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Jo-Jo the Congo King

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Jo-Jo the Congo King
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Real Name

Jo-Jo

First Appearance

Jo-Jo, Congo King #7 (July 1947)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

Unknown

Golden Age Origin

Jo-Jo the Congo King was a Tarzan imitator who, like the "King of Apes," would swing on vines, spoke broken English, and wore a leopard-skin loincloth.

He had two love interests: Gwenna (who made only one appearance) and Tanee (who constantly played the role of damsel in distress).

His enemies included the Water Warriors and the Birdmen.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Jo-Jo, Congo King #7-29
  • All Top Comics #8-18
  • Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror #117, 119
  • Ghostly Weird Stories #120-121, 123
  • Jungle Thrills #16
  • Spook #29
  • Startling Terror Tales #13
  • Jungle Adventure #10,17
  • Terrors of the Jungle #4, 8
  • Terrifying Tales #12

Notes

  • Jo-Jo was re-printed by several Golden Age publishers after Fox Features closed down including Star Comics who called him "Bombo", Green who called him Congo King, and Ajax-Farrell Comics which renamed him "Kaza." Fox Features also re-named Jo-Jo as Jungle Jo for a four issue series.

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