(May 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-03-22
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.


The Golden Gourds Shriek Blood! (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; witch doctors

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Agonized whispers attest that a new king has risen to rule the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Niato; Pnais (African tribe); Jim
Synopsis
Witch doctor Niato, in league with white treasure hunters, takes Ann to sacrifice to the god Ghia, which in reality is a mannequin drawn from the lake by a balloon. Kaänga arrives and exposes the fraud, kills the witch doctor, and frees Ann.
Keywords
balloons; bondage; crocodiles; Ghia worship; human sacrifice; leopards; lions; soporific drugs; wagons; waterfalls

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The two-legged ones are to be avoided...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba, seeking to escape crocodiles, flees onto a steamboat full of caged animals. Shortly natives attack and Simba drives them away when the hunters open the cages.
Keywords
crocodiles; gorillas; steamboats

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
?
Inks
Regina Levander
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scent of death rolled heavily through the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Monya; Linkas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis
A snake priestess demands tribute from villagers and those who fail to produce their valuables die. Wambi reveals that she is using a hidden snake to kill the victims and that he has introduced a mongoose into the mechanism that killed the snake.
Keywords
blowguns; mongooses; snakes

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from James Van Nuys, grandson of the artist, who is in possession of black & white proofs of three pages of the story.

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

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
'Death waits at Fort Diablo,' the desert sands whispered.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Maynard; Lieutenant Sasse; Jeanette Maynard; Lieutenant Martin
Synopsis
Terry is given a new assignment as the governor of Fort Diablo. When he arrives, he finds that the previous governor, though imprisoned, has staged a riot and taken over the fort. Terry is imprisoned himself, but manages to escape and re-establish order.
Keywords
artillery; Fort Diablo; Fort Sudan; prison riots; seaplanes

The Dawn Terror (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Falhawks soared the cloud-steeped mountain crags...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu
Synopsis
The priestess of a hawk cult uses giant hawks to capture villagers to bring to her lair for sacrifice. Tabu uses his powers of illusions and convinces the priestess that she is a hawk; she falls to her death.
Keywords
bondage; Cape buffalo; giant hawks; gorillas; human skeletons; ivory; leopards; lions; rope bridges; telescopes; wagons

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

Jungle Facts / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe (signed)
Inks
Mike Peppe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle brutes are rhinos...the name signifies...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
An animal identification quiz.
Keywords
camels; elephants; kangaroos; lions; mandrills; orangutan; pythons; wallabies

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the pool of death --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Jake; Dirk; N'gala; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
White treasure hunters attempt to force Camilla to reveal the location of the Temple of Gar and its gold. She refuses, but before they can kill her, the guardian of the temple, an old man, appears and takes them into the river, drowning him. Camilla takes the responsibilities of guarding the temple.
Keywords
gold; idols; leopards; rope bridges; Temple of Gar; waterfalls; whirlpools
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Golden Gourds Shriek Blood!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Agonized whispers attest that a new king has risen to rule the jungle..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The two-legged ones are to be avoided..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The scent of death rolled heavily through the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["'Death waits at Fort Diablo,' the desert sands whispered."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Dawn Terror
  7. 6. ["Falhawks soared the cloud-steeped mountain crags..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["The jungle brutes are rhinos...the name signifies..."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["What is the pool of death --"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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