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Volume 1690r
Dell Tarzan Comics Encyclopedia
by Duane Adams
Found in the Dell Tarzan Comics


radio announcer  --  A radio Accra announcer repeats the drum message about the two missing oil prospectors.  He is probably reporting to the British oil executive.
 Dell Number  -- 104.1

Rae  -- Mounted on Hathor, the chief elephant, Tarzan tries to fool the Talking Gorilla guard at the gate by referring to Gund Rae.  (Is it a reference to the chief of the Talking Gorillas?  If so, how did Tarzan learn this name?)
 Dell Number  -- 54.3

Ragak  -- gund of the Blue Baboons.  Tarzan pulls him out of an underground river where Nugol, the treacherous, pushed him.  When he tells Tarzan about the little tarmangani, Tarzan accompanies him home to see if it is Doctor MacWhirtle.  He helps Ragak reestablish his leadership and finds Dr. Mac.
 Dell Number  -- 32.2

Rajah  -- The best Indian elephant of the English lumber man, Colin Durham.  He disappears one night and the entire camp except for Margaret and Jimmy Durham go to search for him.
 Dell Number  -- 27

Rajak  -- Old Rajak is the gund of a tribe of baboons.  He slaps the balu, Teeke, for pulling his tail.  The father, Ka-cha, comes to the balu’s defense but backs down to the leader.  As he leads his tribe to water, a golf ball that he calls a hard egg hits Rajak.  The golfers throw more balls at them to try and drive them off.  Rajak and Ka-cha catch the golf balls and throw them back, thus driving the white men into the clubhouse.  One of the golfers wounds Rajak with a rifle.  Ka-cha pulls the old gund to safety.  At the end of the story, Rajak realizes that he is old and hurt.  He declares Ka-cha the new gund.
 Dell Number  -- A#3.4

Raksha Bey  -- chief of the Berbers.  Berbers attempt to sell Alice d’Arnot to him.  Tarzan throws him at his men and rescues Alice.
 Dell Number  -- 29

Ramotu  -- He is the chief of the Ostrich Clan, the desert pygmies.  He wears furry shorts, a blue cap with a red feather, and has a pierced nose.  They are a fearless people.  After Tarzan saves one of his tribe from sabor, he invites Tarzan and Dr. Mac to their village.  When Tuaregs, a desert Arab tribe, slip into the village to rescue some of their people, Ramotu is first to lead the charge.  The Tuaregs capture Tarzan.  Ramotu leads a band of his warriors and Dr. Mac to affect a rescue.  He uses the sand blankets to slip into the Tuareg camp and free Tarzan.  They defeat the Tuaregs.
 Dell Number  -- 56.1

Ramsay  -- White guide for the hunter, Derrick Carne.  He refuses to lead him into Tarzan’s Country.  After the hunter proceeds, he sends word to Tarzan at Muviro’s kraal with the native, M’boto.
 Dell Number  -- 69.1

Raoul Giroux  --  (See - Rudatara)

ratel  --  #62 (inside cover of the back page) +#89 (splash page) (See also - honey badger)

raven  --  A#5 (Tarzan’s Birds - splash page) +#107 (“Public Servant” - splash page)

Red  -- One of the riders from Rio Grande and partner to Slim Doling.  They struck oil and are   rich.  They travel the world, roping animals.  Tarzan helps them train giant elands to ride and rope a lion.  They help Tarzan overpower Arab slavers and free the slaves.
 Dell Number  -- 33.1

Red Apes  -- flesh-eating apes found near the home of the blue baboons.  They use clubs and are slow through the trees.  Tarzan and Ragak, the gund of the blue baboons, easily out distance them.
 Dell Number  -- 32.2

Red-billed Banthurs  --   (See also - Banthurs)

Red Bull  - A Red Bull is part of the Ordeal of Mumbo.  Buto easily wrestles the huge bull to the ground.
 Dell Number  -- No. 51.2 (Boy Story)

red gryfs  --  (See also - gryf)

Reginald, Sir  -- a knight of the Kingdom of Carmel who greets Tarzan and Hal Hogarth as they approach the Valley of the Lyonesse.
 Dell Number  -- 13.1

