(1997)

AC, 1997 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
5.95 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mark G. Heike (Associate Editor); Bill Black (Editor)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
6.75" x 8.5"
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tara / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Brad Gorby (painted)
Inks:
Brad Gorby (painted)
Colors:
Brad Gorby (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Tara

Irish McCalla-TV's Sheena (Table of Contents)

Irish McCalla [as Sheena]; McCalla Enterprises / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sheena
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Sheena photos, art work (by Irish McCalla) and other memoribilia from McCalla Enterprises.

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

Lair of the Beast-Men (Table of Contents)

Tara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Tara Fremont; Darkshade; Roger Brant [Darkshade]; T.C. Fremont; Janis Lawson; Charles Lambert
Synopsis:
T.C. Fremont offers Roger Brant (Darkshade) a job designing the brochures and ads for the Dark Continent. Roger Brant accepts the job and wants to know when he will meet Tara. Tara searches for Charles Lambert and Janis Lawson, caretakers for The Dark Continent who are missing. She follows a scream to where she finds Janis being attacked by a giant octopus. Janis is pulled into an underwater cave and Tara follows. There she is attacked by beast-men who say that Janis has been chosen to be sacrificed to the God of Many Arms. After they take Janis away Charles Lambert shows up and frees Tara. Tara goes after the beast-men and catches up to Janis as she is being fed to the giant octopus.

Indexer Notes

Black and white. This story is based on the Tara story in Paragon Presents (AC, 1970 series) #2 (1970). This part of the story is based on the story Dark Continent and the first nine pages of Lair of the Beast-Men!

Retro Readers Write! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Fighting Yank
Synopsis:
Letters are printed from Matthew Wieczork, Charles Sperling and Jim Johnstone. Also includes answers to each letter and a drawing of Fighting Yank.

Chapter Two 'Into the Jaws of the Sea Beast' (Table of Contents)

Tara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Tara; Janis Lawson; Charles Lambert; Randall Crowley (death); Darkshade
Synopsis:
Tara jumps in to try to save Janis Lawson but she is also eaten. However, it turns out that the giant octopus is electronic and is being controlled by Randall Crowley, who controls the Beast-men. He plans to operate from underground and to kill the various exotic animals on the Dark Continent to sell their pelts. Fortunately Darkshade has come looking for the missing Tara. When he enters Randall's subconscious he brings the spirits of the animals that Randall has killed and he goes mad. He thinks that the animals he has killed are going to drown him in their own blood and while trying to get away he falls over the cliff and is impaled on one of the skinning hooks. The vision he saw was his death as he is paralyzed and chokes to death on his own blood. Tara says that the beast-men will be protected like the other wild animals and that her father will supply them with beef cattle to hunt and eat.

Indexer Notes

Black and white. This story is based on the Tara story in Paragon Presents (AC, 1970 series) #2 (1970). This part of the story is based on the last seven pages of Lair of the Beast-Men!

The Cursed Land! (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang; Bill Grange (introduction, villain, death); Si (introduction, villain, death); N'Louga (introduction, villain, death); Bess Merrill (introduction); Chief Kolo (introduction)
Synopsis:
Bill Grange has discovered that there is Radium in the area so he decides to drive out the pygmies. He bribes the evil witch doctor N'Louga to pronounce a curse upon the land. They then lure jackals to the area with hidden meat and release a gas that causes hallucinations. This convinces everyone that the land is cursed but Camilla is convinced it was a trick. She takes Chief Kolo with her and they go after the witch doctor. The tribe follows and kills Bill Grange and the witch doctor when they attack Chief Kolo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white, original is in color.

Retrotorial (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Fran Hopper
Inks:
Fran Hopper
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Camilla
Synopsis:
An editorial discussing the various jungle women who have starred in comics.

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

On the Island of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Nyoka the Jungle Girl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed ?
Pencils:
H. C. Kiefer
Inks:
H. C. Kiefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Nyoka; Larry Grayson
Synopsis:
Larry Grayson is assigned the job of staying on an uninhabited island for a week to determine if it is suitable for being a navy base. Nyoka reluctantly leaves him there but talks to him by radio each day. A few days into the week Larry's radio transmission is garbled so Nyoka tries to check on him. The problem that Larry was encountering was a monsoon and it destroys Nyoka's canoe. The monsoon blows Nyoka back to the island she came from and she determines that she will have to parachute down to Larry. They helicopter Nyoka to where she thinks she will be blown onto the island. Fortunately for Larry it works because he broke his leg during the storm and he is about to be swept out to sea when Nyoka parachutes in to help him. Larry determines that monsoons happen often over this island and he reports that it is not suitable for a base.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white, original is in color.

All Hero Retro Comics Annual #1 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.84 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Brad Gorby (painted)
Inks:
Brad Gorby (painted)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Black Owl; The Flame; Green Mask; Pyroman; Black Cobra; U.S. Jones; Black Venus
Synopsis:
Promo for All Hero Retro Comics Annual #1, including a reprint of the cover.

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

AC's Jungle Girl Series (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.16 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
LIsting of all the Jungle Girl Comics with the stars appearing in each.

Jungle Girl (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fran Hopper
Inks:
Fran Hopper
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Fang; K'Bali (death); Senga (death)
Synopsis:
Camilla hears that Senga (an evil Zombi queen that reportedly can not die) has declared that K'Bali must die. She rescues K'Bali from a leopard and sends a message that K'Bali will tell Senga's secrets. Senga kidnaps him and gives K'Bali a knife and tell him to kill her so that she can prove that she can't be killed. K'Bali is suddenly paralyzed and falls into a pit and is killed by wild beasts. Camilla figures that the weapon must have been poisoned and challenges Senga to a fight. Senga dies when Camilla dodges and she falls into the same pit that K'Bali fell into.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white, original is in color. This story was made using panels from the Camilla story "What evil curse was on K'bali?" in Jungle Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #91 (July 1947). The story itself is considerably different.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Synopsis:
Sheena pinup from 1940.

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nyoka / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Daly
Inks:
Paul Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Nyoka
Synopsis:
Nyoka pinup.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tara
  2. 1. Irish McCalla-TV's Sheena
    Irish McCalla [as Sheena]; McCalla Enterprises
  3. 2. Lair of the Beast-Men
    Tara
  4. 3. Retro Readers Write!
  5. 4. Chapter Two 'Into the Jaws of the Sea Beast'
    Tara
  6. 5. The Cursed Land!
    Camilla
  7. 6. Retrotorial
  8. 7. On the Island of Doom!
    Nyoka the Jungle Girl
  9. 8. All Hero Retro Comics Annual #1
  10. 9. AC's Jungle Girl Series
  11. 10. Jungle Girl
    Camilla
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sheena
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Nyoka
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