(March 1970)

Western, 1969 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
monthly except February, April, June, October and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?
Color
full color
Dimensions
4.75 in. x 6.5 in. digest
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy cardboard cover
Binding
perfect-bound

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92401-003


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan; Brothers of the Spear; Korak, Son of Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Dan-El; Natongo; Korak

Indexer Notes

Panels from Tarzan of the Apes (Gold Key, 1962 series) #160 (September, 1966) [page 1, panel 1] and from Tarzan of the Apes (Gold Key, 1962 series) #153 (October, 1965) [page 3, panel 1]; original publication source for the Korak panel is still unidentified.

Hey Kids! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Walt Disney Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

Golden Comics Digest / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents.

The Jewels of Opar (Table of Contents: 3)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; La
Synopsis
A hunter follows Tarzan to La, where he discovers the vast treasure vaults. When Tarzan and escape capture, they are prusued by the priestess La and her army of beast-men and trained apes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of a three part story.

Temple of Zimbabwe (Table of Contents: 4)

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
This feature was originally printed in black-and-white.
Reprints

Flight from Terror: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; La; Achmet Zek
Synopsis
Werper escapes from slave trader Achmet Zek. An amnesiac Tarzan rescues Jane from a group of apes only to have her captured by Achmet Zek, who is seeking Werper. Werper leads a group of soldiers of Tarzan's plantation where they dig up gold hidden by Tarzan's native friends.
Reprints

Timbuktu (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A short story about the trading center of Timbuktu.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This feature was originally printed in black-and-white.

Fight for the Treasure: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 3 (Table of Contents: 7)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; Achmet Zek; La; Mugambi
Synopsis
Achmet Zek, a group of Abyssinian soldiers, Werper, and Tarzan's Waziri friends all battle each other on the Greystoke plantation while Tarzan struggles to regain his memory.
Reprints

An Evening with Timai (Table of Contents: 8)

Mabu / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Royer
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Maby; Kaino; Timai
Synopsis
Mabu and his friend listen to an old storyteller.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text expanded to three pages from the original one page because of the digest format. Art for this feature is not the same as the artwork that appeared in the original printing.

Tarzan and the City under the Sands (Table of Contents: 9)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Charley Corbett; Gail Corbett
Synopsis
Tarzan rescues a man and his wife from desert raiders. As he leads them back to civilization, they encounter a sandstorm. After the storm is over, they find a city uncovered by the storm winds.

Indexer Notes

In Golden Comics Digest #9 (1970), the Gaylord Du Bois -written story "City Under the Sands" illustrated by Dan Spiegle is a case of an original story written just for that venue. Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, page 172 states: "Tarzan and the Buried City. 26 2-panel pages. For Golden Comics Digest #9, February issue. Sent September 10, 1969." ~ David Porta

Grand Canyon of Africa (Table of Contents: 10)

Tarzan / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A 5-panel factual knowledge article about Fish River Canyon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Du Bois (pronounced Du Boice) writer credit as per page 164 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, compiled by Randall W. Scott (1984). Written as a 1962 Tarzan cover feature, it was bumped for advertising.

Battle in the Boma (Table of Contents: 11)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Dan-El; Natongo; Tavane; Induna
Synopsis
Dan-El and Natongo go lion hunting.
Reprints

The Guilt of Belazi (Table of Contents: 12)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Belazi; Muviro; Nandie
Synopsis
Tarzan hunts a rogue buffalo.
Reprints

Perilous Passage (Table of Contents: 13)

Korak, Son of Tarzan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Mike Arens; Warren Tufts (heads only)
Inks
Mike Arens; Warren Tufts (heads only)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Korak; Queen Ilola; M'boku
Synopsis
Korak helps a young queen escape from assassins.
Reprints

The Mysterious Well (Table of Contents: 14)

Mabu / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Royer
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Mabu; Kaino; Sayid
Synopsis
Sayid shows Mabu and Kaino an unusual well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature expanded to three pages from one page because of the digest format. Illustrations in this issue are new and did not appear with the original publication of this story.

Tarzan and the City under the Sands Part 2 (Table of Contents: 15)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Charley Corbett; Gail Corbett
Synopsis
Tarzan leads a couple through a twisting path under the city as they attempt to elude their pursuers.

Indexer Notes

In Golden Comics Digest #9 (1970), the Gaylord Du Bois -written story "City Under the Sands" illustrated by Dan Spiegle is a case of an original story written just for that venue. Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, page 172 states: "Tarzan and the Buried City. 26 2-panel pages. For Golden Comics Digest #9, February issue. Sent September 10, 1969." ~ David Porta

Tembo! Tembo! (Table of Contents: 16)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Dan-El; Natongo; Tavane; Elena
Synopsis
The city of Aba-Zulu is attacked by renegades from the city of Tembo.
Reprints

Nogol the Terrible (Table of Contents: 17)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Chief Buto
Synopsis
Tarzan helps rescue the daughter of an old friend.
Reprints

The Pit! (Table of Contents: 18)

Korak, Son of Tarzan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Korak; Copperi
Synopsis
Korak helps a princess when she decides to defy tradition by refusing to be buried with her father.
Reprints

Hi! I'm Cracky (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Golden Press / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan; Brothers of the Spear; Korak, Son of Tarzan
  2. 1. Hey Kids!
    Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Contents
    Golden Comics Digest
  4. 3. The Jewels of Opar
    Tarzan of the Apes
  5. 4. Temple of Zimbabwe
    Tarzan
  6. 5. Flight from Terror: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 2
    Tarzan of the Apes
  7. 6. Timbuktu
  8. 7. Fight for the Treasure: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 3
    Tarzan of the Apes
  9. 8. An Evening with Timai
    Mabu
  10. 9. Tarzan and the City under the Sands
    Tarzan of the Apes
  11. 10. Grand Canyon of Africa
    Tarzan
  12. 11. Battle in the Boma
    Brothers of the Spear
  13. 12. The Guilt of Belazi
    Tarzan of the Apes
  14. 13. Perilous Passage
    Korak, Son of Tarzan
  15. 14. The Mysterious Well
    Mabu
  16. 15. Tarzan and the City under the Sands Part 2
    Tarzan of the Apes
  17. 16. Tembo! Tembo!
    Brothers of the Spear
  18. 17. Nogol the Terrible
    Tarzan of the Apes
  19. 18. The Pit!
    Korak, Son of Tarzan
  20. 19. Hi! I'm Cracky
    Golden Magazine
  21. 20. 28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters
    Golden Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dave Porta
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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