Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire; Part III (Fiction House; 1940)

Writer and artist Charles A. Winter certainly had a soft spot for wicked women, and he was definitely homaging Ayesha from H. R. Haggard's classic novel, She, as this serialized Camilla tale plays out from Jungle Comics #3 (Mar. 1940) published during the golden age by Fiction House. Capt. Stanley is replaced in this issues outing by Jon and Ruth. They will probably come to regret exploring this lost corner of the dark continent.

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.

I will probably run the next sequential Camilla story again tomorrow, before introducing you to a new jungle lord here in the Catacombs this weekend. Today's strip is again taken from a grainy microfiche source, but the next chapter is crystal clear (and you get to see it tomorrow).


1 comment:

Lysdexicuss said...

I am a big fan of early Golden Age comics, and this story is a perfect example WHY. It is very cinematic, four tiers of golden-proportion rectangles, with an animation quality. The sparse, simple designs, the rich colors~ MWAH~! I could lap this stuff up all day (and any one of your Girl Fridays)~!