Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tor in "The Black Valley" (St. John;1954)

Industry legend Joe Kubert is best known for his classic work on DC Comics war series like Sgt. Rock and for reintroducing silver age fans to Hawkman, but he started out in the golden age on strips like the Seven Soldiers of Victory in Leading Comics. In 1953, Kubert as managing editor for St. John, along with writer Norman Maurer, created the enduring character Tor, a prehistoric-human who debuted in the comic 1,000,000 Years Ago #1 (Sept.1953). Today, Tor stars in an exciting "Panel-Rama" feature titled "The Black Valley" from Tor #3 (May 1954). TriviaNorman Maurer was Moe (The Three Stooges) Howard's son in law. Maurer also wrote and drew various "Stooge" comic books from the 50's to the 70's. 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. Enjoy!


Don Hudson said...

Kubert puts so much into his work! Great post!

Chuck Wells said...

Yes, yes he does (& thanks)!