Category: Western and JunglePage 2 of 3

Two completely different genres with one thing in common, immense popularity in the late 40’s to early 60’s.

Rulah

The creation of Rulah, Jungle Goddess is credited to Matt Baker. In fact, the undisputed champion of good girl art and artist famous for Fox’s Phantom Lady and…

Nyoka, the Jungle Girl

Nyoka the Jungle Girl #13* on the right, from Fawcett, was published November 1947. It is one of my first books after having “come back” to Golden Age…

King Solomon’s Mines

King Solomon‘s Mines is a best-selling novel by Sir H. Rider Haggard from 1885. The story captured the era’s sense of exploration and discovery felt by Europeans regarding…

Cave Girl

The Cave Girl series lasted just four issues. Published by Magazine Enterprises between 1953 and 1954, this was the third issue (despite being number #13*).  All interior and…

Jungle Jim

Paul Norris drew this colorful cover of Jungle Jim #14* published on October of 1949. Artist Norris was a World War II vet who moved on from Jim…

Jungle Jo

Let’s face it, by 1950 things were getting a pretty weird over at Fox Feature Syndicate. This issue of Jungle Jo #2* (July 1950) was published at the…

Jungle Comics

Having not been able to saturate the market’s insatiable demand for jungle sirens with Sheena in Jumbo Comics, Fiction House unleashed another series titled Jungle Comics.  Running 163…

Jumbo Comics

American’s sense of adventure and exploration were popularized during the 1930’s to 1950’s in various film and book media within three genres; Jungle, Western and Outer Space. Only…

Buster Crabbe

I spent almost three years searching for a copy of Buster Crabbe #5 – a book that always managed to get sorted to the top of the pile 30 years…

Black Phantom

While two other phantoms (Phantom Lady and Blonde Phantom) get all the good girl glory, Black Phantom is busy doing her under appreciated pistol toting best out in…