(March 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-01-07
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, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
gorillas

Congo Kill (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Ahmed; Lutora; K'hams (African tribe); Tuka
Synopsis
Ann, disguised as the wounded Lutora, takes the K'hams' wise men's tests in order to allow Lutora to ascend to the throne.
Keywords
apes; elephants; howdahs; idols; leopard cults; leopards; lions; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'By the hair of the Sulali, by the staff of Ishta, so shall ye triumph.'"

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearful, bold and cunning was the foe...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
A pack of hunting dogs terrorizes the jungle animals. Simba leads the dogs through a series of death traps.
Keywords
cheetahs; crocodiles; hunting dogs; jaguars; quicksand; snakes

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tapir is a South American animal with a short proboscis or trunk.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the tapir.
Keywords
jaguars; tapirs

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wambi and his friends are moving slowly through a hot jungle morning when...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Nilota; Gakir; M'pang; Hakar (eagle)
Synopsis
Princess Gakir attempts to murder her brother Nilota during a hunting trip and is foiled by Wambi and his jungle friends.
Keywords
elephants; howdahs; hunting tigers; mandrills

Indexer Notes

Henry Steele believes that H.L. Larsen was involved in the art. Jim Vadaboncouer disagrees and believes that the similarities with Larsen's work is due to swiping on the part of the artist(s).

Terror at Zamboni (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The plot was murder --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Neeta; Lieutenant Rogers; M'po; Kalu; Keeto
Synopsis
Seeking revenge for her ten years of imprisonment, Neeta kidnaps Keeto and Rogers. Her father injects them with his mind control drug and Neeta orders them to return to outpost and lower the drawbridge so her forces can enter. However, Terry had recognized Neeta and was prepared for her sneak attack.
Keywords
chemical laboratories; crocodiles; gorillas; mind control drugs; saddle zebras

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen ?
Inks
Howard Larsen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are crocodiles alive today that were sunning themselves on the banks of the Nile when Columbus discovered America.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the crocodile.
Keywords
crocodiles; water buffalo

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two there were who lusted for the chieftain's kraal --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kuba; Wazumis (African tribe); Toru; Kaleb; Laota
Synopsis
Toru, competing with Kaleb to become king of the Wazumis, has manipulated the lion hunt portion of the contest, but in the end, the machinations are exposed by Tabu.
Keywords
blowguns; drugs; kiki berries; lions

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On and on, she raced, this fleet girl of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Paddy Hemp; Tony; Claire
Synopsis
A pair of thieves steal a sacred diamond and blame the third member of their party for the theft. Camilla offers her life in exchange for his if she is allowed to go after the real perpetrators. Her request is granted and the thieves are killed by crocodiles.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; diamonds; lions; saddle zebras; torture
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Congo Kill
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Congo Kill
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fearful, bold and cunning was the foe..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The tapir is a South American animal with a short proboscis or trunk."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Wambi and his friends are moving slowly through a hot jungle morning when..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Terror at Zamboni
  7. 6. ["The plot was murder --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["There are crocodiles alive today that were sunning themselves on the banks of the Nile when Columbus discovered America."]
    African Wild Life
  9. 8. ["Two there were who lusted for the chieftain's kraal --"]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["On and on, she raced, this fleet girl of the jungle..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.