*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: The Jungle genre, in which a white person becomes king or queen of a remote primitive nation, has fallen out of favour recently for obvious historical reasons, but in the 1940s and 1950s it was all the rage, and Atlas had several entries in the field. Chief amongst them were two jungle goddesses – Lorna, as previously listed in our catalogue, and Jann of the Jungle, who debuted in 1954’s Jungle Tales anthology, swiftly ousting her stablemates to become sole proprietress of the title, renamed ‘Jann of the Jungle’ from #8 onwards. Jane Hastings, stuntwoman and animal trainer, came to Africa to shoot a movie and stayed behind when the natives acclaimed her as ‘Jann’, their heroine of a generation ago, who turned out to be Jane’s grandmother. Nothing implausible there, then. Drawn by (among others) Arthur Peddy, Al Williamson and Jay Scott Pike, Jann’s beautifully-illustrated adventures gave reigning jungle queen Lorna a run for her money. We have new issues of Jungle Tales and of Jann’s own title back in stock, with the striking Bill Everett cover on #16 (VG £41) illustrated here.