Here is another obscure jungle character making his debut in the Catacombs thanks to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos who has provided 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.
The origin of Jungo the Man Beast is from the golden age series, Sparkling Stars #15 (Jul. 1946); originally published by Holyoke. The cover is included today as a bonus feature. There are no writer/artist credits for me to share with you, although I will have more Jungo adventures in the queue, so maybe that will change.
Phil Gant was the macho star of the "Jungo" movie serial and he eventually traveled to Africa in order to prove that he could really live the life of a jungle lord. However, upon arriving in the “Dark Continent”, he somehow received a blow to his head which gave him amnesia and the mistaken belief that he really was Jungo, the Man-Beast. Watch as his Hollywood friends and fiance, Gloria Dean, rescue him and try to restore his memory. Gant eventually recovers his memory; then he and Gloria (who strangely alternates between calling him Phil and Jungo) become rulers of a tribe on some lost tropical looking island. The idea has similarities to the plot of ERB's "The Lion Man" only in that case the actor thinking he's Tarzan is a complete coward, which his amnesia does nothing to alleviate.