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Subj: Gorgo #16
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 at 09:37:27 pm CST (Viewed 115 times)

Tonight, I read Charlton's Gorgo #16 from 1963. Main story was "Menace from the Deep" in which Gorgo and his mother battle mutated kelp that prey on living beings. The story starts off like a 1950's science fiction movie in which a missionary on an island and his lovely daughter who is a nurse encounter these mutated plant creatures. Nobody believes them except a young male research scientist. All three band together and their interactions and dialogue are quite interesting. The encounter with the plant monsters was so was so exciting that I was disappointed that the battle was cut short when Gorgo came to save the day. Enjoyable 20 pages of story by Joe Gill and art by Steve Ditko. Although I prefer Konga, I am growing to like Gorgo more and more.The back-up story is a five-pager, "The Man Who Vanished" - a time travel story in which an unscrupulous scientist travels back in time and changes the past with dire results. Altogether, an entertaining issue. As the banner inside Charlton titles of the early 1960's read, "Charlton Comics Give You More".

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