Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Voodah in "Murder!" (McCombs; 1949)

The golden age African warrior, Voodah, from Crown Comics was eventually changed into just another white jungle lord in a loincloth. The reasoning behind this unfortunate transformation is now lost to the ages, but such is life. Voodah finds himself accused of vengeful, cold-blooded murder when he agrees to guide a rhino hunt. Two natives and a white man meet violent death in a tale appropriately titled “Murder!” from Crown Comics #16 (Jan.1949); originally published by McCombs Publications, written by Ken Fitch and nicely drawn by Anthony Cataldo and Ruben Moreira. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic 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!


Robert R. Barrett said...

Hi Chuck! I thought you might be interested to know that Anthony Cataldo was Ruben Moreira's uncle and that they sometimes worked together on their comic book stories. I corresponded with Cataldo in the 1990s, having been put in touch with him by Moreira's ex-wife, because I was writing an article about Moreira.

Chuck Wells said...

Once again, you've nicely ponied up some very interesting info that helps fill in some cool golden age blanks for comics fans. Thanks!