(July 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-05-06
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.


Death Has a Thousand Fangs (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

Death Has a Thousand Fangs (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Nora; Moto; Lance; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
Lance and Nora, brother and sister thieves, attempt to steal the idol of N'geeso's tribe. During the fight, Kaänga inadvertently kills Lance; Nora vows revenge. Nora kidnaps Ann and then disguises herself as Ann in order to lure Kaänga to her camp. While confronting Kaänga, Nora accidentally fires a pistol near his face, blinding him. Even blind, Kaänga manages to free Ann and kill Nora.
Keywords
bathing; blindness; camp shower; concealed nudity; cosmetics; disguises; elephants; idols; leopards; torture; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The picture was peaceful --"

[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
It is good to doze in the noonday sun...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Simba, Junior
Synopsis
Simba, Junior, is a disobedient cub. Simba must save him from a gorilla, crocodiles, and a hunting safari.
Reprints
Keywords
child-rearing; crocodiles; gorillas

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

The Fuzzy-Wuzzies (Table of Contents: 3)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A description of the culture and customs of the Hadendoas of Sudan.
Keywords
camels; Hadendoas; lip plates; shotels; stereotyping of African natives; Sudan; swords; Ubangis

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Al Feldstein ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Shall our children hunger while thieves prosper?'...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Uagalis (African tribe); Ogg; Tawn; Satanic (tiger)
Synopsis
After Ogg is accused of stealing the villagers supplies, Wambi discovers that the true thief is Satanic, the tiger.
Keywords
dogs

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whence came those powers with which Tabu ruled the jungle's depths?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Bokolu; N'moli
Synopsis
Tabu visits his dying mentor, N'moli who tells him, at last, that Tabu was the son of explorers who were killed by a hippopotamus and that toddler, Tabu, was rescued by N'moli. N'moli gives Tabu a cape, with many magical herbs in the lining and dies.
Keywords
graves; hippopotamuses; lions; magic herbs; witch doctors

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
John Celardo (signed)
Inks
John Celardo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A neanderthal man living with the apes -- no -- it's impossible --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Laura Barth; Doctor Barth; Keeto; Snyder
Synopsis
A pair of thieves trick Terry into believing they are a father and daughter, seeking a human/ape hybrid. The real Dr. Barth arrives at the outpost after the impostors leave, explaining that he was in the jungle looking for an associate named Snyder, lost there since the end of the war. Terry and Keeto catch up to the impostors after they have captured Snyder, who they are hoping will lead them to a gold mine. Snyder's mind has snapped and he believes himself to be an ape. His ape friends come to rescue him, killing the impostors. Terry and Barth elect to leave Snyder with his ape friends.
Keywords
amnesia; drugs; elephants; evolution; gorillas; howdahs; hypodermic needles

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidden behind the locked bronze door lay a dreadful mystery.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Mogo; Byandros (African tribe); Bargai (leopard); Commissioner Ryan; N'golo
Synopsis
Mogo, a wanted criminal, convinces the Byandros that they need to work to eliminate both Camilla and the colonial commissioner. Several attempts are made on their lives but each is foiled by Camilla. Ultimately, Camilla damages a dam above the village and wipes out the Byandros and Mogo.
Keywords
bolos; crocodiles; dams; flooding; hunting leopards; rhinoceroses; rope bridges; snakes; torture; wagons
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Has a Thousand Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Death Has a Thousand Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is good to doze in the noonday sun..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Fuzzy-Wuzzies
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["'Shall our children hunger while thieves prosper?'..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Whence came those powers with which Tabu ruled the jungle's depths?"]
    Tabu
  7. 6. Jungle Justice
  8. 7. ["A neanderthal man living with the apes -- no -- it's impossible --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Hidden behind the locked bronze door lay a dreadful mystery."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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