Feb 6, 2018
The Decline and Fall of Kaanga, Jungle King
By the way, kaanga means "do not kiss" in Swahili and "session" in Hausa. I'm sure Alex Blum didn't know that.
Ka'anga was a complete Tarzan ripoff: abandoned in the jungle, raised by apes, with superheroic strength acquired by swinging on vines. He was King of the Jungle, not Lord of the Jungle, and blond. Otherwise he was Tarzan. He even acquires a Jane in the first issue, an American girl named Ann.
Jungle Comics lasted for 164 issues, until the 1950s, but most fanboys don't know about or care about its origin in beefcake.