Writer: J. Sylvère (pseudonym of René Thévenin) (?-1967) The Stories Publishing History
Artist: Pellos (pseudonym of Rene Pellarin) (1900-1998)
Durga Rani, queen of the jungle, is the lost daughter of a secret race of mystic with superhuman powers, led by the Master. Her companions include Hanuman the ape and Hogh the elephant. Her adversaries include the evil queen Balkis and a renegade "sister", Nour-Djahan, queen of Asoka.
1-2. La Reine des Jungles (2 vols.) [The Queen Of The Jungle]
3. L'Appel du Maître [The Call Of The Master]
Durga Rani was originally serialized in the girls’ comic magazine "Fillette" in 1946. Three graphic novels were later published by Societe Parisienne d’Edition in 1948 and 1949. These three volumes were reprinted in a two-volume set by SERG in 1976, and again by Les Amis de Pellos [The Friends of Pellos] in 1992-94.
prolific career as a sport cartoonist in the 1930s, Pellos (the pseudonym of Rene Pellarin) (1900-1998) began drawing children's comics. In 1937-38,
with René Thévenin, he co-created
in "Junior," one of the milestones
of French science fiction comics. He remained extremely prolific, during and after World War II, taking over
Les Pieds Nickelés in 1948 (see
His other genre series include Atomas (1948), Electropolis
and a remarkable adaptation of J. H. Rosny Aîné's prehistoric novel, La Guerre du Feu [Quest for Fire]