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Jo-Jo Comics (1945) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 1

    Art by Larry Page, J.L. Keene, Bud Davis, Cy King, Tod Kay, Bill Zug and Pat King. Cover by Larry Page. Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. The O'Brine Twins find an abandoned baby while lost in New York's Prospect Park; Walter the Waiter drives the boss crazy with his inept shenanigans; Mr. Snard and his gang of animal crooks plot an armored-car heist. O'Brine Twins; Walter the Waiter; Karrots; Crime in No. 9; Mike the M.P.; Sweet Sue; Daddy Does It!; Eddie's Son. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 2

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    Art by Frank Little and others. Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. Bobby Bee turns a mushroom into a home; Inept pilot Loop O'Day wants to join a stunt show, but his flying is dangerous enough already; US Treasury trucks are mysteriously disappearing in a flash of lightning. Bobby Bee; Popgun Pete; Laff Parade; No Time to Grow Up; Loop O'Day; Electro and the Paper Man; Roscoe Bear. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 3

    Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. Walter the Waiter accidentally salts, insults and assaults an important customer; Ivan the Terrible is a grouchy Cossack, like a Russian Yosemite Sam; Young Tommy Tot has humorous hijinks. Walter the Waiter; Ivan the Terrible; Tommy Tot; Jerry Jingle. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 4

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  • Issue #5
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 5

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    Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. Skunk Red Camphor accepts a dare to enter a haunted house; Senor Tamale, who as a parrot in a sailor hat is neither senor nor tamale, get s stranded on a desert island; Neighborhood ruffians decide to play a trick when young Percy has to make a delivery to a haunted house, but ghosts have the last laugh. O'Brine Twins; Senor Tamale; Red Camphor; Percy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 6

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    Art by Frank Little and others. Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. Skunk Red Camphor finds a four-leaf clover; Marty Monk gets a date with Miss Moneybelt; Barko the dog gets a package in the mail. Ivan the Terrible: Oh My Gosh!; Senor Tamale; A Bright Idea; Red Camphor; Marty Monk; Catsy and Barko. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7A
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 7A
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    • Tape over tear on back cover. Torn piece missing from last page, minor interruption of art and story.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, interrupts art and story. Full spine split (taped).

    Bondage cover. Series changes theme from cartoon antics to jungle adventure. "Jo-Jo Congo King" features begin. In order of appearance: "Sports Stars on the Horizon"; "Jo-Jo Congo King" presents Jo-Jo's mate as "Gwenna", the first of four names assigned to the character before receiving her fifth and final name, "Tanee", in Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #8; "The Weird Adventure of The Bloodthirsty Devil Plant and a Blundering Madman!" presents Jo-Jo's mate as "Geesa", the second of four names assigned to the character before receiving her fifth and final name, "Tanee", in Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #8; "Bronze Man"; "The Purple Tigress"; "It's True"; and "Good Sports in Music". "Be Yourself, Daisybelle!" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7B
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 7B

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    In order of appearance: "Double Doors of Doom!" presents Jo-Jo's mate as "Yolda", the third of four names assigned to the character before receiving her fifth and final name, "Tanee", in Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #8; "Jo-Jo Congo King" presents Jo-Jo's mate as "Safra", the last of four names assigned to the character before receiving her fifth and final name, "Tanee", in Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #8; "Pop-Gun Pete, Rose of the West"; "Otombo to the Rescue!" text story by Paul Garry. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 8
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine rebuild and amateur piece fill.

    Stories present Jo-Jo's mate as "Tanee", the fifth and final name assigned to the character after being referred to in previous issues as "Gwenna", "Geesa", "Yolda", and "Safra". In order of appearance: "The Mountain of Skulls!"; "The Screaming Village!"; "Minature Men!"; "Jungle Oddities, The Braining Stone and The Woman's Touch"; and "Tropical Topics, The Alligator". "Gorilla-Man" text story by Bob Manning, reprinted in Captain Kidd (1949) #25. Indicia states "JO-JO". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 9

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    Jack Kamen cover. Matt Baker art throughout? In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Death of the Fanged Lady!"; "Tropical Topics, Cannibals"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Wulfa and the Blood Beasts"; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, Devil Land!". "Barricade" text story. Indicia states "JO-JO". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 10
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    • Cover detached. Staple rust. Heavy oxidation and brittle paper.

