(December 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-10-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J.F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(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.


Phantom Guardians of the Enchanted Lake! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
lions

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These things Kaänga did not fear --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; M'gunee; Lago; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); Luca
Synopsis
Treasure hunter Luca works with witch doctor Lago to discover the location of a tribe's hidden jewels. Determining that the jewels are located in the river bed, they dam the river, causing drought in Kaänga's jungle. Kaänga and N'geeso destroy the dam and both Luca and Lago are drowned.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; dams; droughts; hunting cheetahs; leopards; pythons; rhinoceroses; signal drums; tiger traps; torture; totem poles; treasure chests

[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
What was this name that made the mighty of the jungle tremble with fear and flee before it?
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Cai Cai (parrot); Murdak (water buffalo)
Synopsis
An albino elephant denies Simba's authority over him. Soon the elephant's herd expels him because of his coloring. But when the entire herd is threatened by ivory hunters, the albino and Simba join forces to save the herd and the exile is allowed to rejoin the herd, and he acknowledges Simba's rule of the jungle.
Keywords
albinoism; howdahs; pythons; white elephants

Indexer Notes

Froelich's signature appears in the last 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
Far up the river, heavy jungle mists blanketed the badlands.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; King Cobra; Keeto; Trader Koslo; N'wangis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Terry pursues the treasure hunter King Cobra. Cobra is a master of disguise, but Terry turns the tables and disguises himself as Cobra to infiltrate Cobra's operation. With the arrival of the lancers Cobra's men are defeated and Cobra himself perishes in a fire.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; gold; ivory; leopards; maps; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats

Man-Eater (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[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
The scar from the ropes that had burned Wambi's flesh in the white man's slave camp were long-healed --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Chika (monkey); Sirdah (tiger); Magar (parrot)
Synopsis
Sirdah demands that Wambi repay his debt by bringing him two fawns and one piglet to eat. Wambi gets the animals and places them on the opposite side of a ravine from Sirah, with himself in the middle of the rope bridge across the ravine. Wambi challenges Sirdah to cross, but fearing that Wambi would cut the ropes of the bridge, he declines.
Keywords
crocodiles; rope bridges; samburs (deer); swine

Lemur (Table of Contents: 6)

African Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several species of lemur.
Keywords
black lemur; dwarf lemur; ring-tailed lemurs; ruffed lemur

[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
Waneesi drums pounded an exultant message: Balaam comes!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Balaam; Waneesis (African tribe); N'togi; Zandra
Synopsis
As future king of the Waneesis journeys to the village of his birth, he is killed by N'togi, who then impersonates him to the Waneesis until he is exposed by Princess Zandra. Tabu arrives in time to prevent N'togi from killing Zandra and frighten N'togi into an electric eel pool.
Keywords
coronation rituals; crocodiles; electric eels; elephants; jewels; poison; shrunken heads; Sign of the Coiler; signal drums; tattoos; vultures; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shrill was the terror-scream that echoed across Camilla's ageless empire...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Marie; David; N'kari; Wasulis (African tribe); K'timo; Madigan
Synopsis
Madigan, a renegade, learns of the Wasulis bird god legends and disguises himself as the god. He orders the Wasulis to drive all white from the jungle with the intention of acquiring all the trade rights for himself. The Wasulis make captives of two hunters who are rescued from burning at the stake by Camilla who then exposes Madigan. He is then killed by the Wasuli.
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake; deadfalls; leopards; Momba Bassa (trading post)(not Mombassa); Wasuli's bird god
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Phantom Guardians of the Enchanted Lake!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["These things Kaänga did not fear -- "]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What was this name that made the mighty of the jungle tremble with fear and flee before it?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Far up the river, heavy jungle mists blanketed the badlands."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Man-Eater
  6. 5. ["The scar from the ropes that had burned Wambi's flesh in the white man's slave camp were long-healed --"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Lemur
    African Wild Life
  8. 7. ["Waneesi drums pounded an exultant message: Balaam comes!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Shrill was the terror-scream that echoed across Camilla's ageless empire..."]
    Camilla
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