Bomba the Jungle Boy is a series of American boy's adventure books in imitation of the successful Tarzan series. In 1949, Monogram Pictures brought the character to the motion-picture screen, in the person of Johnny Sheffield. 12 films were made between 1949 and 1955. "Bomba, the Jungle Boy" (1949) Dir. Ford Beebe. Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner, Onslow Stevens.