Another issue of Rima The Jungle Girl brings more gorgeous artwork courtesy of Nestor Redondo, plus some nice work from Alex Niño on the Space Voyagers backup, all wrapped in a Joe Kubert cover. It makes for a pretty package. The words are presumably provided by Robert Kanigher, and it would not break my heart to see this all collected in a trade paperback. A pretty paperback!
For reprints to expand this into a faux 100-pagers, we'll go back to the Golden Age for a few adventure strips featuring female leads. Lady Danger, an obscure back up strip from Sensation Comics, appeared in both of our previous 100-Page FAKE! editions of Rima, so why not go for a third? She's joined here by another Sensation backup (Astra, Girl Of The Future), plus Overland Coach from the pages of All-American Western.
While those were all backup features, both Nyoka The Jungle Girl and Moon Girl starred in their own titles, from Fawcett Comics and EC Comics respectively. The real-world DC Comics never held the rights to either character, but it's close enough for the Boppinverse! We've thrown in an unpublished Moon Girl cover as a bonus pinup.
Rima the Jungle Girl in "Rio Lama," Rima The Jungle Girl # 3 (August-September 1974)
Nyoka the Jungle Girl in "The Peace Plant!," Nyoka The Jungle Girl # 3 (Spring 1946)
Moon Girl and The Prince in "Rockets For Riches!," Moon Girl # 3 (Spring 1948)
Overland Coach starring Tony Barrett in "The Bushwacked Baggage!," All-American Western # 124 (February-March 1952)
Lady Danger in "The Triple Threat!," Sensation Comics # 88 (April 1949)
Astra, Girl Of The Future in "The Port Of Missing Space Ships!," Sensation Comics # 102 (March-April 1951)
Space Voyagers in "The Hot Spot," Rima The Jungle Girl # 3 (August-September 1974)
All characters copyright their respective owners. The Nyoka story is now public domain; I suspect the rest of the '40s and '50s material used here is also PD, but we'll play it safe and only depict this bounty of comic-book goodness via representative sample pages. I share the entire package with my subscribers. This issue was a lot of fun to assemble, so I betcha will be returning to Rima's world again soon.
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