(October 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1947-08-13
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.


Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar! (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; torture

Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar! (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; N'tomba; Trader Brown; Bart; Louella; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
N'tomba is leading his people on murderous raids. He captures a trio of hunters and Ann, planning to execute them. Kaänga arrives in time to prevent the executions, and N'tomba is dethroned in a duel with one of the hunters.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; cowardice; crocodiles; duels; elephants; leopards; morning stars; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; Tangora (African town); totem poles; wagons; whips; white feathers

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The scene -- a peaceful village, laughing children, yapping dogs, and chattering tree dwellers..."

[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
'Beware! Death walks the trail of the two-legged ones!'
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Zihadra; Aganis (African tribe); Tika (monkey)
Synopsis
A witch secretly poisons the local water hole and uses the death of the animals to convince her tribe that she is very powerful. However, Simba attacks her and she falls into the water hole and dies of her own poison.
Keywords
leopards; poison; Takta (god of vengeance)

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

Superstitions (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief description of some jungle superstitions.
Keywords
boa constrictors; good luck charms; scalping; witch doctors

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Kafka territory? But that's dangerous country!'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Cicero Coventry; Evelyn Coventry; Kafkas (African tribe); Marlowe; Mitchell; Keeto; Goro
Synopsis
Two treasure hunters, posing as anthropologists, work with the Kafka chief to located a buried treasure. Terry thwarts their plan, and they are killed and the map destroyed in an explosion.
Keywords
hand grenades; sacred elephants; shrunken heads; steamboats; tattoos; treasure maps

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-fifth of the final page is an advertisement.

At Close Quarters with a Galongwa (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Frank Doyle
Inks
Frank Doyle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Strange are the many tales passed from watchful eyes to waiting ear to babbling mouth'...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Varuna; Tawn; Ogg; Azadar (cobra); Lupa (wolf); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis
A prince and a slave girl elope and Wambi hides them in a cave. The jungle animals call a conference and tell Wambi that by allowing humans to hide in the jungle he is breaking the jungle law. Wambi dissolves the conference by throwing a wasps' nest at the animals. The wasp stings enrage Sirdah the tiger and he goes to kill the prince and his wife. Wambi and Tawn prevent him from harming the couple.
Keywords
elephants; horses; howdahs; polypa; wasps

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death drums pulsed the call of the unliving...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Batubi; Lia; Waraz; Sira
Synopsis
Tabu goes to the village of Tuwalla to rescue the kidnapped princess, Lia, and to return her to her own people to rule.
Keywords
crocodiles; jewelry; Lake of Perils; mandrills; premature burial; saddle zebras; sarcophagi; stereotyping of African natives; Tuwalla (African village)

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Nick Cardy; Bob Lubbers
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through steaming Congo wilds, talking drums boomed a message to Camilla, the jungle queen...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Guntali; Frog; Kolu; Murdoch; Wanculu; Fang (dog); Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis
Two slavers battle over a party of slaves. Camilla insures the death of one slaver and the defeat of the other, freeing the slaves.
Keywords
bondage; Kamibo (African village); landslides; leopards; saddle zebras; sea monsters; signal drums; slavers; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; torture; warthogs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror Raid of the Congo Caesar!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Beware! Death walks the trail of the two-legged ones!'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Superstitions
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["'Kafka territory? But that's dangerous country!'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. At Close Quarters with a Galongwa
  7. 6. ["'Strange are the many tales passed from watchful eyes to waiting ear to babbling mouth'..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Death drums pulsed the call of the unliving..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Through steaming Congo wilds, talking drums boomed a message to Camilla, the jungle queen..."]
    Camilla
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