(May 1948)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines 52 Pages
Editing
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

The Blade of Buddha (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; decapitation; idols

The Blade of Buddha (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; N'geeso; Ann Mason; K'fangahs (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); Dr. Ho; Sin Fang; Ying Tah; Fai Chow
Synopsis
A white doctor whom Kaänga believes can cure Ann of her drug-induced madness is captured by a raiding party of Chinese who take him to their village. There Kaänga frees the rightful leader of the village and restores him to his chieftanship. The doctor then cures Ann.
Reprints
Keywords
hunting leopards; idols; junks (ships); octopoid monsters; racks; stereotyping of the Chinese; torture

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kongola, he of the tortured, twisted brain was dead..."

[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
Only man who kills for the joy of slaying is the true outlaw of the veldt.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Lukor (leopard); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis
Simba is addled by a rifle shot. Mrs. Simba falls into a tiger trap and is caged by hunters. Simba, battling Lukor the leopard who wants to claim his throne, blunders into the hunters' camp and accidentally frees Mrs. Simba. Simba then defeats Lukor.
Keywords
tiger traps

Rivers (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans ?
Inks
George Evans ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief description of several African rivers.
Keywords
Congo River; Niger River; Nile River; Zambezi River

Matabele Massacre (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wysham Lanier
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; jungle

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

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 this white-faced girl slither through the jungle shadows...?
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Carol Devens; Keeto; No-mouth
Synopsis
No-mouth, a horribly scarred artifact hunter, steals the sarcophagus of Antophes, a priceless relic, from museum archaeologist Carol Devens. Terry helps recover the artifact, and No-mouth is killed by crocodiles
Keywords
crocodiles; electrolarynx; electronic voice box; elephants; gas masks; howdahs; hunting leopards; Idol of Masindi; knock-out gas; mummies; saddle zebras; sarcophagus of Antophes; steamboats

Crocodile -- "The River God" (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans ?
Inks
George Evans ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the crocodile
Keywords
crocodiles; lions

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Frank Doyle (signed)
Inks
Frank Doyle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sirdah's rasping snarl no longer haunted the jungle paths and byways.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Sirdah (tiger); Tawn; Ogg; Lirra (gazelle); Curka (hyena)
Synopsis
Curka and Sirdah scheme against Wambi, hoping to kill him. Wambi leads Sirdah on a great chase and eventually tumbles the tiger down a bluff into the river.

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

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
The mournful drubbing of funeral tom-toms pulsed the valley of the Kahfangi.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kahfangis (African tribe); B'tonga; Duncan; Jeanne
Synopsis
B'tonga schemes with two white treasure hunters to loot the tombs of his tribesman. The three, along with Tabu, are trapped in a fire and ghosts rescue Tabu, leaving the others to perish.
Keywords
coma-inducing drugs; funerary rites; ghosts; gold; gorillas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dorcas gazelle. This graceful member of the antelope family ranges the arid desert regions of Morocco...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of a few African animals.
Keywords
aardvarks; dorcas gazelles; duikers; gnus; wanderoo monkeys

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The attack had been swift.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; N'kolis (African tribe); Mac; Keefe; Tanga; Fang (dog); Ali Hassen; Captain Craig
Synopsis
The Arab girl, Tanga, works with a group of white slavers. Camilla pretends to be Tanga and manages to turn the entire gang over to the territorial police.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; hunting cheetahs; imposture; Skull Rock; slavers; territorial police; waterfalls
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blade of Buddha
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Blade of Buddha
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Only man who kills for the joy of slaying is the true outlaw of the veldt."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Rivers
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. Matabele Massacre
  6. 5. ["Why did this white-faced girl slither through the jungle shadows...?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Crocodile -- "The River God"
    Jungle Facts
  8. 7. ["Sirdah's rasping snarl no longer haunted the jungle paths and byways."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["The mournful drubbing of funeral tom-toms pulsed the valley of the Kahfangi."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["Dorcas gazelle. This graceful member of the antelope family ranges the arid desert regions of Morocco..."]
    African Wild Life
  11. 10. ["The attack had been swift."]
    Camilla
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