(June 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); John C. Mitchell (Editor)
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

Safari Sinister (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gus Schrotter ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaanga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
lions

Safari Sinister (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Shaggy; Mason; Fajelus (African tribe); Ann Mason; Zulu; Bavendas (African tribe); Nancy; Priscilla; Miss LaTourne; Nellie
Synopsis
Teenage girls, touring the jungle, are turned on by their guides when they run across a cache of Spanish gold. Kaänga and the girls manage to defeat the guides and their native assistants.
Keywords
bondage; coins; disguises; gold; gorillas; leopards; saddle zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "With firm voice, and firmer hand, Kaänga ruled his vast domain..."

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

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By the fang and claw had Simba, jungle monarch, taught his friends and foes that the water hole is a place of peace...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Gubu (ape)
Synopsis
Gubu declares himself king of the jungle, but he is defeated by Simba. Gubu then goes to Simba's lair to kill Simba's cubs. However, Simba has followed him and prevents the killings. Gubu begs for mercy and is forgiven.

E (Table of Contents: 3)

Animals of the World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Trivia about animals whose names start with "E."
Keywords
echidnas; Egyptian jerobas; elands; elk; ermines; eyra cats

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli [as Mack] (signed)
Inks
Enrico Bagnoli [as Mack] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Stop -- all you who hear these mournful words -- and ponder!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; the Panther Princess (Priestess of the Panther Temple); Chief Lango; Songhais (African tribe); Hawkins (villain); Ayah (villain); Spade (villain); Araki (villain, witch doctor/medicine man)
Synopsis
Tabu spots evil doings on the funeral barge of the Songhai and uses his magics to raise the spirits of the Princess's panthers to chase away the criminals, then seeks to revive the seemingly dead Princess. Once she is revived, the duo head to the kraal to take on the criminals, who have stolen rare jewels from the tribe.
Reprints
Keywords
funerary customs; Kazam-Kazar (magic words of Tabu); Songhai palembo (coma-inducing drug); trained leopards

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo. Subject: Passport...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Helen Jamison [Greta Zharkov]; Mongo; N'tuli; Wangulis (African tribe); Carlson
Synopsis
International spy, Greta Zharkov comes to the jungle to secure uranium for her country. Terry exposes the plot to the Wangulis who own the land where the uranium is located.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; uranium

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

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Robert Webb ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
Jack Kamen ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Juju! It is a word whispered in awe in Wambi's jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Bantas (African tribe); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
Pygmies capture Tawn, but Wambi secures his release by trading a jewel that can focus the sun's rays to create fire for him.
Keywords
hippopotamuses; jewels; mandrills

The Jewel Juju of Begwana (Table of Contents: 8)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Sylvia Bentley; Gytoli; Fang; Ken Kenyon; Begwanas (African tribe); Slade; K'amo
Synopsis
Thieves take the sacred jewels of the Begwanas, but they are captured by Camilla and the jewels returned to the tribe. The thieves are taken to the district commissioner for trial.
Keywords
apes; bondage; jewels; quicksand; saddle zebras; warthogs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Safari Sinister
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Safari Sinister
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["By the fang and claw had Simba, jungle monarch, taught his friends and foes that the water hole is a place of peace..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  4. 3. E
    Animals of the World
  5. 4. ["'Stop -- all you who hear these mournful words -- and ponder!"]
    Tabu
  6. 5. ["To: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo. Subject: Passport..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Magic in the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.)
    The Big Cage
  8. 7. ["Juju! It is a word whispered in awe in Wambi's jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. The Jewel Juju of Begwana
    Camilla
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