(October 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

[no title indexed] (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
bondage; lions

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long had Fangola, a swamp-fox of the Congo, plundered and ravaged at will...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fangola (introduction, villain, death); N'Bola (introduction, villain); Matthew Clarke (introduction, villain); Wesley (introduction); Sylvia Lombard(introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Trader Coll; N'geeso; B'tonga
Synopsis
Fangola, recently captured safari raider, escapes Kaänga. Fangola then attacks a small safari, taking Sylvia Lombard, her would-be suitor, Wesley, and Ann captive. Kaänga and Sylvia's other suitor, Matthew Clarke come to their rescue. Kaänga kills Fangola.
Keywords
gorillas; horses; leopards; saddle zebras

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Howard Larsen ?
Inks
Howard Larsen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One morning Simba observes a strange urgency in his footed and winged subjects...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Cheepo (introduction)(monkey); Simba
Synopsis
Cheepo, a hectoring monkey, accuses Simba of tyranny, of ruling only by violence. Cheepo sings a different tune when he is captured by hunters and Simba comes to his rescue.
Keywords
crocodiles; leopards; 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
The ivory hunts were over...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Al Vinson (introduction, villain, death); Marge (introduction, villain, death); K'lono (introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis
Conmen Vinson and Marge have persuaded several tribes to wager all their ivory on a rigged duel between elephants. The plot is exposed and Vinson and Marge are trampled by elephants.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; howdahs; ivory; masks; steamboats

Jungle Scrapbook (Table of Contents: 4)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several jungle animals.
Keywords
alligators; cobras; giant sables; gibbons; guars; leopards; mouse deer; okapis; pangolins; rhinoceroses; tapirs; zebras

[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
All jungle creatures are divided into two tribes...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Curka (introduction, villain)(hyena); Sirdah (villain)(tiger); Wambi; Hydra (antelope); Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis
Curka spreads word through the jungle that Wambi has become a hunter when a snare, constructed on a whim, traps an antelope that becomes a meal for Sirdah. Determined to make amends, Wambi prevents Sirdah from taking prey twice.
Keywords
landslides; snares

Trapping a Panther (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cedric Langstrom]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

The Crocodile Rules the River! (Table of Contents: 7)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jack Hogan (introduction, villain, death); Cromba (introduction, villain, death); N'Koti (introduction, villain); Captain Gordon (introduction); Camilla; Ulangoas (African tribe); crocodile cultists; Fang (dog)
Synopsis
Camilla extracts a promise from the chief of a tribe that follows a crocodile cult to never again attack trading posts, but the witch doctor of the tribe, secretly a white renegade, attack a trader's steamboat. Camilla and the Ulangoas fight off the cultists and the witch doctor is killed in the melee.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodile cults; elephants; hunting leopards; masks; saddle zebras; signal drums; steamboats; witch doctors

Cat Family (Table of Contents: 8)

Jungle Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A big cat identification quiz.
Keywords
caracals; cougars; lynx; ocelots; snow leopards

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

Tabu / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Evil is a beast with a hide of many shades and a single sould of black!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fred Bolton (introduction); Sandra Collins [Vanza](introduction)(villain); Tabu; Kawalis (African tribe)
Synopsis
A pair of treasure hunters are captured as they attempt to steal the Kawalis' gold. Tabu exposes the woman of the pair as the evil sorceress Vanza in disguise and sends her away, magically.
Keywords
astral projection; bondage; disguises; gold; mandrills; vultures
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Long had Fangola, a swamp-fox of the Congo, plundered and ravaged at will..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One morning Simba observes a strange urgency in his footed and winged subjects..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The ivory hunts were over..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. Jungle Scrapbook
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["All jungle creatures are divided into two tribes..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Trapping a Panther
  8. 7. The Crocodile Rules the River!
    Camilla
  9. 8. Cat Family
    Jungle Quiz
  10. 9. ["Evil is a beast with a hide of many shades and a single sould of black!"]
    Tabu
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