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Subj: Nyoka
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 at 05:00:20 pm EST (Viewed 125 times)

A few nights ago, I read Charlton's Nyoka, the Jungle Girl #14 from 1955. The cover features a blonde ( inside, she's a brunette) Nyoka rescuing a lion cub. Facially, to me. this cover Nyoka resembles Judy Garland. Nyoka is featured in a three-part story in which she fights to protect her junglr guide license from being cancelled after mysterious, cruel deaths of jungle animals point to negligence on Nyoka's part. Enter the griffin - huge part bird, part lion creature that is the guilty party. Anyways, there is a flock of these animals and it is up to Nyoka and her allies to save the day Fantastic premise for a jungle story! And that's what piqued my interest - I l enjoy this type of adventure with seemingly powerless humans versus huge animals. Will wit and resourcefulness overcome strength and power? I believe that the Nyoka title was transferred to Charlton from Fawcett when Fawcett decided to leave the comic book business. This story does seems like a Fawcett Captain Marvel - type tale . Maybe it was left over from the Fawcett inventory.Besides the entertaining story, the artwork is detailed and very good. The back-up story is Jo-Jo, Congo King. Jo-Jo looks like he can be Tarzan's twin brother although his hair seems longer.. Fine art on this short story about a crooked, deceitful newsman plotting his way to the top. I really enjoyed this issue and, best of all, I picked it up at Half-Price Books for a $1 (outside spine is taped but stories are intact with 2 interior minor tears.)

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