(November 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

Banshee Valley (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints

Banshee Valley (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; B'tongis (African tribe); Dambu; Chalmers; Trader Brown; N'geeso
Synopsis
White renegades impersonate the fire god of the B'tongis and demand the B'Tongis act as their raiding force. Kaänga exposes the impersonations and N'geeso's tribe help route the B'Tongis.
Reprints
Keywords
asbestos; bolas; bondage; disguises; leopards; masks; saddle antelope; saddle zebras; Zhandu worship

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "'Beware! Beware! For 'tis written that Zhandu, flame-god of the B'tongi tribe will rise once more --'"

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Joe Doolin ?
Inks
Joe Doolin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Regal pride must be tempered with humility...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba; Lokko (leopard); Torga (leopard); Pyro (parrot); Borgo (Cape buffalo)
Synopsis
Simba takes the prey of Lokko, learning later that Lokko's hunt was part of a leopard adulthood ritual and that Lokko is now banished from his tribe. Simba then pretends to attack Lokko and pretends to be defeated so that Lokko's tribe will acknowledge his strength and welcome him back.
Reprints
Keywords
adulthood rituals; warthogs

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Why do we visit the palm nut plantation?''
Genre
adventure; martial arts
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Kim Reagan; Inez Baxter; Jud Baxter
Synopsis
The Baxters, treasure hunters, persuade Kim Reagan that his father was driven to suicide by Terry. They then use the distraction created by Kim's accusations to attempt to smuggle diamonds inside palm nut shells. Terry overcomes Kim and exposes the Baxters' smuggling trick.
Reprints
Keywords
diamonds; mandrills; palm nuts; waterfalls

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep within the ominous folds of the trackless jungle...
Genre
non-fiction; animal; jungle; nature
Synopsis
The story of the circle of life in the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
eagles; ferrets; mandrills; pythons; servals

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

Wambi 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
Black anger clouded the face of Wambi, the man-cub...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Cara (crane); Curka (hyena); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
Wambi rescues a baby gorilla from a tangle of vines and from hyenas.
Reprints
Keywords
bees; gorillas

Ambush at Dawn (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Reprints

[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
The jungle calls it Karza-Tan the ship of death!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Lorila; N'kolo; Kim Kenyon; K'bori
Synopsis
Kenyon, a jewel thief, kills a two of a trio of royal siblings and takes their sacred gems. As he is attempting to kill the third, he is confronted by Tabu and the ghosts of his earlier victims. He is carried away to the Land of Mists.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; ghosts; Kambala (African village); Karza-Tan the Ship of Death; Land of Mists; leopards; Mazzi (African village); Sacred Jewels of Balshar; signal drums; Tuwalo (African village)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Giraffe -- by far the tallest of all mammals.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several jungle animals
Reprints
Keywords
cheetahs; giraffes; leopards; okapis; zebras

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

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
To the blood-curdling shouts of the Masai, to the curses of a renegade white and his half-caste bearers, the chase flashed on...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; N'kari; Masais (African tribe); Mike Melton; Fang (dog); Kalembu
Synopsis
Melton frames Camilla for his own looting of the Masais' Temple of Ka. She proves her innocence by capturing Melton with the rest of the treasure. The Masai kill Melton.
Keywords
binoculars; hunting leopards; necklaces; Temple of Ka; warthogs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Banshee Valley
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Banshee Valley
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Regal pride must be tempered with humility..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["'Why do we visit the palm nut plantation?''"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Deep within the ominous folds of the trackless jungle..."]
    Jungle Journal
  6. 5. ["Black anger clouded the face of Wambi, the man-cub..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Ambush at Dawn
  8. 7. ["The jungle calls it Karza-Tan the ship of death!"]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Giraffe -- by far the tallest of all mammals."]
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["To the blood-curdling shouts of the Masai, to the curses of a renegade white and his half-caste bearers, the chase flashed on..."]
    Camilla
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