Saturday, September 25, 2010

Auro, Lord of Jupiter in "The Monstrosity of Death" (Fiction House;1942)

This classic golden age adventure starring Auro, Lord of Jupiter is from Planet Comics #20 (Sept. 1942); originally published by Fiction House. The story is written by Dick Charles and illustrated by Rafael Astarita. The pulp-style front cover is drawn by Dan Zolnerowich. In this saga, horror and destruction threaten Auro's adopted planet of Jupiter as the towering villain Moti attacks our intrepid, sci-fi/jungle hero. Once again, there was no clear title listed for this story, so I plucked one from the opening paragraph on the splash page.

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. Given the "monster" of this fine tale, please consider this week's post a precursor to next weekends kick-off of the Catacombs month-long Halloween celebration dubbed "Strange Terrors". See you then and enjoy!


Mykal Banta said...

Chuck: What an amazing comic! I love how Auro plunges his sword right up to the hilt in the one-eyed fiend at the end! Very pretty layouts throughout with awesome Alex Raymond influence.

Chuck Wells said...

Mykal, Auro will reappear during October fighting other "beasties" for my "Strange Terrors" celebration.

I'm glad you liked this one!