Jeff Waring, created and cartooned initially by Murray Karn then later shouldered by Jerry Lazare, was a dashing Amazonian adventurer who appeared in the early editions of Wow comics (7-14). In the first instalment, Jeff takes Kay, Prof. Allen’s lovely daughter, to be his faithful companion, and together they thwart the professor’s enemies and preserve the treasure of the lost city for the proper authorities. Over the course of the series, the stories too often presented the reader with a painful progression of animal aggressors, lost cities (gold, emerald and platinum) and harried native peoples, and suffered from a sense of sameness.
PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Front by Edmond Gould. Wow Comics, 13, no date.
“Jeff Waring King of the Amazon: On the Trail of Spies in the Jungle.” Writ., Unidentified. Illus., Murray Karn. Wow Comics, 9, no date: 17-29.
|“Jeff Waring.” Writ., Unidentified. Illus., Murray Karn. Wow Comics, no date.|
|10: 15-25.||13: 13-22.|
|“Jeff Waring.” Car., Car., Gerald Lazare. Wow Comics, no date.|
|19: 13-18.||22:14-20.||24:24-30.||27: 32-38.||28: 37-43.||29: 27-33.|
Book text & graphic;:
The Great Canadian Comic Books. Writ., Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert & Alan Walker. Peter Martin Associates Ltd., 1971: 180, 218,
Nicholson, Hope. “Murray Karn.” Researcher, Rachel Richey. Southamptonartists.com. Southampton Artists Assoc.. n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2013. <htpp://southamptonartists.org/saa-news/articles/murray-karn>.
Illus., Murray Karn. WOW Comics, 9: 17.
Illus., Murray Karn. WOW Comics, 10:22
Illus., Edmond Good. WOW Comics, 13, Front cover.
Illus., Jerry Lazare. WOW Comics, 22:15.