(August 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-06-06
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.


Vendetta of the Tree Tribes! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
apes; whips

Indexer Notes

Cover title seems to refer to next issue's Kaänga story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the heavy screen of shadowy brush, the jungle lord caught swift, fleeting glimpses of those dirty, bristling, furry creatures...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Derrick (introduction, villain); Heath (introduction, villain); L'Gura (introduction, villain); N'Guli (introduction, villain, death); Louise (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Kafgars (African tribe)
Synopsis
Treasure hunters are promised a golden idol by Kafgars, in exchange for a white woman to sacrifice to their fire gods. The treasure hunters kidnap Ann and make the exchange. The treasure hunters are killed by the tribe, and Kaänga arrives in time to prevent the sacrifice.
Keywords
black water fever; cattle; fire gods; human sacrifice; idols; immolation; K'targa (African village); M'bongi (African village); mandrills; signal drums; wagons; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Splash panel is not by Celardo. Perhaps it is by Bob Lubbers, who debuted as art director a couple of issues earlier.

Drums of War! (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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
M'Sais (African tribe)(introduction); pygmies (villains); Simba; Mrs. Simba
Synopsis
During a raid on their neighboring tribe, a group of pygmies injures Mrs. Simba and draws Simba's wrath.
Keywords
blowguns; elephants; hunting cheetahs

No. 3: Theodore Roosevelt (Table of Contents: 3)

Men of Adventure / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Teddy Roosevelt biography.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

[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 jungle spawns strange evils...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tania (introduction, villain); Gorth (introduction, villain, death); Inspector Brian; Terry Thunder; Lozos (African tribe); Keeto
Synopsis
Gorth, former lancer, seeks revenge on Inspector Brian for the amputation of Gorth's hand. Terry rescues the inspector and Gorth is killed by a charging oryx.
Reprints
Keywords
bora berries; Dance of the Oryx; dancing girls; disguises; elephants; Fort Peblo; leopards; lions; oryx; saddle zebras; steamboats

[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 ?; Matt Baker ?
Inks
Al Feldstein ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'We of the jungle fear not the roar of thunder...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Chika (gibbon)
Synopsis
The rajah has placed a price on Wambi's head. A young man attempts to capture him, but the capture is prevented by Wambi's jungle friends.
Keywords
crocodiles; leopards; rain; storms

[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
Deep in the choking morass of tangled growth was a new menace...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Narundo (introduction, villain, death); Gibbs (introduction, villain, death); Goro (a dinosaur) (introduction, death); Namba (introduction); Namba's friend (introduction); Tabu; Tuwasis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Narundo wants to make war against his neighbors to enrich himself and his friend Gibbs. His plot is overheard by two young women and he decides to have them sacrificed to a sea monster. Tabu arrives and prevents the sacrifice, giving Narundo to the sea monster and leaving Gibbs to trampled to death by a stampede.
Keywords
dynamite; leopards; quicksand; sea monsters

[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
I fear for the safety of my tribe's women...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Black Ben (introduction, villain, death); Timothy (introduction, villain); other pirates (introduction, villains); Kora (introduction, death); N'Boli (introduction); Kamwendo (introduction); Camilla; Bantus (African tribe); Fang (dog)
Synopsis
A group of men descended from Elizabethan pirates kidnap the women of the Bantus. Camilla rescues the women and blows up the pirates and their ship.
Keywords
cutlasses; giant octopoids; gunpowder; lions; pirates; saddle zebras
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vendetta of the Tree Tribes!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Through the heavy screen of shadowy brush, the jungle lord caught swift, fleeting glimpses of those dirty, bristling, furry creatures..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Drums of War!
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. No. 3: Theodore Roosevelt
    Men of Adventure
  5. 4. ["The jungle spawns strange evils..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["'We of the jungle fear not the roar of thunder...'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["Deep in the choking morass of tangled growth was a new menace..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["I fear for the safety of my tribe's women..."]
    Camilla
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