(January 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1946-11-08
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.


Brides for the Man-Apes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; mandrills

Brides for the Man-Apes (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
Roho (introduction, villain, death); N'Gula (introduction, villain); N'Tito (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'whilis (African tribe); N'wai
Synopsis
Mad scientist Roho takes N'Tito's brain and places it in ape. He then kidnaps Ann and plans to allow the ape inhabiting N'Titi's body to kill her. Kaänga and N'Tito arrive in time to save Ann but N'Tito and Roho are both killed.
Reprints
Keywords
bolas; crocodiles; leopards; Mountain of the Moon; tiger traps; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Spawned by hatred and tortured by greed, the ogre thundered down the veldt."

[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
Beneath the waving grasses of jungle veldt...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba protects a lost white child from buffalo stampede and mandrill attack until the boy's parents find him.
Keywords
crocodiles; leopards; mandrills; puff adders; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel

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

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
Tortured words ripped from the lips of a dying lancer...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ali Khan (introduction, villain); Damasca (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto [the Desert Whip]
Synopsis
Terry rides to rescue the sultan's daughter from her kidnapper, Ali Khan. Keeeto, disguised as the Desert Whip, a notorious criminal, manages to get the better of Ali Khan and the girl is rescued.
Keywords
bondage; dancers; disguise; mind control drugs; Sidi Bel Tigre (Arab town); whips

No. 1: Cecil Rhodes (Table of Contents: 4)

Men of Adventure / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Cecil Rhodes
Synopsis
Cecil Rhodes biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Alex Blum; John Forte ?
Inks
Jack Kamen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greed...the lust for money filled their evil souls...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Carol (introduction, villain, death); Martin (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis
Two hunters trick Wambi into letting them record his voice while he is giving animals commands. Using the recording, they manage to capture dozens of animals with no effort. Wambi, however, comes to the rescue of his jungle friends.
Keywords
knockout gas; phonograph records; waterfalls

Jungle Traps (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of several jungle traps.
Reprints
Keywords
antelopes; elephants; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; punji sticks; snares; springbows; tiger traps

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the steaming brush, where death is ever-present, dwells Tabu...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sikulu (introduction, villain, death); Paula (introduction); Paula's father (introduction); N'Mzani (introduction); N'Mzani's daughter (introduction); Tabu; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis
The witch doctor Sikulu convinces his people that white men have killed their chief. He takes the tribe to the camp of innocent scientists with the intent of murder. Tabu arrives, tells the men the truth -- that Sikulu had attempted to kill the chief -- and watches as the warriors kill Sikulu.
Keywords
burning at the stake; crocodiles; orachi herbs; rope bridges; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The age-old smoky pearls foretold -- deep in the depths of their swirling murky mist -- of reckless, snarling white men...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Cronin (introduction, villain, death); Lewis (introduction, villain, death); Trader Tom (introduction); Kaaru (introduction, death); Naga (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
A pair of jewel thieves kidnap Trader Tom and hope to torture him into revealing the location of his cache of pearls. Camilla rescues Tom, but not before one of the thieves has been killed by a viper; Camilla dispatches his partner.
Keywords
leopards; pearls; quicksand; saddle zebras; the Bogs of Death; torture; treasure maps; vipers; warthogs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brides for the Man-Apes
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Brides for the Man-Apes
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Beneath the waving grasses of jungle veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Tortured words ripped from the lips of a dying lancer..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. No. 1: Cecil Rhodes
    Men of Adventure
  6. 5. ["Greed...the lust for money filled their evil souls..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Jungle Traps
    Jungle Lore
  8. 7. ["Deep in the steaming brush, where death is ever-present, dwells Tabu..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["The age-old smoky pearls foretold -- deep in the depths of their swirling murky mist -- of reckless, snarling white men..."]
    Camilla
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