Real Name: Cliff Mason
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: "Great White Hunter"
Affiliations: Kai-Su (partner)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: various jungles around the world, c.1950s
First Appearance: Jungle Tales I #1 (Atlas, September 1954)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled hunter, excellent rifleman, and master of jungle survival techniques.
History: (Jungle Tales I #1-7, Jann of the Jungle #8-17, ga) Cliff Mason was a hunter who made his reputation stalking dangerous animals, usually ones which had become man-eaters, in jungles across the world, on at least three continents (Africa - the Congo; Asia - India; South America - Brazilian rain forest). He respected both the animals he faced and the natives he dealt with, but had little time for amateur hunters. Among his more unusual opponents were giant, man-eating, spiders. When in the Congo he often worked with Kai-Su, a native of the region.
Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
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