Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jungleman in “The Indochina Air Raid” and “Trapped By Poachers” (Harvey;1941/1942)

Jungleman first made an appearance in the Catacombs about a year ago. Since he's been gone so long, and since these twin adventures are only four pages from start-to-finish, I'm giving you two golden age Harvey Comics stories today. He looks a bit like actor Elmo Lincoln in the first silent Tarzan film.

The Indochina Air Raid” is from Champ Comics #14 (Jul.1941), with art by Mort Leav (as Stanley Maxwell), in which Jungleman is in far Cambodia battling against the Japanese. "Trapped By Poachers” is from Champ Comics #17 (Feb.1942), with art by Stan Zuckerberg. This is the very last appearance of Jungleman; and also this tales villains, Harve & Paul, due to their sudden violent death. Dig that awesome last page panel with the river croc!

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.



Jeff Overturf said...

Golden Age Harvey is tough to come by. You're right, he certainly DOES have Elmo's hair-do.

Chuck Wells said...

The hair? Well, yes, but I was talking about the garment & headband.