Thursday, February 4, 2010


NYOKA THE JUNGLE GIRL, thanks to two serials devoted to her adventures, was one of the longer-lasting jungle-heroines in Golden Age comics. A lot of her covers don't emphasize fighting-action as this one does, but the interiors are often chock-ful of lots of fistfights between Nyoka and her opponents, many of whom were burly-looking guys. Fawcett Comics, which purchased the right to adapt the movie-created franchise, treated Nyoka pretty much like any male character: sexless, but really good in a fight.

The readers must've liked her despite the fact that she was more often seen in jungle togs than in some bikini-like affair, for she lasted about eight years in comic books.

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