Aug 13, 2017
Lion Boy's Incredible Changing Age
Lion Boy has a traditional Tarzan back story: parents killed when their plane crashed in the jungle, raised by lions. Ok, he was raised by lions -- that's why he wears a leopard skin loincloth (sometimes).
How long ago was that plane crash, exactly? Lion Boy varies tremendously in size. Sometimes he stands waist-high to the adults, and sometimes he's taller.
And in hair and loincloth-color.
Not just betwen stories: between panels. Here he seems to have aged from about 6 to about 16 in ten seconds.
Now he is a tall, slim young adult, and his loincloth has changed into yellow shorts.
George Tuska (1916-2009) wrote the script under the pen name Merton Holmes. He worked on many classic books, including Crime Does Not Pay, Captain Marvel, The Incredible Hulk, Ka-Za, Superboy, The Teen Titans, and Iron Man.
Guess he was too busy to use a model sheet.