Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Perils of Nyoka: "Climax of Conquest" (Fawcett; 1942)

Chapter VI of Perils of Nyoka is titled "Climax of Conquest" from Jungle Girl #1 (1942), originally published by Fawcett Comics (which adapted Republic's PERILS OF NYOKA movie serial). The last chapter of this golden age serial failed to provide me with the violent death of boyfriend Larry. I mean just look at that opening splash panel! You would think this was his feature; so I blame the writer of this adventure, "Rod Reed" for exhibiting a bit of male chauvinism and Harry Anderson still drew the thing. I have tons of Nyoka stories, and while many do include her boyfriend, not all of them do. Her adventures were also largely done in this chapter format, so whether I will group them together in multiple posts ongoing is yet to be decided. 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 creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Daniel [] said...

You wanted Larry to die, and I'm sure that Pappy wanted Satan to live. Disappointment all around.