(December 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

Merchants of Murder (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
saddle zebras

Merchants of Murder (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
Martha Matthews (introduction); Herbert Matthews (introduction); Lapham (introduction, villain); Beans (introduction, villain); Kulangis (African tribe)(introduction, villains); Kaänga; Ann Mason: N'geeso
Synopsis
Kaänga escorts artist Herbert Matthews to the Congo Castle, a medieval castle in the jungle. On arrival, they discover that the castle has been taken over by a white gang and the Kulangis. Kaänga liberates the castle people with the help of an angry rhinoceros.
Keywords
castles; catapults; Congo Castle; elephants; leopards; painting; rhinoceroses; saddle deer; saddle zebras; tiger traps; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "War and peace race side by side in the vast domain of Kaänga, lord of the jungle."

[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
'The innocent seed of curiosity, once planted in in the mind, grows with dangerous speed.'
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Jubor (wild dog)
Synopsis
A trio of dogs trained to hunt lions are loosed in the jungle. Simba is only able to defeat them by feigning a slip into a crocodile pool. The dogs follow and while they are being devoured by the crocodiles, Simba escapes.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; crocodiles; lion-hunting dogs; porcupines; zebras

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Seems like only yesterday,' wrote Terry Thunder in his military log book.
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder (origin); Commissioner John Thompson (introduction, death); Claire Thompson (introduction); The Scorpion (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
Terry recalls his first posting to Fort Diablo and the villain, the Scorpion. The Scorpion returns as Terry is dedicating a memorial to the commissioner who died at the Scorpion's hand. The Scorpion is killed when the memorial pillar falls on him.
Keywords
Afri-Congo Trading Company; cutlasses; monuments; saddle zebras; shaffrons; Turkish costume

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gerenuk roams the plains of eastern Africa.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several veldt-dwelling animals.
Keywords
bongos; gerenuks; kavirondo crane; quaggas; sable antelope.; sable antelopes

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is one master that all the living creatures of the jungle respect -- death!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sirdah (villain); Wambi; Tawn Ogg; Mocar (monkey); Pyra (parrot)
Synopsis
The monkeys choose Wambi to be their king while Sirdah plans a trap.
Keywords
crocodiles; pythons; ruins

Diamonds of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
The temple of Kahzembu, the war god, yet towered above the N'loga kraal...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zara (introduction); Mobu (introduction); Kito (introduction); Kahzembu (introduction, villain); Tabu; Kito
Synopsis
The war god Kahzembu is jealous of the villages honoring of peace. He takes a child and forces the mother to steal the sacred fire from the Temple of Peace and take it to his temple. Tabu goes to the Land of Mists and defeats Kahzembu and returns the sacred fire to its rightful place.
Keywords
hippopotamuses; Land of Mists; sacred fires; Temple of Peace; temples

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

Jungle Quiz / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tempers on the veldt are short today --
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
An animal habitat quiz.
Reprints
Keywords
American buffalo; apatosauruses; brown bears; elephants; kangaroos; lions; llamas; otters; snow leopards; tarsiers; zebras

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'The gold shall bring thieves and killers to your village...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Losako (introduction, villain, death); Barton (introduction, villain); Sammy Stone (introduction, villain); N'Kowa (introduction); Zantra Barton (introduction); a female trader (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog); Koru; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis
Camilla convinces the Bantu chief to use the Bantus' temple gold to buy quinine and salt. The witch doctor is offended and works with a group of white renegades to steal the gold. Camilla prevents the theft.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; gold; Kuangola (African town); leopards; quinine; rhinoceroses; saddle zebras; salt; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Merchants of Murder
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Merchants of Murder
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'The innocent seed of curiosity, once planted in in the mind, grows with dangerous speed.'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["'Seems like only yesterday,' wrote Terry Thunder in his military log book."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The gerenuk roams the plains of eastern Africa."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["There is one master that all the living creatures of the jungle respect -- death!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Diamonds of Doom
  8. 7. ["The temple of Kahzembu, the war god, yet towered above the N'loga kraal..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Tempers on the veldt are short today --"]
    Jungle Quiz
  10. 9. ["'The gold shall bring thieves and killers to your village...'"]
    Camilla
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