"Spirit of the Woods": A man named Abel runs through the jungles of Venezuela dying of snake bite poison. He collapses in front of the hut of an old man who brings him inside and nurses him back to health. The old man asks Abel how he came to be in this situation, and Abel tells him that he
Appearing in "Spirit of the Woods"
- Rima (First appearance)
- Rima's Grandfather (Single appearance)
- Runi (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Spirit of the Woods"
A man named Abel runs through the jungles of Venezuela dying of snake bite poison. He collapses in front of the hut of an old man who brings him inside and nurses him back to health. The old man asks Abel how he came to be in this situation, and Abel tells him that he was once part of the Venezuelan revolution. While his fellow soldiers were captured and executed, Abel escaped and fled into the jungle. He eventually sought shelter in a tribal village, but soon discovered that a more mystical land filled with riches could be found across the river. A young hunter named Runi warned Abel to stay away from such an evil land, but Abel disregarded the warning and trekked across the river. There he found Rima the Jungle Girl. As he approached Rima, he saw a snake slithering near her feet. Seeking to protect her, Abel pushed Rima out of the way and the snake bit him instead. She brought him back to her grandfather's hut where he now tells his story.
Appearing in "Four Tombs"
- Armando (Single appearance)
- Bartt (Single appearance)
- Melong (Single appearance)
- Nolan (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Four Tombs"
The Space Voyagers explore a strange planet where they find alien footprints throughout a jungle of pink and red trees. They track the footprints to an old man who is being attacked by a giant space insect. The Space Voyagers try to help him with their nuclear ray guns, but the weapons are useless against the creature. The old man runs towards the marshes and the Space Voyagers follow him. He leads them to a mausoleum with four images carved upon the tombs. The Space Voyagers are horrified to discover that the images on the grave markers are representations of themselves.
- Rima the Jungle Girl was published on a bi-monthly basis.
- Writing credits for Robert Kanigher are unconfirmed for this issue.
- The character of Rima the Jungle Girl was created by William Henry Hudson and was originally featured in his 1904 novel Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest. The DC Comics version of Rima was expanded upon by Nestor Redondo.
- Rima the Jungle Girl is not to be confused with Jana of the Jungle, another Hanna-Barbera animated character featured in her own Saturday morning television series.
- The tagline to this issue is "Is she Beast or human...?"
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Links and References
- Rima the Jungle Girl article at Wikipedia
- Green Mansions article at Wikipedia
- Grand Comics Database (creator credits)
- CBDB (character info)
- 30th Century Comics