(January 1950)

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

Wolves of the Desert Night (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
Keywords
lions

Wolves of the Desert Night (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; Ann Mason; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Black Bart [Tom Nelson]
Synopsis
A group of escaped convicts, disguised as commissioner's guards, raise havok in Kaänga's jungle until they are exposed by Kaänga and turned over to authentic district commissioner guards.
Keywords
airplanes; bondage; disguises; elephants; fire extinguishers; Kafka Prison Colony; leopards; totem poles; warthogs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the ancient temple of the Lotumbu kraal there was a legend inscribed on the altar wall..."

[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
What chance for survival have new-born sucklings...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Mrs. Simba; Hogar (hippopotamus); Brugga (ape)
Synopsis
Brugga kidnaps Simba's cubs, with the intention of killing them. Simba arrives just in time to save the cubs and kills Brugga in combat.
Keywords
crocodiles; rope bridges

Advanced Trickology (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Bill Walsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'A lost city where an ancient civilization once flourished, lies crumbing beneath the matted jungle at Kongola.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Professor Morely; Dian; Ali Khaber; Cass Stinson; Loangas (African tribe); Kamba; Buck
Synopsis
Terry escorts an archaeologist and his assistant to the Kongola country where they hope to find a buried, ancient city. A pair of prospectors, illegally hydraulically mining in the area, unearth the city. When Terry's party arrives the prospectors take them prisoner, demanding the maps that will help them properly loot the city. Terry overcomes them and arrests them
Keywords
archaeology; elephants; gold; helicopters; hydraulic mining; Kongola (African region); steamboats

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadaboncouer Jr. The previous indexer credited the pencils to "Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)" and the inks to "David Heames ?; ? (Iger Shop)."

The bottom one-third of the final page is a subscription advertisement for Jungle Comics.

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

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
Wake up, Wambi!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Tongo; Croft; Ogg
Synopsis
A snake charming witch doctor is hired by hunters to bring them game. He uses his flute to lure all the animals of the jungle to the hunters' steamboat where they are caged. Wambi follows and frees the animals, extracts a promise from the witch doctor to never do this again, and cages the hunters, sending their steamboat down the river.
Keywords
hypnosis; snake charming; steamboats; witch doctors

[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
The jungle wherein Tabu, the wizard, dwells, is a land of darkness and evil...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Zana; Tonga; Golas (African tribe); Basuris (African tribe); B'maki; Orago
Synopsis
B'maki, a prince of the Basulis, intercepts the new bride of his brother, Orago, as she makes her way to the Basuli village. He plans to marry her himself and become chief. Tabu divines the location of the kidnapper and his victim and hypnotizes B'maki, causing him to fall in a crevasse where he will wait for the jungle authorities.
Keywords
bats; caves; crocodiles; saddle zebras

The Elephant (Table of Contents: 7)

Jungle Lore / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Trivia about elephants.
Keywords
elephants; elephants' graveyard; ivory; lions; tiger traps

[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
At the fork in the ancient jungle trail, Camilla posted her taboo...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Benton; Kent; Fang (dog); Akari; the Scorpion; K'tia; N'kyla
Synopsis
Camilla infiltrates the camp of the safari raider, the Scorpion, disguised as one of his lieutenants. She then opens the camp's gate to a safari that had been robbed by the Scorpion and they defeat the Scorpion's men.
Keywords
disguises; hunting cheetahs; leopards; mannequins; rope bridges; saddle zebras
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wolves of the Desert Night
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Wolves of the Desert Night
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What chance for survival have new-born sucklings..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. Advanced Trickology
    The Big Cage
  5. 4. ["'A lost city where an ancient civilization once flourished, lies crumbing beneath the matted jungle at Kongola.'"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Wake up, Wambi!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["The jungle wherein Tabu, the wizard, dwells, is a land of darkness and evil..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. The Elephant
    Jungle Lore
  9. 8. ["At the fork in the ancient jungle trail, Camilla posted her taboo..."]
    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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.