Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ty-Gor, Son of the Tiger in "Hold That Tiger!" (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 #7 (Nov.1940); originally published by MLJ/Archie Comics, Ty-Gor is brought on board the river trawler “Junglier” by Joan Davis & her father; travelers who had previously been rescued by Ty-Gor. Their efforts to civilize the wild boy result in less than favorable results, particularly after Malma is locked away in the ships hold. The writer of "Hold That Tiger!" 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. Enjoy!

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