Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jo-Jo, Congo King in "Gladiators of Gore" (Star Publ.;1953)

Today's exciting jungle thriller starring Jo-Jo, Congo King and his lovely mate, Tanee was originally presented in Jo-Jo #19 (Fox, Sept 1948), but this version is from the later Star Publications series, Terrifying Tales #12 (Apr.1953), which reprinted earlier jungle comics. "Gladiators of Gore" (great title, by the way) pits Jo-Jo against a grim ringmaster of death in a lost arena.

The GCD credits are attributed to the Iger Shop and are described as being "Bakerish", so we'll just have to guess whether this one appears more like the work of Matt Baker or Jack Kamen. 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 publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Why did the Iger shop so often, over so much time, use that ugly little “The End” balloon?

Maurizio Brancaleoni said...

So, basically she's fed up of being idle and they set up a slaughter. That's a tad flimsy, isn't it? And this is not even a Tarantino movie.