Regulus Paulus, Centurion  -- Centurion from Castrum Mare.  He is older and has a white beard and mustache.  He and his company are still loyal to the murdered emperor Cassius Hasta.  His men are under barrack arrest.  Paulus fears they are destined for the games.  He enters Tarzan’s prison cell.  Tarzan recognizes his voice from years earlier.  Tarzan agrees to help them escape and has him release Jad-bal-ja, who also is a prisoner.  Tarzan and Jad create a diversion so Paulus and his men can make it to the fishing boats.  Tarzan helps them elude the pursuing war galleys and leads them to safety so they can start a new life for themselves.
 Dell Number  -- 106.1

Rendille herders  -- While tracking two man-eating lions, Tarzan and Buto come upon the peaceful Rendille herders.  The herders tell them that two lions took a bull and a calf at dawn.
 Dell Number  -- 54.1

Rev. Wells  -- Missionary to the Makembe tribe.  He converts them to Christianity, which angers the neighboring tribes.  He sends his daughter Ruth to pick up supplies before the impending attack.  Tarzan rescues Ruth and returns her to the Makembe Citadel.  The Rev. Wells is on crutches.  He has a plan of defense for the village, but Tarzan comes up with a better plan.  Wells is grateful when Tarzan saves the village without loss of life.
 Dell Number  -- 105.1

rhino  --  #21 (back cover diorama from the American Museum of Natural History)
#47.2 A rhino attacks the gryf carrying Tarzan and the Waziri.  The gryf kills and eats the rhino.  (See also - buto)
 Dell Number  -- 21+47.2+67 (splash page)+84 (splash page - “Not Real Horns)

Richard Coeur de Lion, King  -- Richard the Lion-Hearted, Richard I, 1190 the third crusade to attempt to free Jerusalem from the Saracens.  Hal Hogarth is a descendant of the shipwrecked crusaders of Richard.
 Dell Number  -- 13.1
 Novel -- LJ - third crusade 1191 the ships of Sir Bohun and Sir Gobred were lost in a storm and shipwrecked in Africa.

Ricky  -- Name of American boy who wanders off from his father’s safari.  He is pretending to be Billy the Kid.  His brother plays Sitting Bull.  They rope Boy and Dombie and tie them to a tree.  Boy calls animals to help them.  The Americans run away towards a herd of elephants.  Boy uses Tantor and Korak, the ape, to save them.  They become friends.
 Dell Number  -- A#4.2 (Boy story)

Riders from Rio Grande  -- Slim Doling, Red, and Shorty.  Rich, bored cowboys from Texas.    They travel the world, roping animals.  Tarzan helps them train giant elands to ride and helps in the roping of a lion.  They help Tarzan free the area of Arab slavers.
 Dell Number  -- 33.1

Rita Lane  -- blonde American fiancée of Lieutenant Tourneau.  She was upset with the lieutenant because he would not let her come along with him as he hunted down a band of Shiftas.  She takes a safari to be with him.  On the way a Shiftas band under N’tale, who she calls Jo-Jo, captures her.  They take her to their volcanic hideout.  Tarzan with aid of a baboon clan under King Zugash manages to free her and capture the cutthroats.  Tarzan brings her and the robbers back to the grateful lieutenant.
 Dell Number  -- 17.2

River Bushmen  -- A family of River Bushmen live near the Delta of the Okovango.  The sight of the giant eagles with people riding them frightens them.  Jane helps a Bushman child by bandaging his foot.  The tribe trusts Tarzan’s soothing voice.  Lechwe, the leader, agrees to lead Tarzan to the Tree of Ages.
 Dell Number  -- No. 51.1

rock antelope  -- Prince Thyron of Cathne hunts rock antelope with some of his father’s men.  The antelopes are never seen.
 Dell Number  -- 84.1

