(May 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

Two-Tusked Terror! (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; leopard cultists
Reprints
Keywords
leopard cults; leopards

Two-Tusked Terror! (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; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Bolongas (African tribe); Larsen; Miles; Lop-ear (rhinoceros); Norman; leopard cultists
Synopsis
Trader Larsen disguises himself as Kaänga, hoping to induce the Blongas to trade with his company. The real Kaänga exposes the plot.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; crocodiles; dogs; imposture; paralysis drugs; saddle kudus; saddle zebras; signal drums; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "As a true lord of the jungle, Kaänga feared neither man nor beast..."

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

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
Zan-Sar Blanche! The dread white panther that struck terror in the hearts of veldt folk.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Gerald; Natalie; Zan-Sar Blanche (leopard); Toguli
Synopsis
Gerald plots with the witch doctor Toguli to have Gerald's niece, Natalie, killed by the local villagers by leading them to believe that she is the demon leopard, Zan-Sar Blanche Gerald hopes that with Natalie's death, he can secure control of her gold mines. Tabu exposes the plot.
Keywords
bondage; gold mines; jungle fever; mandrills; witch doctors

Little Know Facts About Well-Known Animals! [sic] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Trivia about several jungle animals.
Keywords
anteaters; lions; parrots; rhinoceroses

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

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
Work convicts were making daring escapes from the vast diamond mines at Batanga...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder [Congo Sam]; Keeto; Miss Merrill; Jim Bogart; N'buli; Ali Bey; Lefty
Synopsis
To investigate the disappearance of many convict laborers from the Merrill mine, Terry disguises himself as a convict. His imposture is discovered by the mine supervisor who uses it against him by suggesting that he can escape if he will deliver a bag of diamonds to an accomplice. Terry takes the bag and is attacked by Ali Bey's hunting leopards. However, Terry had equipped himself with knockout gas, which subdues the leopards. He returns to the mine and turns the overseer over to the authorities for transport to Kafka Prison Colony.
Keywords
Batanga; convict labor; diamond mines; diamonds; dynamite; elephants; hunting leopards; imposture; Kafka Prison Colony; knockout gas; steam shovels

Jungle Camouflage (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Trivia regarding animal camouflage in the jungle.
Keywords
butterflies; crocodiles; giraffes; monkeys; rock lizards; snakes

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many are the tales told of Simba, king of all beasts....
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba; Thorndyke; Vera Thorndyke; Rawadi
Synopsis
Thorndyke, a big game hunter, tells his fellow hunters about his encounter with Simba.
Keywords
Kazee River; lightning; mangabeys; monsoons; rain; storms; Ugangi (African region)

The Thirsty Gamble (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

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

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
The soft jungle breeze carried far and wide the hoarse shouts and labored grunts of two twisting and turning opponents...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Kim-ki (deer); Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Pyra (parrot)
Synopsis
Sirdah captures Wambi's new friend, Kim-ki the deer, and challenges Wambi to battle him for the deer's release. As the battle begins, Wambi pretends to run in fear from the tiger who pursues him to the swamp, where Sirdah's charge lands him in a mud pit. He tells Wambi where to find the deer in exchange for helping him out of the trap.

Unusual Traps (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of several jungle traps.
Keywords
cage traps; crocodiles; deadfalls; elephants; jug traps; lions; monkeys; pythons; turtles

[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
'Camilla, be so good as to guide my friend Mansfield to the coast.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; Hamed; Mansfield; N'kara; Mobu
Synopsis
Mansfield, seeking his actress-daughter who is lost in the jungle, learns that his daughter has been killed by N'kara, chieftaness of a local tribe. He goes to Camilla with his information and Camilla vows that the daughter will be avenged. Camilla manages to defeat N'kara and her men and the district police promise that N'kara will stand trial.
Keywords
bondage; Caves of Gondokoro; coffins; gunpowder; hippopotamuses; hunting leopards; jewelry
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Two-Tusked Terror!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Two-Tusked Terror!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Zan-Sar Blanche! The dread white panther that struck terror in the hearts of veldt folk."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. Little Know Facts About Well-Known Animals! [sic]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Work convicts were making daring escapes from the vast diamond mines at Batanga..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Jungle Camouflage
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. ["Many are the tales told of Simba, king of all beasts...."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  8. 7. The Thirsty Gamble
  9. 8. ["The soft jungle breeze carried far and wide the hoarse shouts and labored grunts of two twisting and turning opponents..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  10. 9. Unusual Traps
    Jungle Facts
  11. 10. ["'Camilla, be so good as to guide my friend Mansfield to the coast.'"]
    Camilla
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