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Kaanga (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Kaanga (1949) 1
    • 1" spine split from bottom with some splitting through wraps. Tape on interior front cover and a few pages.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom through cover and all wraps. Interior oxidation.
    • Tape along length of spine.
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    Cover art by John Celardo. Untitled story; A plane crash strands a trio of explorers on the rim of an ancient volcano; Kaänga and Ann offer assistance and they are all attacked by the Ka-winas, an ancient tribe determined to keep their home inside the volcano a secret; Kaänga uses the explorers' dynamite to ignite the volcano and destroy the Ka-winas and pushes the plane off the rim to glide to the jungle below; Kaänga and the explorers fly the plane into the Valley of Mist where they find Carthina, a lost Carthaginian outpost. Untitled story; A witch doctor, travels from village to village taking two maidens from each to use as "helpers"; In reality, he is selling them as slaves; He takes Ann, and all the slaves are liberated by Kaänga. "The Green-Eyed Monster" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, art by Ruben Moreira. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Kaanga (1949) 2

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    Cover art by Jack Kamen. Untitled story, pencils by Tom Cataldo, inks by Ruben Moreira; Bull Brannigan hopes to drain a lake near the Mgombas village and expose an ancient city that he expects to be full of treasure; Brannigan suspects that Kaänga will interfere with his scheme and attempts to have both Kaänga and Ann sacrificed to the Mgombas' spider-god; Kaänga manages to escape and Brannigan is killed by the spiders. "Fire-Birds from the Sky!", art by Tom Cataldo; Bronson, an unscrupulous con man convinces the Tulagis that he commands the sky gods, using hot air balloons in his deception; Kaänga exposes him and watches him fall to his death. Untitled story, pencils by Tom Cataldo; Kaänga's arbitration of a dispute over an idol is not received well by the cliff people who steal the idol and Ann, with the intent of sacrificing her to the idol. "Boomerang Juju" text story by Frank Riddell. "The Dead Who Could Not Sleep," pencils by Tom Cataldo; Unscrupulous archaeologists trick the N'ganas into believing that the N'gana gods are alive; Kaänga and N'geeso expose their plans to steal the N'ganas' treasures. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Kaanga (1949) 3
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover coming loose at staples.

    "The Return of the Lion-Men!", art by Ruben Moreira (as Rubi Moore); A con man comes to the jungle and convinces the Tulans to give him whatever he asks for in order to have it sacrificed to their gods; Fearing Kaänga's interference, he orders the natives to bring him Ann whom he plans to kill. "The Panther Lord!", art by Ruben Moreira; A white man-led leopard cult kidnaps Ann for sacrifice. "King of the Congo Beasts" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, art by Ruben Moreira; Dr. Marr's scientific expedition captures a white ape; Nilo, riding from the land of the Lake of Mists attacks the safari in order to free the ape, which is sacred to her people; They also take Dr. Marr. Kaänga and Ann pursue them; Ann is captured, but Kaänga frees both her and Dr. Marr. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Kaanga (1949) 4
    Published 1950 by Fiction House.

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    Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Ann and Zulu are captured by a hostile tribe bent on exacting revenge on Kaänga for a murder they believe he committed; Kaänga frees his companions and forces the witch doctor to admit to framing Kaänga. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Kaänga is framed by treasure hunters for an attack on the Tanganis and theft of their sacred treasure; The treasure hunters capture Ann. Kaänga rescues Ann and exposes the treasure hunters' tricks. Untitled story; Kaänga leads what he believes to be a group of scientists to the N'glios' Temple; They are in fact, treasure hunters; The N'glios attack the party; It is only after Kaänga is rescued from drowning by the N'glios' chief that the deception is exposed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Kaanga (1949) 5
    Published 1950 by Fiction House.
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    Cover art by Jack Kamen. "Terror At Kaliko!", pencils by Robert Webb; El Hammad impersonates the deceased M'zabi and orders M'zabis men to kill Ann and Zulu; Kaänga frees his companions and exposes El Hammad as an imposter. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Posing as ivory traders, Carver and Strang attempt to persuade Kaänga to protect them from a pursuing tribe. Kaänga soon discovers that the ivory traders have stolen the tribe's sacred treasure; He captures the two traders and restores the treasure to the tribe. Untitled story, pencils by Charles Nicholas; Kaänga and Zulu rescue Ann and a hunting safari from the slaver, Sheikh Chandar. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Kaanga (1949) 6
    Published 1950 by Fiction House.

