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Jungle Comics #097 [Jan'48]-52pg-c2c
Issue: #97
Published: January 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: J.F. Byrne (managing editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(credited)
Color: Color Cover; Black And White Interior Dimensions: Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Wizard of the Whirling Doom
Featuring: Kaänga
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Kaänga Ann Mason

Comic Story (10 pages) Wizard of the Whirling Doom
Featuring: Kaänga
Synopsis: Kaänga and Ann visit the village of Tonga, where their friend Bonako is to celebrate his chieftanship by use of a ritual bow. The witch doctor, D'Hama, spoils the ceremony by poisoning the bowstring and causing an arrow to be shot from hiding, killing Bonako. Kaänga exposes the trick and D'Hama is killed by the tribe.
Credits: Script: ? [as Frank Riddell] | Pencils: John Celardo | Inks: John Celardo
Genre: Jungle
Characters: D'Hama (introduction Villain Death) Bonako (introduction Kaänga Ann Mason Sulakis (African Tribe)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Simba, King of Beasts
Synopsis: When lightning starts a forest fire that traps many of the animals of his kingdom, Simba instructs the elephants in the building of a dam, in imitation of some natives he had seen earlier. The dam diverts the river, quenching the fire.
Credits: Script: ? [as Ed Hunt] | Pencils: August Froehlich (signed) | Inks: August Froehlich (signed)
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Simba N'gura (leopard)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Captain Terry Thunder
Synopsis: Raiders take the jungle fever drugs that Terry had promised to the natives at N'gwando. He and the lancers, joined by the commissioner's daughter, steam upriver and take back the drugs.
Credits: Script: ? [as Pierre La Rue] | Pencils: Charles Sultan | Inks: Charles Sultan
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Gail (introduction) N'Muli (introduction Villain) Nuba (introduction Bwana One-Eye (introduction Terry Thunder Trader Brown Keeto

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Wambi, The Jungle Boy
Synopsis: When a deer is accidentally killed through the discharge of a discarded rifle that he stumbles over, the animals all believe that Wambi has reverted to man's ways. It is only through the animals overhearing Mogawa describe what happened that Wambi is exonerated.
Credits: Script: ? [as Roy L. Smith] | Pencils: Frank Doyle | Inks: Frank Doyle
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Mogawa (introduction Villain Death)(leopard) Wambi Garno (deer) Chika (gibbon) Tawn Ogg Ahizar (cobra) Ragana (eagle) Laka (water Buffalo) Sirdah (tiger)

Text Story (5 pages) No. 4: Richard Burton
Featuring: Men of Adventure
Synopsis: Sir Richard Burton biography.
Credits: Pencils: Mike Peppe (signed) | Inks: Mike Peppe (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (6 pages) Kraal of the Dead
Featuring: Tabu
Synopsis: Ivory hunters murder any natives who spy them stealing fossil ivory from a volcano-destroyed village. Tabu arrives and allows the criminals to be gored and stomped by draft oxen.
Credits: Script: ? [as Mack] | Pencils: Maurice Whitman (signed) | Inks: Maurice Whitman (signed)
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Karl (introduction Villain) Vera (introduction Villain Death) Zaraba (introduction) M'Buli (introduction Tabu

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Camilla
Synopsis: Oil woman Sandra's partner, Thompson, attempts to prevent the filing of a joint deed to their oil claim in order to have it all for himself. Camilla exposes his plotting and Thompson is killed in an oil fire.
Credits: Script: ? [as Victor Ibsen] | Pencils: Bob Lubbers | Inks: Bob Lubbers
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Sandra (introduction) Tibu (introduction) Neesi (introduction) Daniel Thompson (introduction Villain Death) Mansunis (introduction Villains) Camilla Fang (dog)

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