(July 1952)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-06-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John C. Mitchell (credited); J. F. Byrne (managing editor) (credited); Jerry iger (art director) (credited); T. T. Scott (president) (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

On sale date given in previous issue, Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 Series) #150 [June 1952].

A publication date of May 8, 1952 was reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 6, Part 2, Numbers 1-2, Periodicals, January-December 1952. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B356871.

A.N.C. lettering on upper left of cover, acronym for American News Corporation, the distributors of this comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Powerful (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Six of Comics! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By day he had seen strange hunters roaming the trails...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zulu; Veldt-Men [Niles (villain); Glutz (villain)]; Watimbis the Fire Hunters; Trader Sanders
Synopsis
Niles and Glutz use the warriors of the Watimbis, fire hunters, to take over the post run by Trader Sanders. Instead it is a ruse to help attack the B'Shongo Temple and steal its riches.
Reprints
Keywords
asbestos suits; B'shongo Temple; bondage; leopards; Mgambo Volcano; tanks

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

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
For countless days, no rain has fallen on Wambi's jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn (an elephant); Ogg (a gorilla); King Rhino
Synopsis
Wambi has to take on King Rhino and his animals in order to cross the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
baboons; drought; leopards

Escape at Midnight (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Clyde Beatty; Gracie (a tigress)
Synopsis
Clyde Beatty tells the tail of his time at the Shrine Temple in Detroit, Michigan when his female tiger, Gracie, escaped and ran loose.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two advertisement pages fall in between both pages of this story.

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Why Save Stamps? (Table of Contents: 7)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
? (stamp art)
Inks
? (stamp art)
Colors
? (yellow background)
Letters
? (title and byline); typeset (rest of text)

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Sidney M. Elias promotes stamp collecting.

Draw the First Day (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trouble had started at the mahogany plantation...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Devil Pygmy raiders; Bwana Kruger; Gloria Royal (plantation mistress); Keeto; Chief Bambo (chief of Pygmies); Ba'as tribal members [Walah (only one named)]
Synopsis
Kruger pays off some members of Chief Bambo's tribe to help kill Gloria and gain control of her plantation. He is tricked by Kleeto and Thunder into exposing himself and is arrested.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; leopards; plantations; saddle zebras; treehouses

Indexer Notes

Captain Terry Thunder's next appearance is in Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (Fiction House, 1942 Series) #16 (Summer 1952).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jungle Tales / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Trader Jim]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The trading post at Angola was the place...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Trader Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; Big Tembu; Moloki; Babongo
Synopsis
Moloki and Babongo share tales of their their large animal encounters that also serves as inspiration to stand up to Big Tembu.
Reprints
Keywords
giraffes; ostriches

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Camilla / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fight was at its climax...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Professor Brownley; Mason (villain); Mason's unnamed henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
Mason and his men capture Professor Brownley over native gold and are stopped by Camilla.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; medicinal herbs; torture; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Camilla's next appearance is in Kaänga Comics (Fiction House, 1949 Series) #15 (Spring 1953).

Ro-Bert Fashions (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electric Spot Reducer (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Powerful
  3. 2. The Big Six of Comics!
  4. 3. ["By day he had seen strange hunters roaming the trails..."]
    Kaänga
  5. 4. ["For countless days, no rain has fallen on Wambi's jungle."]
    Wambi the Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Escape at Midnight
    The Big Cage
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Why Save Stamps?
    Stamp Page
  9. 8. Draw the First Day
  10. 9. ["Trouble had started at the mahogany plantation..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  11. 10. ["The trading post at Angola was the place..."]
    Jungle Tales
  12. 11. ["The fight was at its climax..."]
    Camilla
  13. 12. Ro-Bert Fashions
  14. 13. ["I gained 53 Lbs. of shapely power-packed muscles!"]
  15. 14. Electric Spot Reducer
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
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