Wild Boy #12 [3]
(August-September 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. 12, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, published bi-monthly, by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 185 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago 1, Ill. 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)

Wild Boy / 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: 1)

Jungle Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Negro tribes of Central Africa...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Inside front cover, black and white feature illustrating scented flowers of the muckanyoko tree; driver ants; the okapi; the city of Zimbabwe; the pygmy hippopotamus.

Indexer Notes

Artwork is very similar to other fillers in same series credited by JVJ, and Andru is also credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Killers of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Tumar (king of the apes)
Synopsis
Keeto and Tumar, king of the apes are captured by pygmies to be sacrificed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tentative artist ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., and Hames Ware, in ALTER EGO No. 42, November 2004, p. 19.

How to Survive in the Jungle (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Synopsis
"Lost in the jungle...no food...no equipment...no weapons! What would you do? Here's the advice of an experienced guide..."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

The Ice-Age Men! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Bomba (ape); Laga (ice-age man)
Synopsis
Out of the prehistoric age they came to reconquer their ancient domain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Gerald McCann, but his art is much darker in inking and old faces with long noses and small chin. McCann had some "Wild Boy" stories, but not this one. Prentice is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

A Friend in Need (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Devine; Mac (dog)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jungle Weapons / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Primitive Tribesmen...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
"Primitive tribesmen in darkest Africa survive against savage jungle odds with only the crudest of weapons."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art ID by JVJ at Digital Comics Museum

The Brute's Last Fight! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Major Viseemon (High Commissioner); Brute Bronson
Synopsis
Brute Bronson is shipped out of Africa by the Commissioner, but he swears he will be back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Terror Rules The Jungle! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Chief M'Bana; Pierre Latour (villain)
Synopsis
Latour has a mad desire to escape with a fortune in precious gems, but he did not reckon with Wild Boy.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jungle Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It Lives to Eat!
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Reprints
Keywords
bats; Elephants; fighting fish; maidens of south Nigeria; the Gazelle Boy of Egypt; the manchineel tree of the West Indies

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. ["Negro tribes of Central Africa..."]
    Jungle Oddities
  3. 2. The Killers of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. How to Survive in the Jungle
  5. 4. The Ice-Age Men!
    Wild Boy
  6. 5. A Friend in Need
  7. 6. ["Primitive Tribesmen..."]
    Jungle Weapons
  8. 7. The Brute's Last Fight!
    Joe Barton
  9. 8. Terror Rules The Jungle!
    Wild Boy
  10. 9. ["It Lives to Eat!"]
    Jungle Oddities
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