(November 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-08-30
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.


Vampire Veldt (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; lions; saddle zebras

Vampire Veldt (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Capt. Damon [Zenda] (introduction, villain, death); Capt. Damon's daughters (introduction, villains, death); Trader George (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Masais (African tribe)
Synopsis
Seeking revenge on those who took his command away, Capt. Damon and his twin daughters wreak havok throughout Kaänga's jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; human skeletons; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; signal drums; vulture calls; vultures; Wasbo (trading post); waterfalls; wolves

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A phantom killer stalked the haunted jungle trails like a vengeful wraith --"

[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
Down from the jungle sky a challenge is flaunted...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba defends a regal vulture against jackals and gorillas, but when the vulture takes one of Simba's cubs, the king of the beasts traps and kills the bird.
Keywords
crocodiles; gorillas; jackals; vultures

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

The Dirge of Death! (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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ali Abdul (introduction, villain, death); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Miss Johnson
Keywords
drug addiction; leopards; narcotics; Tamar (desert city)

Speed of Animals (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A list of the fastest animals.
Keywords
cheetahs; giraffes; kudus; ostriches; rhinoceroses; tigers; zebras

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
John Forte ?; Alex Blum ?
Inks
Al Feldstein ?; (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cease your grumbling, lazy Tawn!
Genre
jungle
Characters
M'Walo (villain); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Wesabis (African tribe); Nogira (leopard); Mobali (leopards)
Synopsis
A white slaver masquerades as a priest of Ruki, who demands sacrifices. He takes the sacrifices and sells them as slaves. Wambi is taken but calls on the animals in the slavers' camp to rebel.
Keywords
bathing; hunting leopards; masks; mind control drugs; Ruki worship; slave auctions; slavers; whips

The Vengeance of Ojibu (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
Howard Larsen (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black magic! Cursed words that spread terror through the jungle!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Narundi (introduction, villain, death); Koli (introduction, villain); Wanculu (introduction); Tabu; Ugala
Synopsis
Tabu prevents a witch doctor from overthrowing his chief.
Keywords
hunting leopards; soporific drugs; stereotyping of African natives; voodoo dolls; witch doctors

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

African Wild Life / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Africa, continent of mystery, never completely explored...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
A map of Africa showing the locations of several species.
Keywords
camels; Cape buffalo; cheetahs; crocodiles; elephants; gorillas; hippopotamuses; lions; maps; rhinoceroses; zebras

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Outside Camilla's hidden cavern the great gong boomed...
Genre
jungle
Characters
M'Kuba (introduction, villain, death); the Dwarf-Men (introduction, villains;); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
M'Kuba the witch doctor conspires to take over the tribe with the help of the Dwarf Men. Camilla exposes his plot.
Keywords
cheetahs; idols; mandrills
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vampire Veldt
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Vampire Veldt
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Down from the jungle sky a challenge is flaunted... "]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Dirge of Death!
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Speed of Animals
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["Cease your grumbling, lazy Tawn!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. The Vengeance of Ojibu
  8. 7. ["Black magic! Cursed words that spread terror through the jungle!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Africa, continent of mystery, never completely explored..."]
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["Outside Camilla's hidden cavern the great gong boomed..."]
    Camilla
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