(December 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

The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi (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

Indexer Notes

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

The Mountains of the Moon (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
The conquest of Kilimanjaro.

Indexer Notes

Andru is credited to most of the fillers by JVJ at Digital Comics Museum, and this might also be one of them.

The Dry Grip of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Kramer ?
Inks
Frank Kramer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Chief Taaba; M'Nigo
Synopsis
Animals and natives are looking for water.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Kramer credited to Wild Boy 1951-53, and Vadebonceur has Kramer as best guess on same artwork in # 6. The only artist on this series with no art samples available.

The White Robe of Courage (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Chief Jaru; Lago (son of the chief); Carao; Kaw (falcon)
Synopsis
The chief's White Robe of Courage has been handed down from father to son, but chief Jaru's son show no courage to wear it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to Wild Boy by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his old faces with long noses and small chin are easy to spot, and also the pointed heads and lack of action.

The Most Dangerous Cow (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ronaldson (hunter); Jacobs (hunter)
Reprints

The Greatest Railroad Show on Earth (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi (Table of Contents: 6)

Joe Barton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Subi; Sumi; Mr. van Voorhees
Synopsis
Joe and Sumi find uranium at the summit of Walla-Habi vulcano.
Reprints

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 lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking may be by Sachs as he is the only inker credited to Joe Burton by Jerry Bails, but his bright eyes are missing...

Hey, Kids! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Sparkie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Coming of Daro (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Kramer ?
Inks
Frank Kramer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Kaw (falcon); Jim Ferris (hunter); Byron Phelps (hunter)
Synopsis
The story of how Wild Boy found Daro, the black panther.

Indexer Notes

Same art as on the first story by a probable Kramer.

[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
Termite Nests...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
From termites to seven feet tall people of Africa.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited as a possible Mike Becker; but Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr at Digital Comics Museum seems certain of Andru on most of these fillers.

36-Piece Electric Work Kit (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Pachyderms (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Frank Slade
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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

Wild Boy (Table of Contents: 12)

Wild Boy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; animal
Characters
Daro (panther)

Indexer Notes

Drawing of Dario on back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. The Mountains of the Moon
  3. 2. The Dry Grip of Doom
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. The White Robe of Courage
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. The Most Dangerous Cow
  6. 5. The Greatest Railroad Show on Earth
    Lionel Trains
  7. 6. The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. Hey, Kids!
    Sparkie
  9. 8. The Coming of Daro
    Wild Boy
  10. 9. ["Termite Nests..."]
    Jungle Oddities
  11. 10. 36-Piece Electric Work Kit
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. The Pachyderms
    Frank Slade, Animal Trainer
  13. 12. Wild Boy
    Wild Boy
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