(December 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-10-11
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 Spoor of the Faceless Monster (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
Cape buffalo; tigers

Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Lansing [Faceless]; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
Lansing, a trader scarred by a rifle accident for which he blames Kaänga, is collecting slaves from among the pygmies for his gold mining operation. Kaänga, N'geeso, and Ann ride to the rescue of the slaves and Lansing is killed.
Reprints
Keywords
gold mines; human skeletons; hunting tigers; masks; saddle zebras; scarring; shrunken heads; slaves; springboards; turtles; warthogs; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A shadow flitted swiftly over the happy sunny glade..."

[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 all began in Capetown, South Africa, when two big game hunters argued over their drinks...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Duprés; Mitchell; Mrs. Simba
Synopsis
Two big game hunters bet 20,000 pounds on the outcome of a battle between Simba and a Bengal tiger. Despite being drugged, Simba defeats the tiger, which devours the poisoner.
Keywords
Capetown; cat o'nine tails; cheetahs; India; paralytic drugs; South Africa; tiger traps; tigers; wagons

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of some African legal customs.
Keywords
stocks; witch doctors

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

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
'Get Brand Marsden or be broken!'
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Brand Marsden; Keeto; Tulao
Synopsis
Keeto concocts a plan to infiltrate a group of bandits and take their leader, Marsden.
Keywords
leopards; poisoned darts; steam boats

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

Jungle Quiz / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although the jungle cats belong to the same...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
An animal identification quiz.
Reprints
Keywords
hyenas; jaguars; jerboas; okapis; quaggas; snub-nosed monkeys; vultures; warthogs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jewel of death had tempted many...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Malabu; Jim; Belle; Ogg
Synopsis
Jewel thieves steal a sacred gem. Wambi pursues them but is not in time to prevent their death from python attack.
Keywords
eagles; hunting leopards; idols; jewels; pythons; treasure maps

Seeds of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu the great, Tabu the mighty -- just is the magic of Tabu.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'wani; Wahili; Moardis (African tribe); Kolu; N'gala; Udi
Synopsis
Wahili begins to collect tribute from his fellows, invoking Tabu's name. Tabu, confronts Wahili and conjurers animate skeletons to chase him into a snake pit.
Keywords
human skeletons; pythons; treehouses

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before he may be a full-fledged member of the tribe, the youth must show his fighting prowess...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of some manhood rituals.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; leopards; manhood rituals; masks; wrestling

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Jungle whisperings told ominously of alien beasts and a slinking off-race...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Mephista; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
A white fire priestess promises her followers immortality if they will pay her tribute and then walk into a fire-filled chamber. Camilla exposes her offer as a fraud and see the priestess burned to death in the fire.
Keywords
fire worship; human sacrifice; human skeletons; immortality; leopards; mandrills; mirrors; suicide; Tasbu (cave); tiger traps
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Spoor of the Faceless Monster
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It all began in Capetown, South Africa, when two big game hunters argued over their drinks..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Jungle Justice
  5. 4. ["'Get Brand Marsden or be broken!'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Although the jungle cats belong to the same... "]
    Jungle Quiz
  7. 6. ["The jewel of death had tempted many..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Seeds of Death
  9. 8. ["Tabu the great, Tabu the mighty -- just is the magic of Tabu."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Before he may be a full-fledged member of the tribe, the youth must show his fighting prowess..."]
    Jungle Lore
  11. 10. ["Jungle whisperings told ominously of alien beasts and a slinking off-race..."]
    Camilla
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