Real Name: Gwen
Identity/Class: Normal human (?)
Occupation: Scientist's assistant
Affiliations: Dr.Hans Kreitzer (scientific researcher, her boss), Peter (another assistant), Giboga (ghostly hight priest)
Enemies: the Flame Witch
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Africa
First Appearance: Jungle Action I #1 (Atlas, October 1954)
Powers/Abilities: As well as the standard "jungle lord" package of agility, fighting skills, heightened senses, etc, Leopard Girl seemed to be able to control groups of leopards using her "cry of the leopard". Whether this was a paranormal ability, or just a good rapport with the animals, is unclear.
History: (Jungle Action I #1-6, ga) Gwen was the assistant to scientist Dr.Hans Kreitzer, who had travelled to the jungles of Africa to conduct research. Unknown to the Doctor and her fellow assistant Peter, Gwen maintained a dual identity, the Leopard Girl, feared by criminals and respected throughout the jungle by natives and animals alike. Even the jungle ghosts liked and helped her. She often worked with a pack of leopards whom she summoned and controlled with her "cry of the leopard."
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.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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