Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tegra, Jungle Empress in "The Soldiers From Saturn" (Fox Comics; 1948)

Rulah Jungle Goddess makes a surprising "stealth" appearance in today's classic, golden age jungle adventure as ..... Tegra, Jungle Empress. You see this story was originally created for Rulah's own series, but it was reworked for the one and only issue of Tegra, Jungle Empress #1 (Aug. 1948). Tegra soon officially became "Zegra" and moved on into her own title at Fox, where she had a more distinctive look.

There are no creator credits listed for "The Soldiers from Saturn" in the Grand Comics Database, but dollars to doughnuts thinking suggests that Jack Kamen at least had a hand in the artwork. Tying into my "Cat Scratch Fever" Week, you will find two different big jungle cats getting their claws wet inside the pages of this spiffy science-fiction-infused adventure with the Catacombs favorite jungle gal, Rulah - even if she is masquerading as "Tegra". The cover, which is included, also has a few furious felines acting out.

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.


1 comment:

Lee M said...

Worst colour printing ever!