Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dr. Voodoo in "The Treachery of Okoro" (Fawcett; 1940)

The golden age Dr. Voodoo returns in this adventure from Whiz Comics #10 (Nov. 1940), originally published by Fawcett Comics. Treachery is a theme that has been on my mind lately, so this is an editors choice selection to snap me out of a particular funk (and a terrific comics story always helps alleviate mental burdens here in the Catacombs).

Hal Carey (aka Dr. Voodoo) discovers that his girlfriend Maxinya's father is still alive after having been believed lost in the jungle many years before. Of course none of that impresses the village medicine man, Okoro, who tries his best to take advantage of the situation.

The story is written by John Hampton, who is also credited with providing the coloring, and fully illustrated by the great Mac Raboy. This issues original cover featuring the Big Red Cheese is tossed in as a bonus. The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Lysdexicuss said...

I really like the authenticity of the DARKNESS sequence here... Too often in comics and movies, night-time scenes are too dang bright, and it just inhibits my ability to suspend disbelief~!

oeconomist.com said...

Treachery on your mind, eh? We'll have to keep an eye on you then!

Chuck Wells said...


I've only been at the receiving end of treacherous behavior following the dissolution of my twenty-two year marriage and the fact that an imposed one-year separation must be observed in my home state before I am legally free.

Whoever decided that should be shot in the balls on national television.