Tragg and the Sky Gods

Tragg and the Sky Gods was a comic book title published by Gold Key Comics in the mid-1970s. The series was created by writer Donald F. Glut and artist Jesse Santos.[1] Later, artist Dan Spiegle would work on the title.

Tragg and the Sky Gods
Publication information
PublisherGold Key Comics
First appearanceMystery Comics Digest #3 (Apr. 1972)
Created byDonald F. Glut and Jesse Santos
In-story information
SpeciesCro-Magnon
Place of originPrehistoric Earth
PartnershipsLorn
Tragg and the Sky Gods
Series publication information
PublisherGold Key Comics
ScheduleFour times a year
FormatOngoing series
GenreScience fiction/Fantasy
Publication dateJune 1975 – Feb. 1977
Number of issues8
Main character(s)Tragg
Creative team
Writer(s)Donald F. Glut
Artist(s)Jesse Santos, Dan Spiegle

AppearancesEdit

The character first appeared in Mystery Comics Digest #3, published in April 1972.[2] His next appearance was in Mystery Comics Digest #9 in January 1973. A series, Tragg and the Sky Gods, would then run from #1 (June 1975) to #8 (February 1977).[3] The last original Tragg story appeared in Gold Key Spotlight #9 in September 1977. Whitman, the successor to Gold Key, would later reprint the first issue as #9 in May 1982.

DescriptionEdit

Tragg and the Sky Gods was a mix of science-fiction and prehistoric man. The book told of a group of advanced aliens who landed on Earth in the distant past and experimented on the Neanderthals they found there, producing two Cro-Magnons, who would become Tragg and his mate, Lorn. Tragg and Lorn would thus be the ancestors of all modern humans. Writer Glut tied Tragg into other series he created at Gold Key, by having Tragg's Neanderthal brother Jarn appear in Dagar the Invincible.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Markstein, Don (2007). "Tragg and the Sky Gods". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Writer Don Glut...and artist Jesse Santos...supplied the comic, in which aliens from interstellar space had a profound effect on a tribe of Stone Age people.
  2. ^ Fischer, Stuart (March 2018). "Those Unforgettable Super-Heroes of Dell & Gold Key". Alter Ego. TwoMorrows Publishing (151): 63.
  3. ^ Tragg and the Sky Gods at the Grand Comics Database

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