(July 1954)

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:
Moe Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Moe Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Moe Gollub (painting)

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Richard Richmond, via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6282); Ken Webber had previously (December 17, 2003) suggested the possibility of crediting George Wilson or Gollub.

["Tarzan, my friend, I believe there is only one beast in Pal-ul-don against whom your great buffalo would have no chance of victory!"] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; Taden; Alice Jenner; Paul Jenner; Gorgo (giant buffalo)
Synopsis:
While visiting A-lur, Tarzan learns of the appearance of some giant white apes. He goes to investigate and finds the apes and their captive, a white woman, Alice Jenner. He helps Alice escape and the pursuit of the apes is cut off by Alice's husband Paul, bearing a rifle.
Keywords:
A-lur [Alur](Pal-ul-donian city); airplanes; garths (tyrannosaurids); giant white apes; gryfs (ceratopsids); Kor-ul-gryf (Pal-ul-donian valley); Lake of the Thipdars (Pal-ul-donian lake); lava; the dum-dum; volcanos

Indexer Notes

Story title in Gaylord Du Bois's notebook is given as "The White Apes."

["Wake up, Jad-bal-ja!"] (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]; Jab-bal-ja; Isilo
Synopsis:
Boy and Jad-bal-ja watch a young Waziri battle an ostrich in order to claim its plumes for his warrior's headdress. The warrior is attacked by more ostriches and Boy and Jad-bal-ja go to his rescue, each killing another ostrich. Boy claims the plumes.
Keywords:
headdresses; manhood rituals; ostriches

Indexer Notes

Story title in Gaylord Du Bois's notebook is "The Plumed Warrior."

["Down there -- in the Valley of the Lost Legion -- I have a rendezvous with death!"] (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]; Sergius Rufus; Nicanor; Brutus Sanguinarius
Synopsis:
Keeping his promise to return to Castra Sanguinarius, Tarzan witnesses the kidnapping of a Castra Mare tribune's son. Tarzan follows the kidnappers to Castra Sanguinarius and enters the gladiatorial games to rescue the son. With the help of a band of baboons, he succeeds.
Keywords:
ancient Roman galleys; ancient Rome; baboons; Castra Sanguinarius (lost city of Pal-ul-don); Castrum Mare (lost city of Pal-ul-don lake); cornus; fishing spears; gladiatorial games; leopards; Roman legionnnaires

Indexer Notes

Story title in Gaylord Du Bois's notebook is given as "A Rendezvous with Death."

The Hyena Attacks (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Elizabeth Beecher
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. The hyena attacks. (In Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, July 1954, p. [40-41]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Elizabeth Beecher. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 8Jun54; B5-28260." ~Dave Porta

["Umph... Ugh... Natongo!"] (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
Synopsis:
Dan-El and scavenge food, clothing, and weapons from the wreck of the slavers' ship.
Reprints:
Keywords:
biltong; hyenas

Indexer Notes

Page 1495 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Brothers of the spear. (In Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Gaylord Du Bois. © Western Print. & Litho. Co. Jul54. © 8Jun; B5-28259." ~Dave Porta

Episode 34

[Rabbit's Foot] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

"Spark up...to pick-off a base-runner!" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan
  2. 1. ["Tarzan, my friend, I believe there is only one beast in Pal-ul-don against whom your great buffalo would have no chance of victory!"]
    Tarzan
  3. 2. ["Wake up, Jad-bal-ja!"]
    Boy
  4. 3. ["Down there -- in the Valley of the Lost Legion -- I have a rendezvous with death!"]
    Tarzan
  5. 4. The Hyena Attacks
    Mabu
  6. 5. ["Umph... Ugh... Natongo!"]
    Brothers of the Spear
  7. 6. [Rabbit's Foot]
  8. 7. "Spark up...to pick-off a base-runner!"
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dave Porta
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  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
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