(October 1952)

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

The Fire-Wizard (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maurice Whitman
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints
Keywords
lions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Musungu; Chief Torga; Kenton (villain; introduction); Kasmir; Tombu
Synopsis
A series of forest fires brings Kaänga and his companions to investigate. They find the villainous white man, Benton, and his fakir, Kasmir, extorting riches from local chief, Torga. Kasmir has used magnifying glasses to spark fires and tells the Chief that they are black magic juju fires. Kaänga and Ann expose the trick and save the tribal treasures.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; boomerangs; Fresnel lenses; hyenas; leopards; lions; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Title from cover listed as "The Fire-Wizard".

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was good fortune to be found at the old ruins...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Trader Jim Dawson; Tommy Fortune; N'Boli; Zulus (African tribe)
Synopsis
Trader Jim, N'Boli, and Tommy explore some jungle ruins. After fending off a leopard, Tommy finds a warrior's shield. N'Boli tells him of the importance of shields to a young warrior, and how finding one can bring good fortune.
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; rhinoceroses; shields

The Animal Trainer (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Clyde Beatty
Letters
typeset

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

Wambi / 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
High in his tree house, Wambi suddenly paused and listened.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Tawn; Sirdah; Ogg; Pete; Sam; Rhwsa (rhinoceros)
Synopsis
Wambi senses that the local volcano is about to erupt, and he warns his animal friends to flee. Sirdah the Tiger is skeptical and resists. The rest of the animals comply, but run into a hunting party. Sirdah accuses Wambi of leading them into an ambush. Only the eruption of the volcano can restore the animals' trust in Wambi.
Keywords
volcanos

The Curse of Kintu! (Table of Contents: 6)

Mysteries of the Jungle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony D'Adamo (signed) [as Anthony D'Adamo]
Inks
Tony D'Adamo (signed) [as Anthony D'Adamo]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Lobengola; Kintu
Synopsis
The god Kintu sends a warning vision to Chief Lobengola. When Arab slavers arrive, Lobengola leads them into a valley of killer elephants controlled by Kintu.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; slave coffles; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; visions

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

Tiger Girl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alan O'Hara]
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her knife was a killer of lions...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tiger Girl; Abdola; Beylo; Kamo; Benzali (Tiger Girl's Bengal tiger); Masais (African tribe); Wasulis (African tribe); Rube; Gussie
Synopsis
Beylo's golden juju statue has been stolen, and tribesman Kamo blames the Masai, yet has no proof. War will break out unless Tiger Girl can solve the mystery. Her investigation finds a white man guilty of the theft, and worse, setting the two tribes against each other.
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fire-Wizard
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["The Big Six of the Comics!"]
  3. 2. ["Chief Torga's drums told of strange mounds..."]
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["There was good fortune to be found at the old ruins..."]
    Jungle Tales
  5. 4. The Animal Trainer
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["High in his tree house, Wambi suddenly paused and listened."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. The Curse of Kintu!
    Mysteries of the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Her knife was a killer of lions..."]
    Tiger Girl
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  • Tony Oliva
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
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