Sunday, January 3, 2010

Käanga in "Prey of the Slavers" (Fiction House; 1940)

It's January 2010, a new year has gotten underway and since time's a-wasting, let us all jump back into some good old-fashioned, golden age jungle comics from January 1940. That's seventy years ago!

This story is taken from the first issue of perennial Fiction House series, Jungle Comics and features the origin and first appearance of Käanga, mysterious white man of the jungle and his female companion, Ann Mason. The art is credited to "Alex Boon", who is in reality Alex Blum (go figure) and the cover (which is included) is by the legendary Lou Fine. Käanga appeared previously in Fiction House's JUNGLE STORIES pulp magazine; This story's' title is taken from the cover blurb.

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. I intend to ramp up the jungle comics posts this year, since Don has kindly provided so many of these old gems, but I'm still trying to decide on a specific frequency. I mean I wouldn't want to deprive anybody of their regular "Gal" Friday fix or anything. That would be too harsh!


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