Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thun'da, King of the Congo in "The Gold Maker!" (ME; 1953)

Today's classic jungle story comes from sort of a cusp period between the golden age and the silver age. Cave Girl #12 was published by Magazine Enterprises in 1953, but the star of that issues back-up feature is Thun'da King of the Congo. Written by the legendary Gardner Fox and lushly illustrated by the great Bob Powell, "The Gold Maker!", is part jungle epic and part science-fiction thriller about a machine that turns everything that it touches to gold and then drives the men who are trying to get it crazy.

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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