(March 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

Cannibal Caravans (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Keywords
bondage; leopards

Terror Trail of the Cannibal Caravans! (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; Dahmballa; K'hafgas (African tribe); Baldy; N'geeso; Doris Small; Small
Synopsis
Baldy and his gang are robbing safaris of their supplies and re-selling them. Kaänga and N'geeso put stop to the raiding and the leaders of the raiders are dissolved in an acid pit.
Keywords
acid pits; bondage; effigies; elephants; horses; howdahs; leopards; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; witch doctors

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Karuumph!' grunted old Ranga, the gibbon, stroking shaggy whiskers.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Ranga (gibbon); Tika (monkey); Lepor (leopard); Jordah (lion)
Synopsis
After a tumble into the river that washes him far downstream, Simba is mistaken by the other animals for Jordah, their king. He defeats Lepor, a challenger for Jordah's throne, and returns home.
Keywords
advice; elephants; leopards; mistaken identity; snakes; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tiger cubs may appear to be playfully cute...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the tiger.
Keywords
sabre-toothed cats; tigers

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

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
For many moons, Della France, famous animal hunter shipped those common jungle beasts past Fort Diablo...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Della France; Jory; N'gumi; Tonga (gorilla)
Synopsis
Animal hunter Della France is smuggling looted temple jewels out of the jungle inside the hides of her captured animals. Terry and Keeto expose her scheme and arrest her.
Keywords
Afri-Congo Corporation; gas masks; jewels; knock-out gas; steamboats; whips

[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
Who are these vicious, silver-coated strangers?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; silver apes; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg
Synopsis
A tribe of silver apes takes exception to Wambi's insistence on peace in the jungle and kidnap him, taking him to the Temple of Velda where they plan to kill him with a spiked wall. Tawn and Ogg come to Wambi's rescue and close the temple to the silver apes.
Keywords
crocodiles; idols; impalement; rhinoceroses; sling shots; Temple of Vandu

Death at Tsavo (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wysham Lanier
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
Za-Kor rages!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; M'nubi; Professor Martell; Mary Martell; Tuwassis (African tribe); fire slaves of Za-Kor
Synopsis
Professor Martell is kidnapped by followers of the fire god, Za-Kor. Tabu places his daughter under a dream spell and she sees where he is being held: inside the Za-Kor idol. Tabu frees the professor and the leader of the Za-Kor cult is burned to death.
Keywords
animal hides; astral projection; bondage; idols; masks; saddle zebras; treasure maps; witch doctors

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

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
Long had Camilla suppressed an evil superstition, shrouding the ancient caves.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Jules; Barney; Gus; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
Jules, Barney, and Gus are masquerading as the spirits of ancient bat-warriors to frighten away the local tribe and steal their gold. Camilla fights them but is overcome; Gus has a change of heart and frees Camilla. Jules and Barney die in a fight with the Camilla and the natives.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; costumes; crocodiles; disguises; glider; idols; leopards; luminescent paint
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cannibal Caravans
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror Trail of the Cannibal Caravans!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Karuumph!' grunted old Ranga, the gibbon, stroking shaggy whiskers."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Tiger cubs may appear to be playfully cute..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["For many moons, Della France, famous animal hunter shipped those common jungle beasts past Fort Diablo..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Who are these vicious, silver-coated strangers?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Death at Tsavo
  8. 7. ["Za-Kor rages!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Long had Camilla suppressed an evil superstition, shrouding the ancient caves."]
    Camilla
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