Pappy's #1333). Today we have another Dell Tarzan story featuring another queen, another lost city, and a really big spider.
After you read the story, read our favorite œconomist, Daniel, and his explanation for why spiders cannot get this big, from a comment to the blog, Four Color Shadows.
“The Webs of Arrack” was written by Gaylord DuBois and drawn by Jesse Marsh. From Tarzan #25 (1951):
More Tarzan stories. Just click the pics.
Happy 100th birthday, Tarzan:
Jungle Déjà Vu:
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
I see the attraction, since Tari is drawn by Bill Ward, one of the greatest pin-up artists ever to work as a cartoonist, both in comic books and later in gag cartoons. But when Kent comes whimpering home after learning a painful lesson from Tari, Sue takes him back. I ask you women, would you do the same? This is a love comic, and in love stories love conquers all. But if I were to advise Sue, I’d tell her to keep Kent on a very short leash.
From Heart Throbs #2 (1949):
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I've taken three stories from Suspense Comics, a title which lasted for 12 issues in the forties, because they remind me of old radio shows or B-movies. And why not? That’s what the people reading comic books were doing for entertainment in those days. (Those poor deprived citizens, with so few distractions in their daily lives. Unlike today, of course, where our whole lives seem lived for distractions. Ah. But I digress.)
The cover of this issue is by L. B. Cole. The stories are drawn by comic book journeymen John Giunta, George Appel, and Don Rico.
From Suspense Comics #6 (1944):
Earlier this year I showed a couple of stories from this issue by the fine artist/WPA muralist turned cartoonist, Louis Ferstadt. Click on the picture to see that posting: