Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fantomah in "Mundoor and the Giant Reptiles" (Fiction House;1940)

Here is one more classic golden age adventure from Jungle Comics #5 (May 1940), to help whet your appetite for "Strange Terrors" the theme which kicks off tomorrow and continues throughout the entire month of October as the Catacombs celebrates Halloween.

This story is written & illustrated by Fletcher Hanks [signed as “Barcley Flagg”]; discovering the eggs of giant reptiles on a fallen asteroid, the evil Mundoor raises the reptiles in an attempt to take over the world in "Mundoor and the Giant Reptiles", starring Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle. This odd tale was later reprinted in You Shall Die by Your Own Evil Creation! (Fantagraphics, 2009 series). The bonus front cover is by the late, great Will Eisner.

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.


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