(April 1975)

Western, 1972 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90277-504.


Tree of Mystery! (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
King Dan-El; Queen Tavane; Hatima (mule); Alyssa (mule); leopard cultist
Synopsis
King Dan-El and Queen Tavane attacked by Leopard Men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed per original art.

Tree of Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Dan Spiegle (signed)
Inks
Dan Spiegle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
King Dan-El; King Natongo; Queen Tavene; Queen Zulena; Hatima; Hecla; Doctoress Sihamba; Mafuta (death); Bondo; Umbeni; Hubo; Inkosi; Alyssa (mule); Hatima (mule); leopard cultists
Synopsis
Dan-El and Tavane rescue three women from a Leopard Man attack. The three women, who are really priestesses of "The Tree of Mystery", ask to drink the cup of peace with them, but they betray them by using a pill to remove their memories. Dan-El and Tavane are then taken to the Tree to take care of it and to eventually be sacrificed to it. Natongo is able to find them because his little doctoress Sihamba knows of the Tree and can lead him and his men to the general area. Along the way they save Hubo, a little boy who had been kidnapped and left as a sacrifice to the the tree. He escaped and so was able to lead them directly to the tree. They manage to kill the guardian of the tree, but Mafuta dies in the battle. The priestesses hear the death cries of the guardian and catch up to everyone at the tree. Dan-El, Natongo and the rest get away when Sihamba threatens to burn the tree down which convinces the priestesses to lay down their spears and allow them to leave.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; crocodiles; cryptids; leopard cults; nandi bears; saddle mules; soporifics; the Tree of Youth; the Yellow Order; waterfalls

Treat to Eat! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Beep Beep the Road Runner; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tree of Mystery!
    Brothers of the Spear
  2. 1. Tree of Mystery
    Brothers of the Spear
  3. 2. Treat to Eat!
    Beep Beep the Road Runner; Hostess Fruit Pies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig
  • Darrel McCann
  • John P. Selegue