(October 1951)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines 30th Year
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Sheba of the Terror Claws (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Big Six of the Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sheba of the Terror Claws (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Queen Sheba (introduction, villain); Toru (introduction, villain, death); Landra (introduction); Mitchell (introduction); Kaänga; Marmo (elephant); Zulu; Ann Mason
Synopsis
A safari finds its way into the Kingdom of Ra, descended from ancient Egypt and ruled by Queen Sheba. Sheba, following the suggestions of her advisor, Toru, imprisons the safari. Toru also advises the sacrifice of Sheba's sister, Landra. Landra flees into the jungle and meets Ann. Sheba's forces take Landra and Ann back to the kingdom; Kaänga follows. Using the mammoths trained for use by Sheba's forces, Kaänga destroys the kingdom's walls and kills Toru. He and Ann depart and Sheba promises to be a better queen.
Reprints
Keywords
ancient Egypt; chanfrons; diamonds; howdahs; human sacrifices; hunting cheetahs; idols; Kingdom of Ra; lions; mammoths; pythons; quicksand; sun worship

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "Two rains ago the Larkin safari had scorned the jungle lord's advice --"

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

Wambi the Jungle Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Wah! My jungle friends wear shaggy haircoats and are armed with claws and fangs.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn; Sirdah (tiger)
Synopsis
A marauding band of mandrills attacks the animals of the jungle. Wambi leads them on a game of chase that ends with the mandrills falling into the crocodile pool.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; dams; mandrills

Pulling Boners (Table of Contents: 4)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Elias's stamp column covering stamp errors, plus ads.

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Twenty-five convicts missing! Not a trace found...' so said the message...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Black Karen (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Keeto; Lieutenant Devers
Synopsis
Someone is helping convicts escape as they are sent downriver from Fort Diablo. Terry follows the boat from the shore. The boat is attacked by Black Karen who takes the prisoners to her camp where they are sprayed with beldine dye, making them appear black. They are then put to work cutting down petrified trees. Terry attempts to help them and is captured. Shortly, Keeto arrives with the lancers, having been tracking Terry. Terry convinces the convicts to revolt against Karen and with lancers, defeat her men.
Reprints
Keywords
beldine dye; convicts; disguises; Kafka Island Prison; petrified wood; steamboats; stereotyping of African natives; whips

Killer-Cats in the Big Cage (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Reprints

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

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the tribal hotbloods, the stripling warriors of Camilla's jungleland, the voice roared its challenge...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaboola (introduction, villain, death); Murdock (introduction, villain, death); the Silver Spears (introduction, villains); Commissioner Bryan (introduction); Agora (introduction); Wemzulus (African tribe); Waziris (African tribe); Carton; Barrow
Synopsis
Murdock sets up a native as "Kaboola," a friend to all tribes, stealing from whites and giving the goods to the villages. Camilla learns that Murdock is plotting to have Kaboola lead the tribes into war against the whites that Murdock wants driven from Africa. Kaboola learns that he is being used and kills Murdock. Camilla captures Murdock's men and takes them to the district commissioner.
Reprints
Keywords
Crocodile Isle; crocodiles; dynamite; elephants; masks; saddle zebras
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sheba of the Terror Claws
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Big Six of the Comics!
  3. 2. Sheba of the Terror Claws
    Kaänga
  4. 3. [" 'Wah! My jungle friends wear shaggy haircoats and are armed with claws and fangs.' "]
    Wambi the Jungle Boy
  5. 4. Pulling Boners
    Stamps
  6. 5. [" 'Twenty-five convicts missing! Not a trace found...' so said the message..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Killer-Cats in the Big Cage
  8. 7. ["To the tribal hotbloods, the stripling warriors of Camilla's jungleland, the voice roared its challenge..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.