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Wednesday, December 02, 2009



Number 641


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!

8 comments:

Lysdexicuss said...

No surprise that the last page of Tangi resembles the 1st page of Camilla~! Where the Iger shop may be known for its use of floating heads~ all these Jungle books have scantily clad floating bods~ that often pop out and-or dash-dart panel to panel~!

小氣 said...

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Kirk Jusko said...

I'm going to need a cold shower after reading that.

Karswell said...

Tang! indeed.

Bret Littlehales said...

The art has a kind of Frank Robbins look. Very nice!

Martin said...

Wow! Near-naked wimmin and bondage too. Just the thing for warming me up on a cold winter's day. I obviously missed an important part of my education by ignoring these sort of comics when I was growing up.

Mykal said...

Pappy: Next to last panel: "Safe, and my friends rush to help me!"

I'll just bet they do. -- Mykal

THE APOCOLYTE said...

According to CGC, 'Damond' is the pen name for Edmond Good - Good artist, no pun. He published his own small line in the fifties.
http://lambiek.net/artists/g/good_edmond.htm

Thanks for all the leopard bikinis, Pap! And there all so nicely filled out!