Thursday, March 3, 2011

Zudo the Jungle Boy in "Bloodthirst!" (Standard;1944)

Better/Standard/Nedor had a nice stable of characters during the golden age and you've got to give them credit for thinking outside of the box for the issue in which this classic story first appeared. America’s Biggest Comics Book #1 was a 1944 one-shot that was priced at $.50. Of course, the book was larger than average (even for back then) and for the extra cost, you got a much thicker comic with more story content. Other publishers offered similar issues, but apparently a dime was all most readers were willing to cough up on a monthly basis.

I have no credits for the scripting chores, but the artwork is by Ken Battefield . After the loss of his parents, a Prof. and Mrs. Knight, their unnamed young son grew up orphaned in the jungle and eventually became known as Zudo the Jungle Boy. This adventure had no official title, so I've chosen one for it.

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.


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