Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keeto the Jungle Boy in "Kidnapped by Baboons" (Dell;1943)

Keeto the Jungle Boy is a true golden age rarity. Other than this lone appearance from Animal Comics #6 (Dec.1943-Jan.1944) originally published by Dell; his only other published adventure was in Crackajack Funnies #43 (Jan.1942), almost two years earlier. This story badly rips off author Rudyard Kipling's classic 'The Jungle Book', but the artwork by Tom Hickey is actually not too shabby. So, here is Keeto and Krufa the brown bear versus a gang of surly baboons. 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. Enjoy!


Daniel [] said...

Whoa! That turned pretty bloody! The baboons weren't up to much more than a bit of, uhm, monkey business, and Keeto killed one of them!

Robert R. Barrett said...

Interesting piece from ANIMAL COMICS. There is a lot of swipes from Burne Hogarth's TARZAN Sunday pages, especially the baboons and lions - also some of the Keeto drawings. Thanks for posting this.

Chuck Wells said...

Glad you fellas enjoyed this one. Pretty sure that I've got the other Keeto story, so I'll try to get that one posted soon. Thanks for stopping by!