(June 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 52 Pages
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

Queen of the Amazon Lancers (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
Reprints
Keywords
mandrills

Queen of the Amazon Lancers (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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
The Amazon Lancers (introduction); Prof. Fendrick (introduction, villain, death); Johnny Clayton (introduction, villain); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
A group of jewel thieves are intent on looting the T'angai burial ground. However, they are being pursued by the Amazon Lancers, seeking revenge for the earlier looting of their temple. With help from Kaänga and Ann, the Lancers bury the thieves alive in a T'angai grave.
Keywords
cobras; dynamite; gold; human skeletons; idols; premature burial; rope bridges; saddle zebras; T'angai burial grounds

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Congo guards its secret paths with jealous eyes..."

[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 raking claws of Kerchank, the great ape, are oft not so deadly as the poison fangs of tiny Lispa, the asp!'
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Hissa (introduction, villain, death)(snake); Tawkee (introduction, villain)(vulture); Kaka (introduction)(ape); Garra (introduction)(ape); Simba
Synopsis
One of Simba's cubs is taken by a vulture. Simba learns of the cub's capture from an ape-child and goes to the rescue. The cub has been attacked by a python which Simba kills.

[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
In the stifling heat of the orderly room at Fort Diablo, death sat at the elbow of Terry Thunder...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Squint Larsen (introduction, villain); Bret Chambers (introduction, villain); Doc Chambers [J. C. Johnson](introduction, death); Laroc (introduction, death); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis
Thieves infiltrate Fort Diablo, planning to seize a valuable serum when it arrives. However, Terry and the lancers overcome them and see that the serum reaches the sick.
Keywords
disguises; dynamite; jungle fever; medical supplies; Ragura (village); steamboats; wanted posters

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

Tabu / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'War! War!' roared M'Banshi, witch seer of the Tuwaki.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Queen Zala (introduction); M'Banshi (introduction, villain, death); Tabu; Tuwakis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Tabu offers Queen Zala a pair of visions of the future, depending on her choice of war or peace.
Keywords
dams; elephants; flooding; howdahs; saddle zebras; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

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

Death - and the Ghost Chief's Choice (Table of Contents: 5)

Kaänga / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The taste of forbidden fruit may be sweet...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Rodoc (introduction)(eagle); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Rango (wild dog); Hydra (deer)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends set the newly-arrived native tribe and the wild dogs against each other, ensuring that both will leave the jungle.
Keywords
julla pears; soporific drugs

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hartebeest -- one of the fastest beasts in Africa...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the hartebeest, the kilspringer, and the sable antelope.
Keywords
hartebeests; klipspringers; sable antelopes

Indexer Notes

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

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Thy lands are cursed!'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bill Grange (introduction, villain, death); Si (introduction, villain, death); N'Louga (introduction, villain, death); Bess Merrill (introduction); Kolo (introduction); Camilla; Fury (dog)
Synopsis
Bill Grange has discovered that there is radium in the area so he decides to drive out the pygmies. He bribes the evil witch doctor N'Louga to pronounce a curse upon the land. They then lure jackals to the area with hidden meat and release a gas that causes hallucinations. This convinces everyone that the land is cursed, but Camilla is convinced it was a trick. She takes Chief Kolo with her and they go after the witch doctor. The tribe follows and kills Bill Grange and the witch doctor when they attack Chief Kolo.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; hallucinatory drugs; jackals; radium; rope bridges; saddle antelopes; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Queen of the Amazon Lancers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Queen of the Amazon Lancers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'The raking claws of Kerchank, the great ape, are oft not so deadly as the poison fangs of tiny Lispa, the asp!'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["In the stifling heat of the orderly room at Fort Diablo, death sat at the elbow of Terry Thunder..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["'War! War!' roared M'Banshi, witch seer of the Tuwaki."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. Death - and the Ghost Chief's Choice
    Kaänga
  7. 6. ["The taste of forbidden fruit may be sweet..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Hartebeest -- one of the fastest beasts in Africa..."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["'Thy lands are cursed!'"]
    Camilla
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