(September 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-07-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J. F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); 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.


Colossus of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; elephants

The Death of Kaänga's Mate! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo; George Evans ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Chuck; Slocum; Nora; Bobo
Synopsis
Treasure hunters are seeking a little boy with a treasure map hidden in his clothes. Kaänga and Ann protect the child and find his parents.
Reprints
Keywords
altars; animal skeletons; antelope; cheetahs; crocodiles; first aid; sea monsters; signal drums; the Valley of the Skulls; treasure maps

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

Simba, King of the 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
Snarling, clutching, clawing things, these mandrills were...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba; Wano (mandrill)
Synopsis
Simba rescues an aging warthog from a pack of hyenas. Later, when a band of mandrills challenges Simba for lordship of the jungle and traps him in a net, the warthog frees Simba and helps with the defeat of the mandrills.
Keywords
hyenas; mandrills; tiger trap; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the penultimate 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
Powers misplaced when the world was young -- those are the powers of Tabu.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'mino; Gert; Nolan; Kolu
Synopsis
A pair of ivory hunters use a trained elephant to lure elephant herds to them. Tabu conjures up the ghosts of slain elephants and the trained elephant turns on the hunters.
Keywords
elephants; ghosts; ivory; leopards; net traps

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Money -- Webster defines this word as 'anything customarily used as a medium of exchange.'
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief survey of different media of exchange used in Africa.
Keywords
gold; ivory; jewelry; leopards; pearls; salt; sharks; shells; slave auctions

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Robert Webb ?; John Forte ?
Inks
John Forte ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Commanded by evil, and with hate for a cargo, the boat fought its way down the swollen stream.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; O'Hara; Miss Cushman
Synopsis
O'Hara's new overseer, Miss Cushman is making slaves of the local villagers and is capturing animals as well. Wambi and his jungle friends free all the captives and O'Hara promises that he will have no more slaves in his mines.
Keywords
crocodiles; draft zebras; leopards; slaves; the O'Hara mines; whips

Quest of the Feathered Fetish (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
Again and again, Terry Thunder had tried to trap those river-rats --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Lanna; Sam; Trigger
Synopsis
River pirates trick Terry into taking a booby-trapped steamboat into the fort's dock. Terry, however, discovers the hidden explosives and captures the pirates.
Keywords
dynamite; pirates; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; water buffalo

Primitive African Cults (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief survey of some African religious practices.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodile worship; crocodiles; leopards cults; lions; totem poles; zebras

[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
Mirrored in the depths of an herb-fed fire was a flickering picture of evil.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Gano; M'bolis (African tribe); Momba; Vanya; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
A hunter works with the village chief to betray the villages warriors into slavery. They are thwarted by Camilla and the village witch doctor.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; elephants; leopards; saddle giraffes; whips; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Colossus of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Death of Kaänga's Mate!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Snarling, clutching, clawing things, these mandrills were..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  4. 3. ["Powers misplaced when the world was young -- those are the powers of Tabu."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Money -- Webster defines this word as 'anything customarily used as a medium of exchange.'"]
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["Commanded by evil, and with hate for a cargo, the boat fought its way down the swollen stream."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Quest of the Feathered Fetish
  8. 7. ["Again and again, Terry Thunder had tried to trap those river-rats --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. Primitive African Cults
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["Mirrored in the depths of an herb-fed fire was a flickering picture of evil."]
    Camilla
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