Friday, January 18, 2013

SAARI "False Priestess of Ugandi"

From the publisher who brought you Aurora of Jupiter...'s another short-lived heroine who actually had her own book...for a single issue!
We don't know who wrote or drew this tale, which was one of three stories (two comic and one text) to appear in the first (and only) issue of PL Publishing's Saari (1951).
We do know that, unlike most jungle girls, Saari didn't have a boyfriend/consort to save her when things got rough.
In fact, she's perfectly capable of handling a crocodile or a trio of crooks with equal long as they don't sneak up on her from behind.
(She gets hit on the head in both comic stories.)

PL Publishing was an American publisher who printed and distributed their books in Canada.
As a result, very few copies of any of their eight short-lived titles (including Saari) ever reached fans in the US!

Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrl power!

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