Real Name: Unknown, probably Zara
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Jungle lord (or more accurately, jungle lady)
Affiliations: Captain Jeff Graves
Enemies: Bwana Gombo
Known Relatives: Unnamed father (deceased), unnamed mother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Unspecified jungle in Africa
First Appearance: Mystic Comics #2 (Timely Comics, April 1940)
Powers/Abilities: The standard "Tarzan-alike" package - jungle survival skills, ability to swing through the trees, agile, strong, good fighter, etc.
History: (Mystic Comics #2-3, ga) Zara was only a young girl when her widowed father brought her to Africa. He reared her in the wild, teaching her to be self-reliant, and before he died, he tasked her with protecting her home against any who would threaten it. She took this dying request very seriously, intervening when the villainous Bwana Gombo tried to stir up war between two tribes and when Arab slavers tried to raid it for new stock.
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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