Friday, April 14, 2017
Number 2036: The mild Wild Boy
Ziff Davis sold Wild Boy, along with some of its other titles, to St. John in 1953, when ZD mostly quit the comic book business. The artwork is credited by the GCD to Paul Hodge, who certainly put a lot into it. Every panel is jam-packed. The painted cover is by Norman Saunders.
There is a boy character who is called a “native,” although he looks white to me. In subsequent stories Keeto, his name, is represented with brown skin but straight hair, looking more East Indian to me than African.
Come back Sunday for a Mandrake the Magician daily continuity and a comic book version of the same story.