Friday, February 3, 2012

Voodah in "Shrine of the Sun Goddess" (McCombs;1948)

I have mentioned before that the golden age African warrior, Voodah, from Crown Comics was eventually altered by either the publisher, artists or colorists into just another white jungle lord in a loincloth. What the reasoning behind this transformation truly was is lost to the ages, but needless to say the forward thinking that had first allowed original creator Matt Baker to present a golden age black adventure hero had long since run its course. This previously untitled story that I’m calling “Shrine of the Sun Goddess” from Crown Comics #14 (Aug.1948); originally published by McCombs Publication, was drawn by artist Anthony Cataldo (with possible facial touch-ups by Ruben Moreira). 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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