(February 1952)

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
Editing
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (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

Orphans of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas

Indexer Notes

The cover illustration has nothing to do with the story.

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

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

Orphans of the Congo (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The game trails of the dark and brooding Congo are treacherous...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; Judy; Billy; Moli; Saunders; Zalingas (African tribe);
Synopsis
Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu rescue the kidnapped parents of a pair of lost white children.
Keywords
animal hides; crocodiles; elephants; hyenas; leopards; mandrill cults; saddle zebras; snares; springboks

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

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

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Eat and sleep...eat and sleep. That is all you ever do.'
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Ogg; Tiku (monkey); Leo (leopard)
Synopsis
Wambi grows bored with Tawn and Ogg and goes to play with the monkeys. He builds a kite and his pulled off his feet into a crocodile pool. His cries for help reach the ears of Tawn and Ogg who rescue him and chide him for playing with monkeys.
Reprints
Keywords
crocodiles; eagles; kites; leopards; springboks

Chinchilla (Table of Contents: 4)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes stamp ads.

How 'Mini-Gym' Turns Plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Ghost of Simbah (Table of Contents: 6)

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Sengalis (African tribe); Zindo; Keeto; lion cultists; Denise D'arcy; Jeff
Synopsis
Terry exposes a plot to loot an underwater temple by white jewel thieves, using a mechanical octopus while lion cultists keep away outsiders.
Reprints
Keywords
aerial tramway; elephants; lion cults; mandrills; octopoid monsters; robots

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-third of the final page is the statement of ownership.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
John C. Mitchell (editor)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This statement is the bottom one-third of the final page of the Terry Thunder story.

Danger in the Big Cage (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Downriver -- far below the mine of the seven serpents --strange objects drifted...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Nambumas (African tribe); Karoa; Kip Channing; McRae; Larano
Synopsis
Treasure hunters kidnap the Nambuma princess and extort labor from her warriors for their radium mine. Camilla discovers this and frees the princess and leads the warriors in rebellion.
Reprints
Keywords
airboats; elephants; mining; radium; saddle zebras; slavery; slaves; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Orphans of the Congo
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Big Six of the Comics!
  3. 2. Orphans of the Congo
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["'Eat and sleep...eat and sleep. That is all you ever do.'"]
    Wambi
  5. 4. Chinchilla
    Stamps
  6. 5. How 'Mini-Gym' Turns Plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo
  7. 6. The Big Ghost of Simbah
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Danger in the Big Cage
  10. 9. ["Downriver -- far below the mine of the seven serpents --strange objects drifted..."]
    Camilla
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