Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wild Boy in "The Return" (Ziff-Davis;1951)

Here is the final tale from Wild Boy #11 [2] (Apr-May 1951); originally published by Ziff-Davis and once again with art by Paul Hodge. In "The Return", Wild Boy comes to the aid of the Kiowi tribe who've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a village son, Jogo, who has been away receiving an education in the civilized world. Unfortunately, he learned the value of native stone and has decided that his savage peers are nothing more than slaves to mine diamonds for himself. This Wild Boy adventure has several cool panels that remind me of the old Johnny Weissmuller/Tarzan films. Wild Boy battles a crocodile in the river, a fearsome gorilla, and then we get to see the carnage unleashed by a herd of rampaging elephants That's some fun stuff!

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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