Friday, August 02, 2019
Number 2370: Tangy Tangi
“Tangi was a white Jungle Girl who lived in a village with other humans, including her friends Cheela and Tangoh. She rode zebras on long distance trips and could communicate fairly effectively with her primate friends, Ongah, the gorilla and Chitchee the monkey. On her own, she was a good swimmer and athlete, and knowledgeable about the jungle and its inhabitants. She carried a knife and proved that she could kill a panther with it. However, she apparently had a code against brutality and killing humans unless it was absolutely necessary. She worshiped at the sacred graveyard of her ancestors at Takhor, far from her village. She knew how to perform ritualistic dances to bring rain to her people.”
And when I say abbreviated costume, I mean it. I like Tangi’s footgear, also. Artwork is from the Iger shop, and is at least partially done by Jack Kamen.
I can’t vouch for any of the factoids in the endpiece, “The Arabian.” I am no fan of tattoos, but I am intrigued by ladies having their legs tattooed to look like hosiery. Maybe I could get a pair of black socks tattooed on my feet. No more having socks go missing!
It is from Dagar Desert Hawk #16 (1948).