(February 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 (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

Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo (signed)
Inks
John Celardo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
leopard cults; leopards; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives

Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory (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
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Koko; Markham; Lindstrom; Michael; Marmo; N'geeso
Synopsis
Station manager Markham spreads word that the station personnel are suffering from fever and the natives give it a wide berth, enabling Markham to steal ten tusks of ivory. When Lindstrom, the station owner arrives, Markham convinces him to sign over the local mines to him. Kaänga rescues the party that Markham had taken hostage and Markham is killed by a captive gorilla.
Keywords
dengua plague; fishing; gorillas; ivory; mines; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; Snake River

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Beware! Beware! For this is the swamp of the dengua plague --"

Markahm's plan changes halfway through the story from wanting to steal villagers ivory to tricking Lindstrom out of mining permits, without any explanation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The warm, jungle-scented breeze sweeping across the veldt suddenly changes direction.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tarku (elephant); Dr. Groton
Synopsis
Simba is wounded by a rhinoceros that proclaims himself king of the jungle. Simba's wounds are treated by a doctor on safari. When the rhinoceros attacks Simba's family, Simba stands his ground and defeats him.
Keywords
rhinoceroses

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What menace lurked in the brush in upper T'bonga?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; T'bongas (African tribe); ape cultists; Congo Lil; Guro
Synopsis
Congo Lil and her men, disguised as ape cultists, raid the T'bongas and make them slaves in Lil's diamond mine. Terry leads the real ape cultists in attack on Lil and her men and Lil is killed in the battle.
Keywords
animal hides; ape cults; diamond mines; disguises; saddle zebras; slaves; steamboats; whips

Jungle Quiz (Table of Contents: 4)

African Wild Life / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
An animal identification quiz.
Keywords
chimpanzees; giraffes; kudus; okapis; sing-sing water bucks; warthogs; wild dogs

[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 festering sore of jealousy poisons the belly and rots the heart'...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Maru; Tawn; Ogg; Sirdah
Synopsis
After Wambi rescues an orphaned lion from a hunter's trap, the boy becomes jealous of the attention given to the cub by his jungle friends. He plays a series of practical jokes on them that almost results in his own death when he falls into the hunter's tiger trap and they don't believe his cries for help. At the instance of the monkeys who have see Wambi's fall, they go to his aid.
Keywords
jealousy; practical jokes; rafts; tiger traps; trip wire snares; waterfalls

Lions at Large (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)

Jungle Lore / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiger hunt! One of the jungle's most exciting adventures...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A description of a tiger hunt.
Keywords
animal hides; elephants; tigers

Indexer Notes

The rest of the page is taken up by the Ownership Statement.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Zazenda Ghost Goddess of Lost Souls! (Table of Contents: 9)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Zazenda; M'gombo; Tabu
Synopsis
Tabu and the district commissioner travel by astral projection to the land of the witch Zazenda where Tabu bests her in a magic duel.
Keywords
astral projection; leopards

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Kalembu, the strong, bravest of Basuto warriors, the old chief whispered...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); M'boli; Kalembu; Gibson; Slade; Helen
Synopsis
A trio of con men, hoping to extract tribute from a local tribe, use a double of Camilla to warn the tribe against dis-obeying the white men. Camilla exposes the fraud and kills the ringleader.
Reprints
Keywords
asbestos; hot air balloons; hypnotism; impersonation; pythons
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Ten Tusks of Zulu Ivory
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The warm, jungle-scented breeze sweeping across the veldt suddenly changes direction."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["What menace lurked in the brush in upper T'bonga?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Quiz
    African Wild Life
  6. 5. ["'The festering sore of jealousy poisons the belly and rots the heart'..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Lions at Large
  8. 7. ["The tiger hunt! One of the jungle's most exciting adventures..."]
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Zazenda Ghost Goddess of Lost Souls!
    Tabu
  11. 10. ["To Kalembu, the strong, bravest of Basuto warriors, the old chief whispered..."]
    Camilla
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