Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kara, The Jungle Princess in "Inescapable Disaster" (Standard;1946)

This golden age tale called “Inescapable Disaster” starring Kara, Jungle Princess is from Exciting Comics #44 (Feb.1946); originally published by Better/Standard/Nedor. Artist Al Camy, was a regular artist for Better Publications titles on such features as 'Jill Trent', 'Crime Crushers', 'Grim Reaper', 'Phantom Detective' and 'Spectro'. Before she became a jungle princess called Kara, she was regular army nurse Jane Howell who stumbled upon a lost civilization in the jungles of Africa. There she was elevated to ruler of the Arohitans, a people possessing a charm against physical harm, where she must always stay alert for the evil machinations of the priest Targala. Thankfully, Major Kit Kendall was along to help out with the tougher problems. 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!

1 comment:

Glammazon said...

I have just read the final Kara the Jungle Princess story in THE FIGHTING YANK #21. In it, Kara and Kit face off against the ruthless Volkar, the leader of the Volcano People, who plans to lead his people up a stream of molten lava into the city of Arohiti in a fleet of glass boats!