(August 1946)

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


Salome of the Devil-Cats (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Salome
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; leopards

Salome of the Devil-Cats (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo (signed)
Inks
John Celardo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Salome (introduction, villain, death); the Rajah's minister (introduction, villain, death); The Rajah (introduction); Kaänga; Marmo (elephant); T'guans (African tribe); Ann Mason; N'geeso
Synopsis
Salome, a witch, convinces the rajah that she can make him young again. Kaänga determines to expose her as a fraud. Ann exposes Salome as a fraud and is taken prisoner. Salome prooceeds to torture her. Kaänga arrives, rescues Ann, and kills Salome.
Reprints
Keywords
blindness; bondage; fountain of youth; leopards; mandrills; steamboats; torture; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "It was a blind jungle lord that traveled to the forbidden Mist Lands..."

[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
Simba, the mighty jungle monarch, hears the sound of nearby conflict...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba rescues a jerboa from a gorilla. Later, when Simba, wounded by a pygmy dart, is battling a leopard for the jungle kingship, the jerboa returns the favor and pulls the dart from Simba, enabling him to defeat the leopard.
Keywords
blow guns; gorillas; jerboas; leopards; medicinal herbs; vultures

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle was swept by a wave of terror...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Morgan (introduction, villain, death); Lil (introduction, villain, death); Kobali (introduction); M'Bala (introduction); the Kalembus (introduction); Tabu; Kalembus (African tribe)
Synopsis
A pair of treasure hunters raid the village of the Kalembus and kill the king. Tabu places a curse on them and both die before they can get out of the jungle
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake; graves; idols; lions; torture

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe ?
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout the jungle, the witch doctor is acknowledged as the most powerful member of the tribe .
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A description of the responsibilities and practices of a witch doctor.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks
Jack Kamen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A blood-maddened despot rises in the jungle to spread a reign of carnage...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Professor Malcolm (introduction, villain); Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Neru (Cape buffalo); Satanic (tiger)
Synopsis
A professor visiting the jungle goes mad, believing himself the king of the jungle with power over life and death for all inhabitants. Wambi and his jungle friends manage to rescue the professor just before he is killed by the villagers. The professor shortly recovers his senses.
Keywords
dynamite; stereotyping of African natives; tigers

Curse of the Panther Queen (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 / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look upon the map.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Konga (introduction, villain); Konga's gang (introduction, villains); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Wadai
Synopsis
Konga, the woman leader of a gang of criminal traders, breaks into the post in order to free her gang.
Keywords
binoculars; disguises; flare guns; jewels; masks; steamboats

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans ?
Inks
George Evans ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The baby elephant's training starts when he learns that frequent baths keep him clean, cool, and free of bothersome insects.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief description of the lessons that elephants must learn as they mature.
Keywords
elephants

[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; Ruth Atkinson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the great bronze door Camilla went...
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Devils (introduction, villain); Camilla; T'nargs (African tribe)
Synopsis
Camilla opens the bronze door in her temple and finds an underground civilization, called the Devils. The Devils have a prisoner, a village woman, that they intend to have killed by wild animals. Camilla rescues the woman and see to it that the Devils' leader is killed by a leopard.
Reprints
Keywords
bats; giant lizards; leopards; net traps; underground civilizations

Indexer Notes

The Devils are an underground tribe who with Latin (and Volta) syntax speak.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Salome of the Devil-Cats
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Salome of the Devil-Cats
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Simba, the mighty jungle monarch, hears the sound of nearby conflict..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The jungle was swept by a wave of terror..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Throughout the jungle, the witch doctor is acknowledged as the most powerful member of the tribe ."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["A blood-maddened despot rises in the jungle to spread a reign of carnage..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Curse of the Panther Queen
  8. 7. ["Look upon the map."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["The baby elephant's training starts when he learns that frequent baths keep him clean, cool, and free of bothersome insects."]
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["Through the great bronze door Camilla went..."]
    Camilla
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