Here is a neat golden age curiosity for you to digest. Regular Catacombs Congo King, Jo-Jo appears today, but in repurposed form as “Bombo” in a wild tale billed as “The Creeping Scourge” from Terrors of the Jungle #20 (Dec.1952); released by Star Publications. His gal-pal Tanee doesn't endure a name change; go figure. Also included is the terrific L.B. Cole cover from the issue that highlights this very story (the original title was actually “The Crimson Scourge”) which ran in Jo-Jo #11 (Jun.1948). 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 belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!
I notice that, in 4:5, the first appearance of “Jo-Jo” was left unchanged.
I think that the hope was to find a name less laughable than “Jo-Jo” that would fit in the same space, albeït that “Bombo” is not much of an improvement.
They also passed the poor chap off as "Kaza" in some issues.
I think maybe perhaps they wanted to use a similar sounding name...BOMBA...BOMBO.
It's an old trick.
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