(April 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

Morass of the Mammoths (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo (signed)
Inks
John Celardo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
bondage; sabre-toothed tigers

Morass of the Mammoths (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; N'Tonga; Ann Mason; Lapin; Mrs. Latoure; Mr. Latoure
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann pursue a safari into the lands beyond the Voodoo Swamp, where they encounter animals that are extinct in the outside world. Here, the safari guide Lapin, is exploiting the Neanderthal natives and hiding his stolen treasures. Kaänga captures Lapin and takes him back to the Congo for trial.
Keywords
Bactrian camels; cavemen; dinosaurs; geysers; human sacrifice; idols; machine guns; mammoths; sabre-toothed tigers; saddle warthogs; shields; the Voodoo Swamps; tyrannosaurs; volcanos

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Well did Kaänga, lord of the jungle, know the dangers lurking in the 'Land Beyond the Voodoo Mists.'"

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Who' is the mightiest of them all?
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Jaga (jackal); Uxor (Cape buffalo); Pasha (leopard); Bolor (chimpanzee); Zalor (leopard)
Synopsis
Long ago, Simba foiled an attack by jackals on a buffalo and now the jackals seek revenge. They trick Simba into a fight with a she-leapard and while is involved in that fight, they go to the waterhole and proclaim they will be the first to drink. Simba arrives, battered but mostly unhurt, and he quickly defeats the jackals.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Below you'll find a few examples of fighting animals...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief description of some cases of jungle violence.
Keywords
cobras; hippopotamuses; leopards; lions; mongooses; nilgais; rhinoceroses; tigers

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Captain Terry Thunder, Congo lancer, Fort Diablo: ...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Professor Lamb; Wambuli; Keeto; Linda
Synopsis
A pair of temple looters, posing as biologists, are using diving equipment to loot a submerged native temple. Terry and Wambuli, the local chief, sink the looters' boat and arrest the them.
Keywords
Bambola Falls; bathyspheres; cutting torches; divers; idols; Institute of Geographical Sciences; machine guns; saddle zebras; steamboats; temples

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

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 jungle is a savage home of dark secrets and sudden violence.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Pyra (parrot); Justin; Kirk; Hogor (hippopotamus)
Synopsis
A pair of treasure hunters seeking the Temple of Mankor, kidnap Wambi and force him to lead them there. The treasure hunters are then killed by the mandrills that guard the temple.
Keywords
idols; mandrill worship; mandrills; Temple of Manko; treasure maps

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The monkey tribe -- one rung down from man on the ladder of evolution --
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of several apes and two monkey species.
Keywords
Barbary apes; chimpanzees; gibbons; gorillas; mandrills; orangutans

Value Received (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Noel Lee]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghost beasts haunted the trails of M'Tongo.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Gorbu; M'Tongas (African tribe); Kalua; Arubi; L'lori; Emil; Igor
Synopsis
The M'Tongas' witch doctor works with white jewel thieves to steal the treasures of the M'Tongas. The witch doctor, Kalua, accuses a young woman of the crimes. Tabu rescues the woman and exposes the witch doctor's plot.
Keywords
astral projection; bondage; cheetahs; diamonds idols; elephants; witch doctors

[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 Camilla's jungle come many hunters...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Miles; Chuck Carey; Fang; Paula; Taylor
Synopsis
Years ago, Miles and Carey abandoned their friend Taylor while on safari. Unknown to Miles and Carey, Taylor lived among the apes, as an amnesiac. Now they've returned to the jungle and Taylor is stalking them. Camilla rescues the hunters and when Taylor recovers his memory, she helps him re-capture the hunters who are turned over to the district commissioner.
Keywords
amnesia; apes; bolas; crocodiles; hunting leopards; lions
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Morass of the Mammoths
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Morass of the Mammoths
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["'Who' is the mightiest of them all?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Below you'll find a few examples of fighting animals..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["To Captain Terry Thunder, Congo lancer, Fort Diablo: ..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["The jungle is a savage home of dark secrets and sudden violence."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The monkey tribe -- one rung down from man on the ladder of evolution --"]
    Jungle Facts
  8. 7. Value Received
  9. 8. ["Ghost beasts haunted the trails of M'Tongo."]
    Tabu
  10. 9. ["To Camilla's jungle come many hunters..."]
    Camilla
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