Friday, June 06, 2008

Number 320

Jungle Vengeance

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.


Karswell said...

"You will pay for your thievery, pigs!" Ahh, from out of the mouths of jungle babes. Cool story, Kinstler is one of my faves though I don't own much by him... we should have joined forces this week Paps as your alligator headed menace matches up perfectly with mine this week.

The Fortress Keeper said...

Thanks for the story. I loooove Jungle Girl comics!

jhegenbe said...

I think I see Wally Wood pencils

Vince M. said...

Great post, Pappy.
I really don't get to see much Kinstler comics art, so this is a real treat for me.

-Keller said...

Kinstler was at the San Diego Comic-Con a couple of years ago and it was great to see such a well know, "legitimate" artist reveling in his old comic book work.