Thursday, December 3, 2009

"The Origin of Princess Pantha" (Better/Standard; 1946)

Welcome back to the "Week of Jungle Girls' crossover between Pappy's Golden Age Comics blog and the Catacombs. Our mutual selection today is Princess Pantha who originally appeared in Thrilling Comics, published by the company known variously as Better/Standard/Nedor.

"The Origin of Princess Pantha" is taken from Thrilling Comics #56 (Oct. 1946), drawn by Art Saaf. This tale sets up Pantha's premise and also introduces us to her companion, Dane Hunter. Since Nedor-A-Day (in my links section) went on sabbatical I've presented Nedor's jungle contingent including Judy of the Jungle, Kara Jungle Princess, Tygra, and now Princess Pantha. That still leaves Zudo the Jungle Boy waiting in the queue, so I will try and post one of his adventure stories soon.

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.


Tomorrows featured jungle girl: Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle


Runs.with.Ferals said...

Oh yeahhh~! That gorgeous two-page spread~!

If you can find a pair of 3D glasses, Chuck~ bust'm out and come over to Ten Cent Dreams for some Sheena~!
I'm riding on the coat-tails of you & Pappy today~!


Chuck -
Really digging the Jungle Grrrrls week! Thanks! You don't ever have to stop! There's a couple I never saw before, too!

Unknown said...

"You're the boss, Princess Pantha ... and I'm beginning to think being bossed by you wouldn't be so bad, at that!"

Nosir, I'm sure it wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this work done by my dad, Art Saaf! You can go to the site I set up in his and see a short bio, index and two galleries. Enjoy!

Steve S

Anonymous said...

More jungle girls. I guess these we're like the bad girls with huge breasts and guns/swords/martial arts skills of the 90's in comics. Heehh, comic trends.