(September 1953)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
Alice Cobb
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan (photo of Lex Barker)
Reprints:

["For new subscribers to Tarzan comics -- a free lucky rabbit's foot!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tarzan Traps a Rogue (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
539

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; Jane Porter Clayton; Tantor (elephant); Kumathi (elephant); Di Giorgio; Urubambwes (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Tarzan stops ivory poachers who have tried to kill Tantor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
helicopters; ivory; poaching; pygmies; treehouses

Boy Trails the M'Bongo Spears (Table of Contents)

Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Boy [Jack Clayton]; Dombie; Jad-Bal-Ja; Korak (mangani); M'Bongos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
When Dombie is taken by the M'Bongo tribe, Boy tracks them and with the aid of his friends Korak the ape and Jad-Bal-Ja the golden lion, frees Dombie from the M'Bongo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing; shiftas; slavery

Indexer Notes

In future issues Boy is renamed as Korak but in this story Korak is clearly the name of the ape that helps Boy.

Tarzan and the Hunter Wasps (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; Boy [Jack Clayton]; Muviro; Argus; Alexander MacWhirtle
Synopsis:
Tarzan battles a nest of wasps that have grown big enough to kill lions.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; giant wasps

Mabu's Reward (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Rivet those handcuffs well, man!"] (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dan-El; Natongo; Mothibi; N'Kuu; Nagopa; Han-Ool
Synopsis:
Dan-El and Natongo defeat Han-Ool's army without the loss of a single life on either side, and Han-Ool is taken prisoner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carrier pigeons

Indexer Notes

Episode 24

["Mushrooms twenty feet high?"] (Table of Contents)

Jungle World / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:
Keywords:
mushrooms; Pal-ul-don

["Spark Up if you want to be catcher!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties; Yogi Berra / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan
  2. 1. ["For new subscribers to Tarzan comics -- a free lucky rabbit's foot!"]
  3. 2. Tarzan Traps a Rogue
    Tarzan
  4. 3. Boy Trails the M'Bongo Spears
    Boy
  5. 4. Tarzan and the Hunter Wasps
    Tarzan
  6. 5. Mabu's Reward
    Mabu
  7. 6. ["Rivet those handcuffs well, man!"]
    Brothers of the Spear
  8. 7. ["Mushrooms twenty feet high?"]
    Jungle World
  9. 8. ["Spark Up if you want to be catcher!"]
    Wheaties; Yogi Berra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose