Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tamaa, Jungle Prince in "King of Beasts" (Holyoke;1943)

Today's classic golden age adventure is taken from Blue Beetle #27 (Nov. 1943); originally published by Holyoke. Tamaa, a very minor, blond "Tarzan-style" jungle prince first meets his lion-companion, Augo in this story. After an extremely brief set-up detailing the raising of the orphaned cub, Tamaa must then free Augo from a native tribe after the lion is captured as part of a ritual to choose their next chief. Of course, since Tamaa is a prince after all, he helps the better candidate win. The artist on this feature was Bob Kipler.

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.


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