Monday, April 2, 2012

The Art of Reading: "The Ape Man's Fight" (Fawcett;1947)

The Art of Reading: Golden age comics usually included short text stories, often accompanied by a panel or two of artwork, in order to qualify for cheaper magazine mailing rates. These 2-3 page filler tales served their purpose well enough, but in the absence of any eye-appealing art (as could be the case), I doubt that many kids gave them the time of day. Today’s two-page story is from Nyoka the Jungle Girl #10 (Aug.1947); originally published by Fawcett. The script for “The Ape Man's Fight” is credited to Punchy Perkins aka Rod Reed. 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 publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!

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