(December 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 (credited)(managing editor); John C. Mitchell (credited)
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

Bush-Devil's Spoor (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage

Bush-Devil's Spoor (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; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Mora
Synopsis:
Mora the apeman kidnaps Ann in order for her to be his mate. Kaänga and N'geeso track them and rescue Ann.
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; jewelry; kiana berries; kuaki birds; lions; mandrills; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Staring at the necklace again, jealous old woman!"

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
One morning, as Wambi sleeps in his tree house...
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Tira (leopard)
Synopsis:
Wambi frees Ogg and other jungle animals captured by disreputable hunters.
Keywords:
cougars; River Queen (steamboat)

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
War-War-War!
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; T'lukas (African tribe); Wakai
Synopsis:
The T'luka tribe comes to claim Tabu's jungle. He uses his magic to frighten them and then turns the hair of the chief's daughter into snakes. The T'lukas leave his jungle and go home.
Keywords:
hippopotamuses; jewelry; medusas; vampire bats

Jungle Monarch (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The witch doctor L'Gonda has been dismissed from the Dwanda tribe...
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba; L'Gonda; Dwandas (African tribe); B'gomis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A witch doctor poisons the water of the Dwanda village in order to drive the tribe away so a neighboring tribe can take their land. Despite drinking the poisoned water, Simba kills the dogs of the witch doctor and the witch doctor himself.
Keywords:
dogs; medicinal plants; poison; witch doctors

[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:
Well! Lookie here, folks!
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Foreign Legion; Terry Thunder; Rij; Sarita
Synopsis:
The Sultan Rij is hypnotized into appearing mad by his daughter-in-law, who plans to usurp his throne.
Keywords:
dancers; hypnosis; whips

...When the Earth Was Young (Table of Contents: 7)

African Wild Life / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the sabre-toothed tiger, the giant ground sloth, carrion feeding birds, the gorilla, the triceratops, the tyrannosaurus, and crocodiles
Reprints:
Keywords:
carrion feeding birds; ceratopsids; crocodiles; giant ground sloths; gorillas; sabre-toothed tigers; tyrannosaurs

[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
Inks:
Marcia Snyder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Silently...two hunters ghosted the jungle trail...
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Slim; Camilla; Duke (lion); Duchess (lioness); the Lion Man
Synopsis:
Two treasure hunters hope to extract the location of a gold mine from a hermit friendly with lions.
Keywords:
caves; gold
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bush-Devil's Spoor
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Bush-Devil's Spoor
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One morning, as Wambi sleeps in his tree house..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["War-War-War!"]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Jungle Monarch
  6. 5. ["The witch doctor L'Gonda has been dismissed from the Dwanda tribe..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  7. 6. ["Well! Lookie here, folks!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ...When the Earth Was Young
    African Wild Life
  9. 8. ["Silently...two hunters ghosted the jungle trail..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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