September 7, 2011
Jungle Girls : WildSide 16
The Wild Side team is back in action, as Princess Pantha, Nyoka, Cave Girl and Tygra battle giant insects, mole men and a topless witch on the island of Taragonia, in “Sandwitch”, written and drawn by Nick Northey, with inks by Nar Castro. Then, the nostalgia section brings us a Golden Age reprint of another Wild Sider, Tygra; in “The Slaves Of Babylon”. It originally appeared in Nedor/Standard’s Startling Comics #52, from 1948, and it’s drawn by the inimitable Artie Saaf. Then, Fox Feature’s Tangi returns in “The Idol With Four Paws”, drawn by Jack(Phantom Lady)Kamen, from Dagar, The Desert Hawk #16, 1948. Finally, it’s a sexy Sheena-like spoof of the genre with “Shirl, The Jungle Girl”, a 1950’s Mad-type satire by Howard Nostrand. Busty, leggy and beautiful girls in bikini animal skins- it’s like a day at the beach. Color cover by Brad Gorby and Mark Heike, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1993.