#110 January/February 1959 ~ 36 pp. Still 10 cents
interior: Jesse Marsh
Unknown (Gaylord Du Bois - unconfirmed)
31st Gordon Scott photo cover
rescues a stranger from “THE FURY OF THE HERD!"- 18th cover caption
Front Cover: Same Christmas subscription advertisement as last issue
this one is in black and white.
1st story “Tarzan
in The Fury of the Herd” - 15 pp.
-- Save White Man and Woman - Airplane Crash
and Buto look down at elephants, a water buffalo, and wart hogs. A plane
buzzes them. The arrogant Jess brags to Bess how he made them duck. Jess
buzzes a herd of elephants. Next he flies at a lioness and her cubs. The
lioness leaps at the plane and knocks it off course. The plane crashes
into some trees.
and Buto rush to the crash site. Tarzan carries Bess away from the plane.
Jess comes around. Jess enters the scene and feints concern about her welfare.
The pipe smoking Jess tells Tarzan and Buto to make camp for them as he
hunts. Tarzan says that he will take them to the main road. Jess is defiant.
Tarzan starts to leave them. Jess acquiesces. Tarzan tells him not to use
tries to stop Jess from taking a shot at an elephant herd. He nicks a bull.
Tarzan disarms him. The elephants surround them on a hill. A storm approaches.
Tarzan leads them towards a cave for protection against the herd. They
see lions entering the cave. Reluctantly, they enter the cave as the elephants
are coming closer. Hyenas enter the cave as well, to escape the herd. A
great bull attempts to enter the cave. Buto tries to fend it off. The bull
breaks his spear. Jess panics. Tarzan silences him.
morning, the herd leaves. The hyenas rush out of the cave. Tarzan allows
the lions to pass them and leave. Tarzan senses leopards deep in the cave
waiting for them to leave so they can attack. Tarzan and Buto, armed with
Tarzan’s spear, move towards the leopards. The leopards leap to attack.
Tarzan ducks under the leap and grabs Sheetah by its legs and twirls it
around and throws it into the other leopard, which has Buto pinned to the
ground. The two leopards fight amongst themselves.
find Bess armed with Buto’s broken spear. She says that Jess ran off. She
tears off the sleeve of her blouse for bandages for Buto’s wounds. Tarzan
tracks Jess by the smell of his fear. They find him afraid but still arrogant.
Tarzan starts to lead them once again to the road. Bess calls Jess a coward.
Jess blows smoke in her face. Jess complains that he is tried. Bess says
that they could leave him for the lions. Tarzan mimics a lion. Jess hurries
along, leaving Bess behind. Bess turns and realizes that the sound was
road, Jess flags down a truck. Tarzan says that it will take them to Nairobi.
Bess says that the stories that Jess will tell will not be close to the
truth. Jess gives Buto his rifle as a souvenir. Buto throws the rifle into
the brush, declaring that a spear is a man’s weapon. End.
story is not a great story, but it develops the character of Jess deeper
than usual for a story of this type. Most characters have been pretty superficial.
The character of Jess is very arrogant and totally consumed by his own
needs. Jess has kind of a Peter Lorrie look about him especially in the
eyes. The Bess character starts out totally enamored by Jess. She slowly
realizes that Jess is a self-absorbed fool. One can only hope that she
ditches him once they get back to Nairobi. The story has some unbelievable
elements such as the elephants stalking them and attacking only at night.
Also strange is the cave full of leopards, lions, humans, and hyenas. They
all spend the night without attacking each other because of the fear of
the elephants. This is all pretty unacceptable even to young readers. As
the group sees lions enter the cave, Buto says simba and chui. This is
very curious as to why he would say the Swahili word for leopard. Despite
the inconsistencies with the animals, it is the character development that
makes this story interesting.
Giraffe Hunt” -- 101st text story -- 1 page - one illustration
Boy are fishing on a catamaran when a storm comes up. They drop sail and
paddle for an island. At dawn they put up sail, avoid reefs and land on
Pirate Island. Tarzan explains that it was so named because pirates once
anchored in a cove on the other side of the island. Boy takes a nap on
the beach. Tarzan forages for food.
2nd story “Tarzan
on Pirate Island”- 9 pp.
Lord hears an ape wailing. He finds Kalah with her balu mourning the death
of her mate, Ah-juk. Kalah explains that tarmangani shot her mate. She
further tells the ape-man that they were carried to the island on a large
tree that fell during a storm.
goes to investigate the white men. He finds their schooner anchored in
the cove. He overhears the mutineers taking about killing their captain
and the ape. The leader of the would-be-pirates, Darby, thinks Tarzan is
an ape in the trees and shoots at him. Kalah attempts to warn the ape-man
but is too late. The bullet grazes Tarzan’s head. He falls out of the tree
unconscious. Darby takes a shot at Kalah. He finds the body of Tarzan and
presumes him to be dead.
awakened by the rifle shot and the cry of kreegah. He finds Kalah and the
balu, who tell him that Tarzan is dead. Boy rushes to the body to discover
that he is only unconscious. He has Kalah help him carry Tarzan’s body
to a safe place.
is revived. They head for the mutineers. They watch as Cuddy climbs a tree
to get cocoanuts. Cuddy drops one, almost hitting Darby. Tarzan throws
a cocoanut and knocks out Darby. One of the mutineers throws a cocoanut
at the ape-man, who catches it. Another fires at Tarzan and hits the cocoanut
he is holding. Tarzan throws the cocoanut and knocks down the mutineer
with a knife. Boy snatches up Darby’s rifle and holds the criminals at
bay. They transport the mutineers to the schooner to deliver them to the
port authorities. Tarzan says that he will come back for Kalah and her
balu and return them to their tribe. End.
story is a good story. It is slightly reminiscent of Dell #61.1. In that
story on the Isle of Apes, Tarzan helps the apes get rid of bad tarmangani
and relocates the apes on the main land. In this story there is only one
ape family, and they were not there by choice. The bad guys are not there
to collect the apes. They have neither conscious nor scruples. This is
the 31st time Tarzan is knocked unconscious. The she-ape Kalah’s name is
very close to Tarzan’s foster mother Kala. She is very motherly. She attempts
to warn Tarzan about Darby’s rifle shot. She helps Boy nurse Tarzan back
to consciousness. She is one of the bright spots of this story.
of the Spear” -- 86th -- 6 pages
Advertisement -- Daisy Air Rifles for Christmas - 1 page - in color
Back Cover: Splash Page: “Thipdars of Pal-ul-don” - black and white
Cover: New Advertisement: Daisy Air Rifles - Christmas - color
is the last Gordon Scott photo cover.