Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jungleman in "The Indochina Air Raid/Trapped By Poachers" (Harvey; 1941-42)

Since I had promised earlier to post another adventure of Harvey Comics golden age character, Jungleman, I almost had a change of heart. This isn't the best jungle adventurer that I've ever seen and I've been itching to run some more Rulah stories.

But a promise is a promise and obscurer stuff often appeals to fans of the golden age, so here it is - or rather - here "they" are. The Jungleman tale that I had selected was just too short to stand on its own, so not only are you folks getting two-for-the-price-of-one today, but these golden oldies are running a day early, so that I can fit in an interview on Thursday with GØDLAND artist Tom Scioli. That really fun creator profile will be posted in the Catacombs sometime tomorrow.

For now let's take a look back at "The Indochina Air Raid" from Champ Comics #14 (Jul. 1941) illustrated by artist Mort Leav (signed as "Stanley Maxwell") and "Trapped By Poachers" from Champ Comics #17 (Feb. 1942) illustrated by artist Stan Zuckerberg; both originally published by Harvey. Of the two stories, I prefer the Mort Leav art style better, but that crocodile panel in the second tale is pretty cool. The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for these stories. Note: The copyright for these issues, their contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and are reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.


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