The Medicine Man Ruspak is present again and is even forced by the Jungle Boy to cure a dying Cody Casson! The books were made by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and were written under the pen name Roy Rockwood. But fate intervenes and the jungles of central Africa are filled with dangers, such as savage beasts, barbaric native tribesmen and even a River Demon! These same books were reprinted again by Clover Books, a short-lived publisher that also reprinted the Grosset & Dunlap series Tom Quest. Surviving a cave-in with sea waters flooding in, Bomba, Wafi, Tobo, Andrew, Gibi, Bresser and Lester Group (another survivor of the "Pamela") are picked up by Captain Moreland, commander of the British vessel the "Condor." Escape is made after a battle that tests the limits of Bomba and his comrades. He has been raised by Cody Casson in a remote region of the Amazon Forest. There is black marking on the top of the title page where the previous owners name was. A common theme of the Bomba books is that Bomba, because he is white, has a soul that is awake, while his friends, the dark-skinned natives, have souls that are sleeping. He had a primitive education in some things, and his daring adventures will be followed with breathless interest by thousands. 99. Bomba handles the village's defense and when Nascanora attacks, it is with a decisive defeat, yet again! Cody, who experiences moments of lucidity, recalls the names "Laura" and "Bartow" and adds that Jojasta, the Medicine Man of the distant Moving Mountain, can shed some light on Bomba's parentage. Bomba the Jungle Boy is a series of American boy`s adventure books produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood and published by Cupples Leon in the first half of the 20th century in imitation of the successful Tarzan series. When the Bomba films, all set in Africa, proved popular with young audiences, the first 10 Bomba books were reprinted in the 1950s by Grosset & Dunlap, a publisher of many popular series books such as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Andy Barnes gets word by short wave that two of the three geologists who passed through his district some weeks before were known diamond smugglers, and that nothing since has been heard of the trio. It will work but not in time for this volume of Bomba's Amazon adventures. This time they are lead by Tocarara, the co-Chieftain and half brother of the wounded (by Bomba) Nascanora. This happens soon but not before battles with a large pride of lions, an elephant and a crocodile. In a further division, I have bunched together the first five stories because each one involves a journey by Bomba to a land where people from his distant past ruled over local native tribes: Jojasta the Medicine Man at his temple on the Moving Mountain, Sobrinini on her Island of Snakes and Japazy the half breed of Jaguar Island and the Abandoned City. The plot can be summed up as Bomba spotting his first airplane and later befriending its three occupants, Ramon, Carlos and Antonio, three Spanish explorers of the Amazonian Basin. When Patricia become lost, Bomba brings her back, overcoming plagues of locusts, forest fires and fierce wild animals. 1-16 of 19 results for Books: "bomba the jungle boy series" Bomba the Jungle Boy. But just as the Jungle Boy feels he is closing in on the cannibal tribe that is holding Andrew Bartow in captivity, he runs into the real power in this section of the jungle, the pygmies. Though his parents offered great rewards and put the police to work, no word was ever heard. A common theme of the Bomba books is that Bomba, because he is white, has a soul that is awake, while his friends, the dark-skinned natives, have souls that are sleeping. Mirisch looked at the success of the Tarzan films and remembered the Bomba novels; he thought they might offer material to do a similar type of movie. They come to the rescue of her father and the rest when they are attacked by unfriendly tribesmen. Nature photographer Dennis Johnson is astounded to see a young white boy swinging through the jungle. One of their party kills a geologist and Bomba the Jungle Boy must find out whodunnit. Bomba the Jungle Boy helps in the rescue effort. Untitled Bomba the Jungle Boy story, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Jack Sparling; Bomba encounters Krag, an ancient warlord awakened from suspended animation who holds destructive secrets from the past. Written by George Kashdan and Denny O`Neil, drawn by Leo Sommers and Jack Sparling. No easy task as our hero must spend three days and nights in clearing, armed with only a spear. The first ten volumes are set in South America, where Bomba, who grew up in the jungle, tries to discover his origin and find his parents. All these books have a 49 cent cover price. Volumes 1-9 were reprinted by Clover Books in pictorial cover (PC) format in the late 1950's. There are 20 books in the series. More Buying Choices $9.89 (10 used & new offers) Kindle $3.99 $ 3. Binding: Hardcover. Sheffield was no stranger to jungle adventure, having portrayed the character Boy in eight of the Tarzan movies with Johnny Weissmuller at MGM and RKO. Thus far (five books), this is the only such type of sequel. They specialised in low budget movies, including series of regular characters such as Charlie Chan, Joe Palooka and the Bowery Boys. Slowly, step by step, Bomba and Gibo climb the stairs as the relentless waters do likewise. With Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner, Onslow Stevens, Charles Irwin. Lowanda, the Chief of the Hunters, and Bomba become blood brothers. Additionally, he drives off a leopard and a rhino. Price: $16.99. 