Wild Boy #12 [3]

Published
August-September 1951
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/226355

Credits

Editing
Jerry Siegel

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Wild Boy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wild Boy
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Painting
Norman Saunders

Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Jungle Oddities) Comic story, 1 page

"Negro tribes of Central Africa..."

Featuring

Feature
Jungle Oddities
Genre
Non-fiction; jungle

Credits

Art
Ross Andru ?

Synopsis

Inside front cover, black and white feature illustrating scented flowers of the muckanyoko tree; driver ants; the okapi; the city of Zimbabwe; the pygmy hippopotamus.

Notes

Artwork is very similar to other fillers in same series credited by JVJ, and Andru is also credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Show/hide 2. The Killers of the Jungle (Wild Boy) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wild Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Tumar (king of the apes)

Credits

Art
Paul Hodge?

Synopsis

Keeto and Tumar, king of the apes are captured by pygmies to be sacrificed.

Notes

Tentative artist ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., and Hames Ware, in ALTER EGO No. 42, November 2004, p. 19.

Show/hide 3. How to Survive In the Jungle Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Jungle

Credits

Art
Ross Andru

Synopsis

"Lost in the jungle...no food...no equipment...no weapons! What would you do? Here's the advice of an experienced guide..."

Notes

Art credit from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

Show/hide 4. The Ice-Age Men! (Wild Boy) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wild Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Bomba (ape); Laga (ice-age man)

Credits

Art
John Prentice

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Climax Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([May 1963?])
The Ice-Age Men
 
Australia
Climax Adventure Comic (Sport Magazine, 1968 series) #7 ([November 1968?])
The Ice-Age Men

Synopsis

Out of the prehistoric age they came to reconquer their ancient domain.

Notes

Originally credited to Gerald McCann, but his art is much darker in inking and old faces with long noses and small chin. McCann had some "Wild Boy" stories, but not this one. Prentice is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Show/hide 5. A Friend In Need Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Jungle
Characters
Joe Devine; Mac (dog)

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Jungle Weapons) Comic story, 1 page

"Primitive Tribesmen..."

Featuring

Feature
Jungle Weapons
Genre
Non-fiction; jungle

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru

Synopsis

"Primitive tribesmen in darkest Africa survive against savage jungle odds with only the crudest of weapons."

Notes

Art ID by JVJ at Digital Comics Museum

Show/hide 7. The Brute's Last Fight! (Joe Barton) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Joe Barton
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Major Viseemon (High Commissioner); Brute Bronson

Credits

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Synopsis

Brute Bronson is shipped out of Africa by the Commissioner, but he swears he will be back.

Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces with lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking by Sachs match his credited work in "Mystery in Space" #3.

Show/hide 8. Terror Rules The Jungle! (Wild Boy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wild Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Chief M'Bana; Pierre Latour (villain)

Credits

Art
Paul Parker

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Climax Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([May 1963?])
Terror Rules The Jungle
 
Australia
Climax Adventure Comic (Sport Magazine, 1968 series) #7 ([November 1968?])
Terror Rules The Jungle

Synopsis

Latour has a mad desire to escape with a fortune in precious gems, but he did not reckon with Wild Boy.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Jungle Oddities) Comic story, 1 page

"It Lives to Eat!"

Featuring

Feature
Jungle Oddities
Genre
Non-fiction; jungle

Credits

Art
Ross Andru

Notes

Art ID from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 40739

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