(April 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 (editor)(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 Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Keywords
lions

The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Professor Bolton; Doctor Norris; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Bongo; Doug Connoly; Sue Bolton; Zulu
Synopsis
Kaänga and the district commissioner seek the Bolton safari. They find the party's doctor and press on. At the safari camp, Professor Bolton is ill and the natives believe that he is possessed. The natives assemble to drive out the Bolton party. Kaänga soon learns that the doctor, Norris, has betrayed the party and convinced the natives of the evil possession of Bolton in order to make a claim on the lost Bankhead Diamond Mine discovered by the party. Kaänga, Zulu, and Marmo defeat the natives and force a confession from Norris who is turned over to the commissioner.
Keywords
Bankhead Diamond Mine; bondage; jungle fever; pythons; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Long months ago, Professor Bolton's expedition had left for the Uganda territory..."

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Richard Case ?
Inks
Richard Case ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fire flares -- a water-hole dries up --
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Madu (elephant); Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis
A gohali maddened bull attacks Madu, who has set himself up as lord of the water hole. The wounded Madu flees and is attacked by Simba who drives him from the jungle. Simba then returns to the water hole and kills the bull.
Keywords
cattle; gohali madness

[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
Wild and unbelievable reports were seeping through the jungle grapevine...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Miss Hall; Tombu; G'nasso; K'fangas (African tribe); Bal-sha
Synopsis
Terry and artist Miss Hall are captured by slavers. They make an escape and lead their pursuers into an ambush previously planned by Terry and Keeto.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; howdahs; leopards; slave auctions; slavers; soporific drugs; stereotyping of Arabs

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mack]
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange, unnatural silence overhung the jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; N'kolis (African tribe); Meme; Logo
Synopsis
Logo, witch doctor of the N'kolis, takes the reins of power from the late chief's daughter, Meme. When Tabu attempts to restore Meme to her cheiftanship, Logo dismisses Tabu's illusions for what they are. Tabu then lures a gorilla to the village and where it attacks Logo and carries him off into the jungle. The tribe celebrates the return of Meme to power.
Keywords
draft rhinoceroses; gorillas; witch doctors

The Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd) (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[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
High in the branches of the tallest tree, Wambi builds his house.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; N'ganda; Polga; Guroa; Ogg; Tawn; Doctor Shelton
Synopsis
Polga is selected to go to America to study medicine. His jealous brother, Guroa, attempts to murder him. He is saved by Wambi who exposes Guroa.
Keywords
elands; linten plant; treehouses; vipers

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in the N'Tali lands, ancient temple treasures have been unearthed.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Pete Ross; Morgan; Nell Brinkley; Fang (dog); W'neegi; Jim; N'talis (African tribe)
Synopsis
The commissioner sends Camilla and small party to confirm the discovery of some ancient temple treasures. He sends a runner after the party departs to warn them of white criminals operating in the area. The criminals, Morgan's gang, intercept the runner and take his letter, re-writing it so that Camilla will believe that the commissioner wants them on the expedition. When Morgan attempts to kill Camilla, she realizes her mistake in accepting them. She exposes their plot to steal the treasures and assures the local natives that the criminals will be punished by white man's law.
Keywords
apes; bondage; crocodiles; Lady Ivory (ship); machine guns; saddle zebras; signal drums
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A fire flares -- a water-hole dries up --"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Wild and unbelievable reports were seeping through the jungle grapevine..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["A strange, unnatural silence overhung the jungle."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. The Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd)
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["High in the branches of the tallest tree, Wambi builds his house."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Somewhere in the N'Tali lands, ancient temple treasures have been unearthed."]
    Camilla
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