Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday Fun TRAGG AND THE SKY GODS "Spawn of Yargon" Part 1

After two tryouts (HERE and HERE) with different versions of the mileu...
...Gold Key leaped whole-heartedly into the world of Tragg with this premiere issue in 1976!
Co-creators Don Glut (writer) and Jesse Santos (illustrator) tweaked the concept a bit, and the publishers finally gave the go-ahead for an ongoing series.
Note Tragg is no longer using a silver-bladed ax as shown HERE!
Nor are there any magicians/voodoo practitioners as shown HERE!
Now, a previously-unmentioned brother, Jarn has been added.
Plus, a semi-legit explanation for how dinosaurs exist at this point in history is presented!
(Hey, it worked for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World!)
In addition, all the other people are now Neanderthals, while the previous tales presented a mix of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons!
And, we meet a race of busybody Chariots of the Gods-type aliens (who appear to be different from the aliens seen HERE) who are presented as the new ongoing antagonists.
Bonus: Here's the original art for page 4...
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