Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wambi the Jungle Boy in "The White Elephant" (Fiction House;1941)

Wambi the Jungle Boy had an innate ability to communicate with the lower order, even when the animals made no sound at all. In fact, Wambi's best friends were an Indian-variety elephant named Tawn, and Ogg the Gorilla. All three appear in an untitled tale written by Roy S. Smith that I’ve dubbed "The White Elephant" from Jungle Comics #16 (Apr.1941); originally published by Fiction House, alongside Shikkar the Tiger, Reynar the Wolf and the Rajah of Kaahki. The elephant cub in this story is supposed to be white, but the poor thing is colored gray throughout. The artwork is by Henry Kiefer. 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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