(July 1951)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
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

Captain Kidd Of The Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; leopards

Captain Kidd of the Congo (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Longbokas (African tribe); Maga; Commissioner Craig; Sebastian Gratz; Hazki
Synopsis
Gratz is looting his own caravans in order to distract the district police from the looting of sacred places that he's doing. He takes Ann captive in order to control Kaänga. Despite that, Kaänga attacks Gratz and his men, defeating them.
Keywords
artillery; crocodiles; lions; masks; patrol boats; saddle zebras; Solar Trading Company; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "Trade stations looted pack trains attacked -- who were the raiders --"

Personalities In the Big Cage (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

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

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of the Densin brothers...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; John Densin; Byron Densin; Tomba
Synopsis
Tabu tells the story of the Densin brothers. The Densins are archaeologists, exploring ruins in Rhodesia. They find evidence that the temple is of Egyptian origin. Then they enter a room where a pharaoh is ordering the execution of a beast man. The pair flee.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; archaeology; cameras; Leica; Rhodesia; Temple of Zimbabwe

Indexer Notes

The story is left unended.

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

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb ?; Ken Battefield ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Military Diary: Date October 18, 1951 --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Jim Reeves; Umbwangos (African tribe); Keeto; B'guli Dager; Terry
Synopsis
Terry returns to Fort Diablo and makes a visit to his mining friend, Jim Reeves. He is accompanied by Lieutenant Dager, who had been in command of the fort until Terry's return. Terry finds that Reeves has been imprisoned in his own mine by Dager and his girlfriend who are stealing diamonds. Terry frees Reeves and they overcome the thieves.
Keywords
diamond mining; leopards; pack zebras; saddle zebras; steamboats; Zambesi Point (geographical feature)

Indexer Notes

Pencil notes on Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr's copy (scanned at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=18104&page=28) indicates his belief that Battefield is the penciller.

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

Wambi / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many are the voices of danger in the darkest jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Rango (monkey); Atrua; Ulandas (African tribe); Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis
Wambi organizes the jungle to drive a human tribe that has come to Wambi's jungle out.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; signal drums

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle has a thousand trails...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Warren; Ross; Hassim; Selima; Groot; Ali Kabrit
Synopsis
Trader Warren is ambushed by his nephews, hoping to prevent him from presenting evidence of their crimes to the district commissioner. Warren falls under the protection of Sheikh Ali Kabrit. The nephews kidnap the sheikh's daughter. Camilla rescues the daughter and captures the nephews.
Keywords
leopards; lions; saddle zebras; stereotypes of Arabs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Kidd Of The Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Captain Kidd of the Congo
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Personalities In the Big Cage
    The Big Cage
  4. 3. ["This is the story of the Densin brothers..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Military Diary: Date October 18, 1951 --"]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  6. 5. ["Many are the voices of danger in the darkest jungle."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. ["The jungle has a thousand trails..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.