(January 1948)

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)
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

Wizard of the Whirling Doom (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; elephants

Indexer Notes

Cover is 'Doolin-esque' but unlikely to be by him.

Wizard of the Whirling Doom (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
D'Hama (introduction; villain; death); Bonako (introduction; death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Sulakis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann visit the village of Tonga, where their friend Bonako is to celebrate his chieftanship by use of a ritual bow. The witch doctor, D'Hama, spoils the ceremony by poisoning the bowstring and causing an arrow to be shot from hiding, killing Bonako. Kaänga exposes the trick and D'Hama is killed by the tribe.
Keywords
bondage; death by impalement; human sacrifice; idols; leopards; pythons; saddle zebras; Tonga (village); Tonga Temple; warthogs; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'B-r-r-umbah! Hark to the juju demon 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
The foolishness of man manifests itself in many ways...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba; N'gura (leopard)
Synopsis
When lightning starts a forest fire that traps many of the animals of his kingdom, Simba instructs the elephants in the building of a dam, in imitation of some natives he had seen earlier. The dam diverts the river, quenching the fire.
Keywords
crocodiles; dams; elephants; forest fires; lightning; rain; storms

[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
Di-bor Mon-Dombe! 'Juju devil wind,' the natives called this unseen terror...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Gail (introduction); N'Muli (introduction; villain); Nuba (introduction; villain); Bwana One-Eye (introduction; villain); Terry Thunder; Trader Brown; Keeto
Synopsis
Raiders take the jungle fever drugs that Terry had promised to the natives at N'gwando. He and the lancers, joined by the commissioner's daughter, steam upriver and take back the drugs.
Keywords
blowguns; bondage; drugs; elephants; jungle fever; N'gwando (trading station); saddle zebras; steamboats; witch doctors

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

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
Jungle law ruled ages ago that man hides more cunning than the jackal...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Mogawa (introduction; villain; death)(leopard); Wambi; Garno (deer); Chika (gibbon); Tawn; Ogg; Ahizar (cobra); Ragana (eagle); Laka (water buffalo); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis
When a deer is accidentally killed through the discharge of a discarded rifle that he stumbles over, the animals all believe that Wambi has reverted to man's ways. It is only through the animals overhearing Mogawa describe what happened that Wambi is exonerated.

No. 4: Richard Burton (Table of Contents: 5)

Men of Adventure / text story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Sir Richard Burton biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

Kraal of the Dead (Table of Contents: 6)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Karl (introduction; villain); Vera (introduction; villain; death); Zaraba (introduction); M'Buli (introduction; death); Tabu
Synopsis
Ivory hunters murder any natives who spy them stealing fossil ivory from a volcano-destroyed village. Tabu arrives and allows the criminals to be gored and stomped by draft oxen.
Keywords
bats; human sacrifice; ivory; leopards; Moobu (volcano); oxen; volcano worship; volcanos

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oil! The liquid gold that man eternally seeks...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sandra (introduction); Tibu (introduction); Neesi (introduction); Daniel Thompson (introduction; villain; death); Mansunis (introduction; villains); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
Oil woman Sandra's partner, Thompson, attempts to prevent the filing of a joint deed to their oil claim in order to have it all for himself. Camilla exposes his plotting and Thompson is killed in an oil fire.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; caves; deeds; human skeletons; leopards; oil wells; waterfalls
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wizard of the Whirling Doom
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Wizard of the Whirling Doom
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The foolishness of man manifests itself in many ways..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Di-bor Mon-Dombe! 'Juju devil wind,' the natives called this unseen terror..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Jungle law ruled ages ago that man hides more cunning than the jackal..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. No. 4: Richard Burton
    Men of Adventure
  7. 6. Kraal of the Dead
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["Oil! The liquid gold that man eternally seeks..."]
    Camilla
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