(October 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

Land of the Cannibal God (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
lions

Dwellers of the Mist (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Lance; Helen; Asika; Helena; Portia
Synopsis
Kaänga, Lance, and Helen's father fly the plane into the Valley of Mist where they find the city of Carthina, a lost Carthaginian outpost. Here they help restore the emperor to his thrown after a coup by his daughter Portia.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; ancient Carthage; Carthina (lost city); chariots; gorillas; kuaki birds; leopards; lions; saddle zebras; Temple of Silence; Valley of the Mist

Indexer Notes

The Kaänga story is titled "Land of the Cannibal God" on the cover, but differently and more accurately titled on the splash page. There is no mention of cannibals nor gods in ANY story in this issue.

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A black pied piper leads the jungle creatures in a march of revenge and death...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Kraagi; Ota; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
Exiled witch doctor, Kraagi, uses music to command the animals of the jungle to attack his village. Wambi uses a flute to counter the witch doctor.
Keywords
cobras; crocodiles; flutes; hypnotism; snake charming; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

One third of last page is an advertisement for War Stamps.

Forbidden Valley (Table of Contents: 3)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson
Inks
Ruth Atkinson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; dragotyrs
Synopsis
Tabu ventures into the Forbidden Valley in order to find plants to counter crocodile venom and must battle the lizard-men known as dragotyrs.
Keywords
carnivorous plants; crocodiles; Forbidden Valley; medicinal plants; treehouses

Death Beats the Drums (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A battle wound stings harshly...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba is captured by hunters but saves them from a rogue elephant and is allowed to go free.
Keywords
elephants; hot springs

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her beauty was breath-taking...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Swalis (African tribe); Damara; Abin; Sinigali; Duma; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
A jungle siren lures unwary travelers to a slaver, but Terry breaks up the ring.
Keywords
slave coffle; slavers

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

African Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Hopper ?
Inks
Fran Hopper ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sociable grey parrot mimics any and every sound...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the grey parrot, concave hornbill, purple roller, secretary bird, bearded vulture, shoebill, and red bishop bird.
Keywords
bearded vultures; concave hornbills; grey parrots; purple rollers; red bishop birds; secretary birds; shoebills

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Inks
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happened in the Makinda delta where the swamps are thick...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Captain Nevin; Anzio; Wa-kisis (African tribe)
Synopsis
The colonial militia prevents the taking of a town by the Wa-kisis, and Camilla rescues a pair of white children kept captive by the tribe.
Keywords
dogs; leopards; quicksand; Rogasso Massacre; Wadalei (African town)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Land of the Cannibal God
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Dwellers of the Mist
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A black pied piper leads the jungle creatures in a march of revenge and death..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. Forbidden Valley
    Tabu
  5. 4. Death Beats the Drums
  6. 5. ["A battle wound stings harshly..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  7. 6. ["Her beauty was breath-taking..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["The sociable grey parrot mimics any and every sound..."]
    African Wild Life
  9. 8. ["It happened in the Makinda delta where the swamps are thick..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.