Roberta Faye, Mrs.  --  #45.1 English woman and one of the owners of the Pyrethrum Plantation along with Geoffrey Barbour.  ‘Ghosts’ are scaring off their workers.  Her daughter, Martha, is kidnapped, and she receives a note for her to move into the Lugongo Hotel if she wants to see her daughter again.  Tarzan rescues the child and exposes Ungali, the witch doctor, as the person behind the plot to get the gold he discovered on the land.  Geoffrey proposes to her.
A#3.3 Roberta has a premonition that something is wrong.  A spear lands in the middle of the breakfast table on the patio.  She, her daughter, Martha, and Geoffrey Barbour head for the house.  (The spear may have come from Tarzan to alert them of the Secret Society approaching the house.)  They came for Geoffrey’s scalp to fool the Secret Master into thinking that they killed Tarzan.  Tarzan thwarts the attack before they get near the house.
 Dell Number  -- 45.1+A#3.3

Rokah -- The name of a baboon that is killed in the fight with the Leopard Men and their trained leopards
 Dell Number  -- 54.2 (Boy story)

Roland  -- Black and white Great Dane dog belonging to Dr. Henri Dumont.  Roland carries a letter from the doctor out of Mokar to Paul d’Arnot.  The Doctor has been captured by the Mokars.  Tarzan and d’Arnot take Roland to the outskirts of the Gourambi Range.  Roland sniffs out Dumont’s hiding place of the artifacts he buried.  Into the mountains, Roland warns them about the elephant trap and the giant trap.  Outside of Mokar, Roland leaps the moat with Tarzan and leads the ape-man to the gardener’s hut that holds Dumont.  They travel back to civilization.
 Dell Number  -- 81.1

Ro-mee-lah  -- sister to Jo-rah form Cor-o-don.  She is captured by a zu-gomangani.  Tarzan saves her by having the thipdar he is riding attack the ape.  Men of Monga attack, knocking out Tarzan and capture Ro-mee-lah.  She is forced to work in the Monga fields with the other women.  The Men of Monga gamble for the right to have her as a mate.  Tarzan rescues her and returns her to Jo-rah.
 Dell Number  -- 39.1

Ronald Crabtree, Sir  -- The British sportsman brings down a wildebeest for food for his safari.  His bearers call him Bwana M’kubwa and M’kuba.  Tarzan greets him.  They met before in London.  The balding man with a mustache wants to find the Roman galley he spotted from the air.  Tarzan warns him not to go to Castra.  He believes his modern weapons will protect him and goes anyway.  He is captured.  He tells the Imperator of the wondrous things the Europeans have created.  The Emperor thinks he is mad and sentences him to the arena.  Suddenly, a volcano emerges from the ground.  Tarzan and his two ape companions rescue him.  They escape the destruction of the city by canoe.
 Dell Number  -- 89.1

Ronceval  -- Hal Hogarth’s charger.  The Dwarfs of Opar captured it.   Later Tarzan helps Sir Hal recapture the horse from the Oparians.
 Dell Number  -- 13.1

Ronduk  -- One of the gray apes from the Isle of Apes that Tarzan commands to place the captured Arab raiders in the wala, prison, that they have built for them.
 Dell Number  -- 55.3

rooster  -- A rooster crows at the break of dawn at Tarzan’s tree house.
 Dell Number  -- 89.2

royal antelope  --  #70 (splash page) The smallest of the antelopes.

Ruandi  --  A native of the lost race of white natives with blonde hair living inside a volcano.  They speak a Bantu dialect.  Because Ruandi loves Queen Lula, the witch doctor, Kuvuru, has him placed on a raft to be sacrificed to Nga Ngori, a plesiosaurus.  Tarzan and Dr. Mac rescue him.  Ruandi refuses to leave without Lula.  They spoil the wedding of Lula to the witch doctor.  Before they can make it to the helicopter, they are captured and placed on a raft to be sacrificed to the saurian monster.  Lula frees them.  They all escape through a tunnel in the volcano.
 Dell Number  -- 47.1

