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(1953)

Magazine Enterprises, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Enterprises
Brand:
Magazine Enterprises ME
Editing:
Raymond Crank
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

also numbered A-1 #83

The indicia title for this issue is "Thun'da".


[The Flying Devils!] (Table of Contents)

Thun'da / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Thun'da; Evala
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant birds

Indexer Notes

title taken from interior story

The Flying Devils! (Table of Contents)

Thun'da / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Thun'da; Pha; Evala; Tanyana; bird-women
Synopsis:
Thun'da goes to the city of the bird-women to prevent their predation of the jungle tribes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; Eyre (hidden city); giant birds; Mambutis (African tribe); rocs; stereotyping of African natives; Wahilis (African tribe)

Lord of the Little People! (Table of Contents)

Thun'da / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Thun'da; Elwin White [Muungu]
Synopsis:
A thief with an atomic power formula makes himself king of the pygmies until the arrival of Thun'da.
Keywords:
atomic power; bondage; Ituri jungle; passenger airliner; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives

Death Comes Three Ways! (Table of Contents)

Cave Girl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Cave Girl; Italo; Utah Smith; N'Koka (monkey)
Synopsis:
Three murderers escape from a Kenyan prison into Cave Girl's jungle and meet their deserved fates.
Reprints:
Keywords:
elephants' graveyard; prisons

The Treasure of Lobengula! (Table of Contents)

Thun'da / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Thun'da; Pha; Bruce Lanvin; Edwards
Synopsis:
A treasure hunter kidnaps Pha to use as a tool against Thun'da.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bwakkas (African tribe); coins; earthquakes; jewelry; Kori River; maps; stereotyping of African natives; the Lost Treasure of Lobengula; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Several pages show evidence of an inker besides Powell.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Flying Devils!]
    Thun'da
  2. 1. The Flying Devils!
    Thun'da
  3. 2. Lord of the Little People!
    Thun'da
  4. 3. Death Comes Three Ways!
    Cave Girl
  5. 4. The Treasure of Lobengula!
    Thun'da
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Lou Mougin
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome
  • Len Wolinsky