1st Edition in good condition, lacking dustjacket, clean pages, tight binding. And then it happens, Captain Moreland is instructed by the Admiralty Headquarters to abort returning to London and to undergo a secret mission elsewhere. Even the head-hunters leadership is destroyed, with the deaths of Co-Chieftains Nascanora and Tocarora and the Medicine Men Ruspak and Ganyuk. But in order to get there, there are as many dangers to overcome as there were in reaching the cannibal village. A bunch of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife. The Clover editions had no dust jackets but had picture covers reprinting the Grosset & Dunlap dust jacket art. Another landing is made on a volcanic island which erupts as soon as they set foot. Published by Cupples & Leon between 1926 and 1938, this twenty volume series of jungle adventures followed the exploits of young Bomba through the jungles of South America and Africa in search of his parents. Directed by Ford Beebe. The Clover editions had no dust jackets but had picture covers reprinting the Grosset & Dunlap art. The occupants of the derelict ship the "Rover" are picked up by Captain Nord, of the Norwegian ship the "Astrid." Bomba the Jungle Boy in the Swamp of Death by Roy Rockwood. Curiously, the trail takes him to areas Bomba had never explored but then ends up near the Giant Cataract and the Island of Snakes, only further up the same great river they are both on. Featuring: Johnny Sheffield, Anne Kimbell, Paul Guilfoyle, Leonard Mudie, Smoki Whitfield, Lane Bradford, Rick Vallin. WGN executive Fred Silverman stated that "Zim" meant "Son of" in Swahili.[3]. Once he arrives on the island, Bomba is treated as a reluctant guest, in Japazy's house. The BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOYS series, a Stratemeyer Syndicate product marketed under the "Roy Rockwood" house name, consisted of 20 volumes published by Cupples & Leon between 1926 and 1938. Next up, Bomba and party take leave of the Painted Hunters and head towards the coast of the Indian Ocean. Also they have the B series printed on front as well a list of 8 books on back of each book.These have no dust jackets but they have painted covers which reprints the Grosset & … From 1949 through 1955, Monogram Pictures brought the character to the motion-picture screen in 12 Bomba films, starring Johnny Sheffield. Naturally, Bomba travels to this forbidden land to rescue Pirah and his friends. It is life to me. Later editions had a new cover illustration, again the same for each volume. During this mini-cycle, the headhunters of the Giant Cataract acted as the enemy of all. They're also leery of Bomba and refuse to work until he goes away. Bomba is appalled by this as the elephants are his friends and he knows they are being led by one rogue bull. The cover art depicts the scene from page 145 as a jaguar that had leaped over the ducking Bomba, is in turn attacked and killed by a waiting cayman. Meanwhile, the opera company to which Laura and Sobrinini belonged journeyed to Buenos Aires and then Rio de Janeiro on their current tour. It's name was still the Underground River. ‎„Bomba the Jungle Boy in the Abandoned City” is the fifth book in a series of American boy’s adventure books produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood, published in the first half of the 20th century. )[6], Mirisch later claimed he was paid $2,500 a film, and the success of the series launched him as a producer. It is he who recently initiated the practice of human sacrifice to appease the River Demon, supplanting the Good Spirits of the River, as they were known. First Bomba movie to be filmed outdoors. Dr. Pennfield Yarrow, Mark Richardson and David Leeds join the expedition comprised of a contingent of Araos as well as Ashati, Neram and Gibo. Things go downhill for them after Bomba takes an active hand; he overpowers Hawkins in an underwater fight and Mamoud is drowned in the coils of a huge water snake. To top it all off, Bomba's mother, Laura, is contacted by Andrew's two fellow explorers, and arrives at the molocca of Hondura on the penultimate page. They too are evil men. Let's not forget Mother Nature as a tornado rips through the party and lives are lost. There are 20 books in the series. Yea, that scene prompted a tear or two... By book's end, the family, with Cody and Gibo, prepare to leave for Rio de Janiero and then home in America. One of the tribesman befriends him however and tells him that the current chief is not the hereditary leader of the tribe and was behind the death of Bomba's parents. The main character of the stories is "Bomba". Raloma is chosen as the new Medicine Man and the return of the old ways begins. A shame he survived the wreck of the 'Pamela!". In 1949, Monogram Pictures brought Bomba to the screen with Johnny Sheffield starring in a series of twelve films. He comes across brother and sister Robert and Judy Maitland who are trying to build an agricultural station. They were going to be in colour. When last we heard of Bomba, Wafi, Gibo and Andrew Bartow, they were safely aboard the British Government ship "Condor," en route to London where Laura Bartow eagerly awaited. Bomba the Jungle Boy finds a wounded lion dying a slow and painful death, he finds a group on safari trapping lions for sale to zoos, which were unable to obtain such animals during the war. One wonders why it is that everywhere Bomba wants to go is shrouded in mystery as lands of terror, yet the rulers of these lands couldn't have resided there for more than fourteen years? 