Nyoka the Jungle Girl makes her debut appearance in the Catacombs with today's golden age adventure, "Death in the Desert" from Master Comics #51 (June 1944), originally published by Fawcett Comics. This story is Part II of an arc known as "The Death Rug Serial" and I'm sorry to launch Nyoka in the middle of an in-progress tale, but the scan for the first part of this continued story wasn't of very high quality.
The writer of this adventure is credited as "Rod Reed" (?), but the artwork is definitely by Jack Sparling. As always, the Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.