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    Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Kaänga and Ann help restore twin bird priestesses Tantia and Fortuna to the rule of their ancient city. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; A crocodile cult takes Ann and Cynthia Kenyon, daughter of Kaänga's friend Captain Kenyon, to use as sacrifices to their crocodile god; Kaänga rescues the women and traps the cultists in a blind canyon for arrest by the commissioner's men. Untitled story; Bombura of the Zanzulus and L'gora of the tree people plot to pit their people against each other in a war that will lead to the overthrow of the queen of the tree people; Kaänga works for peace between the tribes but is forced to fight both of the plotters. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Kaanga (1949) 7

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story; The Bafutis enter a gorilla in Kaänga's annual games. Untitled story, art by George Tuska; Zizi, a French criminal, lays siege to Fort LeBoyne in order to free his girlfriend, Sata, who has been condemned to die; Camilla rouses the near-by native village to lift the siege. "Phantom of the Tree Tribes" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story; While Kaänga is away, helping the Majelu boys with their manhood ritual, Ann and the Majelu chief, Baruto, are taken captive by a treasure hunter aiming to loot the Majelu temple; Kaänga arrives and rescues Ann and the chief and defeats the thief. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Kaanga (1949) 8

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Borungu witch doctor, B'fonga, schemes with treasure hunters to steal the Bufungus' sacred idol. Kaänga exposes Borungu and restores the idol to the tribe. "When the Earth was Young" non-fiction African Wild Life story, art by Fran Hopper. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; During their annual war games, the L'dongu sub-chief frames the Bathongas with the crime of attempting to kill during the games; Kaänga exposes D'burra's plot and restores peace between the tribes. "Jackal Justice" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Crooked trader Sanchez ambushes the B'kutas' gift for the commissioner of trained elephants; Kaänga defeats Sanchez's force and captures Sanchez for punishment by the commissioner. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Kaanga (1949) 9

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Satina, an animal trainer, hopes to take a sacred ape back to the United States; Kaänga rescues the ape and restores it to the jungle. "The Sky Serpents' Prey!" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story; The medicine man of the bird people misinterprets a prophecy and for a while, the bird people believe Kaänga to be evil; But when Kaänga assists women being attacked by wild dogs, the bird people realize the truth. Untitled story; A young couple steal an idol and are pursued by a shape shifting witch until Tabu takes the idol and returns it to her. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Hagar, priestess of the apes, warns Amrâna, the tribal prince, that his people should continue to pay tribute to the ape god; Amrâna refuses until he and his men are attacked by the apes and saved by Hagar. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Kaanga (1949) 10
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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Seeking revenge on those who took his command away, Capt. Damon and his twin daughters wreak havok throughout Kaänga's jungle. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Treasure hunters want to know the location of the plane wreck that brought Ann to Kaänga's jungle, believing that it contains valuable jewels; Kaänga helps raise the wreck and then insures that the treasure hunters are eaten by crocodiles; Ann declines to look at the planes passenger manifest and burns it. Untitled story, art by Marcia Snyder; A white renegade leads a band of slavers who are taking pygmy girls while disguised as gorillas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Kaanga (1949) 11

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; In an effort to photograph an annual gorilla mating ritual, Prof. Lynne and his daughter visit Kaänga's jungle; Their safari guide, Cass, schemes to create faked footage and to murder the Lynnes; Kaänga foils the scheme and a real gorilla kills Cass. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Seeking a cure for N'geeso's paralysis, Kaänga and N'geeso go to a far off valley, where they find a tribe of whites living in a style from ancient history; Kaänga inadvertently interrupts a courtship ritual and angers a giant named Gortha who makes it his purpose in life to kill Kaänga and destroy the city because of the slight given him by the city's princess. Untitled story; Camilla prevents the assassination of a chief by his witch doctor. "Gorilla Hunt" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; N'tomba is leading his people on murderous raids; He captures a trio of hunters and Ann, planning to execute them; Kaänga arrives in time to prevent the executions, and N'tomba is dethroned in a duel with one of the hunters. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Kaanga (1949) 12

