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Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) comic books 1938-1955

  • Issue #1
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 1
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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "Rampage!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Art Peddy; Movie stunt woman Jane Hastings elects to stay in the Congo at the end of filming a movie; She is given the name "Jann" by the natives. "Fire Spirit," script by Don Rico, art by Ogden Whitney; Waku makes an oath of pacifism to his dying father, necessitating that he not participate in the ritual to determine the new king of the Bantus; The kingship is awarded to Mabu, who promptly beings to use the Bantu warriors to enrich himself; Lalei, Waku's girlfriend, pretends to be the spirit of Waku's father and releases him from his oath. "Strange Valley" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The Challenge of the Pit!", script by Don Rico, art by Jack Katz; The lioness Nami has a litter of cubs and their father, Nuba, is determined to train them to be strong and independent. "The Fangs of the Big Cat!", art by Sid Greene; Cliff must rescue a amateur hunter from a man-eating tiger. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 2
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    • INCOMPLETE. Most of first page missing and several large pieces clipped. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Carl Burgos. "Jungle Fever!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; Jann goes deep into the swampland to get the rare red orchid for Pat Mahoney to photograph; Unfortunately, the smell of this orchid causes a fever in Jann's jungle friends so she has to go even deeper into the swampland to find the rare black orchid which can cure the fever; She finds it but has to fight off dinosaurs and a living wall of thorns to get it. "Valley of the Dead!", script by Don Rico, art by Fred Kida; Hoda, the Bantus' witchdoctor, conjures up zombies to kill Waku so that Hoda can become chief. "Fatal Return" text story. "The Outcast!", script by Don Rico, art by George Tuska; A white leopard kitten is abandoned by its mother who fears that the father will reject it; When the white leopard has grown to adulthood, he encounters his family, who accept him. "The Head-Hunters!", script by Don Rico, art by Joe Maneely; Cliff looks for a giant spider and finds it being worshiped by a native tribe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 3

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "The Screaming Terror!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A Soviet agent creates a mechanized mastodon skeleton to frighten the natives away from a space where the Soviets intend to construct an airfield; Jann uses the mastodon to stampede a group of animals into the Soviet camp, killing them all. "Vengeance of the Fire God!", script by Don Rico, art by Fred Kida; Waku is tricked into relinquishing his chieftanship to his friend, Jobu. "The Fatal Clue!" text story. "Jungle Night!", script by Don Rico, art by Bob Forgione; A tired, aging lion works mightily to find food. "Fanged Death!", script by Don Rico, art by Al Hartley; A group of tigers stalks Cliff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 4
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    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Syd Shores. "Fanged Fury!", script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Jann adopts a lion cub that she believes has been orphaned. "Jungle War!", script by Don Rico, art by Fred Kida; Waku refuses to lead his men into war against Rakatu but is willing to challenge Rakatu to single combat to the death. "Jungle Gold" text story. "Rampage!", script by Don Rico, art by Sid Greene; Omo leads the jungle animals to safety ahead of a wild fire. "Hurricane!", script by Don Rico, art by Joe Maneely; Cliff eradicates a nest of pythons that had long plagued the local tribe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 5
    • Discounted from $35.00.
    • 5" tear in front cover.
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    • Spine reinforced with tape on interior.

    Cover art by Russ Heath. "Jungle Fangs!", script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; The natives are aroused by a Kremlin agent to drive out Pat and Jann. "Blood Brother to the Lions!", script by Don Rico, art by Fred Kida; When the outcast Kom kidnaps Lalei, Waku pursues them with the lion, Naru; When they are all threatened by a forest fire, Kom surrenders and acknowledges Waku as his chief. "Jungle Diplomats" text story. "The Hidden Death!", script by Don Rico, art by Syd Shores; Serpo seeks food for his family. "The Trap!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; Cliff's client, Warner, is trying to commit suicide to atone for a real estate swindle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 6
    • Discounted from $64.00.

    Cover pencils by Syd Shores. "The White Peril!", script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Jann helps Pat track down a herd of albino rhinoceroses. "The Test of the Thousand Perils!", art by Fred Kida; Zabo and the witch doctor attempt to murder Waku during a bravery ritual in order for Zabo to become chief. "Jungle Stampede" text story. "Bull Elephant!", script by Don Rico, art by Syd Shores; It seems that Guro has gone mad but a tick bird finds a thorn in his foot; Its removal returns Guro to sanity. Untitled story, script by Don Rico, art by Don Heck; Cliff and the other hunters must come to the rescue of old Pop and the over-eager Grogg. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Jungle Tales (1954 Atlas) 7
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    • 1" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Final issue of the series (becomes Jann of the Jungle with # 8). Cover art by Carl Burgos. "Swamp Fever!", script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Jann and Pat encounter a scientist whose experiments have led him to infect jungle animals with a swamp fever that drives them mad. "Trial by Fire!", script by Don Rico, art by Fred Kida; When Kojii of the Kabis kidnaps Lalei in order to force Waku to abdicate his throne, Waku uses leads the enemy on a wild goose chase. "Jungle Fortress" text story. "Beast of Prey!", script by Don Rico, art by Syd Shores; Lions begin fighting each other and allow their prey to escape. "Rhino," script by Don Rico, art by Don Heck; An amateur hunter is persuaded to give up hunting by an encounter with a bull rhino protecting its family. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.