(September 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 Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; howdahs; leopards; shanfrons

Indexer Notes

Camilla is mentioned on the cover, but does not appear in this issue (noted by Anthony Durrant, May 2009).

The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion! (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; Marmo (elephant); Baxter; Borkha; Tania; Conklin
Synopsis
Borkha is raiding traders' safaris and Tania is buying their trading concessions on the cheap. Kaänga steps in and puts a stop to their raids. In the process, they rescue a mysterious mute boy from a funeral barge.
Keywords
funeral customs; horses; jewelry; leopards; medicinal herbs; saddle zebras; Tanta Valley

Indexer Notes

Story title from cover.

first line: "The perils of the Congo are many --"

[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
For countless jungle ages, the majestic Okawi River had flowed through the primitive domain of Simba, king of the beasts!
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tamor (rhinoceros); Bohemo (elephant)
Synopsis
When white prospectors build a dam, the water holes in Simba's jungle dry up and his subjects demand that he restore the water. Meanwhile, his cubs are captured by the prospectors' whose Geiger counter has detected radioactivity from mud on the cubs. Simba trails his missing cubs to the prospectors' steamboat and, in his attack, he causes the steamboat to crash into the dam, restoring the water holes.
Keywords
dams; Geiger counters; Okawi River; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; uranium; wild dogs

C (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Facts on several animals whose names start with 'C.'
Keywords
camels; cheetahs; chimpanzees; civet cats; coatimundis; cuscuses

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

King of the Congo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Nils Van Duren]
Pencils
Kurt Caesar (signed)[as Jack Away]
Inks
Kurt Caesar (signed)[as Jack Away]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The smell of fresh-cut rubber hung heavy over the river-front of Bertha Lawson's vast plantation.
Genre
jungle
Characters
King (introduction); Bertha Lawson; Jingo; N'saki; Karl; Lopez
Synopsis
Jingo stows away on the plane for a trading trip by King and Bertha. However, when escaped convicts tie up King and Bertha, it's Jingo's flying that saves the day.
Keywords
convicts; N'rota (African village); parachutes

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

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
What was behind the mysterious mission to Banzali?
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Kenyon; K'wombes (African tribe); Battersby
Synopsis
Unlicensed traders Kenyon and Battersby have been intimidating the K'wombes for some time. Terry buys a helicopter, hoping to show the K'wombes that his magic was greater than the traders'. The traders' steal the helicopter but Terry recovers it and the K'wombes agree to deal only with licensed traders in the future.
Reprints
Keywords
Bird Temple of the K'wombes; crocodiles; helicopters; idols; jewelry; loudspeakers; microphones; naval mines; saddle zebras; steamboats

Andorra (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Congo Mission (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
Only a fool will play a prank which might bring harm to a friend.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Maggo (macaw); Stripo (zebra); Ogg; Tawn; Beebee (monkey); Old Toothy (crocodile)
Synopsis
The adult animals of Wambi's jungle do not want their children swimming because they are afraid of Old Toothy, a crocodile. Wambi takes the children swimming despite the children's parents' disapproval. He then tricks the crocodile into eating sticky tree sap, thereby sealing his mouth.
Keywords
rosindla tree; swimmming

D (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Facts on several animals whose names start with 'D.'
Keywords
deer; dingos; drills; dugongs; duikers; Tasmanian devils

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu shall never return me to the judgment of Zan, the old mystic!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Langa; N'kaos (African tribe)
Synopsis
As Tabu is taking Langa to Zan for judgement, the N'kaos attempt to free her. Tabu recovers his prisoner and destroys the N'kao's idol of Mu.
Keywords
Congola (African region); crocodiles; idols; lightning; Mu (evil god); waterfalls; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Fangs of the Hooded Scorpion!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["For countless jungle ages, the majestic Okawi River had flowed through the primitive domain of Simba, king of the beasts!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. C
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["The smell of fresh-cut rubber hung heavy over the river-front of Bertha Lawson's vast plantation."]
    King of the Congo
  6. 5. ["What was behind the mysterious mission to Banzali?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Andorra
  8. 7. Congo Mission
  9. 8. ["Only a fool will play a prank which might bring harm to a friend."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. D
    Animals of the World
  11. 10. ["Tabu shall never return me to the judgment of Zan, the old mystic!"]
    Tabu
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.