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Kazanda, 1945

Kazanda, 1945

Ted Brodie-Mack's Kazanda, which he drew and co-authored with Peter Amos, was the first 'New Zealand' comic published in the United States, where it was reprinted in Ranger comics in 1945. Kazanda was a jungle queen who inhabited the Lost Continent. She had supernatural powers, including telepathy, and was a force for good. One of her special skills was an ability to communicate with wild animals and calm the most ferocious beasts. 

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Artwork by Ted Brodie-Mack

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Tim Bollinger, 'Comics and graphic novels - Early years of comics, 1900s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Tim Bollinger, published 22 Oct 2014