Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ty-Gor, Son of the Tiger in "Trap For Ty-Gor's Uncle" (MLJ;1940)

Taken as a baby, Tyrone Gorman was offered as a living sacrifice to tigers in the jungles of Malaysia. Instead, the tigress Malma raised him. "Ty-Gor" was unknowingly an heir to a vast fortune back home while he roamed the jungle accompanied by Malma. In this story from Blue Ribbon Comics #6 (Sept.1940); originally published by MLJ/Archie Comics, Ty-Gor is completely unaware that he has been found by his own benevolent uncle, who has inadvertently brought along a turncoat named Hartley as guide (both making their first appearance). This exciting story has a nice bittersweet element to it, as the language barrier prevents the two family members from completely bonding. The writer of "Trap For Ty-Gor's Uncle" is Joe Blair and the artist is Mort Meskin.

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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