Sunday, October 24, 2010

Auro, Lord of Jupiter in "The Secret of the Flaming Mountains" (Fiction House;1943)

Today we enter the home stretch run to the October 31 premiere of AMC's highly anticipated cable television series, The Walking Dead (based on Robert Kirkman's long-running Image Comics series), just one week from now. I am so looking forward to six weeks of pure zombie action!

For now, here is a classic golden age tale starring Auro, Lord of Jupiter in "The Secret of the Flaming Mountains" from Planet Comics #22 (Jan. 1943); originally published by Fiction House and written & illustrated by Dick Charles & Rafael Astarita. The cool front cover is drawn by Dan Zolnerowich. Watch as fantastic wizardry takes place within the bowels of the planet Jupiter, forcing our hero Auro into battle with the Frog People and their nefarious leader.

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.



Unca Jeffy said...

Zombies make GOOD comics. One of the basic rules I believe

Daniel [] said...

D_mn those pesky Aboes! Drained-away their swamp, fair and square, expecting to exterminate them in process, then more of them show up!

Charles said...

Wow. From the comic I get that Auro is an unlikeable homicidal jerk. Even the father of the rescued daughter seems afraid of him. Everyone has to be very careful around him or he will rip out a tree and throw you in lava.