(February 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

The Veldt of Phantom Fangs (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
elephants

The Veldt of Phantom Fangs (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Zan-zar; Tikanus (African tribe); Marmo (elephant); Ann Mason; Zulu; Bokka; Barda; leopard cultists
Synopsis
The witch Zan-zar begins preaching war among the jungle natives. An old woman, who gives her name as Barda, takes Kaänga and Ann to Zan-zar's hidden headquarters. Barda reveals that she is the real Zan-zar and the leopard cult that had been serving the imposter turns on her
Keywords
apes; bondage; chariots; crocodiles; disguises; draft zebras; imposture; leopard cults; leopards; lions; stereotyping of Asians

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Heed my commands..."

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

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 name of Marvella, the-woman-who-could-not-die, traveled faster than the pulsing sound of the drum...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Chief Nayika; Fajelus (African tribe); Azali; Landor (villain, magician); Marvella, the Priestess of Life
Synopsis
Chief Nayika has invited Marvella, the woman who cannot die, to visit his tribe. Marvella and her assistant, after a display of stage magic, demand tribue from the Fajelus. Tabu senses trickery afoot and, in seeking to stop it, accidentally wounds a boy, unwittingly falling into a well-laid trap set by the magicians. Tabu quickly learns the error of his ways and exposes the tricks of the magicians and chases them into the jungle with his illusions.
Reprints
Keywords
blade box illusion; leopards; sawing a woman in half illusion; stage magic

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each year Fort Diablo's lancer corps recruited their men from the jungle tribes.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Congo Jacques; Wasimbis (African tribe); Salinda
Synopsis
The crooked trader, Congo Jacques, uses ventriloquism to convince natives that their god wishes the lancers driven from the jungle. The natives attend Terry's annual recruitment drive and wreak havok. Terry exposes Jacques and wins over all the recruits.
Keywords
disguises; elephants; hunting cheetahs; idol of Dar-Zumbo; idols; saddle zebras; smoke bombs; ventriloquism

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

Jungle Facts / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiger will not attack man unprovoked...usually...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Trivia regarding some big cats.
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; lions; pythons; tigers

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-third of the final page is a subscription ad 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 ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sleeping safely in his tree home, Wambi the jungle boy stirs restlessly...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Kaw; N'tumbas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis
Offended that his people would prefer Western medicine to his, Kaw poisons the jungle's waterholes, driving the animals mad. Wambi forces Kaw to treat the animals and promise to never poison them again.
Reprints
Keywords
poisoning; tigers; witch doctors

Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.) (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[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
The jut-jawed trapper lashed his bullock through the steaming brush...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; Gus; Limehouse; Pappy; Hope Harris; Harris; M'bilas (African tribe); B'hru
Synopsis
Renegades kidnap Hope Harris and hold her for ransom. Camilla encounters the kidnappers but believes there story that Hope is the daughter of one of their party and they are taking her for medical treatment. Harris, pursuing the kidnappers, believes Camilla to be in league with them. Learning the truth, Camilla catches up to the kidnappers and frees Hope.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; forest fires; hunting leopards; K'fango Trading Post; rope bridge; saddle zebras; soporific drugs; warthogs

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Man is not fair prey, for his two puny legs cannot carry him to safety...'
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Griffo (Cape buffalo); Cheeta (leopard)
Synopsis
Simba prevents a Cape buffalo herd from driving men from a water hole, and the men begin to leave food offerings for Simba. The offerings anger Cheeta who breaks in the men's kraal and smashes their chicken coops. The natives believe Simba responsible and trap him. Simba escapes and saves the kraal from depredations by Cheeta.
Reprints
Keywords
Cape buffalo; tiger traps
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Veldt of Phantom Fangs
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Veldt of Phantom Fangs
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The name of Marvella, the-woman-who-could-not-die, traveled faster than the pulsing sound of the drum..."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. ["Each year Fort Diablo's lancer corps recruited their men from the jungle tribes."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked...usually..."]
    Jungle Facts
  6. 5. ["Sleeping safely in his tree home, Wambi the jungle boy stirs restlessly..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  8. 7. ["The jut-jawed trapper lashed his bullock through the steaming brush..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["'Man is not fair prey, for his two puny legs cannot carry him to safety...'"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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