Not sure really how much of a TV “star” Bomba was — I can’t find any mention of an actual TV series featuring the character. I’d imagine it was more of a case of the package of low budget films that starred ex-Boy (from the Weismuller Tarzan movies) Johnny Sheffield having recently been sold to TV. With the Batman series still doing pretty well for them, DC was keen to have another TV property. Didn’t do it an awful lot of good — Bomba, The Jungle Boy only lasted seven issues. They’re pretty good fun though, with some cool art by the likes of Jack Sparling.

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