(November 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
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

Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas; log rolling

Indexer Notes

It's possible that this is a hurried Joe Doolin cover as the girl looks like his work, but the rest of the cover art appears more likely to be someone imitating him.

Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Gwahas (African tribe); Professor Northram; Davis; Professor Barton; Alice Northram
Synopsis
Prof. Northam, his daughter, Alice, and his assistant, Prof. Barton, discover valuable, ancient artifacts in the Gwaha country. They set up fake appearances by the Gwahas' gods to frighten the natives away, making it easier to seize the artifacts. An hallucinogenic drug, intended by Barton to drive Northram mad so that Barton could claim the discoveries as his alone, is smeared inside a pith helmet that is worn successively by Northram, Ann, and Barton. In his confused state, Barton detonates a load of dynamite, killing him and Northram.
Keywords
dynamite; hallucinogenic drugs; idols; Mombo-zu worship; saddle zebras; snake worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Bom! Bom! Bom! So throbbed the devil drums..."

[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
Nagayo, the vulture, left his perch to soar out over the veldt.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Boylengi; lion cultists; Tika (monkey)
Synopsis
While fleeing a lion cult, Simba becomes covered in phosphorescent mud. The cultists believe him to be a ghost and call off their hunt.
Keywords
ghosts; lion cults; phosphorescent mud; saddle zebras; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature is in the final panel.

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

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
Why did that girl come to Fort Diablo all alone?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Jane Bangs; Obantos (African tribe); Billings; Buggsy Nolan
Synopsis
Nolan and Billings, disguised as lancers, take a group of native men as slaves. Terry, escorting a newspaper reporter into the interior, frees the slaves and, with their help, take Nolan and Billings prisoner.
Keywords
disguises; leopards; saddle zebras; slavers; steamboats; whips

Jungle Scrapbook! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several jungle animals.
Keywords
bongos (antelope); cheetahs; chimpanzees; elephants; giraffes; gorillas; leopards; lions; pygmy shrews; pythons; quaggas; warthogs; zebras

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wambi, The 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
A mid-sky sun blazed down on a lazy jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Rita
Synopsis
Wambi is captured a white woman hunter who wants to use his power to communicate with animals. That night, Sirdah the tiger prowls the camp and Wambi agrees to do anything Sirdah asks if he will free him. Sirdah does and Wambi makes his escape.
Keywords
practical jokes; tigers

Death on Film (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[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
Serpina! Charmer of the coiled ones!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Serpina; Schultz; Mugger; N'gano
Synopsis
A pair of treasure hunters use mind control drugs on the jungle witch Serpina, in order for her to steal a sacred idol. Tabu discovers their plot and creates an illusion of the idol coming to life and threatening the hunters. They stumble backward into a crocodile pool.
Keywords
binoculars; crocodiles; flutes; idols; jewels; leopards; mind control drugs; pythons; snake charming; snare traps; tiger traps

[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
Terror-taut were wooded trails...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Steele; Goluba; Keltner [Gibbs]; Dahgno; Jawalas (African tribe)
Synopsis
Treasure hunters, working to get illicit gold out of the jungle, run afoul of the Jawalas, who capture them and torture them to death. Camilla returns the gold to the Jawalas.
Keywords
Gondokoro (African town); impersonation; Jawala Temple; landslides; lions; pythons; totem poles
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Flame-Tongues of the Sky Gods!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Nagayo, the vulture, left his perch to soar out over the veldt."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Why did that girl come to Fort Diablo all alone?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Scrapbook!
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["A mid-sky sun blazed down on a lazy jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Death on Film
  8. 7. ["Serpina! Charmer of the coiled ones!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Terror-taut were wooded trails..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.