (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin ?
Inks
Joe Doolin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso
Keywords
gems; treasure chests

Land That Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Maxwell Elkan ?; Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Low in the storm-mad sky swooped the great silver bird, crippled...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Lance; Ka-winas (ancient African tribe); N'ghana
Synopsis
A plane crash strands a trio of explorers on the rim of an ancient volcano. Kaänga and Ann come to offer assistance and they are all attacked by the Ka-winas, an ancient tribe determined to keep their home inside the volcano a secret. Kaänga uses the explorers' dynamite to ignite the volcano and destroy the Ka-winas and then he pushes the plane off the rim to glide to the jungle below.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; bondage; dynamite; human skeletons; kuaki birds; lions; snakes; storms; volcanos; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

title on cover is "Fire Gems of T'ulaki" but neither fire gems nor T'ulaki is mentioned in ANY story.

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

Taj of the Elephants / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hark ye! -- to a tale of the hills...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Princess Taj (introduction); Malik; Singh
Synopsis
Taj's father is taken by bandits. Taj is freed by Singh after she saves his life from a cobra. Taj is then protected by elephants until she and the elephants can free her father.
Keywords
cobras; crocodiles; hunting cheetahs; tigers

Indexer Notes

only appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, as Simba walks about his kingdom...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Ngador; Tiku
Synopsis
Ngador, a black-maned lion, challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle and is killed in his duel with Simba.

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boom-da! Boom-da! Beat the war drums...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; swamp people; Lia; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
Terry discovers that the juju the swampmen use to terrorize their neighbors is an old cannon and destroys it.
Keywords
bondage; cannons; human sacrifice; idols; quicksand; shrunken heads; snares; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

final page is two-thirds comics, one-third advertisement.

Killers Make Good Eating (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harrison, where are you?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tony Harrison; Simeon Brady; M'Suli; Panni

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

Wambi / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Allan Ford (introduction); Matu (introduction); Demaras (African tribe)(introduction); Worumba (introduction, villain); Babu (baboon); Maggo (macaw); Zella (zebra); Osssa (ostrich); Corna (rhinoceros); Colonel Brent
Synopsis
Drought drives the Demara tribe to rebellion.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; drought; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

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

Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They were building a terror wall in the Aschana Valley...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Wasaganis (African tribe); Laura Schwartz; Joe Schwartz; Nolan; Pogo; Bongo
Synopsis
Camilla frees a pair of white settlers from the Wasaganis, who are being led by a white criminal.
Keywords
apes; Aschana Valley; covered wagons; medicinal plants; otaro leaves; sedan chairs; staked out over an ant hill; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fire Gems of T'ulaki
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land That Time Forgot
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Hark ye! -- to a tale of the hills..."]
    Taj of the Elephants
  4. 3. ["One day, as Simba walks about his kingdom..."]
    Simba
  5. 4. ["Boom-da! Boom-da! Beat the war drums..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Killers Make Good Eating
  7. 6. ["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."]
    Wambi
  8. 7. ["They were building a terror wall in the Aschana Valley..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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