(July 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 (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

The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon (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
lions

The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon (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
Prof. M. Cowley (introduction, death); Kirk (introduction, death); Smokey (introduction, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'koto; K'wandi
Synopsis
Treasure hunters seek the ship of the Emperor Khan. Kaänga locates the ship but the hunters believe that there is no treasure on board. One of the hunters is killed by a rhinoceros and Kaänga kills the other. It is then discovered that the armor of the skeletons aboard the wreck of the ship is made of gold.
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; human skeletons; hunting cheetahs; imposture; Nancy Mae (steamboat); rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; ship of the Emperor Khan; signal drums

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Tanganyika, Africa. Friend Kaänga, at last my wound has healed."

[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
'Traitors!' howled Tartor, the ancient valley elephant...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kolar (introduction)(cheetah); Borgo (introduction, villain, death)(water buffalo)
Synopsis
A hunting cheetah escapes from his masters and is befriended by Simba. The two of them free the animals captured by the cheetah's masters.
Keywords
hunting cheetahs

No. 5: David Livingstone (Table of Contents: 3)

Men of Adventure / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
David Livingstone biography.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

[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
'...and I solemnly pledge to uphold and honorthe lancer code --'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Uganda Bill (introduction, villain, death); T'Gara (introduction, villain); Congo Pete (introduction, villain); Killer Jacques (introduction, villain); Brian [Bill's brother] (introduction); Terry Thunder; Lombobo; Keeto
Synopsis
A young man infiltrates the lancers and frees his brother from the fort jail. The brother, Unganda Bill, and his accomplice, T'Gara, go on an ivory raid but are captured by Terry and the lancers with help from Bill's brother.
Keywords
ivory; jail breaks; saddle zebras; steamboats

[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 (signed)
Inks
Frank Doyle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What mysteries lay veiled by the shimmering waters of the dark stream?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Guru-cultists (introduction, villains); Tawn; Ogg; Wambi; Tira (hawk); Bando (mandrill)
Synopsis
The Scepter of Guru, a sacred object, is stolen from a village in Wambi's jungle and winds up with Ogg. The villagers seize Ogg and prepare to sacrifice him for profaning their sacred scepter. Wambi, who had been experimenting with diving, manages to save Ogg from drowning and returns the scepter.
Keywords
animal sacrifice; diving; Guru the river-god; Guru's scepter; mandrills; snakes; tiger traps

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

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 sullen throb of Talaki war drums booms a dread summons --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zotara (introduction, villain, death); N'Mongo (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis
Priestess Zotara rigs King N'Mongo's annual kingship ritual to cause N'Mongo's death and her own ascension to the throne. Tabu re-enacts the ritual in the Land of Mists -- a nebulous after-life -- and demonstrates Zotara's criminal acts. She falls into quicksand and is killed.
Keywords
baboons; funerary customs; kingship rituals; leopards; quicksand

The Cat Family (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several jungle cats.
Keywords
chauses; leopards; lions; lynx; servals; tigers

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cave of Camilla lay well-hidden, far below those aged falls.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jane Bronson (introduction); Mr. Bronson (introduction); Burke (introduction); Gray (introduction, villain, death); Slade (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
When mine owner's daughter Jane Bronson learns that her father's overseers are using slave labor in her father's mines, she hurries to tell him. However, she accidentally stumbles into a trap set by Camilla for hyenas. Jane is brought to her father as dead and he blames Camilla. Camilla escapes and goes to the mine to prove the villainy of the overseers. Their blasts have agitated a colony of vampire bats who kill the overseers. Camilla returns to the mine owner's camp and discovers that Jane was not killed, only wounded.
Keywords
amputees; dynamite; fishing; horses; hunting leopards; slaves; tripwires; vampire bats; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Phantoms of Lost Lagoon
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Traitors!' howled Tartor, the ancient valley elephant..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. No. 5: David Livingstone
    Men of Adventure
  5. 4. ["'...and I solemnly pledge to uphold and honorthe lancer code --'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["What mysteries lay veiled by the shimmering waters of the dark stream?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The sullen throb of Talaki war drums booms a dread summons --"]
    Tabu
  8. 7. The Cat Family
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["The cave of Camilla lay well-hidden, far below those aged falls."]
    Camilla
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