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Dell Tarzan Comics Encyclopedia
by Duane Adams
Yarl Hrolf -- A#5.2 the red haired
leader of the giant Vikings living in the Gourambi Mountains. When
he and his hunters discover Tarzan and Buto in the forbidden Ice Cave,
Yarl attacks Tarzan. Another hunter attacks Buto. Tarzan and
Buto disarm their opponents. Yarl is impressed with their skills.
He forgives them and takes them on a hunt. Yarl gives Tarzan his
sword to kill a boar. Again Yarl is impressed with Tarzan’s skill.
He throws a feast in their honor. Yarl promises Tarzan and Buto that
they will be buried with the great Viking hunters and huntresses in the
Ice Cave. Tantor trumpets from a far. Yarl tells Tarzan to
bring his friend to the village. Tarzan and Buto leave the village
not to return.
#91.1 Leader of the Giant Vikings at Yarlsgaard. Tarzan and Buto are brought to Yarl, who remembers them. He explains that the Vikings killed two Skraelings who broke into the ice tombs. The Skraelings now seek to destroy all of the Vikings. Tarzan shows him how to re-enforce their shields with concrete. After the hordes of Skraelings are repelled, Yarl confesses to Tarzan that they can’t repulse them much longer. Yarl shows Tarzan their well that leads to an underground stream. He lowers the ape-man into the well. Tarzan returns with a herd of white buffalo to help repel the Skraelings once more. Tarzan brokers a peace agreement. Yarl exchanges his sword with the Skraeling chief’s spear. Yarl has a full gray beard and mustache. He wears fur clothing and a helmet that has horns.
No. 37.6 Yarl with his furs and horn helmet skis down the Gourambi Mountain to the Skalli with a buck sheep over his shoulder. Tarzan and Raoul d’Arnot show up, looking for help in finding Raoul’s father, Colonel Paul d’Arnot. Yarl offers them the use of the dragon ship to search the valley and the river. Yarl reports that the black Skirlings have caused them little trouble since Tarzan taught them how to use the longbow. They sail on the river. They spot Skirlings headed for an island. Pistols shots alerts Tarzan that Paul is on the island. Yarl has the Vikings ram the Skirling canoes. The Skirlings board the dragon ship. They Vikings and Tarzan repel them. Paul is rescued, given a Viking feast, and taken to Raoul’s plane.
Dell Number -- A#5.2+91.1+No. 37.6
Yo-kar -- The name of the Panther Man who
captures Jane and brings her to the village of the Panther Men. The
live sacrifice to the Panther King only occurs once a year. The man
who brings back a victim is probably rewarded or honored in some manner.
Dell Number -- 53.1
Yolanda -- # 22.1 Dr. Mervin’s daughter.
Her tiny pet elephant, Hector, is part of her father’s growth experiment.
Bokawah, the evil witch doctor, desires her. He puts a sleeping potion
in their food so he can carry off Yolanda. Tarzan did not eat the
food so was unaffected. He follows the scent to the witch doctor’s
cave and rescues her.
#36.1 Tarzan comes to her father for growth pellets so that he can create a giant lion to break the siege of New Cathne by the Athneans. Yolanda flirts with the ape-man and is disappointed when he leaves so soon. Yolanda has long black hair
#42.1 Yolanda has different facial features and sports short light brown hair. She is living with her father Dr. Mervin, who is running a zoological garden outside of Nairobi when Tarzan comes for help. Dr. Mervin gives Tarzan two otters, Nip and Tuck, and growth pills so he can help the Stork People fight the Terribs. Yolanda and her father fly to the Great Swamp in search of the village of the Stork People. They run low on fuel and land in the swamp. They are attacked by Terribs. They fight with a rifle and a pistol. Dr. Mervin is wounded in the shoulder by a spear. Tarzan riding on Tuck turns the tide on the Terribs. Tarzan takes them to the village of the Stork People.
#50.1 - Yolanda and her father, Dr. Mervin, are stranded in the village of the Stork Men since their plane ran out of gas. Yolanda trains three giant otter pups to come to her. She is distraught when her father comes down with Swamp Fever. She is relieved when Tarzan brings the cure contained in the poison sac of the Arachna. Princess Loma of Lutor administers the proper dose for the cure.
