(March 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

The Trek of the Terror-Paws (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
leopards; saddle zebras

The Trek of the Terror-Paws (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Ben; Professor Fenwick; Jasper
Synopsis
Kaänga comforts a dying archaeologist and takes the gift the old man gives him, a small idol. Later, criminals come looking for the idol, certain that it contains jewels. Kaänga dumps the thieves into a quicksand pit and reveals to Ann that he had taken the jewels from the idol to raise money to help feed N'geeso's people.
Keywords
arrow traps; bondage; gohali dogs; horses; hunting leopards; idols; jewels; mandrills; pythons; quicksand; rope bridges; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Beware! Beware! For soon will the mad monsters of the Congo will range the veldt..."

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

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
Many are the secrets, locked within the towering jungle walls...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang (dog); Susan Winters; Mike Curtis; M'beelo; Andy; Jim; Winters
Synopsis
Archaeologist Winters is wounded by his guides when they decide to take the treasures of the Temple of K'nassa for themselves. Winters' daughter secures the help of Camilla against the thieves and the treasure is committed to a museum.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; gold; human skeletons; hunting leopards; idols; leopards; snake worship; Temple of K'nasso

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Death stalked the jungle...'
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Bordag (lion)
Synopsis
During a drought, Simba leads his followers to a water hole ruled by another lion. He and Bordag, the other lion, fight to the death, with Simba triumphant.
Keywords
drought; rhinoceroses

The Avenging Torch (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[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
The jungle is filled with death-traps for the unwary.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Miss Bradbury; Keeto; Lion Tribe (African tribe); Garson
Synopsis
Garson and his gang, hoping to loot the native villages come to the jungle claiming to carry insecticide for tsetse flies, but in reality carrying knockout gas. Terry overcomes them and sends them to prison.
Keywords
flame throwers; insecticide sprayers; insecticides; jewels; Kafka Prison Colony; knockout gas; lion cults; saddle zebras; signal drums; sleeping sickness; steamboats; tsetse flies; vultures

Sacred Beasts (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
August Froehlich ?
Inks
August Froehlich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of some animals held as sacred.
Keywords
albatrosses; brahmin bulls; hanuman monkeys; scorpions; white elephants

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

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
The spear of chief Asama glinted in the early morning sun.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Asama; Tawn; Ogg; Bulor (Cape buffalo); Triga (tiger)
Synopsis
Chief Asama's hunters trick Wambi into blowing a hunting horn that attracts the local buffalo, several of which are captured. The animals of the jungle accuse Wambi of being in league with the hunters. Wambi sets out to prove his innocence and goes to the hunters' sacred cave, where the buffalo are to be sacrificed. Once there, he again blows the hunting horn and the jungle animals come and see the hunters and believe in Wambi's innocence.
Reprints
Keywords
animal sacrifice; dogs; hunting horns; masks; witch doctors

Belgian Congo (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
August Froehlich (signed)
Inks
August Froehlich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A description of the natural resources of the Belgian Congo.
Reprints
Keywords
Belgian Congo; diamonds; radium; steamboats

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Come ye to B'Tongee,' sang the joyful jungle drums.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'karo; Lara; B'Tongees (African tribe); Karoa
Synopsis
The ghost of the late queen, Lara speaks to Tabu, telling him that she was murdered by the witch doctor Karoa and that the wizard intends to kill her son, as well. Tabu confronts the witch doctor and exposes his crimes to the villagers, who sentence him to death.
Reprints
Keywords
cheetahs; coronation rituals; ghosts; Land of Mists; poison; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trek of the Terror-Paws
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Trek of the Terror-Paws
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Many are the secrets, locked within the towering jungle walls..."]
    Camilla
  4. 3. ["'Death stalked the jungle...'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. The Avenging Torch
  6. 5. ["The jungle is filled with death-traps for the unwary."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Sacred Beasts
    Jungle Lore
  8. 7. ["The spear of chief Asama glinted in the early morning sun."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. Belgian Congo
    Jungle Facts
  10. 9. ["'Come ye to B'Tongee,' sang the joyful jungle drums."]
    Tabu
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