Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dr. Voodoo in "The Castle of Doom" (Fawcett; 1942)

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) 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 facing everything from headhunters to tribes of giants and dragons. This short tale is listed as "The Castle of Doom" in the Grand Comics Database, and was chapter nine of the extended “Golden Flask Quest” from Whiz Comics #26 (Jan.1942); originally published by Fawcett, with art by Mark Schneider; but the story title is also used in the next issue blurb at story’s end. 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. Enjoy!

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