Friday, April 16, 2010

Jo-Jo, Congo King in "Terror of the Lost Maidens" (Fox;1949)

"Go Ape Shit Week" concludes with a tale that has been reprinted several times. Originally seeing publication in Fox Comics series, Jo-Jo Congo King #24 (Feb. 1949) as "The Garden of Lost Maidens", today's story has also appeared in Jungle Drums (Bell Features, 1949 series) #18 (where the first panel was also used as the cover for that issue), in Spook (Star Publications [1949-1954], 1953 series) #29 (where it was retitled: "Spook of the Congo") and finally in Startling Terror Tales (Star Publications [1949-1954], 1953 series) #13 (where it was retitled: "Terror of the Lost Maidens"). The art is attributed to an unidentified member of the Eisner/Iger Shop by the Grand Comics Database.

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. Enjoy!

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