Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ka'a'nga in "The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan" (Fiction House; 1944)

Ka'a'nga stars "The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan" written by 'Frank Riddell' and illustrated by Jim Mooney. This golden age adventure is from Jungle Comics #51 (Mar.1944); originally published by Fiction House. The story's title was taken from the issues front cover (included and with art by Joe Doolin), and you will have to look very closely to actually find the titular "Golden Lion" in this tale; but it does make an appearance (at least to a certain extent). 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 creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!


jim said...

Love Fiction House "jungle" stories.


Anonymous said...

Those comics were popular coz the ¨Taboo factor¨, black and white people, around in the same place, wearing almost nothing, and interacting each other.

Chuck Wells said...

Before the days of regular TV shows and drop of the hat internet stuff, the jungle comics genre was also a safe place for maturing boys to ogle drawings of chicks wearing little to nothing; plus the jungle lords were always kicking so much ass even as they tamed the wild, and who doesn't wanna have that kind of fun, .... or at least fantasize about it.