(February 1949)

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

Raid of the Fire-Fangs (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
elephants; wild dogs

Raid of the Fire-Fangs (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; Marmo (elephant); Borden; Garson; L'tongas (African tribe); M'kaso
Synopsis
Jewel thieves disguise themselves as the L'tongas' sacred mandrills and attempt to steal the tribe's sacred diamonds. Kaänga exposes the plot and turns the thieves over to the tribe for punishment.
Reprints
Keywords
animals hides; arrow traps; diamonds; disguises; leopards; lions; mandrill worship; mandrills; poison; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the great hills fringing the L'Tonga kraal dwelt the sacred apes --"

[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
Once were they lords of the veldt...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Zarkah (tiger); Pulor (leopard); Bolat (Cape buffalo)
Synopsis
Zarkah, a tiger captured in India, escapes his captors in an African port and makes his way to Simba's jungle. He is killed when he challenges Simba for kingship of the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
monkeys; pythons

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several animals.
Reprints
Keywords
gemsboks; hippopotamuses; jaguars; orangutans; spotted hyenas

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

Wambi 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
What was it that drew the white man and his safari to the jungle home of Wambi?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Keith; Jeff
Synopsis
Wambi suffers from amnesia after a fall and is persuaded to guide two white treasure hunters to a hidden temple. The treasure hunters begin their looting but dislodge a roof support and are killed in the ceiling collapse. Wambi recovers his memories.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; gold; idols; temples; warthogs

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

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
Danger lurked in the humid air...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Jane; Keeto; Sam Boyd; Mike
Synopsis
Treasure hunters install an artillery gun in a giant idol and attack river traffic in order to keep nosy visitors from finding their hidden platinum mine. Terry and Keeto manage to destroy the idol and arrest the treasure hunters.
Reprints
Keywords
artillery; flare guns; harpoon guns; idols; mandrills; platinum; steamboats

The Secret of the Leopard's Lair (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Tabu / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whispering veldt winds carry her name: Saraz-San, white queen of the forest.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Saraz-san [Ann Richards]; Uncle Edgar; Carl Richards; Opalis (African tribe); Balshar
Synopsis
Saraz-san gives a jewel to every family member who will make the trek to her jungle home. But each family member winds up dead. Tabu asks her to give him a gem and he goes to the Land of Mists. There he learns that the jewels belonged to the chief of the Opalis and that he was murdered by Saraz-san. He returns to her home and she agrees to turn herself over to the authorities. Tabu returns the jewels to the Opalis.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; diamonds; elephants; emeralds; ghosts; horses; howdahs; jewels; Jewels of Balshar; Land of Mists; leopards; pythons

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is something new in the series of Jungle Facts.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several jungle birds.
Keywords
condors; flamingos; great horned owls; lyre birds; peregrine falcons; roseate spoonbills; sacred ibises; secretary birds; snake birds

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
'"Leave not your village gates unguarded,' the jungle queen warned her subjects."
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; K'loris (African tribe); One-leg; Meg; El-Khandi; Fang; N'goro; Kesabis (African tribe); El-Hassan
Synopsis
A white slaver, working with Arabs, comes up the scheme of disguising a woman as Camilla and having her lure villagers into a trap. This works until Camilla becomes aware of the scheme and puts a stop to it. The white slaver falls into the workings of his paddle-wheel steamer and is killed.
Keywords
amputees; crocodile; hunting leopards; imposture; saddle zebras; slavers; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs; waterfalls
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Raid of the Fire-Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Raid of the Fire-Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Once were they lords of the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Lore
  5. 4. ["What was it that drew the white man and his safari to the jungle home of Wambi?"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Danger lurked in the humid air..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. The Secret of the Leopard's Lair
  8. 7. ["Whispering veldt winds carry her name: Saraz-San, white queen of the forest."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. ["Here is something new in the series of Jungle Facts."]
    Jungle Facts
  11. 10. ["'"Leave not your village gates unguarded,' the jungle queen warned her subjects.""]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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