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Nyoka the Jungle Girl is a fictional character created for the screen in the 1941 serial Jungle Girl, starring Frances Gifford as Nyoka Meredith.
The character of Nyoka is often described as having been created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. But although the serial was officially based on Burroughs' story "Jungle Girl"—which first appeared in the pulp magazine Blue Book and later was published as a novel—there is no character named Nyoka and no Nyoka-like character in the original story.
The movie's credits list Burroughs along with six other writers, but his input on creating the film character was obviously minimal, because the studio later was able to use the name "Nyoka" in a sequel without crediting Burroughs at all. After the initial film, Nyoka appeared in comic books published by Fawcett, Charlton, and AC Comics.
Comic artist Maurice Whitman began his career in the 1940s, working through studios like the Harry "A" Chesler shop, the Jerry Iger Studio and Funnies Inc.
During this period, he worked on comics like 'Yankee Girl', Fawcett's 'Nyoka' and crime features for D. S. Publishing. He drew 'The Grey Mask', 'Golden Archer' and 'Red Cross' for Holyoke Publications and 'Iron Ace' for Hillman Periodicals.
From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, Whitman worked on several Fiction House titles, including 'Ka'a'nga', 'Mysta of the Moon', 'Star Pirate', 'Tabu' and 'Ghost Squadron' and war and romance titles.
In the 1950s, Whitman was mainly active for Charlton Comics, doing everything from funny animal through crime and science fantasy to historical fiction.
His work appeared in 'Atomic Mouse and Atomic Rabbit', 'Fightin' Marines', 'U. S. Air Force', 'Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshall', and many, many more.
In the 1960s, he worked at Wally Wood's studios, and contributed to magazines of Warren Publications (Creepy, Eerie).
In the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in DC's war and mystery titles, and did a graphic album called 'The Man of Bronze' for Bantam Books in 1977.