Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Zudo the Jungle Boy vs. "The Menacing Medicine Man (Standard; 1944)

The twelve days of Christmas continues in the Catacombs with another promise fulfilled. During the recent "Week of Jungle Girls" event, I mentioned another obscure jungle character that operated under the Better/Standard/Nedor banner during the golden age. I have already posted stories featuring Judy of the Jungle, Kara Jungle Princess, Tygra and Princess Pantha, so as I promised, here for your amusement is a tale starring Zudo the Jungle Boy, from Mystery Comics #2 (1944), with art by Ken Battlefield. I have no credit for the scripting chores. All I know about this character is that apparently after the loss of his parents, a Prof. and Mrs. Knight, their unnamed young son grew up orphaned in the jungle and eventually became Zudo the Jungle Boy.

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 creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.


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