(February 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1946-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Jack F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(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.


Firegems of L'hama Lost (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
ancient Egypt; bondage; torture

Firegems of L'hama Lost (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; L'homas (African tribe); Slim; N'geeso; Big Boy
Synopsis
Jewel thieves steal the L'homas' sacred jewels and kill their sacred leopard. The L'homas blame Kaänga and Ann. After a brief fight, they leave Kaänga for dead and take Ann to their village for execution; the jewel thieves accompany them. Kaänga recovers and pursues the L'homas. He rescues Ann and exposes the thieves.
Reprints
Keywords
bolas; bondage; hunting leopards; jewels; lions; saddle zebras; tattoos; the L'hama Temple; torture; treasure maps; turtles; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The peaceful jungle trails were quiet -- too quiet..."

[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
Across the steaming veldt it echoed...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tenga (leopard); Zeke; Joe
Synopsis
Simba is forced to lead a safari of gold hunters to a cave with gold dust.
Keywords
gold; gorillas

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Joe Doolin (p 1); Howard Larsen ? (p 2); Maurice Whitman ? (pp 3-7)
Inks
Joe Doolin ?; Maurice Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cloud of doom hung over the walls of Fort Diablo like a shroud of death...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Anders; Talu; Yellow Fang (leopard)
Synopsis
Using drug addled slaves, Anders is stealing sacred gems from the local idols. Terry and Keeto put an end to his plundering.
Keywords
artillery; Avalanche Mountain; bhang; bondage; drugs; jewels; landslides; spring bows; voodoo dolls

Indexer Notes

Splash page is by Doolin, page two probably by Larsen, rest is most likely by Whitman. The rest of page seven in taken up with the Ownership Statement.

[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
Every man knows the high cost of madam's clothing...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of the sources of women's clothing in the jungle.
Keywords
animal hides; elephants; giraffes; jewelry; leopards; lions; monkeys; pythons; 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
Alex Blum
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; (Iger Shop) ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many tales of blood, of terror, of death are hidden in the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Cap'n Tom
Synopsis
A mad riverboat captain takes a pair of hunters and their animals captive. Wambi boards the boat and frees the hunters and the animals. The captain is killed by a tiger.
Keywords
gaff hooks; gorillas; monkeys; steamboats; tigers; waterfalls

Blood-Priest of the River God (Table of Contents: 6)

Kaänga / 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
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle he dwelt --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kobali; Gwen; Jim; pygmies
Synopsis
A crocodile cult takes a pair of white hunters captive. Tabu rescues the pair and leaves the cultists to a pack of mandrills.
Keywords
airplanes; bondage; crocodile worship; crocodiles; idols; mandrills

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed); Nick Cardy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behind the slave safari which creaked down the blood-soaked jungle trail, was a widening swathe of horror...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; N'golas (African tribe); Bull Taggart; Masilis (African tribe); N'targa; L'lanna
Synopsis
While investigating a pair of slavers, Camilla is taken. She challenges one of the slavers to a duel on elephant-back and kills her. She then throws the other slaver to the elephants to be trampled.
Keywords
elephants; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; rope bridges; slavers; wagons
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Firegems of L'hama Lost
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Firegems of L'hama Lost
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Across the steaming veldt it echoed..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The cloud of doom hung over the walls of Fort Diablo like a shroud of death..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Every man knows the high cost of madam's clothing..."]
    Jungle Lore
  6. 5. ["Many tales of blood, of terror, of death are hidden in the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Blood-Priest of the River God
    Kaänga
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle he dwelt --"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Behind the slave safari which creaked down the blood-soaked jungle trail, was a widening swathe of horror..."]
    Camilla
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