Monday, December 7, 2009

Larry North, U.S. Navy meets the Jungle Boy (Better/Standard; 1944)

December 7th, 1941. A date which will live in infamy!

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, and to sneak in a spiffy jungle tale at the same time, here is a golden age adventure of Larry North, U.S.N. from Exciting Comics #34 (Aug. 1944) with art credited to Max Plaisted, who was active in the comics field from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s. He drew comic book features for Better/Standard like Ace Buckley, American Crusader, Larry North U.S.N., and Space Rovers. For Quality, he drew Blackhawk and for Trojan he worked on Dan Turner and Sally the Sleuth. Plaisted illustrated several pulp art covers during the 1930s, such as Spicy Adventure Stories, Speed Detective Comics and Thrilling Adventures. He also used different pen names such as "Clayton Maxwell" and "Bob MacKay".

The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. As an added bonus, I've included the issues cover which has The Black Terror socking it to the Nazis. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.


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