(April-May 1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Jerry Siegel
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia: COPYRIGHT 1951 BY ZIFF-DAVIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
WILD BOY, No. 11, APRIL-MAY, published bi-monthly, by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 185 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago 1, Illinois. William B. Ziff, Chairman of the Board; B.G. Davis, President; Vice-Presidents -- Michael H. Froelich, Director Eastern Division; H. J. Morganroth, Production Director; Lynn Phillips, Jr., Advertising Director; H. G. Strong. Circulation Director. A.T. Pullen, Secretary-Treasurer. Herman R. Bollin, Art Director. Executive and Editorial Office, 366 Madison Ave., New York 17, N.Y. Jerry Siegel, Director Comics Division. Single copies 10c. Application for second class entry pending at Post Office, Chicago, Ill. Subscription rates: In the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and U. S. Possessions, $1.00 for 12 issues; in all other countries $2.00 for 12 issues. All communications about subscriptions should he addressed to the Circulation Department, 185 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago 1, Ill. The Publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or art work. Manuscripts or art work accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be returned. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions appearing in this magazine and those of any living or dead person or institution is intended and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. PRINTED IN U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Oddities / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
Inside front cover, black and white feature illustrating the two-toed sloth of South America; piranha fish of the Amazon; Ubangi women of French Equitorial Africa; the king cobra; the gorilla.

The Witch Doctor (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy, Prince of the Jungle; Keeto, his friend; Chief Kambala of the Kamba tribe; Lura, the chief's daughter; Zabba, the Witch Doctor; Aarg, leader of the gorillas
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and his pal Keeto battle a maddened gorilla to defeat the evil plans of Zabba, the witch doctor.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Paul Hodge is credited to Wild Boy on pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with signed work in various Marvel comics, this must be him, as the other possible, Frank Kramer credited by Vadebonceur to some other Wild Boy stories is quite different. The eyes here are placed far apart, and the ears are special and identical to signed Hodge art. Also the sideview of the face of the witch doctor compare favorable with Hodge work. His work has many similarities with Charles Raab, but Raab is not credited to Wild Boy.

House ad (Table of Contents)

Skypilot No. 11 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Skypilot, "Fighting Missionary of the Far North"
Synopsis:
Full page color house ad for Skypilot No. 11, "Now On Sale!"

"What sinister motive lies behind the attack on the supply sled? Why do vicious men plot the destruction of a peaceful Eskimo village? What can SKYPILOT do? Can he outwit and outfight the evildoers? Can he deliver the food and medicine the Eskimos need for surVival? -- or will blazing bullets bring him down in frozen death somewhere along the peril-laden trail of the BLIZZARD CHASE!"

Star of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto, his friend; Timba, his panther; Kaw, his falcon; Fred Cartier, a filmmaker; Lola Martin, the film's female star; the Kamokos, a hostile pygmy tribe; Zarkow, a renegade white trader
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and a filmcrew are captured by Zarkow and his hostile pygmies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Same art as the preceding story.

Fire When Ready (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dave Moss; Abu Sidi; M'Bongo
Reprints:

Jungle Drum (Table of Contents)

Joe Barton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Barton; Mr. Parmalee; his daughter Nan; her fiance Cecil Hathaway
Synopsis:
Joe Barton leads a safari in the jungles of Congo.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces in close up looking backwards, and with arched eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking by Sachs match his credited work in early "Mystery in Space" #3.

The Return (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; chief of the Kowi tribe; his nephew Jogo; Koller, Jogo's white friend
Synopsis:
The chief's nephew, Jogo, returns to the jungle to drive a diamond mine that only brings misery to his people.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Same art as on the other Wild Boy stories in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Oddities
  3. 2. The Witch Doctor
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. House ad
    Skypilot No. 11
  5. 4. Star of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  6. 5. Fire When Ready
  7. 6. Jungle Drum
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. The Return
    Wild Boy
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  • Mickey Coalwell
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