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Lansing, a trader scarred by a rifle accident for which he blames Kaänga, is collecting slaves from among the pygmies for his gold mining operation; Kaänga, N'geeso, and Ann ride to the rescue of the slaves and Lansing is killed. "Primitive African Cults" Jungle Facts. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Treasure hunter Luca works with witch doctor Lago to discover the location of a tribe's hidden jewels; Determining that the jewels are located in the river bed, they dam the river, causing drought in Kaänga's jungle. Untitled story, art by Fran Hopper; Camilla hears that Senga (an evil Zombi queen that reportedly cannot die) has declared that K'Bali must die; She rescues K'Bali from a leopard and sends a message that K'Bali will tell Senga's secrets; Senga kidnaps him and gives K'Bali a knife and tell him to kill her so that she can prove that she can't be killed. "The Queen's Curse" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Treasure hunters are seeking a little boy with a treasure map hidden in his clothes; Kaänga and Ann protect the child and find his parents. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Kaanga (1949) 13
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1994172013

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. "Death Web of the Amazons"; A trader refuses to sell guns to a spider cult. In retaliation, they capture him and attempt to have him killed by leopards; Kaänga rescues him and agrees to investigate the spider cult; When he arrives at their village, he attacks them and overcomes their queen, who is bound over for the colonial commissioner. "Map of Mystery"; Believing that Kaänga has an old prospector's map to the Katanga mine fields, Weber and his henchmen kidnap Ann and then attack Kaänga; Kaänga quickly dispatches them and explains that the only map was in the prospector's head. "The Music Box" text story. Untitled story, art by Kurt Caesar; In the Katangah Swamp, a Leopard Girl is trying to drive Mrs. Lawson and her husband off a jungle outpost. "Safari of Savage Spears"; A pair of treasure hunters track an archaeologist to his dig, only to find that what they believed to be gold idols were made of gilded clay. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Kaanga (1949) 14
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    • Chipping.

    Untitled story, art by John Celardo; Ann is taken by slavers; Kaänga and N'geeso pursue and rescue her. "Slave Galley of the Lost Nile," art by John Celardo; A schemer from Princess Valla's city comes to Kaänga's jungle and takes the princess's bracelet from Kaänga; Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso pursue the thief back to the city, where Ann is taken captive; The schemer, Kasna, demands that Valla follow the law and wed the holder of the bracelet; if she refuses, he will kill Ann. Untitled story, art by Kurt Caesar (as Jack Away); King of the Congo vs. Gloria and Rex. "The Mark of the Python" text story by Frank Riddell. "Beware the Gorilla-Master," art by John Celardo; Mad scientist Roho takes N'Tito's brain and places it in ape; He then kidnaps Ann and plans to allow the ape inhabiting N'Titi's body to kill her; Kaänga and N'Tito arrive in time to save Ann but N'Tito and Roho are both killed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Kaanga (1949) 15
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    Untitled story, art by John Celardo; The overseers of the Hamiltons' mine discover that a vein previously thought to be worked out still has yields; They plot to kill the Hamiltons and claim the mine for themselves; They are foiled by Kaänga. "The Black Carpet of Death," inks by Tony D'Adamo; A pair of rhinoceros hunters are beset by soldier ants. "Matago's Drum" text story. "Lobengula"; Brief history of the conflict between Zulu king Lobengula and British imperial forces. Untitled story, pencils by Matt Baker; Camilla extracts a promise from the chief of a tribe that follows a crocodile cult to never again attack trading posts, but the witch doctor of the tribe, secretly a white renegade, attack a trader's steamboat; Camilla and the Ulangoas fight off the cultists and the witch doctor is killed in the melee. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Kaanga (1949) 16

