Monday, May 7, 2012

The Art of Reading: "Judy and the Monkey Hunters" (Standard;1949)

Golden age comics typically included short stories, usually accompanied by a panel or two of artwork in order to qualify for magazine mailing rates. These 2-3 page text pieces served their purpose well enough, but in the absence of any eye-appealing artwork (as was often the case), I doubt that many kids gave them the time of day. The script on “Judy and the Monkey Hunters” which was originally published in Exciting Comics #68 (Jul.1949) by Better/Standard/Nedor, is credited to Charles S. Strong (probably a bogus company alias) but the attached panels are illustrated by Art Saaf. 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!

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