    All stories reprinted in Terrifying Tales (1953) #11. In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Tiny Tyrants!"; "Jungle Curiosities" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Trance of Terror!"; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, Ransom for the Dead!". "Death Dance" text story reprinted in Zago Jungle Prince (1948) #4, Crimes by Women (1948) #9, Spook (1954) #28, and Strange Mysteries (1958 I.W. Reprint) #9. Indicia states "JO-JO". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 11

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    Jack Kamen bondage cover. In order of appearance: "The Water Warriors!"; "The Cutthroat Caravan"; and "Vulture Birdmen!". "Decoy for Death" text story reprinted in Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #18, Famous Crimes (1948) #13, and Famous Crimes (1948) #51 and retitled and reprinted as "Brother of Death" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14. Indicia states "JO-JO". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 12

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    Cover by Jack Kamen. Jungle adventure in the tradition of Tarzan from Fox Feature Syndicate. Jo-Jo and Tanee are captured and tortured by the chieftain of the Valley of Jade, who is building a giant statue of himself; The Mozambii tribe attacks, in a story with a bathing scene that was somewhat risque for 1948; A mad priest demands sacrifices to his gigantic multi-armed idol. Fun gorilla-girl cover, probably by Jack Kamen. The Jade Juggernaut; The Death Moat of the Mozambii; Mask of the Swahili Terror; Eyeless Idol of Gaza. There was no issue #13. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 14
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    • Heavy spine splitting through interior wraps (brittle).

    Cover by Jack Kamen. Jungle adventure in the tradition of Tarzan from Fox Feature Syndicate. The sinister Learda captures Jo-Jo and Tanee so she can transplant their brains into leopards' bodies; Female hunter and filmmaker Brette Winston competes with Tanee for Jo-Jo's affections, eventually resorting to a fight with Tanee; A British lady visiting the jungle tries to charm Jo-Jo after losing most of her clothing in a tiger attack. The Leopards of Learda; Revenge of the White Shrew; Jungle Tryst; Rocks of Revenge. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 15

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    Cover featured in Fredric Wertham's "The Comics...Very Funny!" in "The Saturday Review of Literature", May 29, 1948. In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Flaming Fiend!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Death Traps of Earth!"; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Huntress of Dead Moon Valley!". "Stigma in Death" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 16
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scratch on front of case; Other - see grading notes
    • Cracking to lower back side of slab and small piece of plastic missing from bottom right edge.
    • Label #1014150001

    Art by Matt Baker. Cover by Jack Kamen. Jungle adventure in the tradition of Tarzan, featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. A beautiful woman named Rana frees captured elephants as part of a revenge plot against the man who killed her father; Jo-Jo contends with beautiful redheaded warrior Zanto, her deadly all-female tribe, and the octopi that do her bidding. Upside-down bondage cover, probably by Jack Kamen. The Golden Gorilla; The Crimson Scourge; The Kingdom of Radiance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 17

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    Jack Kamen bondage cover. Art by Matt Baker. Jungle adventure in the tradition of Tarzan, featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. An insane actor brings his madness to Jo-Jo's jungle; A deadly painter threatens the tribes of Jo-Jo's land. Yet another bondage cover, probably by Jack Kamen, this one featuring a blonde for a change of pace. The Stark-Mad Thespian; Master of the Poisoned Brush; Curse of the Witch Doctor; Rumbling Plains of Larabe. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 18

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Ivory Killer!" reprinted as "The Ivory Killer.." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #9; "Tropical Topics, Zanzibar" reprinted in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #5; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Death Traveler!" reprinted as "Death Traveler.." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #6 and Jungle Adventures (1971 Skywald) #1; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Forsaken City!" reprinted as "Weird City.." in Blue Bolt (1949) #119 and as "Forsaken City" in Jungle Adventures (1971 Skywald) #3. "Jungle Thirst" text story reprinted from Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #14. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 19

    All comic stories except "Sweet Sue" reprinted in Terrifying Tales (1953) #12. In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Movie Murder!" reprinted with new splash panel as "The Image of Horror.." in Terrifying Tales (1953) #12; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Gladiators of Gore!" reprinted as "Gladiators of Gore" in Terrifying Tales (1953) #12; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Talisman Pearl!" reprinted as "Talisman Pearl" in Terrifying Tales (1953) #12; and "Sweet Sue". "For Batter or Worse" text story reprinted in Pedro (1950) #18. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 20

