Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cave Girl in "The Man Who Conquered Death" (Magazine Enterprises; 1954)

Cave Girl returns to the Catacombs today in an eerie tale called "The Man Who Conquered Death" from Cave Girl #14 (1954); originally published by Magazine Enterprises. This is a different type of jungle adventure for her, written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Bob Powell. Blending elements of science fiction and horror to great effect, Fox demonstrates why he later became a mainstay of similar silver age stories over at DC Comics. Cave Girl witnesses the death of her monkey friend Chico (who is killed by a boa constrictor) and then learns that King Tom of the Bokeela tribe has been murdered. Later she doubts her own sanity as both seemingly return from beyond the grave. As she investigates the mystery of their revival, Cave Girl herself is imperiled in a bizarre time trap. 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.



Bill D. Courtney said...

Thanks for all the classic jungle adventure stuff you put here. I appreciate it.


Chuck Wells said...

You're most welcome!

HEH said...

What Bill wrote. I love your Cave Girl posts.