Wednesday, 1 July 2009
TigerMan was another one of Atlas Comics' characters that, like The Destructor, possibly deserved a longer shelf life. He first appeared here, in the company's black & white mag, Thrilling Adventure Stories, drawn by the great Ernie Colon. This is actually quite a nasty little piece, typical of Atlas' desire to distinguish themselves from the Marvel books they were blatantly ripping off, by making their characters more vicious and bloodthirsty than the nice guys over at The House Of Ideas.
TigerMan suffers not a moment's recrimination while ripping various bad guys' faces to shreds. In fact it isn't even mentioned that he should, and though I think they toned him down for his colour appearances, this guy regularly made Wolverine look like a wuss.
Plus that whole animal mask under greasy '70's haircut look is fantastically bizarre and creepy.