Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Master Comics #111 (January 1950-Nyoka-"The Jungle Jaunice")

Nyoka was the civilized jungle girl of the 1940s comics. Instead of running around and vine swinging in animal skins like Sheena, Rulah, Tiger Girl and the rest she wore a fairly modest blouse and shorts. While spending most of her time in the jungle she did occasionally go into the outer world. She was a civilized person whose adventures happened to be in the jungle.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this story is the artwork by H.G. Kiefer(GCD). Kiefer put great detail into his jungle drawings and the native village (p. 3). Nyoka was one of Fawcett's long lasting characters with her title ending in June 1953. Charlton purchased the rights to the character and had their own Nyoka comic from 1955 to 1957.

Also included here are some ads, and text stories. The rest of the issue will be published next week.

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