Jungle Comics #44

Published
May 1954
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded Cover, 1 page

Credits

Art
?
Colours
?

Notes

This cover is probably an Australian original.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (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

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
Editing
J. F. Byrne (original managing editor)
Jerry Iger (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kaänga Comics (Fiction House, 1949 series) #18 (Winter 1953-1954)
No title recorded

Notes

This feature includes short natural histories of dangerous jungle animals.

Show/hide 2. The Deathmaker! (Kaänga) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Art
John Celardo
Letters
?
Editing
J. F. Byrne (original managing editor)
Jerry Iger (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kaänga Comics (Fiction House, 1949 series) #18 (Winter 1953-1954)
The Deathmaker!

Notes

This story draws from the story 'Hate Has a Thousand Claws!' in Jungle Comics #100, using many panels of art. This story has many different sequences and a different conclusion.

Show/hide 3. Jan Christiaan Smuts Comic story, 4 pages

"It's that renegade, Smuts, and his boer commandos--retreat!"

Featuring

Genre
Biography

Credits

Script
?
Art
Jack Abel
Letters
?
Editing
J. F. Byrne (original managing editor)
Jerry Iger (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kaänga Comics (Fiction House, 1949 series) #18 (Winter 1953-1954)
Jan Christiaan Smuts

Notes

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

Show/hide 4. Voodoo Comic story, 4 pages

"The time: 1750--and with the invasion of west Africa by the French slavers--the world first heard of voodoo!"

Featuring

Genre
Historical
Characters
N'gatu; Henri Christophe

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
Editing
J. F. Byrne (original managing editor)
Jerry Iger (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #159 (Summer 1953)
Voodoo

Notes

A fictionalised account of the Haiti slave rebellion of 1794.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Simba King of Beasts) Comic story, 6 pages

"Having nothing better to do one day, Boko explores a remote secion of the jungle."

Featuring

Feature
Simba King of Beasts
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Art
Al Walker
Letters
?
Editing
Larabie Cunningham (original editor)
Gene Fawcette (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #34 (October 1942)
No title recorded

Synopsis

Exploring a cave behind a waterfall, Boko is taken captive by hippopotamus-worshiping cannibals and is eventually rescued by Simba who kills the hippopotamus god.

Show/hide 6. Hey Boys--Here's Something Worth Having (Toyland Mail Orders) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Toyland Mail Orders

Credits

Script
?
Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. Stamina Ranger Knickers Advertisement, 1 page

Details

Printed
1954? to 1955?
More...
Stamina Ranger Knickers

Notes

This issue has two indicias (one on the last interior page, the other on the inside back cover) with slightly different names for the publisher and two different printers, suggesting the interior and the cover were printed at separate companies.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • David

AusReprints ID

  • 22563

Entry created

  • 10/08/2019

Cover added

  • 10/08/2019

Index completed

  • 10/08/2019

Last updated

  • 10/08/2019