(August 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); Jerry Iger (Art Director)
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

Dawn-Men of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas

Dawn-Men of the Congo (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; G'hama; Marmo (elephant); Wagonas (African tribe); Walesa; Zulu; Neanderthals; Jim; Caroline Reed
Synopsis
The Wagonas send word to ga that they are encountering strange animals in their new country. Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu go to the Wagonas and encounter numerous prehistoric animals and Neanderthals. Kaänga challenges the Neanderthal chief to single combat and wins. He orders the Neanderthals to never leaver their valley and orders the Wagonas to find another place for their village.
Keywords
bondage; dancing; dinosaurs; Neanderthals; prehistoric birds; sabre-toothed tiger; tiger traps; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Wagona's plea was urgent -- and mysterious!"

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

Simba, King of 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
Always must Simba, king of beasts, protect the weak and young from the jungles many dangers...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Songas (African tribe)
Synopsis
Simba rescues a baby eland from an attack by a hawk.
Reprints
Keywords
elands; hawks; pets

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

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the jungle they trekked -- fearless natives of Tabu's domain...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Uris (African tribe); Nancy; Ted; Harry; Siku; Tugandis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Trader Harry has been seduced into cheating the natives by Nancy. Tabu exposes the dishonesty and shows Harry a vision of his murder at Nancy's hand.
Keywords
balances; idols; ivory; leopards

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The name of Golden Beard would live forever...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Bongwallas (African tribe); B'timi; Gloria Freund; Eddie Freund
Synopsis
Chief B'timi is drugged by the Freunds and induced to reveal the location of Golden Beard's grave and its treasures. Terry follows them and uses the booby traps put in place by Golden Beard to prevent them from looting the grave. He takes them into custody.
Keywords
bats; black fever; elephants; Grave of Golden Beard; howdahs; jewelry; soporific drugs; treasures; truth serum; witch doctors

Mixing Lions and Tigers (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
'Our king is dead! Our princess lost!'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Layota; Bavendas (African tribe); Natoli; Tawn; Ogg; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis
Wambi helps Princess Natoli recover the sacred sword of her people.
Keywords
lions; scimitars; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The moss-hung temple lay in ruins...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Spade; Chuck Chaney; Kamees (African tribe); Umbayo; Fang (dog); Diane Carson; Commissioner Carson
Synopsis
Renegade Chaney posts false notices of new land open for homesteading and, with his gang disguised as natives, attacks the would-be settlers and steal all their supplies. Camilla discovers the plot and exposes it to the commissioner.
Keywords
disguises; dynamite; homesteading; hunting cheetahs; saddle zebras; Valley of the Seven Stars
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dawn-Men of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Dawn-Men of the Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Always must Simba, king of beasts, protect the weak and young from the jungles many dangers..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Out of the jungle they trekked -- fearless natives of Tabu's domain..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["The name of Golden Beard would live forever..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. Mixing Lions and Tigers
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. ["'Our king is dead! Our princess lost!'"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["The moss-hung temple lay in ruins..."]
    Camilla
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  • Michael Hoskin
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.