Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Art of Reading: "King of the Congo Beasts" (Fiction House;1950)
The Art of Reading: Golden age comics usually included short text stories, often accompanied by a panel or two of artwork, in order to qualify for cheaper magazine mailing rates. These 2-3 page filler tales served their purpose well enough, but in the absence of any eye-appealing art (as could be the case), I doubt that many kids gave them the time of day. Today’s two-page story is from Kaänga #3 (Spring 1950); originally published by Fiction House. The script for “King of the Congo Beasts” is credited to Frank Riddell. 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 belongs to the original publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!