(October 1945)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1945-08-09
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Vol. 40, No. 4.


Brides for the King Beasts (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; lions

Chant of the Voodoo Gods (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Indexer Notes

Story appears on inside front and inside back covers.

Brides for the King Beasts (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Gora; N'geeso; T'lukas (African tribe); Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
The son of the T'lukas banished witch doctor, disguised as his father, demands tribute from the tribe and uses a series of tricks to fool them into thinking he has magic powers. He is exposed by Kaänga.
Keywords
bondage; curses; disguises; giant turtles; knockout gas; leopards; lions; pendulum axes; torture; Zambona worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "It was twenty long rains ago that the witch doctor cursed the T'luka tribe..."

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

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen] (signed)
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed); Marcia Snyder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Water-veil hides path to blue ju-ju.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Carson (villain, death)
Synopsis
Camilla is asked by local natives to enter the Valley of the Blue Juju, in order to stop white men from plundering jewels from idols and to stop a murderous beast that roams that area.
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas; idols; leopards; sapphires

Indexer Notes

The art indicates a second hand inking, perhaps Marcia Snyder.

Monkey Business - The Tree-Folk of Africa (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only the first page of the original 2-page feature is reprinted here, as noted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

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
Terry has run into many women in his time...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Magna
Synopsis
Magna, a beautiful Arab girl, convinces Terry that she was captured by Arab nomads. With her as a guide, he goes after them with half the outposts forces. Meanwhile, the Arabs, on Magna's signal, attack the outpost. Terry and the rest of the company return in time to repulse the attack.
Keywords
sandstorms

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the hidden reaches of the upper jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Nyama; Ogg; Binti; Bassingis (African tribe); Tawn; Londelenge (elephant)
Synopsis
Nyama, believing that his attempted murder of Wambi has been successful, wages war against the Bassingis. But Wambi arrives with an elephant herd and ends the war.
Keywords
bafunda ants; caves

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'See, jungle wizard, we are safe here on this island...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Tanga; Mkali (African tribe)
Synopsis
Pygmies engage in a "Trojan horse" deceit using a hollow elephant.
Keywords
blowguns; elephant decoy; elephants
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brides for the King Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Chant of the Voodoo Gods
  3. 2. Brides for the King Beasts
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Water-veil hides path to blue ju-ju."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. Monkey Business - The Tree-Folk of Africa
  6. 5. ["Terry has run into many women in his time..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["In the hidden reaches of the upper jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["'See, jungle wizard, we are safe here on this island...'"]
    Tabu
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