Kaänga Comics #18

Fiction House

United States

Published
Winter 1953-1954
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11051

Credits

Editing
J. F. Byrne (Managing editor)(credited)
Jerry Iger (Art Director)(credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Kaänga) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Credits

Art
Maurice Whitman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #45 ([June 1954?])
Untitled

Notes

There are 2 story-titles on the cover, neither of which matches the comic's stories

Show/hide 1. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

House ad for two Fiction House 3-D comics

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Kaänga) Comic story, 10 pages

"This was in the Shari country where the great rains fall and the king beasts prowl..."

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Blackie Rawls (first appearance; villain; death); Bart (first appearance; villain; death); Logan (first appearance; villain; death); Capt. Clyde Anker (first appearance); M'Bala (first appearance)

Credits

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Art
John Celardo
Show/hide 3. Jan Christiaan Smuts Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Biography
Characters
General Botha (first president of South Africa); Jan Christiaan Smuts (first Colonial Secretary, later the second President); Winston Churchill; Paul Kruger

Credits

Art
Jack Abel

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #44 ([May 1954?])
Jan Christiaan Smuts

Synopsis

A brief biography of Jan Christiaan Smuts and a brief history of the formation of the Union of South Africa.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Jungle Kings) Comic story, 1 page

"The wart-hog may be tasty, but for a steak from his carcass, you can trade your life!"

Featuring

Feature
Jungle Kings
Genre
Non-fiction; jungle; nature

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #44 ([May 1954?])
Untitled

Synopsis

More short natural histories of dangerous jungle animals

Show/hide 5. The Crypt Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Author
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Jungle Kings) Comic story, 1 page

"Nightmares? They're worse!"

Featuring

Feature
Jungle Kings
Genre
Non-fiction; jungle; nature

Synopsis

Brief descriptions of several dangerous jungle animals.

Show/hide 7. The Deathmaker! (Kaänga) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Characters
Kaänga; The Deathmaker (first appearance; villain; death); Targa (first appearance; villain; death)

Credits

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Art
John Celardo

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #44 ([May 1954?])
The Deathmaker!

Notes

This story, curiously, is built from the bones of the story "Hate Has a Thousand Claws!" from Jungle Comics #100, borrowing many panels of art. The story has many different sequences, and a different conclusion, however.


Notes

In the indicia the date is 'Winter 1953', and the title is Kaänga Jungle King (also on the cover)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22565

Entry created

  • 19/07/2019

Cover added

  • 19/07/2019

Index completed

  • 19/07/2019