(October 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); Jerry Iger (Art Director)(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

Phantoms of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
lions

Phantoms Of The Congo (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Blanding (introduction); Gloria Blanding (introduction); Zulu; the Bambutis (African tribe)(introduction); Potter (introduction); Nelson (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
Jungle guides Potter and Nelson scheme to loot the Bambutis' temple. To assist them in their scheme, they steal a hot air balloon and a half-track from the Blandings' safari. Kaänga and Ann help recover the balloon and half-track and expose Potter and Nelson's schemes.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; disguises; fireworks; gorillas; half-tracks; hot air balloons; hunting leopards; lions; mandrills; masks; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The Bambuti tribe guarded their temple with jealous eyes and ready spear..."]

[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 fingers of sleep lay heavy on the eyes of Tabu...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Destiny goddess (introduction); Tungah (introduction, villain); Tabu; Bulangis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Through a vision, Tabu learns that the Bulangis are worshiping the python god, Pitor, and that their temple will collapse if they do not stop. He uses his illusions to frighten the Bulangis into fleeing the temple, moments before it collapses.
Keywords
leopards; Pitor worship; python worship; pythons

Indexer Notes

First of six-part "Destiny Visions" story.

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

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
The death drums of the Dahalli tribe echoed through the tomb-like silence of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Awagi (introduction, villain); a Dahalli chief (introduction, death); Kuzu (introduction); Tabu; Tawn; Ogg; Orango (baboon); Dahallis (African tribe); Maggo (macaw)
Synopsis
Awagi, witch doctor to the Dahallis, murders the chief. The only witness is Kuzu, who flees into the jungle. Wambi helps Kuzu expose Awagi to the Dahallis as a murderer and thief of the tribe's sacred treasure.
Keywords
jewelry; masks; poison; saddle zebras; witch doctors

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

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, people seem to get a kick...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 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
Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo, Africongo --
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
The Black Scourge [Ras M'Hadra] (introduction, villain); Sheik Ibn Jad (introduction); Sarade (introduction); Terry Thunder
Synopsis
Terry is re-assigned to the lancers' intelligence division and ordered to go after the slaver, the Black Scourge. Terry makes contact with the Scourge but the villain escapes.
Keywords
disguises; El Basheba (village); slave auctions; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; whips

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Kibeko spurred his mount along the tangled river trail.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Gayenda (introduction, villain); Hassan (introduction, villain); others (introduction, villain); Kibeko (introduction); Hank Bradford (introduction); Boru (introduction); Camilla; Fang (dog); Wazulis (African tribe)
Synopsis
Camilla works with Hank Bradford, a district policeman, to find and destroy the slavers under the command of Gayenda.
Keywords
bondage; elephants; rhinoceroses; saddle antelopes; saddle zebras; slavers
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Phantoms of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Phantoms Of The Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The fingers of sleep lay heavy on the eyes of Tabu..."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. ["The death drums of the Dahalli tribe echoed through the tomb-like silence of the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["You know, people seem to get a kick..."]
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Military Diary: Captain Terry Thunder, Fort Diablo, Africongo --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Old Kibeko spurred his mount along the tangled river trail."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.