(October 1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Tyrant of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Timba (panther)

Indexer Notes

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

Play Red Hot Harmonica Music (Table of Contents)

Jay Turner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How to play Hharmonica in 8 minutes flat.

The Tyrant of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Timba (panther); Baron von Heiflien [Grand Kuda] (tyrant); Zabutti
Synopsis:
A former German Foreign Legionier has formed a kingdom of fear and slavery in the jungle.

Indexer Notes

Both Ross Andru and Mike Esposito are credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Monsters of Evil Valley (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Timba (panther); Kaw (falcon)
Synopsis:
The Lost City has a forbidden door that is the Gateway to the Yesterworld, where the dinosaurs roam.

Indexer Notes

Artwork seems very similar to the preceding story, but page 2 has some faces that looks a bit like Hodge's.

King of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Chief Elodia; Pete Mayer (cameraman)
Synopsis:
Human sacrifice in the jungles of Meso-America.

["The Editors of Wild Boy..."] (Table of Contents)

Frank Slade, Animal Trainer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Slade
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Characters:
Frank Slade
Synopsis:
Famous authority on jungle inhabitants, Mr. Slade offers jungle lore from his own experiences...

The Ape-Men of Mjumba (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; Joan Masters; Prof. Arnold Masters
Synopsis:
Prof. Masters disappeared in the jungle over six month ago, and now his daughter wants Joe to guide her and find him.

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 Slavers (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Parker (signed)
Inks:
Paul Parker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Dara (panther); Kaw (falcon); Hassim (slaver); Duba (elephant)
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and Keeto are captured by slavetraders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The panther is called Dara here, and Timba in other stories.

Amazing Values (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Free 10 day trial or money back guarantee on watches and rings by mail order.

Bunk! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Charles Atlas says nobody is just naturally skinny. Give him 15 minutes a day and he'll give you a new body.

Special...Introductory Offer... (Table of Contents)

H & S Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
All-in-one cigarette lighter with engraved name by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Short comic strip and picture of lighter.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tyrant of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Play Red Hot Harmonica Music
    Jay Turner
  3. 2. The Tyrant of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Monsters of Evil Valley
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. King of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["The Editors of Wild Boy..."]
    Frank Slade, Animal Trainer
  7. 6. The Ape-Men of Mjumba
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. The Slavers
    Wild Boy
  9. 8. Amazing Values
    Consumers Mart
  10. 9. Bunk!
    Charles Atlas
  11. 10. Special...Introductory Offer...
    H & S Sales Co.
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