(October 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 Muffled Drums of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints
Keywords
leopards

The Muffled Drums of Doom! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant); Toru; Asaki; Benson; L'tonas (African tribe); Langley
Synopsis
Treasure hunters looting local temples are confronted by Kaänga and his new ward, Toru. The looters are killed by crocodiles.
Keywords
blowguns; crocodiles; leopards; mandrills

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Two moons had passed since the jungle lord had saved the man-cub on the funeral barge..."

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange restlessness stirred the mate of Simba.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Crekar (mandrill); Kino (eagle)
Synopsis
Mrs. Simba is caught in a hunter's snare. Kino goes to rouse Simba while Mrs. Simba, trapped, is attacked by mandrills. Simba drives away the mandrills and then gets two elephants to push down the tree that Mrs. Simba is hanging from.
Keywords
saddle kudus; snares

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

Wild Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe ?
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The giant panda was found in the mountains...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Trivia about several animals.
Reprints
Keywords
duck-billed platypuses; giant pandas; mammoths; vicunas; yaks

[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 deep-throated tree drums spoke of anger and unreast at Konya mines...
Genre
jungle
Characters
King; Steve Stone; Drake; Sahi; Bertha Lawton; Jingo
Synopsis
Bertha's mine overseer, in a plan to cover his diamond thefts, convinces Bertha's native laborers to go on strike. When King and Bertha arrive at the mine site, Bertha takes the airplanes control and buzzes the natives, humiliating Sahi, the chief. Sahi orders his men to attack King and Bertha. Jingo interrogates the overseer and the plot is exposed. The overseer is turned over to the district police and Sahi begs Bertha for forgiveness.
Keywords
elephants; labor strikes

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many suns the native drums had not spoken.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; N'lokis (African tribe); Kirby; Kenyon
Synopsis
Treasure hunters, searching an ancient Carthaginian treasure ship, uses dynamite to block the lancers' steamboat from leaving the fort. But, unknown to the treasure hunters, Terry has a helicopter that he uses to go after the hunters, whom he subdues and takes into custody.
Keywords
ancient Carthage; dynamite; gold; helicopters; hippopotamuses; ivory

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-third of the final page is an ad.

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

Wambi, The 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
'When in trouble, help often comes from the most unexpected sources!'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Beaky (hawk); Ogg; Beebee (monkey); Tawn; Sirdah (tiger); Stripo (zebra); Griffo (giraffe)
Synopsis
Wambi plays pranks on his jungle friends using stilts, and they shun him. Then, local hunters begin to take captive many of the jungle animals. Tawn refuses Wambi's offer of help and is himself captured, trying to free Ogg. Wambi then uses his stilts to frighten the hunters. He is forgiven for his pranks when he releases his friends.
Keywords
net traps; stilts

Part 1 - The Freshman Class (Table of Contents: 7)

The Big Cage / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli ?
Inks
Enrico Bagnoli ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
About training wild animals.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the brooding tangled jungle, a native runner sped...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; Commissioner Harris; Sylvia Harris; Larkin; Nyoto; Nicky Norton; Moru
Synopsis
Ivory looters take the ivory of Chief Nyoto's people. The looters tell the chief they are in league with Camilla. When Camilla arrives later that day, she is set upon by the tribe. She escapes, catches up with the looters and restores the ivory to the tribe.
Keywords
blackwater fever; crocodiles; hunting leopards; ivory; L'komo Lake; signal drums
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Muffled Drums of Doom!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Muffled Drums of Doom!
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A strange restlessness stirred the mate of Simba."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The giant panda was found in the mountains..."]
    Wild Life
  5. 4. ["The deep-throated tree drums spoke of anger and unreast at Konya mines..."]
    King of the Congo
  6. 5. ["For many suns the native drums had not spoken."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["'When in trouble, help often comes from the most unexpected sources!'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. Part 1 - The Freshman Class
    The Big Cage
  9. 8. ["Through the brooding tangled jungle, a native runner sped..."]
    Camilla
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