Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ty-Gor, Son of the Tiger in "Captured by the Dyaks" (MLJ; 1940)

Taken as a baby, Tyrone Gorman was offered as a living sacrifice to tigers in the jungles of Malaysia. Instead, the tigress Malma raised him. "Ty-Gor" was unknowingly an heir to a vast fortune back home while he lived the Tarzan bit as a young lad accompanied by Malma. In this story taken from Blue Ribbon Comics #5 (July 1940); originally published by MLJ/Archie Comics, he is found and taken in by an explorer named Davis and his daughter Joan (who are both making their first appearance) leading to more adventures for Ty-Gor outside the jungles.. The script on "Captured by the Dyaks" is by Joe Blair and the art is by Mort Meskin.

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.


Mykal Banta said...

Chuck: I really love the art in this one. I love Meskin's relaxed drawing style and wish I could find it collected somewhere. I love how Joan seems impatient with Ty-Gor near the end: "can't you say anything else?" Great stuff. More Meskin, please!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Great stuff , thanks for sharing.