4.1 out of 5 stars 19. During this time, Bomba combats a black panther and a pack of wild dogs. by Roy Rockwood | Jan 1, 1978. As Bomba, Wafi, Andrew Bartow, Laura Bartow, Gibo and Laura Waring depart the devastated city of Canoa, en route to England, our hero is placed under house arrest as a suspect in the disappearance and presumed murder of Jipp, the ship's Steward. Years of tough jungle living made Bomba the most powerful … Before running into Dr. Pennfield, Bomba was on his way back to Terror Trail to find the ripped out pages to the book he had grabbed from Japazy, just outside the Abandoned City. Before she dies though, she regales Bomba (and Gibo) with more information on the Jungle Boy and then performs an opera that rivaled those before the crown heads of Europe. See Customer Reviews. I got this email recently (reproduced with permission): Published by Cupples & Leon between 1926 and 1938, this twenty volume series of jungle adventures followed the exploits of young Bomba through the jungles of South America and Africa in search of his parents. All of the first editions had the same picture on the dust jacket; only the title was different. They have a number of adventures together with Patricia trying to explain to Bomba about the outside world, something he has difficulty imagining. Bomba the Jungle Boy on the Underground River by Rockwood, Roy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. He learns they were in contact with a tribe that he knows little about but the tribal chief and his daughter are evasive and clearly hiding something. Foreign editions in German and Spanish (and possibly more) are known to exist. Mona Andrews arrives by plane in Laghaso Station, Africa, to visit her uncle, Commissioner Andy Barnes, just as three elephant hunters, Jeff Woode, Paul Gavin and Kenny Balou, set out under orders from the district governor to exterminate a herd of elephants that has been terrorizing native villages. Promising to return one day, they leave gifts (including a pistol) and then head for the coast while Bomba soon runs into a party of dreaded headhunters from the distant Giant Cataract. By book's end, Bomba, Lowando, Andrew, Wafi and Gibo resume their long and hazardous trek to the coast. This book is in overall Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. The Araks seek them out but when Tom Paul and Don Mendonza stumble into quicksand, they are quickly left to their fate by the Araks who discontinue their pursuit of the escaped captives and slaves. Tom Forbes, accompanied by his daughter Jean, is traveling downstream to join his business partner Marty Martin, who has already captured several beasts for shipment. Two stowaways are discovered, a lovable baby hyena and Bill Douglas, a man that was mentally unstable, often mumbling about the "caves of steam.". So we don't know why or how Bomba (Bonny), Cody and Sobrinini ended up in the Amazon and further, what roles Jojasta and Japazy played in this. After almost slaughtering an elephant in a zoo within a jungle-like park, Bomba and his mother Laura, learn that Andrew Bartow has been captured by cannibals while on a painting expedition in the Congo's relatively unexplored interior. Still, battles with jaguars, a venomous jaracara snake, wild peccaries and a tribe of mad apes, can't stop Bomba from battling ever on and by book's end, Jaguar Island beckons as his next stop on his journey to learn the truth, of his mysterious origins. In this, he is aided by Mangu the Medicine Man. By book's end, Bomba and Gibo begin the return trip to the moluca of Hondura where hopefully, Cody Casson can sort through the chest and reveal the final details of Bomba's life. Herding the remnant of the lions into attacking the village, the Painted Hunters follow and what a battle royal ensues! Featuring: Johnny Sheffield, Sue England, Paul Guilfoyle, Damian O'Flynn, Leon Belasco, Charles La Torre, Smoki Whitfield. Japazy kidnapped Bomba (Bonny) right out of the arms of his nurse and fled with the infant into the Amazon jungle. District policemen Reed and Graves place the surviving plotters under arrest, and Bomba and his chimp Kimbbo fade away in the jungle as Barnes, Karen and Eli disappear by boat over the waters of Pongola Basin. Illustrators: Walter S. Rogers (1-6); Howard L. Hastings (7-11, 13-20); A. Suk (12). The first ten titles were reprinted by Grosset & Dunlap during the early 1950's. In this story he is trying to find his parents and clews (that's how it's spelled in the book) that lead to his parents. Seller Inventory # bomba More … [7], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bomba,_the_Jungle_Boy&oldid=998951714, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 20:03. Here we have for sale are 3 Bomba the Jungle Boy hardcover books from Clover Books and McLoughlin Bros. This, along with her vision of the headhunters and Abaragos reveal she has true insight to the future. Here the story from the torn book (written in Greek) ends, due to the ripped out pages. Bomba has a lot of work to do before he can restore order to this jungle. George Harland and his daughter, Patricia, are photographers who discover a wild boy in the jungle. After Bomba recovers from his serious injuries from the baboon, he leads a war party against the Black (haired) Pygmies who have kidnapped the Red Queen Yagara. The Grosset & Dunlap books had different pictures on the dust jacket of each title. All's well for now, until Bomba's and Gibo's journey along the Underground River! As this is how the twentieth and last Bomba book ends, we must assume that this reuniting does take place and eventually they will return to New York City, though this will be Wafi's first time. Just when the future of Bomba's party looked bright, as they leave Mombassa en route to New York City via London, disaster strikes! House ad for Strange Adventures #213, art by Neal Adams. This happens to be the island of Javlon, a British possession located in the Indian Ocean, probably near the sub-continent itself. The rogue bull Robert 's inexperience leads him to a lost city hidden in the of. Loose and Bomba is out hunting soon after the elephants of Gatesby he... 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