Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Og, Son of Fire (Dell;1937)

Creator/writer/editor Irving Crump's "Og, Son of Fire", a cave boy who lived half a million years ago, was originally introduced in the pages of Boys Life magazine in December 1921. The artwork on these strips from The Funnies #4 / #5 (Jan./Feb. 1937); originally published by Dell, may be the work of artist Stephen Slesinger, since the illustrations are re-purposed in color from a black & white 1936 Big Little Book version copyrighted to Slesinger. Dell serialized "Og, Son of Fire" in issues of "The Funnies" from January to November of 1937 (comprising issues 4-14 in two page snippets). I'll be presenting all of them in pairs on subsequent Tuesdays until I run out. 
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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