Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jann of the Jungle in "The Day of Jungle Wrath" (Marvel;1972)

Jungle Action #2 was published in December 1972 by Marvel Comics. The title is best known for hosting the long-running Black Panther lead feature, but the first several issues featured reprints of some of Marvels jungle characters from their old Atlas Comics period of the 1950's: Lorna the Jungle Queen, Tharn (aka "Lo-zar"), and Jann of the Jungle.

"The Day of Jungle Wrath" was originally presented in Jann of the Jungle #14 (Dec. 1956), with a script written by Don Rico and art by Jay Scott Pike. The cover for Jungle Action #2 is beautifully drawn by the late Gil Kane (which is included as your weekend bonus). The remaining two Jann of the Jungle stories from the Bronze Age Jungle Action series will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

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.



Mykal Banta said...

Chuck: Wow, is that a great, and classic, Kane cover! Not to shabby interior art form Pike either. You don't see much of his work out and about, so thanks a lot for posting. I like Pike!

Also, like the new look of the Catabombs. Very clean. I like! I like!

Chuck Wells said...

Thanks, man!

King Viswa said...

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Wonderful new template which adds colour to your postings.


Pappy said...

Nice new template, Chuck. It's fun to get a new look now and again.