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TARZAN SUNDAY PAGES
By Bob Lubbers and Dick Van
Tarzan and the Minians
1031-1050 (10 Dec. 1950-22 Apr.
ERBzine 7576: 1. December
10, 1950 ~ #1031
ERBzine 7577: 2. December
17, 1950 ~ #1032
ERBzine 7578: 3. December
24, 1950 ~ #1033
ERBzine 7579: 4. December
31, 1950 ~ #1034
ERBzine 7580: 5. January 7,
1951 ~ #1035
ERBzine 7581: 6. January 14,
1951 ~ #1036
ERBzine 7582: 7. January 21,
1951 ~ #1037
ERBzine 7583: 8. January 28,
1951 ~ #1038
ERBzine 7584: 9. February 4,
1951 ~ #1039
ERBzine 7585: 10. February 11,
1951 ~ #1040
ERBzine 7586: 11. February 18,
1951 ~ #1041
ERBzine 7587: 12. February 25,
1951 ~ #1042
ERBzine 7588: 13. March 4, 1951
ERBzine 7589: 14. March 11,
1951 ~ #1044
ERBzine 7590: 15. March 18,
1951 ~ #1045
ERBzine 7591: 16. March 25,
1951 ~ #1046
ERBzine 7592: 17. April 1, 1951
ERBzine 7593: 18. April 8, 1951
ERBzine 7594: 19. April 15,
1951 ~ #1049
ERBzine 7595: 20. April 22,
1951 ~ #1050
TARZAN AND THE MINIANS INTRODUCTION
The story is loosely based on some elements of ERB's Tarzan and
the Ant-men novel.
Tarzan wanders into a strange valley and encounters a bull
ape in combat with a horde of tiny ten inch tall warriors on miniature
antelope. He kills the ape and rescues a small warrior and makes friends
with Prince Dorak and his warriors of Minian. But Tarzanís arrival coincides
with a major war campaign with the Tesmals, from another ant-men city.
Tarzan joins them in battle and is overwhelmed by the vast force of numbers
and taken prisoner. When he comes to he soon realizes that he has been
reduced in size as he is led captive before the Tesmel king and the princess
Zara. He is condemned to hard labor in the quarry with the other captured
That evening he rescues a slave girl, Gazel, from the
unwanted advances of a brawny slave. For fighting Tarzan is sentenced to
a hundred lashes. He is befriended by other prisoners and learns that a
scientist, Maro, is responsible for shrinking him. The next night after
the beating and a day in the quarry Tarzan and Dorak overcome two guards,
disguise themselves in their garb and rescue Gazel from Skar, the quarry
master who has taken her for his own personal slave. After killing him
in a sword duel Tarzan and his friends escape in an attic passage and exit
in Princess Zaraís chamber. Before they can use her as a prisoner she triggers
a trapdoor and the men fall into a pit with two civet cats that are full
sized. Gazel and Zara then battle above and likewise fall into the pit.
The two swordsmen kill the cats and find Maro in an adjoining cell, put
there by the king who feared his downsizing experiments.
They break out and escape the city on fleet antelopes.
Maro and Zara realize that they love each other and decide to return to
the city and rule justly. Dorak departs to his own city. Tarzan learns
from Maro that his diminutive size is only temporary and with that information
heads into the jungle to battle his way back to his own African territory.
In the ensuing weeks Tarzan battles or eludes many predators and after
a sky battle with a hawk who has seized him, he regains consciousness on
the ground aside the dead bird to discover that he has returned to his
full normal size.
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50: 1031-1050 (10 Dec.
1950-22 Apr. 1951): Bob Lubbers/Dick Van Buren, [Tarzan and the Minians]
51: 1051-1061 (29 Apr.
1951-8 July 1951): Bob Lubbers/Dick Van Buren, [Tarzan and the Mad
Scientist] (11 weeks)
52: 1062-1074 (15 July
1951-7 Oct. 1951): Bob Lubbers/Dick Van Buren, [Tarzan and the Lion
Emperor] (13 weeks)
53: 1075-1094 (14 Oct.
1951-24 Feb. 1952): Bob Lubbers/Dick Van Buren, [Tarzan and the Panther
Men] (20 weeks)
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