Monday, December 19, 2011

Nyoka the Jungle Girl in "The Voodoo Drums of Death" (Fawcett;1945)

Chapter  I: "Death Is The Pilot
Chapter II: "Shark Island"
Chapter III: "Voodoo Hoodoo"
Chapter IV: "Dinner Music--for Cannibals"
Nyoka the Jungle Girl #2 was the first issue of her ongoing Fawcett Comics series, after her long and successful run in Master Comics. Her self-titled series ran until #76 (June 1953). There was a previously published #1 issue featuring Nyoka, but it was a 1942 Fawcett Comics one-shot simply called "Jungle Girl". The artwork for this terrific full-issue tale called "The Voodoo Drums of Death" is by the team of Rod Reed and Harry Anderson. Nyoka's comic book adventures tended to follow a specific pattern, always broken up into chapters like the cliffhanger serials that were popular at the movies during the golden age of Hollywood; not surprising since the character got her start in the cinema, too. The four parts of this exciting story are "Death is the Pilot"; "Shark Island"; "Voodoo Hoodoo"; and "Dinner Music--for Cannibals". 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. Enjoy!

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