(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
Binding
saddle-stitched

[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: 1) (Expand) /

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

Lair of the Beast-Men (Table of Contents: 2)

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 a job designing brochures and ads for the Dark Continent. 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 a human sacrifice. After they take Janis away Charles shows up and frees Tara, who goes after the beast-men and catches up to Janis just as she is being by 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: 3)

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: 4)

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 operated by Randall Crowley, who also controls the Beast-men. He plans to kill the animals on the Dark Continent to sell their pelts. When Darkshade 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 kill while trying to escape he falls over the cliff and is impaled on one of the skinning hooks.

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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 a navy base. Nyoka reluctantly leaves him there but talks to him by radio each day. A few days into the week, Larry determines that monsoons happen often over this island and 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: 8) (Expand) /

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

AC's Jungle Girl Series (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Jungle Girl (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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