Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zegra, Jungle Empress in "The Deserter's Prize" (Fox;1948)

Sorry, but other than the name of this fine tale and the magazine from which it hales, I have no information on the creative minds who produced the work. If I had to make an educated guess, I would pick Jack Kamen as the illustrator of "The Deserter's Prize". There are panels that remind me of Graham Ingels work too, and he also worked on some Fox titles. Fox Comics published this beauty in Zegra Jungle Empress #2 (Oct.1948). Zegra, Jungle Empress was originally the star of a rewritten Rulah story, but she eventually became a separate character whose name was also changed from Tegra to Zegra and whose hair was changed from brunette to blond with this very issue.

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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