Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Anthro #2

Anthro #2 (On Sale: July 2, 1968) has a cover by Howie Post.

Like all Anthro stories, "Apes or Men" is written and drawn by Howie Post. Anthro flees from Chief Tugg's tribe and an unfavorable marriage to Tugg's ugly daughter Ita. He is pursued by a warrior and chased into a bear's cave. The bear forces Anthro to climb a tree to escape. He is saved by the beautiful huntress Embra, who is Chief Tugg's younger daughter. Anthro and Embra pledge themselves to one another, but they must wait until Ita is wed before they can be officially married.

Anthro returns to his family as winter sets in. Food is scarce, and his younger brother Lart is unable to hunt because of a leg wound. Lart wishes to sacrifice himself to a cannibal tribe, so that his family can eat. Anthro tracks him down and brings Lart back to the cave just as a race of sub-men are attacking. Anthro fights off one attack and returns to his family's cave dwelling, but the ape men soon return.

Edited by Joe Orlando.

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