W: Gaylord DuBois ~A: Jesse Marsh/Russ Manning
~ C: Lex Barker photo
“The Precious Poison”
When Dr. Mervin and his daughter Yolanda stay in Pal-ul-don to raise more
giant otter pups, he is stricken with swamp fever. Princess Loma of Lutor
helps Tarzan deliver medicine made from the poison sack of a giant spider.
“Boy Goes Hunting”
Boy, Jad-bal-ja, and Korak save an explorer woman from being
“Tarzan and the Mark of Evil”
When a secret society of murderers gather to promote hatred against
Europeans, Tarzan marks them as evil... with skunk spray that won't wash
Kaino binds a woman's slashed wrist.
“Brothers of the Spear”
After Nagopa attempts to kidnap Lady Tavane, Natongo comments
about Dan-el's keen interest in her. "So suddenly, my brother?"
Writer Gaylord DuBois has acknowledged in his memoirs that he
wrote all of the Two Against the Jungle and all of the Brothers of the
Spear scripts, although in the latter case he gave a lot of credit for
their popularity to artist Russ Manning.
I don’t remember where I came up with the DuBois credits on the
first 50 issues, but know he wrote most of the monthly comic stories. In
a quote from ERBZINE
2115, DuBois explained, “Other writers, whose names I don't know,
have contributed to the Tarzan Annuals and, rarely, to the monthly and
When I was reviewing the Tarzan comics for The Comics Buyer’s
Guide, they purchased of copy of DuBois’ script log from his estate. Rather
than swipe information that they paid for to credit with those reviews,
from this point on, I’ll simply list the writer as Uncredited. But you
know that it was probably DuBois. Especially if there’s a volcanic explosion
or someone’s parent dies and they immediately fall in love. Then there
was the pattern of rhyming names, but the Mabu feature did that as well,
and we know they were not by DuBois.