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Kara, The Jungle Princess

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Kara, The Jungle Princess

Real Name

Lieutenant Jane Howell

First Appearance

Exciting Comics #39 (June, 1945)

Original Publisher


Created by

Al Camy

Golden Age Origin

Jane Howell was a nurse for the US Army who was on a plane piloted by Major Christopher "Kit" Walker, when it crashed into a lake in the jungles of Nairobi. The native, Baldayo was killed in the crash, but gave Jane and Chris a magical powder that allowed them to walk away from the crash unharmed. They soon found a kingdom called Arohiti under the lake. The Arohitians believed her to be their lost 2,000-year-old princess, Kara. Jane was convinced to assume the identity of Kara, and swore to protect the peaceful kingdom against the evil Targala, who wished Kara for his bride. Walker became the captain of her guard.

Thanks to the powder given to her by Baldayo, Kara is now immortal, and essentially impervious to injury. She is also a skilled nurse, and though she prefers to show other compassion, she can be a brutal fighter when called to defend herself. She usually carries a dagger, and many have felt the thrust of its blade.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Exciting Comics #39-49
  • Fighting Yank #21

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