(April 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-01-29
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.


Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles

Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists (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
Princess Valla (introduction); Marc (introduction); Gortha (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Seeking a cure for N'geeso's paralysis, Kaänga and N'geeso go to a far off valley, where they find a tribe of whites living in a style from ancient history. Kaänga inadvertently interrupts a courtship ritual and angers a giant named Gortha who makes it his purpose in life to kill Kaänga and destroy the city because of the slight given him by the city's princess. He fails when Kaänga and the now-cured N'geeso drive his war elephants to stampede, trampling Gortha.
Reprints
Keywords
castles; catapults; chariots; courtship rituals; Dragon Well; giants; hyenas; leopards; paralysis; saddle zebras; swords

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The tale from tiny N'geeso's lips sounded to Kaänga like the babbling of a fever-crazed idiot..."

[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
Simba's search for his long-absent mate lead to three paths of death --
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Dr. Boswick (introduction, villain, death); Jim (introduction); a woman (introduction); Simba; Moki (monkey); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis
Simba searches for his lost mate and finds her in an ancient temple. He digs their way to freedom. They followed on their path by a pair of archaeologists, fleeing from their safari leader who is determined that he will share their discoveries with them. The leader falls to his death and Simba and Mrs. Simba make their way home.
Keywords
crocodiles; pythons; Temple of the Snake Tribe; trapdoors

[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
The curling mists that clung to the ragged peaks of Manaku closed swiftly around the two photographers...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brent's assistant (introduction, villain, death); Marcia Brent (introduction); Mr. Brent (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Obanti; Borth (gorilla)
Synopsis
Terry and Keeto ride out to help a young woman find her long overdue photographer father. They learn that the father and his assistant had discovered gold and the assistant killed the father for it. In the ensuing battle, Terry is captured, but Keeto makes everyone believe that the local volcano has become active again, using hand grenades, causing them to flee.
Keywords
bondage; elephants; gold mines; hand grenades; landslides; leopards; Mount Manaku; volcanos

No. 2: James Bruce (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
Synopsis
James Bruce biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

Saltarella suggests Mike Peppe for pencils and inks.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One must be alert to survive.
Genre
jungle
Characters
M'Batos (African tribe)(introduction, villains); Sasulis (African tribe)(introduction, villains); The "good" M'Bato (introduction); Sikar (elephant); Wambi; Tawn; Gar (eagle)
Synopsis
Wambi is captured by the M'Batos and tortured. A young man of the tribe frees him. Later, Wambi learns that the Salusis are about to attack the M'Batos. Because of the favor owed to the young man, Wambi and the jungle animals defeat the Salusi and prevent their raid.
Keywords
bondage; leopards; signal drums; tiger traps; torture

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Pay tribute, or thy dead shall not sleep!'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kora (introduction, villain, death); Mobu (introduction, villain, death); N'Goto (introduction); Tabu; Masais (African tribe)
Synopsis
The Masai priestess convinced the people that their chief is dead; unknown to them, she has merely placed him in a coma and, on reviving him from said coma, she uses drugs to place him under her control. She has the "ghost" of the chief demand that the tribe give her tribute. Tabu arrives and exposes the fraud.
Keywords
bayuk herbs; cataleptic drugs; crocodiles; ghosts; leopards; mind control drugs; treehouses; whistles

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

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
Lost Valley hid well the glitter of its forbidden gold...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dutch Madden (introduction, villain, death); Steve Allen (introduction); Kay Allen (introduction); N'Toro (introduction); Kay's father (introduction, death); Bogo (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog); B'togos (African tribe); Tolu
Synopsis
Explorers are seeking Lost Valley. Thief Dutch Madden is cutting off the arms of natives in an effort to get them to lead him to the valley ahead of the explorers. Camilla intervenes.
Keywords
amputation; bondage; covered wagons; elephants; hyenas; leopards; Lost Valley; saddle zebras; torture; treasure maps; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

Perhaps a second inker at work here; Hames Ware suggests Maurice Whitman.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Beyond the Ju-Ju Mists
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Simba's search for his long-absent mate lead to three paths of death --"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The curling mists that clung to the ragged peaks of Manaku closed swiftly around the two photographers..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. No. 2: James Bruce
    Men of Adventure
  6. 5. ["One must be alert to survive."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["'Pay tribute, or thy dead shall not sleep!'"]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["Lost Valley hid well the glitter of its forbidden gold..."]
    Camilla
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