#51.1 Yolanda is relieved that her father’s fever has broken.
#52.3 She boards Dr. Mac’s seaplane with her father, Dr. Mervin. The Thipdar cargo bites Dr. Mac in the arm, and he is forced to land. Yolanda bandages his arm. The Men of Monga capture them and force them to work in their fields. Tarzan swoops in on Argus and carries Yolanda back to the plane. After Tarzan rescues the others, the Serpent of Pal-ul-don slithers up. They manage to take off in the plane before it reaches them. Tarzan kills the serpent.
Dell Number -- 22.1+36.1+42.1+50.1+51.1+52.3
Youssef -- Arab slaver trader.
Doc Manlek attempts to sell Tarzan to Youssef and his partner, Ali.
When the doctor releases Tarzan’s neck brace, the ape-man overpowers the
three of them. Tarzan ties them up and goes the rescue Prince Illony.
Dell Number -- 49.1
Yussuf -- head man for Sheik, Arab
slaver. Tarzan leads a Nandi Bear into their camp. The
Bear destroys them as Tarzan frees the slaves.
Dell number -- 32.1
Zalah -- One of the Tannalelt warriors
who find Tarzan, Jane, Boy and Johnny Ball after their plane crashes in
Dell Number -- A#7.1
Zanaka -- FC 134 Chief of a tribe of
Dashani warriors in the Ras Dashani Mountains. His clothes drape
over one shoulder. He carries a spear and a shield. He wears
large earrings, armbands, and a bone through the nose. He threatens
Tarzan and the Doris Ramsay party to turn back. When Tarzan won’t
back down, he instructs Gufta, the white ape, to kill Tarzan. Zanaka
leaves with more threats. The white apes and warriors capture Doris.
(Probably under the direction of Zanaka.) When Captain Hardy and
the bearers desert, they are killed by Dashani poison arrows. (Probably
under the direction of Zanaka.) Zanaka and his men capture Tarzan
and the Ramsay safari. They take them to Zanaka’s village.
They have kept John Ramsay prisoner for three years, during which time
they have tortured him to get him to reveal where he has hidden his gold.
During the full moon, Zanaka forces Tarzan to fight the Devil Ogre, AKA
Pandikisi. Tarzan kills the Devil Ogre and escapes. He informs
other Dashani tribes of the escape by drums. Tarzan and the party
charge through them on the backs of elephants.
Dell Number -- FC 134
Zanzaboko -- Zanzaboko are the people of
the Sultan of the Zanzaboko. They carry Bangwa Ali on a litter to
Jane at the tree house.
Dell Number -- No. 51.4 (Jane Story)
Zara -- A female giraffe with a toto.
Zara’s mate dies from a poison arrow. Nobby, the lone male, takes
over as protector. He leads Zara away from the hunters, fights off
lions, and a rouge giraffe. Zara is happy to be with him.
Dell Number -- No. 25.5 (non-Tarzan story)
Zena -- Zena is the wife of Chief Makolo.
Zena rushes from their hut screaming that their son has stopped breathing.
He had been playing with a kola nut. Makolo demands that his witch
doctor, N’gai, save him. He cannot. Jane dislodges the kola
nut from the baby’s throat and administers mouth-to-mouth respiration,
reviving the child. Jane tells Zena not to let their baby play with
kola nuts. Makolo is impressed with Jane’s magic. He turns
from his evil ways.
Dell Number -- No. 37.2 (Jane Story)
Zip -- Zip is the name of a giant otter that
Tarzan and Boy train in the pool near the tree house. Zoom is the
other giant otter. Tarzan receives a message that Terribs have been
seen in the area. He takes Zip with him to investigate. Later
they meet up with Boy and Dombie at the river. Tarzan takes Zip across
the river to search for Terribs openings. Zip locates an opening.
The Waziri drive the Terribs down river and over the falls.
