(March 1945)

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

Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
hippopotamuses

Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; AnKaängan Mason; T'gani; cliff people; Kokan; valley people; Dorna
Synopsis
Kaänga's arbitration of a dispute over an idol is not received well by the cliff people who steal the idol and Ann, with the intent of sacrificing her to the idol. Kaänga and Dorna, a cliff people girl that he once saved, prepare fireworks that frighten the cliff people allowing Kaänga to rescue Ann and retrieve the idol for the valley people.
Reprints
Keywords
blowguns; bondage; crocodiles; human sacrifice; idols; Khafi worship; leopards; medicinal herbs; poisoning; sunaki tree

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Voodoo drums and a boiling cauldron throbbed death for the jungle lord..."

The Serpent Prophecy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Haj Abdu; Dagas (African tribe); Ko; Tawn; Ogg; Lia (leopard)
Synopsis
After the death of Haj Abdu, Ko comes to believe that Wambi is the rightful heir to the village throne. He plots to kill Wambi on a lion hunt but Wambi is saved by the intervention of his jungle friends.
Keywords
howdahs; lions; snakes

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Native drums thunder a fearful warning throughout Simba's domain...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Chonga (Cape buffalo); von Friedel
Synopsis
Simba tricks his latest rival, Chonga the Cape buffalo, into falling into a tiger trap dug to capture Simba.
Keywords
tiger traps

Australian Animals (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the wombat, the koala, the great kangaroo, the gray possum, the spotted cuscus, the flying squirrel, the Tasmanian wolf, and the dasyures.
Keywords
dasyures; flying squirrels; gray possums; kangaroos; koalas; spotted cuscuses; Tasmanian wolves; wombats

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'A black leopard! You are fortunate, trader...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Lago (gorilla); O'kouma's hermit
Synopsis
An old hermit casts spells that shrink men and animals to a tiny size for his own amusement. Tabu restores the animals to their original size and they kill the hermit.
Keywords
caves; gold; leopards; O'kouma lands; pupas; shrinking; stereotyping of African natives

Who Leads the Pack May Be Its Prey (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
Nala, the fair-haired leader of a small native band...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Nala; Wanchu; Keeto; Terry Thunder
Synopsis
Terry arranges to settle a land dispute by having the leaders race camels to decide who gets the lands.
Keywords
blowguns; camel races; whips

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

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

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
George Tuska (signed)
Inks
George Tuska (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the edge of the jungle, Camilla watched a caravan trek eastward...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla
Synopsis
A group of bandits raids caravans in order to get slaves to build their fortress. Camilla manages to free the slaves and acquires a pet dog.
Keywords
bondage; construction cranes; dogs; human sacrifice; leopards
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Fire-Birds for the Cliff-Dwellers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. The Serpent Prophecy
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Native drums thunder a fearful warning throughout Simba's domain..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. Australian Animals
  6. 5. ["'A black leopard! You are fortunate, trader...'"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. Who Leads the Pack May Be Its Prey
  8. 7. ["Nala, the fair-haired leader of a small native band..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["From the edge of the jungle, Camilla watched a caravan trek eastward..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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