(March 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1947-01-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.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.


Horror Kraal of the Legless One (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage

Horror Kraal of the Legless One (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
Zahinda the Legless (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); N'geeso
Synopsis
Ann is taken by slavers. Kaänga and N'geeso pursue and rescue her.
Reprints
Keywords
B'tonga Trading Post; blindness; blowguns; boomerangs; caves; giant bats; leopards; ore crushers; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Death is always ugly, but now it dons its most hideous disguise..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
August Froehlich [as A.M. Froehlich] (signed)
Inks
August Froehlich [as A.M. Froehlich] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tenga the outlaw! He who would rule the forest...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Tenga (leopard)(villain); Simba
Synopsis
Tenga, with the assistance of a pack of hyenas, challenges Simba for the kingship of the forest. Simba meets the challenge and drives Tenga away.
Keywords
hyenas; 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
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Again N'toga war drums boomed a throaty vengeance...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tinga (introduction); N'Togos (African tribe)(introduction); Bull Brannigan (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis
Terry, with the help of Tinga, the N'Togo priestess, and Keeto, puts an end to the depredations of the treasure hunter Brannigan.
Keywords
bondage; mummies; sacred Cape buffalo; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats; torture

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe [as M Peppe] (signed)
Inks
Mike Peppe [as M Peppe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
India -- land of mystery -- but more mysterious yet are these strange animals which infest the impentrable jungle.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief description of some of the animals that inhabit the Indian jungles.
Keywords
caracols; cloud leopards; cobras; elephants; fishing cats; golden cats; leopards; marbled cats; mongooses; monkeys; nilgai; peacocks; snow leopards; tigers; water buffalo

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Covet not thy brother's lot, else death be thy lot.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Guardian of the Cliff Idol (introduction, death); the Sangas (introduction); Wambi; Gar (eagle); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis
Wambi returns a sacred gem to its place in a mountain idol.
Keywords
artificial wings; idols; jewels; vultures; wanderoo monkeys

Altar of Avarice (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
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange was the plea to the momba juju --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Slade (introduction, villain); Flo (introduction, villain); N'Mola (introduction); Tabu; Gordon
Synopsis
When treasure hunters steal a tribe's idol, Tabu pursues the thieves and secures the sacred object.
Keywords
diamonds; dogs; idols; steamboats; warthogs; witch doctors

Oddities of the Dark Continent (Table of Contents: 8)

African Wild Life / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the rhinoceros, the cheetah, and the hyena.
Reprints
Keywords
cheetahs; hyenas; rhinoceroses

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-quarter of the page is an advertisement.

[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); Frank Frazetta ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the eerie mists of a land shrouded in taboo, came a whispered prophecy!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Demo (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; T'bongas (African tribe); Fang (dog)
Synopsis
Demo plots to steal the T'bongas sacred jewels. Camilla foils his schemes.
Keywords
diamonds; giant carnivorous plants; gorillas; hunting leopards; witch doctors; zebras

Indexer Notes

There are hints of Frazetta's inks in a number of panels, including panel 6, page 2 and panel 5, page 6. See the notes to the Camilla story in issue 85.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Horror Kraal of the Legless One
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Horror Kraal of the Legless One
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Tenga the outlaw! He who would rule the forest..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Again N'toga war drums boomed a throaty vengeance..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["India -- land of mystery -- but more mysterious yet are these strange animals which infest the impentrable jungle."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["'Covet not thy brother's lot, else death be thy lot.'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Altar of Avarice
  8. 7. ["Strange was the plea to the momba juju --"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. Oddities of the Dark Continent
    African Wild Life
  10. 9. ["From the eerie mists of a land shrouded in taboo, came a whispered prophecy!"]
    Camilla
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