(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 (signed)
Inks
August 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 (signed)
Inks
Mike 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)
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
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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