Friday, June 06, 2008
How many white girls in tight-fitting animal-skin costumes were running around in the comic book jungle, anyway? Off hand I can think of Sheena, Rulah, Jann, Lorna, Judy, Tiger Girl, Shanna the She-Devil, Nyoka (who wore shorts) Jun-Gal…and Taanda, White Princess of the Jungle. I wonder if those jungle babes formed a coffee klatsch, got together in a hut somewhere once a week to swap stories of lions they'd killed, witch doctors they'd foiled, or white hunters they'd chased out of their jungles.
Well, whatever. Taanda appeared for a time in Avon Comics, drawn by Everett Raymond Kinstler, who went on to become a famous portraitist. This is from Skywald's 1971 Jungle Adventures #1, reprinted from White Princess Of The Jungle #2, from 1952.