(June 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1947-04-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (credited); Bob Lubbers [as Robert B. Lubbers] (art director)(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.


Skulls for the Altar of Doom! (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
bondage; leopards

Skulls for the Altar of Doom! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9.8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; N'tiga; Ann Mason; Riggan; N'logas (African tribe); Natu; Slade; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
Treasure hunters Riggan and Slade want to capture Ann to offer her to a tribe of white women for sacrifice to their god. To this end, Slade disguises himself as a witch doctor and lures Ann away from the N'logas' village. Kaänga and N'geeso follow and rescue Ann
Keywords
altars; Coffin Cliff; crocodiles; diamonds; disguises; fortune telling; guillotine; human sacrifice; hyenas; machine guns; masks; steel traps; the Doom Cult; wild dogs; witch doctors; zeentan berries

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A grisly claw encircled Kaänga's domain."

The bottom fifth of the final page is taken up by an advertisement.

[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
The time has come to instruct the young cub in the secrets of the veldt...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Simba Jr
Synopsis
Mrs. Simba, responding to the cries of a water buffalo being killed by Cape dogs, is believed by the buffalo herd to be the killer herself. Simba searches for clues to her innocence and is given a bit of dog fur from the scene of the crime by a mole. Simba uses that to prove to the buffalo the identity of the real killers and the buffalos track down the dogs and kill them.
Keywords
Cape dogs; education; moles; water buffalos

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Practically invisible, the large Australian spider webs easily...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Trivia regarding the uses of various spiders, insects, and lizards of the jungles.
Reprints
Keywords
ants; bees; fire beetles; jewelry; monitor lizards; monkeys; scarab beetles; spider webs

[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 order crackled curtly: 'Get up to Kangfu at once...'
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Liza Kain; Koto; Wrenne
Synopsis
Terry and Keeto escort a young woman into the interior to find her father and his partner and to see their land claim. The partner, Wrenne, having killed the girl's father, is collecting tribute from villagers with threats of death at the hands of a gorilla idol. Terry destroys the idol and Wrenne is killed.
Keywords
animal hides; baboons; Dead Man's Cove; disguises; idols; Kangfu (African village); leopards; rhinoceroses; steamboats; torture

Thirst (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Terry Thunder / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[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
Dwellers of the jungle value only those things that give life...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Khastra
Synopsis
A royal brother and sister come to Wambi's jungle seeking a lost gem. Wambi finds it but greed turns the brother and sister against each other and they are then killed by their trained leopard. Wambi tosses the gem into the river.
Keywords
giant clams; hunting leopards; jewelry boxes; poison gasses; rubies

Traps (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe ?
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of several kinds of traps.
Keywords
bait traps; deadfalls; pit traps; snare traps

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In tangled jungle brush, where sudden death lurks in every shadow, Tabu pits his magic against the forces of evil
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Gordon; N'tara; Neale; lion cultists; K'tonga
Synopsis
Cut throat geologist Neale is working with a lion cult to locate a rare rock specimen. Tabu [puts a stop to the cults murdering ways and sees Neale killed by a lion.
Keywords
hippopotamuses; lions; medicinal herbs; snakes; stereotyping of African natives; Valley of the Skulls

[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
'Hark to this ancient Obanti legend...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; N'kani; Jim Brent; Alice Brent; Obantis (African tribe); Curtis; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
Ruthless hunter Curtis captures a sacred white leopard and, through trickery, makes it appear that the leopard will not attack him, thus making him holy to the natives. Camilla exposes the fraud and Curtis is killed by the leopard.
Keywords
cosmetics; elephants; howdahs; leopards; mirrors; net traps; the Swahili ruins; water buffalos; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Skulls for the Altar of Doom!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Skulls for the Altar of Doom!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The time has come to instruct the young cub in the secrets of the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Practically invisible, the large Australian spider webs easily..."]
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["The order crackled curtly: 'Get up to Kangfu at once...'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Thirst
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Dwellers of the jungle value only those things that give life..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Traps
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. ["In tangled jungle brush, where sudden death lurks in every shadow, Tabu pits his magic against the forces of evil"]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["'Hark to this ancient Obanti legend...'"]
    Camilla
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