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; Captain Rawls of the colonial police and asks Kaänga to assist him in locating the Blanton-Becker party; During their pursuit, they are attacked by a mammoth. "The Fifth Ace" text story by A. J. Castanon. "The Cave-Man Valley," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and his party enter a volcano through an entrance blasted by Becker; They discover that the jungle inside the volcano is home to many prehistoric monsters; They also find that Becker had imprisoned his partners, the Blanton's, and was looting the golden idols of the jungle. "The Men with Tails"; An anthropological expedition discovers a human tribe with tails. Untitled Sheena story, art by Robert Webb. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Kaanga (1949) 17

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. "Tembu, the Elephant!", art by Maurice Whitman; When the Iboras refuse to give warriors to the Rugas, the Rugas attack the Iboras' kraal with an enormous elephant under the command of Tembu; Trader Grant's daughter and Ann are taken hostage; Kaänga and Musungu follow the Rugas to their own country. "The Tabu City" text story by John Rensler. "The Battle of Giants, Tembu's Terror Trail," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and Musungu attack the Rugas; The battle is not going well for Kaänga, and he elects to summon Marmo to battle Tembu's giant elephant. Untitled story, art by Charles Sultan; Gorth, former lancer, seeks revenge on Inspector Brian for the amputation of Gorth's hand; Terry rescues the inspector and Gorth is killed by a charging oryx. "King of the River!", art by Maurice Whitman; Gus Corrigan, seeking his lost brother, asks Kaänga to help him; Unknown to Corrigan, his brother has been captured by a gorilla cult and the leader of the cult has given him amnesia-inducing drugs and convinced him that he is the gorilla god Jebola, returned to his people; Kaänga locates the cultists and frees Corrigan's brother and turns the cult leader over to the district commissioner. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Kaanga (1949) 18

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by John Celardo; White renegades impersonate the fire god of the B'tongis and demand the B'Tongis act as their raiding force; Kaänga exposes the impersonations and N'geeso's tribe help route the B'Tongis. "Jan Christiaan Smuts," art by Jack Abel; A brief biography of Jan Christiaan Smuts and a brief history of the formation of the Union of South Africa. "The Crypt" text story. "The Deathmaker!", art by John Celardo; Kaänga vs. The Deathmaker and Targa. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Kaanga (1949) 19

    "N'Gagi the Terrible"; Three treasure hunters plot with the Manzanis' witch doctor, Moroto, using a projection of a giant ape, to steal the Manzanis' treasures; Ann exposes the fraud, and Kaänga pursues the criminals, capturing them and restoring the treasure. Theodore Roosevelt bio, art by Mike Peppe. Oddities of the Dark Continent fact page, art by Mike Peppe. Untitled story, art by Charles Sultan; Captain Terry Thunder pursues the treasure hunter King Cobra; Cobra is a master of disguise, but Terry turns the tables and disguises himself as Cobra to infiltrate Cobra's operation; With the arrival of the lancers Cobra's men are defeated and Cobra himself perishes in a fire. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Kaanga (1949) 20
    • Extra staple holes. Scarce. Only one slabbed.

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. "The He-Lions Lair," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga, Ann, and Zulu escort Claudia Morris to her trading post; When they arrive, they learn that the Lotukos have been raiding regularly; Kaänga leaves to go to the Lokuto kraal; Ann learns that the post manager's assistant has been paying the Lokutos to raid the post and destroy it; At the Lokuto kraal, Kaänga learns the truth as well and defeats the Lokuto chief in combat in order to become the tribe's leader. "Value Received" text story by Noel Lee. "Swindle in Ivory" starring Captain Terry Thunder, art by Charles Sultan; Conmen Vinson and Marge have persuaded several tribes to wager all their ivory on a rigged duel between elephants; The plot is exposed and Vinson and Marge are trampled by elephants. "Tiger Hunt" starring Jan of the Jungle, art by Enrico Bagnoli. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.