Thursday, January 20, 2011

Princess Pantha in "M’Gana, Dread Overlord of the Savage Wilds" (Nedor;1947)

Well, since it appears that I stumbled into a "cat girls week", with Marga the Panther Woman (on Tuesday) and Anne Hathaway (late posting originally meant for Wednesday), let's just go with the flow.

This is the final portion of the "M'Gana" serial that pitted Princess Pantha against the large gorilla, from Thrilling Comics #60 (June 1947); originally published by Better/Standard/Nedor. I have to mention that seeing Princess Pantha repeatedly upstaged by her white hunter-boyfriend, Dane Hunter, really irritates me. As I look ahead to subsequent Pantha tales, that aspect seems to lessen somewhat, and since she IS the lead hero, why it took the company a while to realize that is beyond me. Ralph Mayo is the featured interior artist and Alex Schomburg provides the cover art for this golden age classic.

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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