(July 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1947-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(credited); Bob 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.


Monsters from the Mist Lands! (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; rhinoceroses

Monsters from the Mist Lands! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Valla; Kasna; N'geeso; Goro (man-ape)
Synopsis
A schemer from Princess Valla's city comes to Kaänga's jungle and takes the princess's bracelet from Kaänga. Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso pursue the thief back to the city, where Ann is taken captive. The schemer, Kasna, demands that Valla follow the law and wed the holder of the bracelet; if she refuses, he will kill Ann. Kaänga and N'geeso arrive in time to stop the ceremony; Kasna is killed; and Valla elects to keep her bracelet herself.
Reprints
Keywords
ancient Roman galleys; bracelets; chariots; elephants; galley slaves; giant octopus monsters; horses; knockout gassses; leopards; marriage rituals; mastodons; the Ju-ju Mists; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From out of that mysterious land -- the land beyond the ju-ju mists -- came a strange safari..."

[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
It is said by jungle peoples that Mogawa the hippo has the brain of a snail...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mogawa (hippopotamus); Zingara (lion); Tugar (ape)
Synopsis
Simba journeys to a new land where he is challenged by that country's lion-king, Zingara. Simba defeats Zingara but is then attacked by a tribe of apes, believing that he is Zingara, whom they hate. Zingara comes to Simba's rescue and the two declare their friendship.
Keywords
cheetahs; waterfalls

The Kavirondo (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe (signed); Richard Case
Inks
Mike Peppe (signed); Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of a tribe living on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; Lake Victoria; Mount Elgon

Indexer Notes

Peppe signed the border design, but the feature artwork appears to be Case.

[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
Words were whispered on jungle winds --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Inspector Brian; Langa; Beppo; Claire Brian; Keeto; N'tuli; Claw (leopard)
Synopsis
Escorting a government official and his daughter on a hunt for a white giraffe, Terry and the hunters are taken captive by a white priestess and her tribe. Keeto arrives in time to save the party from death by leopard. The leopard turns on the priestess and kills her.
Keywords
blindness; bondage; branding; diamonds; hunting cheetahs; idols; pythons; saddle zebras; steamboats; white giraffes

Dead Man's Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Shirkah! (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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg; Kumak (Cape buffalo); Tawn; Kopur
Synopsis
Prince Kopur comes to Wambi's jungle to capture animals. He captures Wambi, as well, when Wambi attempts to free the captives. When Kopur elects to torture Wambi, he makes his escape and sets a fire that allows the captive animals to escape.
Keywords
torture; whips

[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
In the tangled morass of the Dark Continent, where time stands still...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'timi; Nebru; K'ganzos (African tribe); Rawahl; N'mora
Synopsis
Tabu interferes in a magician's effort to extract payment from the N'ganzos for the return of their princess from the grip of the god of the mists.
Keywords
crocodiles; god of the mists; snakes

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

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
What evil curse was on K'bali?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); T'kani; K'bali; Senga
Synopsis
Priestess Senga plots to have her personal assassin, K'bali, exonerated of his crimes at a public trial. Camilla thwarts her plans and Senga and K'bali are both killed by leopards.
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; mandrills; saddle zebras; whips

Indexer Notes

Panels from this story were used to create the story "Jungle Girl" in Kaänga Comics #12 (also reprinted in Jungle Girls Retro Comics (AC, 1997 series) #4). The story itself is considerably different.

Reprint identified by Carlos via the GCD Error List.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monsters from the Mist Lands!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monsters from the Mist Lands!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["It is said by jungle peoples that Mogawa the hippo has the brain of a snail..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. The Kavirondo
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["Words were whispered on jungle winds --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Dead Man's Revenge
  7. 6. Shirkah!
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["In the tangled morass of the Dark Continent, where time stands still..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["What evil curse was on K'bali?"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.