(October 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-08-01
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.


Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo (signed)
Inks
John Celardo; Myron Strauss ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); Duke; Nobi; Clint Gray; N'gola
Synopsis
Treasure hunters want to know the location of the plane wreck that brought Ann to Kaänga's jungle, believing that it contains valuable jewels. Kaänga helps raise the wreck and then insures that the treasure hunters are eaten by crocodiles. Ann declines to look at the planes passenger manifest and burns it.
Reprints
Keywords
air planes; bondage; Cape buffalo; crocodiles; human skeletons; lang-a-lang herbs; leopards; medicinal herbs; quartering; rubies; torture; walkie-talkies

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Neath the surface of shimmering green, the deep domain of Kaänga's rule trembled and shivered..."

Ann's arrival in Kaänga's jungle in Jungle Comics #1 is waved away for a new version of her arrival.

[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 noon...and time for Simba's nap -- but ho!
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Hunters are trapping elephant calves in Simba's jungle. Simba and the elephant herd put them to flight.
Keywords
elephants; leopards; net traps

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Beware, beware,' the jungle winds murmured.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Joan McKay; Slade Carter; Bolo; Claw (cheetah);
Synopsis
Thief Slade Carter is stealing gold from Joan's father's mine. His much abused pet cheetah turns on him, killing him, and foiling his escape with the gold.
Keywords
cheetahs; disguises; dynamite; gold mines; hot air balloons; whips

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are two kinds of spears...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of some of the weapons used by native peoples.
Keywords
arrows; axes; blowguns; boomerangs; bows; crocodiles; knives; lions; pythons; sharks; spears; swords

[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
Al Feldstein ?; (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A blood-maddened killer roams the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; M'ames (African tribe)
Synopsis
An ape believed to be Ogg murders many villagers. The real Ogg arrives in time to save Wambi and Tawn from the killer ape.
Keywords
mistaken identity; tiger traps

Day of Reckoning (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)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A jungle storm..lightning flashes...and an avalanche opens a cavern...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kafir; N'goris (African tribe); N'mino; Koro
Synopsis
After a landslide, a tribe descended from ancient Egyptians emerge from a long-sealed cave and proceed to make slaves of the N'goris. Tabu and N'mino go to their rescue and after freeing the slaves, Tabu reseals the cave.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; blinding; caves; landslides; leopards; lightning; rain; storms; torture

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The honey-guide is a tiny bird...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the honey guide, the ostrich, the secretary bird, the flamingo, and the vulture.
Keywords
bees; birds; flamingos; honey guides; leopards; ostriches; ratels; secretary birds; snakes; vultures

[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); Ruth Atkinson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the jungle the words passed until they turned into a mighty roar --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); M'nabi; N'furti; Ahmed
Synopsis
A woman disguised as Camilla assists slavers in taking villagers. Camilla exposes the fraud and frees the slaves and traps the slavers with fire-maddened animals.
Keywords
burning at the stake; drawbridges; forest fires; imposture; River of Sighs; saddle Cape buffalo; slavers; slaves
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Jewels of the Fire-Bird
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is noon...and time for Simba's nap -- but ho!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["'Beware, beware,' the jungle winds murmured."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["There are two kinds of spears..."]
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["A blood-maddened killer roams the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Day of Reckoning
  8. 7. ["A jungle storm..lightning flashes...and an avalanche opens a cavern..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["The honey-guide is a tiny bird... "]
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["Through the jungle the words passed until they turned into a mighty roar --"]
    Camilla
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