(January 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1945-11-12
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.


The Killers of M'omba Raj (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; saddle zebras; snakes

Spoor of the Moon Hill Treasure (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.

The Killers of M'omba Raj (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
Princess Nilo (villain, introduction); Dr. Marr; Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso
Synopsis
Dr. Marr's scientific expedition captures a white ape. Nilo, riding from the land of the Lake of Mists attacks the safari in order to free the ape, which is sacred to her people. They also take Dr. Marr. Kaänga and Ann pursue them. Ann is captured, but Kaänga frees both her and Dr. Marr. They destroy Nilo's castle with dynamite.
Reprints
Keywords
apatosaurus-like carnivores; ape worship; castles; dynamite; human sacrifice; idols; mastodons; saddle zebras; the Lake of Mists; white apes

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Out of the dread, murky past she came..."

Anthony Durrant notes (2/7/2007) that the reprint has dialog that is different from this original version.

The "sacred white ape" is colored brown throughout.

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terror stalks the jungle -- far and wide men die...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Dwandas (African tribe); Lantu; Rina (rhinoceros); Leo (leopard)
Synopsis
Wambi discovers a witch doctor poisoning a village's water supply in order to drive the villagers out.
Keywords
jungle fevers; medicinal herbs; witch doctors

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm worried, Keeto --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Marmo; Naru; Jagar (horse); Lieutenant Jamison; Kunda
Synopsis
Marmo, his daughter Naru, and his witch doctor Kunda, frame the local pygmies for Naru's and Terry's faked deaths in order to take the pygmies gold. Terry exposes their fraud.
Keywords
bathing; blowguns; gold; pygmies; soporific drugs; witch doctors

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was death in that lonely temple...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Princess Tauna (villain, introduction, death); Tabu; Claw (leopard); Fang (leopard)
Synopsis
Tauna attempts to kill the guardian of the serpent shrine in order to assume his post. Tabu shows her an illusion of a jeweled belt -- in reality, a python.
Keywords
disguises; masks; poison; pythons; snake worship

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

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...her ways are jungle ways...abandoned joy one moment...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Ed; Al
Synopsis
Two ivory hunters make their way to the elephants' graveyard. Camilla uses Fang to create and elephant stampede, killing one of the hunters and leading the other to promise to change his ways.
Keywords
crocodiles; elephants; elephants' graveyard; ivory
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Killers of M'omba Raj
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Spoor of the Moon Hill Treasure
  3. 2. The Killers of M'omba Raj
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Terror stalks the jungle -- far and wide men die..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["I'm worried, Keeto --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["There was death in that lonely temple..."]
    Tabu
  7. 6. ["...her ways are jungle ways...abandoned joy one moment..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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