TANG

TANG

“Tang” is short for mustang. Appearing in Triumph Adnteture Comics, from the first issue “Tang” is said to have been conceived by Adrian Dingle. However, during the Hillborough Studio days the stories were written first by Frank Brookwood then by Herbert Ohert. René Kulbach who was a master at drawing animals illustrated them. When Bell took over the periodical’s publication René became the serial’s cartoonist.

Although the serial. is named after the horse, the central character is “Buddy” The episodes begin with a young “Buddy” and his sister “Juanita” kidnapped and adopted by the Sioux Chief “Spotted Eagle” who adopted them and taught “Buddy” hunting. “Buddy” and “Juanita” escaped and fled to a valley where they found the white stallion “Hermit” who had been separated from the same wagon train that carried “Buddy” and “Juanita”. There was also a colt they named “Tang”. After several more adventures they finally came across a rancher and his wife who adopted them. The story jumped five years. “Juanita” disappeared, and the serial settled into the various adventures of “Buddy” as a young man with his horse “Tang”. The stories were typical western adventure fare without any new insights, except, perhaps, that the hero wore a black hat. It is the superb art work in “Tang” made it an outstanding feature in Triumph Comics.

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Front, Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-3, Oct. 1941. Hillborough Studio.

Front, Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Comics, No date. Bell Features & Publishing.
8. 11. 13. 19. 23.

Content:

Serial:

“Tang: The Story of a Colt.” Writ., Frank Brookwood. Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-1, Aug.1941: 51-62. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: The Story of the Western Range.” Writ., Frank Brookwood. Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-2, Sept. 1941.: 42-53. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: The Story of the Western Range.” Writ., Frank Brookwood. Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-4, Nov.1941: 52-63. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: The Story of the Western Range.” Writ., Herbert Ohrt. Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-5, Jan.1942: 54-63. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: The Story of the Western Range.” Writ., Herbert Ohrt. Illus., René Kulbach. Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-6, Feb. 1942: 54-63. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: A Story of the Western Range.” Car., René Kulbach. Triumph Comics, no number, no date: 37-

48. Hillborough Studio. Black & white.

“Tang: A Story of the Western Range: The Capture of ‘Grey Owl’.’’ Car., René Kulbach. Triumph

Comics, 8, no date: 37-48 Bell Features & Publishing. Black & white.

“Tang: A Story of the Western Range: The Capture of ‘Red’.” Car., René Kulbach. Triumph Comics,

9, no date: 37-48. Bell Features & Publishing. Black & white.

“Tang.” Car., René Kulbach. Triumph Comics, no date. Bell Features. Black & white.
10: 37-48.

11: 36-47.

12: 35-46.

13: 26-37.

14: 26-37.

15: 24-34.

16:26-35. 19: 10-13, 16,15,14*

20: 10-16.

23:34-38.

*Pages miscollated.

SOURCE:

Periodical text:

“A conversation with Adrian and Pat Dingle and Bill Thomas.” Writ., Dave Sim. Now and Then Times, 1-2, Oct.1973: 27+.

Newspaper:

“Whatever Happened to …?” Writ., Peter Harris. Globe and Mail, 23 Oct.1982: Fanfare 7.

GALLERY:

TANG, Triumph, 1-1, AugTriumph Adventure Comics, 1-1, Aug. 1942: 56.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON T\TANG, Triumph, 1-5, Jan. 1942, 56.jpgIllus., René Kulbach.Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-5, Jan. 1942: 56.

TANG, Triumph, 1-5, JanIllus., René Kulbach.Triumph Adventure Comics, 1-5, Jan. 1942: 60.