Jungle Comics #123

Fiction House

United States

Published
March 1950
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Unknown
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8152

Credits

Editing
John Mitchell, editor [credited as John C. Mitchell]
Management
J. F. Byrne, Managing Editor [credited]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Ark of the Mist-Maids (Kaänga) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Credits

Art
, line art (Iger Shop)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #1 ([October 1950?])
The Ark of the Mist-Maids
Show/hide 1. The Ark of the Mist-Maids! (Kaänga) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kaänga
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Zulu; Marmo (elephant); Wasumbas (African tribe); N'toba; Lutoa; Songa

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Frank Riddell]
Art
, line art (Iger Shop)
 
Maurice Whitman, penciller
 
, penciller (Iger Shop)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Jungle Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #1 ([October 1950?])
The Ark of the Mist-Maids

Synopsis

The Wasumbas witch, Lutoa, is poisoning the chief so that her confederate, N'toba, can seize the chieftanship. Kaänga exposes her plot. N'tonga is killed by animals captured for a funeral sacrifice and Lutoa is captured.

Notes

The first four pages appear to be pencilled by Whitman, but the rest of the story, and the inks, seem to be by Iger Shop personnel.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Simba) Comic story, 4 pages

"The once peaceful jungle, where all creatures lived as brothers, under the wise rule of Simba, king of the beasts, was now a place of cruelty and danger!"

Featuring

Feature
Simba
Genre
Animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tiku (monkey)

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Ed Hunt]
Art
Richard Case, line art
 
, inker
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

A tiger, brought to Simba's jungle for cross-breeding with lions, escapes and proclaims himself king of the jungle. Simba attacks and kills him.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Captain Terry Thunder) Comic story, 4.75 pages

"Activity inside the hot, sun-baked walls of Fort Diablo, stronghold of Congo justice, had fallen into a dull and listless routine."

Featuring

Feature
Captain Terry Thunder
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Baron Lorne; L'tongas (African tribe); N'kotas (African tribe); Wazulis (African tribe)

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Pierre La Rue]
Art
Gus Schrotter , penciller
 
Jack Kamen , inker
 
, inker (Iger Shop)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
United Kingdom
Valentine (Fleetway, 1960 series) 26 November 1966 (26 November 1966)
Hold On

Synopsis

As Terry attempts to settle a border dispute between tribes, both parties are attacked by ape men, who are, in reality, disguised henchmen of Baron Lorne who has discovered diamonds in the area and wants both tribes driven out. Terry exposes the imposture and Lorne and his men are taken prisoner.

Notes

The bottom-one quarter of the final page is a subscription advertisement for Jungle Comics.

Show/hide 4. Philhellenes Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Writing
Sidney Elias, scripter
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

A advertisement for novelty items and collectible stamps.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Wambi, The Jungle Boy) Comic story, 5.67 pages

"Many are the secrets hidden in the jungle's vastness..."

Featuring

Feature
Wambi, The Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Wambi; Sirdah (tiger); Ogg; Sharpe; Tawn

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Roy L. Smith]
Art
Henry Kiefer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Wambi and Sirdah are captured by a big game hunter who wants Sirdah as a prize and Wambi to help him entice other animals into traps. Wambi extracts a promise from Sirdah to only kill when necessary in return for helping him escape. Tawn and Ogg arrive and free them.

Show/hide 6. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Text
, typeset
Management
J. F. Byrne, Managing Editor
Show/hide 7. Magic In the Big Cage (Advanced Trickology, Cont'd.) (The Big Cage) Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Big Cage
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Clyde Beatty, author
Text
, typeset

Notes

Exact same title as issue 122.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Tabu) Comic story, 6 pages

"It is the season of Tafangi..."

Featuring

Feature
Tabu
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tabu; Okuda; Akra; Lavena; Aswengis (African tribe)

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Mack]
Art
Enrico Bagnoli, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Wambi Jungle Boy (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #3 ([1951?])
Untitled

Synopsis

The Aswengi witch doctor and his wife murder Chief Okuda and frame Tabu. Tabu tricks the pair into confessing with his illusions.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Camilla) Comic story, 8 pages

"A tiny camp lies hidden in a clump of baobab trees..."

Featuring

Feature
Camilla
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Camilla; Fang; King Cobra; Mike Morgan; Chet; N'zuli; Warundi; K'bangi (African tribe)

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Victor Ibsen]
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

King Cobra's gang is raiding pygmy funeral barges and taking sacred gold. King himself is beginning to feel remorse for the native killed in these raids. He attempts suicide but manages to only wound himself. He succumbs to amnesia and is befriended by Camilla. His gang seize him from her and plan new raids. Camilla promises to help the pygmies defend their barges. King warns Camilla about the coming raid, allowing her to prevent it. King recovers his memory and Camilla takes the entire gang to the coast and prison.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 7015

Entry created

  • 21/02/2017

Cover added

  • 21/02/2017

Index completed

  • 04/10/2019

Last updated

  • 04/10/2019