Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Samar in "The Valley of Giants" (Quality;1940)

Samar, Lord of the Jungle made his Catacombs debut in three back-to-back tales last November. He returns today in "The Valley of Giants" from Feature Comics #39 (Dec.1940); originally published by Quality Comics.

Female photographer Pat West and her driver, Buck are in search of said valley, when Samar literally drops in and prevents the clueless pair from driving into an impending pit. After failing to talk the feisty lass out of her foray into the hidden valley of the title (and its many terrors), Samar conveniently joins up as her guide. This classic tale offers a surprising twist on the giant ape genre, so enjoy artist Maurice Gutwirth's fun-filled golden age adventure and thanks for stopping by.

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.


Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

I love the look-and-feel of comic books from this stage in their development.

Jeff Overturf said...

That is an AWESOME gorilla!