(September 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
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

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
?

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

Genre
jungle

[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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.