(June 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

Mad Jackals Hunt by Night (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; leopards

Mad Jackals Hunt by Night (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; B'halis (African tribe): Tagar; Carlson; Pierre; Bokka; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
Bokka, son of the chief of the B'halis, is working with two white treasure hunters to loot the B'halis sacred places. Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso put an end to their depredations. Bokka later seeks revenge on Kaänga and kidnaps Ann. Kaänga frees her and feeds the treasure hunters to the crocodiles.
Keywords
apes; bondage; crocodiles; foot traps; gas masks; horses; machine guns; necklaces; saddle zebras; steamboats

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "They were traders, called Carlson and Pierre, and someone had aptly nicknamed them the Twin Terrors..."

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Al Hollingsworth ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He who wears a jungle crown lives in a world of fear!
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Briffo (Cape buffalo); Mrs. Simba
Synopsis
Simba prevents Briffo the Cape buffalo from chastising Simba's cubs. Later, the cubs are taken by hunters and Mrs. Simba is wounded. Her wounds drive her mad and she begins to wantonly slaughter the jungle animals. Simba frees his cubs. Briffo calls a jungle council and demands that Mrs. Simba be killed. Simba and Mrs. Simba, now recovered, appear at the council and Simba kills Briffo, re-asserting his place as king.
Keywords
net traps

Explorers (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Waldman ?
Inks
Ed Waldman ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief biographical sketches of several explorers of Africa: Mungo Park, Hugh Clapperton, Samuel Baker, John Speke, and James Bruce.
Keywords
exploration

[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: '30 man-tracking leopards, tamed and trained, ready for lancer service...'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Commissioner Powers; Helen Powers; Snide; Monk Cassidy; M'bonga; Kazaris (African tribe); Keeto
Synopsis
Snide and Cassidy, angered at being exiled from the district, kidnap Commissioner Powers and force him to sign the old B'zimba trading grounds, where they've discovered gold, over to them. Witch doctor M'bonga facilitates their plot. Terry uncovers their plan and exposes them to the Kazari tribe and takes them into custody.
Keywords
B'zimba Trading Grounds; crocodiles; deeds; drug-induced frenzy; gold; hunting leopards; idols; imposture; Kazar (African village); masks; oxen; steamboats; witch doctors

The Flame Bird (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
With cat-like movements, Wambi, the man-cub, cautiously makes his way across the rotted limb...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Umbalis (African tribe); George Baxter; Tyrgo (hawk)
Synopsis
Baxter, a treasure hunter, frames Wambi for looting the Umbalis' temple. Tawn and Ogg show the chief the location of the treasure and clear Wambi's name.
Keywords
bracelets; hunting leopards; jewelry; jullah pears; saddle zebra

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a strange world beyond the understanding of mortal mind, where ghost shades of man and beast lurk in eternal darkness, lies the domain of Tabu...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Kaludis (African tribe); Professor Gregor; Marie; Azambi; Atongis (African tribe); Kargo
Synopsis
Tabu exposes a treacherous witch doctor who is then exiled by the Atongis. A professor visits Tabu while his assistant plots to steal diamonds from the Kapudis. The exiled Atongi witch doctor, Kargo, plots with the assistant to kill Tabu. Tabu uses his illusion powers and defeats the witch doctor. Both Kargo and the assistant are turned over to the authorities.
Keywords
baboons; bondage; diamonds; idols; jewels; taxidermy; witch doctors

Odd Names (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Trivia regarding unusual animal names.
Keywords
aye-ayes; beche-de-mars; dik diks; kites; queen of Spains

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Marcia Snyder
Inks
Marcia Snyder
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout the long night, jungle drums throbbed an ominous message...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Zack Monroe; Masais (African tribe); Luongo; Davis; Lon Becker; Jimmy Monroe; Blacky
Synopsis
Disguised as Masais, ivory trader Becker and his men burn out and kill his rival Monroe. Monroe's son, believing the Masais to blame, steals into the village and kidnaps the chief's daughter. Camilla tracks him down and returns him to Becker's trading camp where they discover Becker's deception.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; ivory; signal drums
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mad Jackals Hunt by Night
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Mad Jackals Hunt by Night
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["He who wears a jungle crown lives in a world of fear!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Explorers
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["To Captain Terry Thunder: '30 man-tracking leopards, tamed and trained, ready for lancer service...'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Flame Bird
  7. 6. ["With cat-like movements, Wambi, the man-cub, cautiously makes his way across the rotted limb..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["In a strange world beyond the understanding of mortal mind, where ghost shades of man and beast lurk in eternal darkness, lies the domain of Tabu..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. Odd Names
    Jungle Quiz
  10. 9. ["Throughout the long night, jungle drums throbbed an ominous message... "]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Madrid
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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