(May 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1947-03-11
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.


Blood-Moon over the Whispering Veldt (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Keywords
bondage; saddle zebras

Blood-Moon Over the Whispering Veldt (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; N'geeso; Betty Lynn; Ann Mason; Professor Lynne; Cass; Moka; Bola
Synopsis
In an effort to photograph an annual gorilla mating ritual, Prof. Lynne and his daughter visit Kaänga's jungle. Their safari guide, Cass, schemes to create faked footage and to murder the Lynnes. Kaänga foils the scheme and a real gorilla kills Cass.
Reprints
Keywords
baboons; concealed nudity; disguises; gorillas; jewelry; leopards; mating rituals; motion picture camera; spanking; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Once again rose the blood-flecked twelfth moon of ancient legend..."

[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
One must be ever wise and ever cunning to survive in the jungle...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Simba Jr
Synopsis
While Simba is attempting to teach Simba Jr the laws of the jungle, they are captured by trappers. Simba Jr is released as too small to sell. He sneaks back to the cages holding Simba and other jungle animals and releases them.
Keywords
education; net traps; rhinoceroses

The Gorilla (Table of Contents: 3)

African Wild Life / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the gorilla.
Keywords
gorillas; leopards; neanderthals

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

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 desert of Allah!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Sergeant Peters; Ali Bey; Tamba; Kasa
Synopsis
Terry is taken captive by his old foe Ali Bey, who is also attempting to secure the Baänji, a priceless elephant idol. Keeto schemes to rescue Terry through a double cross on a Trojan horse ploy.
Keywords
dancing girls; idols; the Baänji (elephant idol); Trojan horses

Listen to the Madman's Drum (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
Ever hatred festers in the steaming brush!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Mara
Synopsis
A jungle priestess murders her chief and frames Wambi for the crime. Word spreads even to the jungle animals of Wambi's alleged crime. Wambi is captured by the tribe and is put trial by dunking. Faithful Tawn rescues him, the priestess confesses, and the tribe executes her by drowning.
Keywords
gaurs; langurs; ordeal by dunking; rhinoceroses; signal drums; tiger traps

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

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Doyle (signed)
Inks
Frank Doyle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The black or water buffalo is king of equatorial jungles.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the Cape buffalo, also known as the black buffalo.
Keywords
black buffalo; Cape buffalo

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nameless, the ever-present horrors of steaming jungle brush.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'ogas (African tribe); Ali Herga; Koli; Stone; A'bito
Synopsis
Tabu attacks a band of slavers and releases their captives.
Keywords
slavers; snare traps; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs

[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
Down from the cliff caves, riding on the wind of death, came these feathered killers...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Tobo; M'zani; B'rangi; Wasais (African tribe); Fang (dog); the bird tribe
Synopsis
Camilla goes to the rescues of the Wasais, who have been taken by the bird tribe.
Keywords
bolos; crocodiles; leopards; lions; rope bridges; wild dogs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blood-Moon over the Whispering Veldt
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood-Moon Over the Whispering Veldt
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One must be ever wise and ever cunning to survive in the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Gorilla
    African Wild Life
  5. 4. ["The desert of Allah!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Listen to the Madman's Drum
  7. 6. ["Ever hatred festers in the steaming brush!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["The black or water buffalo is king of equatorial jungles."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["Nameless, the ever-present horrors of steaming jungle brush."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Down from the cliff caves, riding on the wind of death, came these feathered killers..."]
    Camilla
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