(December 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

Killer King's Domain (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
lions

Killer King's Domain (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Zulu; Ann Mason; Azandes (African tribe); Bulando; M'fonga; Songa; Tugaro; El Haska
Synopsis
Kaänga learns that the Azandes have been forbidden to trade with the trader Songa by their witch doctor, M'fonga. Kaänga visits the tribe and tells the chief and the warriors that he thinks they should trade with Songa. At the trader's camp, the warriors are betrayed by their chief and Songa takes them all captives, including Ann, to be sold as slaves. Kaänga pursues them to the slave auction and frees the slaves and captures Songa. The chief is killed by Zulu as he attempts to escape.
Keywords
bolas; bondage; leopards; mandrills; pythons; saddle zebras; slave auctions; slavers; soporific drugs; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Only dimly did Zulu remember that fateful day when Kaänga, lord of the jungle, had found him on a funeral barge..."

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

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the unfathomable spell that the jungle weaves around the hearts and minds of men...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Competing parties seek a legendary salt mine: white ivory hunters who will trade the salt to natives for their ivory and natives who will trade the salt for needed supplies. Simba, fighting cantankerous leopards, leads each party to the mine. The natives kill the white men, and Simba defeats the leopards.
Keywords
leopards; rhinoceroses; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Simba turns white after a fall into a stream. While the change is noted in the text, there is no explanation for it.

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-- Official -- From: District commissioner's office...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; L'tongas (African tribe); Anton Carter; Keeto; Fang (cheetah)
Synopsis
Terry escorts Dr. Carter, an ethnologist, to the L'tonga village where a trial for a pair of jewel thieves is scheduled. Dr. Carter is exposed as an ex-Nazi, looking for the loot taken by the thieves.
Keywords
disguises; elephants; ethnology' M'kimbwa River; helicopters; hunting cheetahs; medicinal herbs; Nazis; saddle zebras; steamboats; submarines; swastikas; torpedos; U-boats; whips

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-quarter of the final page is a Jungle Comics subscription advertisement.

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

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
Nature has given Wambi's friends speed and strength...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Leo (leopard); Stripo (zebra); Kila (dog)
Synopsis
Wambi and Leo pretend to have swamp madness in order to drive away the gothali dogs.
Keywords
foot traps; medicinal herbs; soap root; swamp madness

Getting Acquainted (Table of Contents: 5)

The Big Cage / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What the gods have or ordained, let no man defy... [sic]
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Naya; Bulandas (African tribe); Songais (African tribe); Ovambu; Myra; Shelton; Yona
Synopsis
A thief steals the idol of Ovambu from the Bulandas and hides it in the temple of the Songais. A pair of treasure hunters come and loot the Songai temple, taking the idol. They attempt to trade the idol to the Bulandas, not knowing the provenance of the statue. The Bulandas kill them.
Keywords
crocodiles; diamonds; gas bombs; gas masks; idol of Ovambu; machine guns; storms

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

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
A curse, ancient as the sands of Egypt...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; Jane Wiggin; Hetlai; Kolonas (African tribe); Al Storm; Ahmed; B'timi
Synopsis
Treasure hunters kidnap chief Hetlai's daughter in order to coerce him into helping them loot an ancient Egyptian tomb. Camilla frees the daughter and captures the treasure hunters. She prevents Hetlai from killing them so they can be turned over to the district commissioner.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; bondage; disguises; lions; mummies; Ritual of Ra; saddle zebras; sarcophogi; Treasure of Tut-akan
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Killer King's Domain
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Killer King's Domain
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What is the unfathomable spell that the jungle weaves around the hearts and minds of men..."]
    Simba
  4. 3. [" -- Official -- From: District commissioner's office..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["Nature has given Wambi's friends speed and strength..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Getting Acquainted
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["What the gods have or ordained, let no man defy... [sic]"]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["A curse, ancient as the sands of Egypt..."]
    Camilla
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