(July 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

Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin; Reed Crandall (see notes)
Inks
Joe Doolin; Reed Crandall (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
temples

Indexer Notes

The figures of Kaänga and Ann are traced from the splash page of the Kaänga story in Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #42, presumably by Doolin, who did the rest of the cover. Source of figures supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple (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; Tara; Mgombas (African tribe); Bull Brannigan; N'geeso
Synopsis
Bull Brannigan hopes to drain a lake near the Mgombas village and expose an ancient city that he expects to be full of treasure. Brannigan suspects that Kaänga will interfere with his scheme and attempts to have both Kaänga and Ann sacrificed to the Mgombas' spider-god. Kaänga manages to escape and Brannigan is killed by the spiders.
Reprints
Keywords
human sacrifice; leopards; saddle rhinoceroses; scuba diving; sleeping gas; spider worship; spiders; steamboats; the Spider Lands; tiger traps; water buffalo; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Up the sluggish current the river packet churned --"

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Homer Fleming ?; ?
Inks
Matt Baker; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Tawn, Ogg! You cannot go to the bazaar with me!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Abdul; Mag (macaw)
Synopsis
Wambi solves the two-year old murder case of his friend, the snake charmer Rajah Sutah.
Keywords
Balpur (Indian city); beds of nails; cobras; crocodiles; dancing girls; fakirs; hookahs; Indian rope trick; music; snake charming; Sunjab's Animal Circus; whips; whistling

The Mandrill (Table of Contents: 3)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the mandrill.
Keywords
mandrills

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

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
The jungle is always full of death...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; M'wala; Otobo; Pago; Neko;
Synopsis
Terry exposes a witch doctor and his accomplice's voodoo tricks.
Keywords
cyanide; dogs; poisoning; stereotyping of African natives; voodoo dolls; witch doctors

The Rhinoceros (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the rhinoceros.
Keywords
rhinoceroses

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

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
Three would die -- and Tabu was doomed.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Claw (leopard); Talon (leopard)
Synopsis
A woman, using two hunting leopards as enforcers, is kidnapping young men at the end of their manhood rituals and using them as slaves to remove diamonds from the river.
Keywords
diamond prospecting; hippopotamuses; hunting leopards; lions; manhood rituals; pythons; tattooing; witch doctors

Cross Kaänga's path and --- (Table of Contents: 7)

Kaänga / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
Some things belong in the jungle...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Leo (lion)
Synopsis
Simba frees Leo, a circus lion, from his cage and is then mistaken for the circus performer. Leo finds life in the wild far more difficult than he is accustomed to and returns to his owners who let Simba go free.
Keywords
circuses; pythons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
For who can battle the monstrous evil that is unseen, unheard -- unknown...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); warthog man; T'gani
Synopsis
A mad scientist is experimenting with Chief T'gani's people, creating man-animal hybrids. Camilla frees his subjects and sees to the destruction of his lab.
Keywords
man-animal hybrids
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Devil Beasts of the Golden Temple
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["No, Tawn, Ogg! You cannot go to the bazaar with me!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. The Mandrill
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["The jungle is always full of death..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Rhinoceros
    African Wild Life
  7. 6. ["Three would die -- and Tabu was doomed."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. Cross Kaänga's path and ---
    Kaänga
  9. 8. ["Some things belong in the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["For who can battle the monstrous evil that is unseen, unheard -- unknown..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
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