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Kaänga, Lord of the Jungle
Kaanga

Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Jungle Comics #1 (1940)

Original Publisher

Fiction House

Created by

Alex Blum

Origin

Kaänga was a White boy who was orphaned when his explorer family and other members of their expedition were slaughtered in the Congo. The boy, whose real name was never revealed, ran away. He was adopted by a local tribe of “ape-men.” They raised him to be one of their own, forgetting all he knew of the “White man’s ways and talk.” But sure enough, as an adult, he got involved with some White foreigners. He fell in love with one of them, Ann Mason, who re-taught him English and helped him get in touch with the White settlers. Civilization, however, did not appeal to Kaänga, so he and Ann remained in the jungle and were married, fighting for good against everything from bad animals to dinosaurs to witch doctors to Germans.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Jungle Comics #1-163
  • Kaänga Comics #1-20

Notes

  • Many sites claim Ann was replaced as Kaänga's mate by a new character named "Jessie" (some even state this happened in Jungle Comics #8) however, no "Jessie" ever appeared in any of Kaänga's stories and Ann was right there with him in his final appearance.
    • The confusion may be due to a re-print character re-named as Jessie, Jungle Girl from Kaänga Comics #7.


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