Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Nimba is no bimba!
This is day four of Pappy's Jungle Girl week. Safari Cary, and Nimba, yet another in a long list of jungle goddesses, were featured in Fox Features' Dagar Desert Hawk, this particular story from #15, in 1948. Fox published some interesting comics in the late 1940s, a lot of them featuring very sexy girls, several featuring jungle girls.
Chuck Wells of the Comic Book Catacombs blog has shown several scans of Fox's most famous jungle girl, Rulah. He's also showing jungle gals this week.
I don't recognize the signature on this story, but it could be a pseudonym. The artwork isn't familiar to me but it's outstanding. The artist did both Dagar stories and Safari Cary.
As a bonus, I'm including another story from Dagar #15, a 4-page story starring yet another obscure jungle babe, Tangi. It's drawn by the one and only Jack Kamen. Some of the dialogue in this story sounds racy, as when the giant exclaims, "Honor her with the golden spear! Thrust it deep and true!" On the next page the giant shouts, "The very earth moves!" Well, that kind of writing moves me, too.
TOMORROW: Princess Pantha!