Year Published: 1988
Creative Team: Bill Black, Gardner F. Fox, and Bob Powell
Gems in the Bin is a weekly column where I select a comic book from the $.25 bin at Fanfare Sports and Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan for review. Will I strike gold or will I pay too much for an awful comic that should have been shredded? This week, I am reviewing Jungle Girls #1 from AC Comics.
Look what daddy found in the $.25 bin. I was very pleased to find a pin-up era inspired jungle girl comic book from AC Comics. Score! You know what that means? Click here to boogie!
Jungle Girls #1 features three stories: Tara, Cave Girl, and Nyoka. These tales of scantily clad women and animals are nothing more than eye candy artwork and poorly written stories. I know that previous statement is totally shocking because you were looking for Pulitzer Prize winning writing and classy artwork. Fans of the golden age of pin-ups will for the most part enjoy this comic book, and my major complaint is with the tale of Cave Girl. This story features some racially insensitive images of Africans, which is completely unnecessary. Tara is the best story in this series with the artwork and writing being credited to Bill Black.
Jungle Girls #1 was a pretty nice discovery from the $.25 bin. If girls in bikinis wrestling animals is your cup of tea, then go look for a copy at your local comic book store. The TDW has spoken!
RATING: BUY IT
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and head writer at Champion City Comics, a webcomics community, and at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll, a weekday rock music blog. He is also a proud father and is married to the coolest and most beautiful girl on the planet.