Dell Number -- 113.2
Zola -- Name of one of King Jathon’s hunting
lions that escapes from the Garth as Tarzan and the King are headed to
Pal-ul-don to bring back red gryfs to battle the Garth that is terrorizing
Cathne. Jathon calls them with his horn. The two lions struggle
as they cross a mountain in a snowstorm. When they get close to the
gryfs, the lions become afraid and run off
Dell Number -- 97.1
Zoom -- Zoom is the name of a giant
otter Tarzan and Boy train in the pool near the tree house. Zip is
the other giant otter. When Terribs are reported in the area, Tarzan
goes to search for them with Zip. He leaves Zoom with Boy.
Boy takes Zoom to the Waziri kraal and picks up Dombie to go fishing.
Dombie catches a fish with his trident. Zoom steals the fish off
the trident. A Terribs snatches Dombie and drags him underwater.
Zoom dives to the rescue. As the otter approaches the Terribs, he
releases Dombie. Zoom tears the crocodile armor off of the Terribs.
Tarzan and the Waziri come. The ape-man has Zoom search for Terribs
openings along the river. Zoom finds one. The Waziri drive
the Terribs into the river and over the falls.
Dell Number -- 113.2
zoo manager -- N’kombo and his crew bring
the ape Zorek to him for sale. He talks them down to half the price
they were asking.
Dell Number -- A2.3
Zorek -- Ape friend of Boy. They stowaway
on a scow. Zorek is captured by the boatmen and brought to a zoo.
Boy rescues him.
Dell Number -- A2.3
zorilla -- African skunk. Tarzan
traps three of them and uses their musk spray in the ‘Mark of Evil.’
Dell Number -- 50.3
Zu-b’zee -- Tarzan rides the ostrich Om-zee
to the City in the Sands. He also brings along an ostrich named Zu-b’zee.
Tarzan finds the Beni-Adhemi leaving the city because Hussein has not returned
from the mountains where he went to repair the aqueduct. Tarzan arrives
at the aqueduct site to find Hussein and his men being attacked by mountain
savages. The ape-man instructs the ostriches to attack. After
the gomangani are defeated, Tarzan has to stop Zu-b’zee from attacking
the Beni-Adhemi. Tarzan and Hussein ride Om-zee and to Athne for
help in the rebuilding the aqueduct.
Dell Number -- 80.1
Zugash -- calls himself ‘the terrible’.
He is the King of the Rock People who befriends Tarzan after he saves a
young baboon from sheeta. Helps Tarzan free Rita Lane and capture
a band of Shiftas.
Dell Number -- 17.2
Novel -- TTr - ‘Big Tooth’ - king baboon of the Ghenzi region (Central Africa, Uganda) that befriends Tarzan
zu-mangani -- Tarzan tries to recruit Borok
to help him rescue the monkeys from the Black Cloak baboons. Borok
is only interested in a female zu-mangani. Tarzan says that she is
the last of her species. The zu-mangani show up at the top of the
cliff and throw rocks down at the baboons, thus preventing them from reaching
the summit. When the baboons attack from the rear, Tarzan and the
zu-mangani use rocks to drive the baboons back down their secret tunnel.
Dell Number -- 79.1
#24.1 big great black apes attack Jo-rah, his men, and Doctor Mac in the
Valley of Boulders. Each one is fifteen feet tall and colored a bluish-gray.
The Doctor thwarts their attack with a stick of dynamite attached to a
spear. Tarzan kills the last one with a spear.
#39.1 - Riding a thipdar, Tarzan sees a zu-gomangani carrying off Ro-mee-lah, Jo-rah’s sister. He directs the thipdar to attack the ape. The Thipdar and ape kill each other.
Dell Number -- 24.1+39.1
Zugu, King of Jalur -- #62.1 He is
dark skinned, overweight, and bald. He believes the exiled Prince
Kodon of Alur and Tarzan are going to attack Jalur. Prince Kodon
reports Tarzan’s capture to the King. Tarzan enters the window of
the King’s bedchamber. King Zugu tires to spear the ape-man.
Tarzan uses the Prince as a shield and the Prince is accidentally killed.
