Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Origin of Ty-Gor (MLJ Publications;1940)

Today I'm presenting another Catacombs debut, this story is taken from Blue Ribbon Comics #4 (Jun. 1940); originally published by MLJ/Archie during the golden age. "The Origin of Ty-Gor" was written by Joe Blair and drawn by the great Mort Meskin.

Like so many other jungle boys, lords and kings; Ty-Gor, Son of the Tiger is a knock-off of Tarzan. Here you get to experience his origin, witness the tragic death of his parents and see how an orphaned baby known as Tyrone Gorman ("TY-rone GOR-man, get it?") becomes adopted by the tigress Malma.

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 the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.

Enjoy & Happy Easter to you all!

1 comment:

Michael Wurl said...

I didn't know this was Meskin! Very cool!