(October 1951)

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:
A 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:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

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

["Since he is the swiftest cat in the jungle, the little, long-necked serval has no fear of Numa..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
portrait of lion and serval
Reprints:
Keywords:
lions; servals

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Webs of Arrack (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; Jane Porter Clayton; Boy [Jack Clayton]; Muviro; Klumo; N'Tala; Mataha; Nageta; Gudo; Mador; Magon (crocodile)
Synopsis:
A Waziri girl is kidnapped. Tarzan follows her trail and comes to the city of Arrak. He finds that the girl was taken by a giant spider that serves the Arrakan queen, Mataha. Mataha forces Tarzan to fight for his life against her greatest fighters and then attempts to sacrifice Tarzan and the girl to a crocodile worshiped by the Arrakans. Tarzan kills the crocodile and escapes with the girl and returns her to the Waziri.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrak (African village); crocodile worship; giant spiders; gladiators; human sacrifice; lions; spider webs; Swahili (African language); tree houses

Tarzan and the King of the Gomambas (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]; Jad-Bal-Ja; Laura Thomas; Harvey Warfield; Lukah; Gomambas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Tarzan and Dr. Warfield liberate a city of blind slaves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blindness; leopards; lightning; slaves; storms

Mabu's Special Day (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mabu text story.

["Deep in the wilderness of Bachuanaland, a small tribe of Zulu stock celebrate the yearly Feast of the Spears..."] (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dan-El (introduction, Brother of the Spear); Natongo (introduction, Brother of the Spear); Lugongo; Nomba;
Synopsis:
Natongo and his adopted brother, Dan-El, win the spear-throwing contest that determines who the sub-chiefs of the tribe are. Lugongo, their father, reveals that Dan-El's biological father was a white man from the far north and that he left a map showing the location of his home. Dan-El and Natongo get Lugongo's permission to search for the city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
birthmarks; Feast of the Spears; keys; maps

Indexer Notes

Episode 1

["Subscribe now--Mail this coupon today!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.5 pages (report information)

["The mandrill is a fierce baboon of West Africa."] (Table of Contents)

Mandrill baboon / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
portrait of a mandrill

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan
  2. 1. ["Since he is the swiftest cat in the jungle, the little, long-necked serval has no fear of Numa..."]
    Jungle World
  3. 2. The Webs of Arrack
    Tarzan
  4. 3. Tarzan and the King of the Gomambas
    Tarzan
  5. 4. Mabu's Special Day
    Mabu
  6. 5. ["Deep in the wilderness of Bachuanaland, a small tribe of Zulu stock celebrate the yearly Feast of the Spears..."]
    Brothers of the Spear
  7. 6. ["Subscribe now--Mail this coupon today!"]
  8. 7. ["The mandrill is a fierce baboon of West Africa."]
    Mandrill baboon
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