Tarzan forces the King to lead him to the royal wharf. Tarzan, disguised
as a nobleman, fools the guard as he permits the Jungle Lord to take the
King out into the water in a rowboat. Dr. Mac picks them up in his
seaplane. Tarzan instructs the Doctor to fly them to Alur where Tarzan
hopes to negotiate peace between Jalur and Alur.
#68.1 When Tarzan and Dr. Mac are forced to land the plane in Crater Lake, King Zugu decides to escape while they are making repairs. He is captured by the Cat Men. He faints when the Queen teases him with a leopard. Tarzan rescues him. He breaks the chain and carries the fat king to the royal docks. Tarzan commandeers a canoe and paddles the King out into the lake. As they pass through the dangerous cleft in the crater to reach the Lake of Lutor, Zugu faints. Tarzan takes him to board Dr. Mac’s plane. He has a semi-circle of hair from ear to ear.
#70.1 Dr. Mac does not have enough fuel to take them to Alur. Tarzan continues towards Alur with King Zugu in the canoe. They travel to Lutor and pick an escort of Lutorians mounted on giant swans. They repulse a Terribs attack. Tarzan and Zugu sleep in the canoe. During a second Terribs attack, Tarzan leaves the canoe. King Zugu is born through the air in the canoe by giant swans roped to the bow and stern. A swan is speared by one of the King’s own Ho-don warriors. Zugu falls from the canoe. Tarzan, flying a swan, ropes him and swings him into the mouth of Loma’ crocodile boat. Princess Loma will take Zugu to Alur in the croc boat, while Tarzan and the other will decoy the Ho-dons away.
Dell Number -- 62.1+68.1+70.1
Zukora -- Gund of the zu-tarmangani who have
left their ancient home and taken over the former traditional home of the
Cor-o-dons. After Tarzan and the Cor-o-dons help them drive the cave
bears into the log houses, Zukora agrees with Tarzan to unite with the
Cor-o-dons to drive the cave bears out. The bears are driven away.
Some time later, Zukora reports to Tarzan that the bears have returned
and are in the food plantation. He tells the ape-man that his White
Apes will not fight the bears without Tarzan’s help. He leads Tarzan
and the Cor-o-dons to the place where the bears are hiding.
Dell Number -- 65.1
Zulu -- #29 (inside cover ‘Jungle World’)
two Zulu’s performing ceremonial baboon dance.
A#5.4 - boiling water test.
Dell Number -- 29 (inside cover ‘Jungle World’) +35 (inside back cover ‘Jungle World’) +A#5.4 (Lie Detector of Zululand)
Zurad -- Leader
of the Wazban people of the Island of Wazban. He is older and balding.
He is friendly to Tarzan and Om-lat who are fleeing the albino pygmies.
Zurad shows them around the island and relates the history of his people
and the area. He fears that the pygmies will overrun the island and
plans to defend from a ledge on the island. He agrees to Tarzan’s
plan for the defense of the city. Tarzan manages to frighten the
pygmies off of the island. He is grateful to Tarzan.
Dell Number -- 94.1
Zurlat -- Zurlat is the name of the Ja-lur
warrior who keeps the soldiers from killing the unconscious Tarzan.
He tells them to take him to King Ja-don, the Third. When Tarzan
refuses to help King Ja-don, it is Zurlat who places Tarzan in the punishment
Dell Number -- 124.1
zu-tarmangani -- (See also: White Gorillas/Apes)
Zuthog -- ape who aides and hunts with Tarzan
Dell Number -- 21.1
Zu Vo Wang -- Zu Vo Wang is the great bull
ape of a new species of apes living near the Caverns of Kor. He is
not receptive to Tarzan’s friendly advances to the tribe. He rips
up a tree and breaks it in half. Tarzan decides to leave. After
the Dum-dum Zu finds Tarzan and Boy in the cavern. He threatens to
kill Tarzan and Boy. Pan Wang, probably Zu’s mate, who has taken
Boy as a replacement for her lost balu, protects Boy. Tarzan fells
Zu with one punch. Tarzan finds the lost balu. He and Boy escape
the apes. Zu Vo Wang translates as big muscle arm.
Dell Number -- 129.1
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