Lorna, the Jungle Girl, no. 18



Lorna, the Jungle Girl, no. 18


This jungle adventure comic features a female version of Tarzan, raised in the African jungle and accompanied by her sidekick, a chimpanzee named Mikki. On this cover, two artist's signatures are visible on a rock, "Colletta and Williamson." Vince Colletta and Al Williamson worked as artists for Atlas Comics in the mid-to-late 1950s, after the implementation of the Comics Code Authority. Catherine Jurca has argued that Edgar Rice Burrough's 1912 Tarzan of the Apes is preoccupied with domesticity. As she argues, Tarzan's major appeal in the novel is his "natural grace as a homemaker," as he transforms the jungle into the symbolic equivalent of a suburb (41). Lorna is similarly committed to maintaining what she describes as "the law of the jungle," which in fact resembles 1950s gender, racial, and social norms. (Reference: Catherine Jurca, White Diaspora: The Suburb and the Twentieth-Century American Novel. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2001.)




Lee, Stan, 1922-2018 (Editor)
Williamson, Al (Penciler)
Colletta, Vince (Penciler & Inker)
Goldberg, Stan (Colorist)


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