Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dr. Voodoo in Okoro's Revenge Plot (Fawcett Comics;1940)

Welcome to The Comic Book Catacombs month long celebration of Halloween. My intention is to feature a series of posts that lean towards the creepier, but fun side of things throughout the month of October. That includes theme-appropriate 1980's Flashbacks, "Gal" Friday's, Retro-Views, Rayboy's Reviews and hopefully a couple of interesting creator profiles or interviews.

I'm going to kick things off with a nifty five page story from Whiz Comics #8 starring the original Dr. Voodoo (Hal Carey). After Marvel Comics recently had Brother Voodoo, a character that was perfectly fine in its own right, renamed as Doctor Voodoo, Avenger of the Supernatural, taking on the mantle of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme - and ousting Stephen Strange from his signature role (while at the same time exiling him into a new book called, Strange) .... well, I just had to fire back with this golden age great who doesn't suffer from an unfortunate identity crisis.

The tale of 'Okoro's Revenge Plot' is written and illustrated by John Hampton and was originally published by Fawcett Comics in September 1940. 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. [DC Comics]