I ran the introduction and origin of Käanga from the first issue of Jungle Comics (Jan. 1940) by the golden age publisher Fiction House, on the previous weekend, and today I'm posting another odd little tale from the same issue. The White Panther's untitled introduction and origin is signed by "Taylor Martin" and since several of the artists involved in producing this issue did actually sign their names to their features, we'll assume that this information is correct.
The White Panther received a costume redesign and a new name by the following issue. He was called "The Red Panther" for the duration of his lengthy run, which continued until Jungle Comics #25. I will eventually post those adventures here for a comparison basis.
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.