(April 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

Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
sabre-toothed tigers

Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Nellie; Tony Braxon; Tulans (African tribe); Tora
Synopsis
A con man comes to the jungle and convinces the Tulans to give him whatever he asks for in order to have it sacrificed to their gods. Fearing Kaänga's interference, he orders the natives to bring him Ann whom he plans to kill. However, Kaänga arrives and the con man is killed in her place.
Reprints
Keywords
animal sacrifice; bondage; crocodiles; human sacrifice; idols; lions; the Idol Valley; wagons

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, you -- you make me sick!"

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Robert Webb ?; Alex Blum ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Matt Baker; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today I will look at my supplies...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Kogos (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis
A local chief desires a rare antelope skin for his favorite dancing girl. His hunters poison the local salt lick, inadvertently killing many other animals besides antelopes. Wambi discovers the problem and corrects it.
Keywords
dancing girls; poison; salt licks

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

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
Quickly, Captain Terry! I must see him!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; T'gani; Keeto
Synopsis
A tribal princess has been expelled from her village. Terry and Keeto return her to her home and punish the man who had her expelled.
Keywords
crocodiles

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An African vulture, the Lammergeier, lives on weak...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the lammergeier, the wolverine, the peba armadillo, the hyena, the raven, the jackal, and the aardwolf.
Keywords
aardwolves; hyenas; jackals; lammergeiers; peba armadillos; ravens; wolverines

[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
Tell me, fire, is it the smell of human blood that taints the jungle?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; M'dobis (African tribe); Kria [Kari]; Roy
Synopsis
A young couple steal and idol and are pursued by a shape shifting witch until Tabu takes the idol and returns it to her.
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas; idols; prophecies; pythons; rhinoceroses; shape shifters; witches

The Drum That Thatcher Made (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Stockman]
Colors
noe
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
The lordly lion often finds it is not easy, this ruling the jungle folk...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba, at first tempted to eat a lost human child, becomes the child's protector until he can be returned to his parents.
Keywords
leopards; wild dogs

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla was stalking the mystery of the stone god...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); M'kodas (African tribe); Saul
Synopsis
Camilla prevents the theft of the giant gems that form the eyes of the M'kodas' idol.
Keywords
bats; caves; Gimshai worship; human skeletons; jewels; rhinoceroses; statues of Gimshai; vultures
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Today I will look at my supplies..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Quickly, Captain Terry! I must see him!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["An African vulture, the Lammergeier, lives on weak..."]
    African Wild Life
  6. 5. ["Tell me, fire, is it the smell of human blood that taints the jungle?"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. The Drum That Thatcher Made
  8. 7. ["The lordly lion often finds it is not easy, this ruling the jungle folk..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Camilla was stalking the mystery of the stone god..."]
    Camilla
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Michael Hoskin
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