(January 1956)

Charlton, 1955 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Al Fago
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia: NYOKA THE JUNGLE GIRL Volume 1, Number 15 January, 1956
Published bimonthly by Charlton Comics Group, Executive offices and office of publication, Charlton Building, Derby, Conn. Second Class mailing privileges authorized at the Post Office at Derby, Conn. Price per copy 10c. Subscription 12 issues $1.20. Copyright 1956 by Charlton Comics Group. Al Fago, Executive Editor. Printed in U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nyoka / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle

The Mission of Mystery: Land of Danger (Table of Contents)

Nyoka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

While it is true that this story is reprinted from the original in Fawcett's Nyoka #43, even a cursory inspection shows that it has been heavily edited to satisfy Comics Code Authority censors. In this part, for example, a four-panel scene in which the bad guy attempts to kill Nyoka with poison gas in her hotel room has been drastically altered into Nyoka hearing somebody trying to break into her room. In the culminating panel of the series, the original had Nyoka bursting open the door to her room and gasping for breath; in the edited revision, she throws open the door and begins firing her pistol wildly down the hotel hallway, and then the narrative resumes like that didn't happen.

The Mission of Mystery: The Jungle Crash (Table of Contents)

Nyoka / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

While it is true that this story is reprinted from the original in Fawcett's Nyoka #43, even a cursory inspection shows that it has been heavily edited to satisfy Comics Code Authority censors. In this part, for example, a three-panel scene in which Nyoka's male companion has been captured by bloodthirsty natives has been significantly altered. In the original, Nyoka's pal is being tied to a stake and set on fire; in the altered Charlton version, however, he's just imprisoned in a hut as the natives dance around chanting, "Death!"

The Mission of Mystery: The Watery Grave (Table of Contents)

Nyoka / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

While it is true that this story is reprinted from the original in Fawcett's Nyoka #43, even a cursory inspection shows that it has been heavily edited to satisfy Comics Code Authority censors. This part has been less severely edited than Parts I and II above, but there are still traces of the need to satisfy the censors. On the last page Nyoka and her friend find the kidnapped professor they've been looking for. In the original, the professor appears chained to a chair, and in the following panel you can see the chain whipping around through the air as Nyoka frees him. The Charlton reprint eliminates the chain (no bondage, I guess), and just has him sitting there traumatized in the chair as they hover over him. The problem is that three panels later, when the bad guy breaks in, Nyoka uses the chain to disarm him, which ought to raise the question (if anybody was reading the Charlton version that closely), "Where the heck did that chain come from?"

The Two-Headed Fly of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

The Dancing Pony (Table of Contents)

Ballyhoo Barney / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Elephant Trail (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
JB
Inks:
JB
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Not John Buscema or John Belfi.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nyoka
  2. 1. The Mission of Mystery: Land of Danger
    Nyoka
  3. 2. The Mission of Mystery: The Jungle Crash
    Nyoka
  4. 3. The Mission of Mystery: The Watery Grave
    Nyoka
  5. 4. The Two-Headed Fly of the Jungle
  6. 5. The Dancing Pony
    Ballyhoo Barney
  7. 6. Elephant Trail
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  • Mickey Coalwell
  • Steve Newton
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
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  • Ramon Schenk