(June 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

Spoor of the Purple Skulls (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
human skeletons; leopards

Fire-Birds from the Sky! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)[as Rubi Moore]
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)[as Rubi Moore]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Bronson; N'geeso; Tulagis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Bronson, an unscrupulous con man convinces the Tulagis that he commands the sky gods, using hot air balloons in his deception. Kaänga exposes him and watches him fall to his death.
Reprints
Keywords
hot air balloons; leopards; lions; Lutora worship; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title given in the cover blurb is "Spoor of the Purple Skulls" which does not seem to be this story.

First line of dialogue is "Blazes! Only winged that blasted native! Can't let..."

[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
Inks
Matt Baker; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What has happened? All my brothers flee in panic!!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Alib; Dova (dove)
Synopsis
A muezzin uses the call to prayer to hypnotize a group of apes. He plans to use them in his vengeance plot against the local sheikh by having them kill the sheikh's daughter before his very eyes. Wambi rescues the girl and frees the apes from the muezzin's control.
Keywords
adhan; apes; hypnosis; Islam; minarets; muezzins

[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
Girls, and more girls...now this is what I call real relaxation.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Anna Janson; Orovitch
Synopsis
Suspecting that a troupe of dancing girls are being kept as slaves, Terry sends Keeto back to the outpost while follows the troupe. As Terry is about to be killed the slave master Orovitch, Keeto arrives with the lancers.
Keywords
dancing girls; drugs; mind control; slaves; wagons

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

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The elephant -- largest of jungle animals, has an intelligence close to that of a domestic dog.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
The story of how elephants are domesticated and how they are used.
Keywords
elephants; howdahs

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From out of the veldt they crept, hairy raiders of the jungle trails...
Genre
jungle
Characters
M'naghlis (African tribe); Tabu; Bgama; Rastmos (African tribe)
Synopsis
A band of thieving mandrills are plaguing the M'naghlis. Tabu agrees to end their pillaging if the M'naghlis will give up collecting tribute from their neighbors. Bgama, the princess, refuses, but her witch doctor secretly tells Tabu that he will make her give up tribute. Tabu then leads the mandrills to a crocodile-infested pool, where they are eaten. When he returns to the village, disguised as a girl bringing a tribute of fruit, Bgama attempts to kill him for not bringing something more valuable. Tabu calls an elephant from the bush who crushes Bgama to death.
Keywords
crocodiles; disguises; jewelry; mandrills; whips

The Beast with a Thousand Teeth (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)

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
Outlaw!...a dread word to hear in any kingdom...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Villagers and white hunters pursue a rogue elephant that leads them into Simba's territory. Simba attacks the elephant and wounds it. The hunters arrive and kill it.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants

[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
Hark -- Fang's hunting call! Here he comes.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Waskais (African tribe); N'kali
Synopsis
Camilla prevents the assassination of a chief by his witch doctor.
Reprints
Keywords
animal hides; blow guns; Cape buffalos; cobras; crocodiles; rope bridge; warthogs; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spoor of the Purple Skulls
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Fire-Birds from the Sky!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What has happened? All my brothers flee in panic!!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["Girls, and more girls...now this is what I call real relaxation."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The elephant -- largest of jungle animals, has an intelligence close to that of a domestic dog."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["From out of the veldt they crept, hairy raiders of the jungle trails..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. The Beast with a Thousand Teeth
  8. 7. ["Outlaw!...a dread word to hear in any kingdom..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Hark -- Fang's hunting call! Here he comes."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.