Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ghanga the Elephant Boy in "The Free Folk" (Buster Brown Co.;1949)

This golden age story called “The Free Folk” starring Ghanga the Elephant Boy is taken from Buster Brown Comic Book #16 (Summer 1949); originally published the Buster Brown Shoe Co. and written by Hobart Donavan and beautifully illustrated by the great Dan Barry. In this tale, young Ghanga could certainly show Tarzan a thing or two about how to effectively tame the wild beasts of the jungle.

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 publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Booksteve said...

Interesting. "Hobart Donovan" is not the most common combination of names so I'm going to assume that this was the Hobart Donovan who was also the husband of cartoon voice legend June Foray. He was a radio writer and sometime small part actor.

Chuck Wells said...

That would be excellent synchronicity wouldn't it?