(January 1949)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Publishing 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

Cavern of the Golden Bones (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
rhinoceroses

Cavern of the Golden Bones (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; Blandon; district commissioner; Marmo (elephant); Salu; Nira; Sanford; Blandon Sr; golden people
Synopsis
The district commissioner brings young Blandon to Kaänga's jungle in an effort to locate Blandon's father. They visit the land of the golden people and find Bladon Sr's assistant, Sanford, who has killed the older Blandon and set himself up as a god to the local people. Kaänga exposes the assistant and kills him
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; diaries; dynamite; elephants; gold; golden apes; gongs; horses; human skeletons; idols; landslides; leopards; masks

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "To the Congo came the white man and the district commissioner..."

[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
'Heed me and obey!' snarled mighty Simba.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Bogora (mandrill)
Synopsis
Simba's cubs are taken by mandrills who then lose the cubs to hunting dogs who take the cubs to their white hunter masters. Simba pursues and kills the mandrill king while Mrs. Simba slips into the hunters' camp and frees the cubs.
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; horses; monkeys

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is another series for your jungle scrapbook...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several animals.
Reprints
Keywords
armadillos; brahmin bulls; camels; pronghorn antelope; sloths

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The blood-tingling rhythm of the booming tom-toms proudly proclaimed the return of the mighty hunters of the Awandi tribe --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Togar (leopard); Awandis (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg; Lekko (leopard); Pyraa (parrot)
Synopsis
Wambi attempts to befriend a lost hunting leopard and helps it escape from Lekko and his tribe. Later, Wambi hurts his ankle and is menaced by the leopards. The hunting leopard comes to his aid and kills Lekko, becoming the king of the leopards.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing nets; hunting leopards; jullah pears; mandrills; waterfalls

The Courage of Kaambi (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Reprints

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

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
Baffling and filled with mystery was the drum message that rumbled down the river...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Umbali; R'nobi; Karen Thompson; George Thompson
Synopsis
A mad sculptor threaten native villages with a "stone plague" if they do not give him tribute. Terry investigates and learns that the apparently petrified plague sufferers are, in fact, statues. The sculptor is taken into custody.
Reprints
Keywords
bells; disguises; Kafka Prison Colony; saddle zebras; signal drums; statues

[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
Lelana, the slave maiden, droused in the shade of a plantation hut.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Lelana; Ruth Corveaux; Paul Corveaux
Synopsis
Paul Corveaux murders his wife and frames the slave girl, Lelana, for the crime. Tabu sends Lelana to the Mistlands to protect her and confronts Corveaux who confesses his crimes and is taken into custody by the local villagers.
Reprints
Keywords
bracelets; Land of Mist; leopards

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

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the elephant
Reprints
Keywords
African elephants; Indian elephants; mastodons

[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
Strange was the brooding silence of the vast jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; Mizra; M'gandas (African tribe); Asargi; Carter; Myra Carter; Terry
Synopsis
The witch doctor Asargi conspires with Terry, assistant to Carter the explorer, to capture the M'gandas' village. Camilla comes and helps defend the village. Terry is trampled by elephants.
Reprints
Keywords
battering rams; chariots; crocodiles; draft zebras; horses; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cavern of the Golden Bones
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Cavern of the Golden Bones
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Heed me and obey!' snarled mighty Simba."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Here is another series for your jungle scrapbook..."]
    Jungle Scrapbook
  5. 4. ["The blood-tingling rhythm of the booming tom-toms proudly proclaimed the return of the mighty hunters of the Awandi tribe --"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. The Courage of Kaambi
  7. 6. ["Baffling and filled with mystery was the drum message that rumbled down the river..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Lelana, the slave maiden, droused in the shade of a plantation hut."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["Strange was the brooding silence of the vast jungle..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.