Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tygra in "The Stone Man From Space" (Standard; 1948)

Tygra of the Flame People ran as a back-up feature in later issues of "Startling Comics" during the golden age. In her origin story, Lynn Thomas was returning from a nearby village with an experimental vitamin that was desperately needed to stem the tide of a plague, when her airplane crashed during a thunderstorm. Inadvertently ingesting the elixir to revitalize her diminished pep, Lynn overheard a cry and rushed to the aid of a local tribesman under attack by a lion, only to discover that she had become somewhat ferocious in battle herself. In a genre-bending adventure that could easily have appeared in later silver age anthology titles, "The Stone Man From Space" from Startling Comics #53 (Sept.1948); originally published by Better/Standard/Nedor, was written by Joe Greene and illustrated by Art Saaf. “Tygra” (as Lynn Thomas was christened by the Flame People) and her paramour, Dr. Terry Winton also make their final golden age appearance (this is the last issue of the series). The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus", an excellent source for classic comics downloads [please go donate to their site], as the source of these scans. 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!


Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

2:6 is great! Tygra, unaware of the specific danger, simply knows that Terry is pretty much like a toddler, not to be let wander away.

Chuck Wells said...

This is exactly why it always irked me when golden age jungle girls were saddled with regular male love interests. Those guys were always either wimps who needed rescuing or tough guys whose actions almost eclipsed the real star of the feature.