Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wild Boy in "The Witch Doctor" (Ziff-Davis;1951)

Tuesdays in the Catacombs belong to Wild Boy for the entire month of August. As a reminder, years earlier a young boy named David escaped from his sinister uncle, who had hired natives to kill him, and that boy later grew up to become "Wild Boy".

This story from Wild Boy, Prince of the Jungle #11 [actually #2] (Apr-May,1951); was originally published by Ziff-Davis, with artwork by Paul Hodge. "The Witch Doctor" known as Zabba schemes against Chief Kambala of the Kamba tribe, until Wild Boy and his friend Keeto, come to the aid of the tribe (and the chiefs lovely daughter Lura). They battle a maddened gorilla to defeat the evil plans of Zabba, and fortunately the jungle boys are helped out by the ferocious Aarg, leader of the gorillas.

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.


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