Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tigra in "Nightmare's Evolution" (Marvel Comics;1978)

I posted a couple of silver age DC stories about a month ago that tied into my jungle comics motif and today you get a late bronze age gem from the vaults of Marvel Comics old anthology series Marvel Premiere, specifically issue #42 (July 1978), starring Tigra the Feline Fury. Tigra was originally the hero known simply as The Cat, and had a brief four issue run earlier in the same decade. She was transformed into her newer, furrier alter ego in the pages of Giant-Size Creatures #1 (July 1974) and the character eventually joined the ranks of the Avengers.

"Nightmare's Evolution" is written by Ed Hannigan with John Warner and drawn by Mike Vosburg and Ernie Chan. I've never thought that Vosburg was a particularly good artist, but he does have good layout skills and Chan really adds alot to this story, giving it what it needs to be entertaining. The cover, which is included, is by the late Dave Cockrum. 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. Since I put out the word only yesterday that I wanted one of the DC Universe Classics variant figures of Wildcat, I suppose I've inadvertently entered into another theme week, so I will have to see what I can come up with for "Cat Scratch Fever Week". (Wish me luck!)



Lysdexicuss said...

Tigra had the best outfit (or lack of), what with them bad-ass stripes. Beware removing her panties, however 'They're dangerous, sharp, even !' says her pet Snaggle-Puss.


It hard to type my comment because I'm still laughing at Lysdexicuss' comment!

I have to say, there's just something about tiger stripes that makes me likey likey Tigra even more. I enjoyed this one, the art seemed on the above average side.
Thanks Chuck!