Friday, August 16, 2013
Number 1420: Jay Disbrow and the Tarzan homage
In this story, originally from Terrors of the Jungle #4 (1953), and reprinted by I.W. in 1963 in Jungle Adventures #10, Disbrow did a jungle hero story. There were lots of jungle guys around in the '40s, all aping (ho-ho) the main inspiration, Tarzan. Disbrow went one better. His character, Taranga, is actually nobleman John Cutter, who has come back to the jungle after living in civilization for five years. Rather than seeing it as a swipe, I see it as homage for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous jungle lord.
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