Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Voodah in "Drums of the Tyrant Priestess" (Golfing-McCombs;1946)

It must be mentioned that by this point Voodah, who had originally been portrayed as an actual heroic African character, had become just another white jungle lord in a loincloth. Who knows what the reasoning behind this unfortunate change truly was, but needless to say the forward thinking that had first allowed original creator Matt Baker (he also drew the front cover) to present a black adventure hero had long since run its course.

This untitled story from Crown Comics #6 (Summer 1946); originally published by Golfing-McCombs credits "Forte Heames" on the splash page, but the artwork still has a Bob Hebberd kind of look to me. Regardless, I'm calling this golden age classic, "Drums of the Tyrant Priestess".

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.


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