Rudatara  --  A prince of the Murundi.  He is unable to face the lion test to prove himself a man.  He runs off to France and becomes known as Raoul Giroux.  He has three medals for bravery with the French Foreign Legion.  This is not good enough for Rudatara.  He returns to Africa and asks Tarzan’s help to locate a lion he can face.  Tarzan guides him back to his home in Muranda.  He kills a lion with a spear as it breaks through a circle of beaters.  The people think he is brave.  His brother is the king and is suspicious of his brother’s return.  Tarzan thwarts the assassination attempt on Rudatara.  The people bring Rudatara the Royal Drum thus declaring him king.  Rudatara banishes his brother.
 Dell Number  -- 96.1

ruler of the slave market  -- The emperor of Castrum Mare, Cassius Hasta, calls the ruler of the slave market before him and Tarzan to see if Jane and Boy were purchased as slaves.  He informs the Imperator that they were but have been sold to an agent of Plutonius, the Pirate King.  He pleads innocent of knowing that the man was an agent of the pirate.
 Dell Number  -- A#3.1

Rumat  -- One of the gray apes from the Isle of Apes that Tarzan takes with him on the Arabs dhow to the Gambah Village to rescue the animals that the Arabs have captured.
 Dell Number  -- 55.3

Rungo  -- Name of one of the giant otters the chief of the Stork Men loans to Tarzan to help search the Great Swamp for Boy.  In the battle with the Terribs, Rungo and the other otter, Keela, attack the Gorobar mounts of the Terribs.  The Terribs retreat to their underwater tunnels.
 Dell Number  -- 88.2

Ruori  -- The Gallugos who escaped the Torodon attack upon the hunting party.  He tells Tarzan and Tee Anna about the capture of Gallugos and their buffaloes by the beast men.
 Dell Number  -- 56.3

Rutger  -- Hunter/guide who is in league with M’longo, the tracker, in luring lions to certain spots so the people who hired them can easily kill them.  Tarzan puts a stop to their tactic.  Later Tarzan finds the bodies of Rutger and M’longo.  They were slain by Shiftas.
 Dell Number  -- 57.3

Ruth Barton  (Miss Ruth) -- niece of Major James Barton, who accompanies her Uncle Jim on an expedition to find the lost city of Tohr.  Tarzan and d’Arnot discover the girl and her uncle who have been abandoned by their safari.  They end up in Tohr.  Queen Ahtea is infatuated with Tarzan and is jealous of Ruth.  She throws Ruth into an arena containing Toldo, the lion guardian of the treasures of Tohr.  Ukah, Attarian rebel, catches her.  Tarzan rescues both of them as he kills Toldo with his bare hands.  After their escape from the dungeons they are recaptured.  Ahtea attempts to throw Ruth into the fires of Tohr, but she is saved by Ukah.
 Dell Number  -- FC 161.1

Ruth Forrence  -- Ruth is the daughter to Dr. Forrence the archeologist.  She is a dowdy woman with red hair in a bun and wears glasses.  Dr. Forrence has found the legendary Mask of Mani Kongo in the Mbaji ruins.  They are traveling by plane to Nairobi to turn it over to the commissioner.  Dr. Forrence suspects that an agent is on the plane and sends a note to the pilot.  The plane crashes.  Pollock steals the mask and leaves.  Tarzan finds them and learns that the mask is in the possession of a man he helped.  He sends Watunga tribesmen to help them.  After Tarzan has recovered the mask, he meets the Dr. and Ruth at the Watunga kraal as a plane lands to take them to safety.
 Dell Number  -- No. 25.6

Ruth Wells  -- Daughter of the Makembe missionary.  She is nicknamed White Flower of the Makembe by enemy tribes.  She is young and blonde.  His father sends her for supplies, as the enemies of the Makembe are about to attack.  On the way back her safari is attacked but she manages to escape with Tarzan’s help.  He returns her to the Makembe Citadel.  The rockets she managed to bring back helps save the Makembe village.  From within a statue, Ruth hands Tarzan the rockets to fire at the attacking tribes.
 Dell Number  -- 105.1

Ruwandi  -- Apparently the leader of a group of native bearers.  Tarzan saves them from a rhino to learn that their b’wanas were capture by the Amaui tribe.  The natives are afraid because the Amaui sacrifice humans to the volcano.  Tarzan sends them back their village and tells them to protect the white men’s goods.
 Dell Number  -- 95.1



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