Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dr. Voodoo in "The Ape Men" (Fawcett; 1941)

Since Halloween arrives at the end of the month, I intend to gear my golden age comic book posts towards the unusual or eerie as much as possible.

In the jungles of Brazil, Dr. Hal Carey's parents gave their lives tending to the natives of a tribe called the Blancas (because they were “white Indians“), and raised their son Hal to take over for them after they died. Shortly after this happened, Hal (later christened Dr. Voodoo) defeated the evil medicine man Okoro and became the leader of the tribe. During his golden age career Dr. Voodoo's adventure were very well drawn by noted golden age artist Mac Raboy. The stories were like those of Prince Valiant, only set in a jungle, with Hal, his girlfriend Maxinya and a jaguar called Jappa facing everything from headhunters to tribes of giants and dragons. This short tale simply titled "The Ape Men" is from Whiz Comics #13 (Feb. 1941); originally published by Fawcett, with art by Raboy and story by John Hampton. 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.


1 comment:

Daniel [] said...

Hmmm… I wonder whether I'm old enough that I should begin my remarks with “heh heh heh”.