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Murderous Butchers of Mauri!"; "Chugwater Wyoming, How It Got It's Name"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Death Goes to College!"; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, Nightmare of Destruction!" retitled and reprinted as "Nightmare of Destruction.." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #19. "An Eye for an Eye!" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 21
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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Double Double-Cross!"; "The Cowboy and the Cayman! Cowboy Standing on His Pony!"; "The Cowboy and the Cayman! Cowboy Lassoes Cayman in a Shrunken Pool!" reprinted in Ramar of the Jungle (1954) #2; Jo-Jo Congo King, The Meteors From Satan!"; "Our Good Neighbor...The South American Cowbow! Branding Time!" and "Our Good Neighbor...The South American Cowbow! Gaucho of the Past!" reprinted in Ramar of the Jungle (1954) #2; "Jungle-Venture!" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; and "Movie Mysteries" by George Gukell. "The Sheriff's Signal!" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 22

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    All comic stories reprinted in Jungle Adventures (1963 Super Comics) #17. In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Fantastic Tusks of Terror!" also retitled and reprinted as "Tusks of Terror.." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #5; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Tanee's Trail!" also retitled and reprinted as "Terror Trail.." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #6; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Idol of Many Faces!" also retitled and reprinted as "Ghostly Idol.." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #120; and "Tropical Topics" also reprinted in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #6. "Out of the Frying Pan" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 23

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    All stories reprinted in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #18. In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, Tarantula Men!!"; "World Facts" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth, also reprinted in Jungle Adventures (1971 Skywald) #2; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Feathered Serpent!" also reprinted in Jungle Adventures (1971 Skywald) #3; "Wild Betty of the West" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; "The Saga of British Caryl"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Rodent Island!" also reprinted in Jungle Adventures (1971 Skywald) #2; "Dream Mystery" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; and "Western Facts". "The Greedy Leopard" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 24

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, Battle of the Monsters!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Duel With Death!" retitled and reprinted as "Duel With Death..." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #123; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Garden of Lost Maidens!" retitled and reprinted as "Terror of the Lost Maidens" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #13 and retitled and reprinted as "Spook of the Congo, The Garden of Lost Maidens!" in Spook (1954) #29; and "The Congo is Fatal to Fakers, Fate of a Faker..." reprinted in Sabu the Elephant Boy (1950) #2. "Lost in the Jungle" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 25
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #E13BBD-047

    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Seven Sleepers of Sarkok!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Spell of Doom..."; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Plague That Walked Like a Man!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The City of Hate!"; and "Myths of Madness, The Haunted Maiden!". "Still in the Jungle" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 26

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Weird Whispers of Death!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Cobra Queen and Her Terror Troops!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Fortunate Fool!"; and "The Mocking Miser! Miser From Murder!". "Tat'teeta and Jungle Justice" text story reprinted in Dorothy Lamour (1950) #3. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 27
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    • Cover detached.
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Water damage and mold.

    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, Lost Legions..."; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Cobra Kiss..." reprinted as "The Cobra Kiss." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #121; "The Vengeance of Voodoo! The Case of the Shrunken Heads!" reprinted as "The Case of the Shrunken Heads.." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #121; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Slave Traders of Death". "The Slave Trader" text story reprinted in Zoo Funnies (1953 2nd Series Capitol/Charlton) #10. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 28

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Copy Mad Killers...."; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Disappearing Bullets!" reprinted as "Bullets of Terror..." in Terrors of the Jungle (1952) #8; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Medicine Men Murders!" reprinted as "The Medicine Men Murders..." in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #13; and "A Destiny Denied! The Mummy Lovers...". "The African Constabulary" text story reprinted in Jungle Jo (1950) #1. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 29

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    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Doomed World..."; "Jo-Jo Congo King, Maneuvers and Murder." retitled and reprinted as "Clibo Congo King, Maneuvers and Murder" in Zoo Funnies (1953 2nd Series Capitol/Charlton) #12 and swiped as "Traitor's Island" in GI in Battle (1952 1st Series) #1 and The Fighting Man Annual (1952) #1; "The Pattern Carved by Fate! Goddess of Rock!" retitled and reprinted as "Idol of Death!" in Voodoo (1952 Ajax/Farrell) #2 and Complete Voodoo: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2015 IDW) #1-1ST; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Dauntless Dowager!!". "Movies in the Jungle" text story reprinted in Ramar of the Jungle (1954) #4. Numbering continues with My Desire (1949-1950 Fox Features) #31. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.