(August 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 Banshees of Voodoo Veldt! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
mandrills

The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Maurice Whitman
Inks
Maurice Whitmann?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Bathongas (African tribe); Benson; Cappy; Ann Mason; Trader Thompson
Synopsis
Treasure hunters persuade the Bathongas that Trader Thompson has taken their children as slaves. The Bathonga warrior leave their village in pursuit of Thompson. Meanwhile, the treasure hunters loot the Bathongas' treasures. Kaänga and the innocent Thompson expose the thieves and turn them over the district commissioner.
Keywords
bondage; cheetahs; crocodiles; disguises; dogs; idols; Kobisi River; ossuaries; saddle antelope; saddle zebras; sarcophagi; slavers; swimming; tear gas grenades; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "No jungle terror can stand against his might..."

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

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
High over the wild primitive jungle drones a winged intruder...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Anita; Cusco (lion)
Synopsis
An airplane, bearing the circus lion Cusco and his trainer, crashes in Simba's jungle. Simba fends off an attack by a leopard and takes the newly freed Cusco under his tutelage. Cusco's trainer spies Simba and, believing him to be Simba, has him shot with a drugged dart. While Simba is at the trainer's camp, recovering, Cusco is forced to fight a pack of leopards. Simba recovers and rescues Cusco at the last moment. He then escorts the tame lion back to his trainer.
Keywords
airplanes; animal training; blowguns; leopards; soporific drugs

B (Table of Contents: 3)

Animals of the World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Animals of the World from A to Z, this features creatures beginning with "B".
Keywords
babiroosas; baboons; badgers; bantings; binturongs; burrhels

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
David Heames ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Orders of the Day: L/R G4520 A
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Colonel Wickersham; Al Raschid; Keeto; Schezade
Synopsis
Terry is relieved of his command for failing to capture the bandit Al Raschid. When his replacement sends word that he has cornered the bandit and needs ammunition, Terry suspects that Al Raschid is arranging a trap. Terry and Keeto rig the ammunition cases with smoke grenades and allow the bandit's men to take the supplies. When the cases are opened and the bandit and his men are blinded, Terry and the handful of lancer loyal to him, capture them. Terry's command is restored and his given a commendation.
Keywords
K'haber Pass; smoke grenades; steamboats; stereotyping of Arabs

[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
'Will the wild gohali dogs come this season and devestate the jungle as they did in other years?'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Beebee (monkey); Coco (monkey); Tawn; Ogg; Sirdah (tiger); Maggo (macaw)
Synopsis
Wambi accidentally starts a small fire with a magnifying glass and his jungle friends all shun him. But when the gohali dogs attack, Wambi leads them into oil-polluted waters and ignites the oil with his magnifying glass. He is forgiven by his jungle friends for his earlier mistake.
Keywords
fires; gohali dogs; magnifying glasses

Temple of Kali (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 / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Zomialand, that mysterious region of Africa untrod by white men, stands a mighty escarpment...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Zan; Langa; Swahilis (African tribe); Tanika
Synopsis
Zan dispatches Tabu to capture the witch Langa. Tabu complies and makes the Swahilis believe that she has been taken by her evil gods.
Keywords
apes; bird cages; jewelry; saddle zebras; Staff of the Snake-God; Temple of Apes; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Am enroute to determine whether your mine, known as the Cavern of the King-Lizards, is safe for native labor.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Brody; Sharpe; Fang; Chet; Mulhall; lion cultists
Synopsis
Treasure hunters bent on looting a lion cult's temple, set explosive charges that they believe have killed the district mines inspector. The inspector and his assistant blame the blast on Camilla. Camilla convinces them that she is innocent and the three of them confront and defeat the treasure hunters who are killed by the cultists.
Keywords
antelopes; Cavern of the King-Lizards; crocodiles; dynamite; lion cults; monitor lizards; rope bridges; saddle zebras
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Banshees of Voodoo Veldt!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["High over the wild primitive jungle drones a winged intruder..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. B
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["Orders of the Day: L/R G4520 A"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["'Will the wild gohali dogs come this season and devestate the jungle as they did in other years?'"]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Temple of Kali
  8. 7. ["In Zomialand, that mysterious region of Africa untrod by white men, stands a mighty escarpment..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["'Am enroute to determine whether your mine, known as the Cavern of the King-Lizards, is safe for native labor.'"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.