Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan #1

Published
November 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size (205mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Tarzan) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tarzan
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Art
José Oritz (signed)
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Netherlands
Tarzan (Juniorpress, 1979 series) #8 (April 1979)
No title recorded
Also printed
Spain
El Nuevo Tarzan (Toutain, 1979 series) v1#3 (June 1979)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Free! A New and Colourful Stamp Collection from 77 Different Countries (World Wide Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
World Wide Stamps
Show/hide 2. Wrath of the Sky-God (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"From space it came... a Top Secret American satellite"

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tarzan; District Commissioner; Kord; Witch-Doctor Ojon

Credits

Script
?
Art
Vilanova [as FJ Gonzalez] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Tarzan teams up with agent Kord after a top secret US satellite, with a 36-hour time-delayed security bomb, crashes into the primitive Odanan jungle. The Odana believe the bomb is a god and their Shaman uses it to pursue war. The tribe capture Tarzan and Kord are intend to sacrifice them to the god when the loud 10-minute alarm sounds. The Odana run in fear. Tarzan uses the time for Kord to defuse the bomb, but he is a coward and tries to run from the explosion. The tribe throws Tarzan over a cliff to kill him, but he avoids the explosion and is the only survivor when the bomb.

Notes

The signature on this story is dated '78'.

Show/hide 3. The Invisible Slayer (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"Channing and his party had travelled for more than six weeks."

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Channing; Okanda; Nakuma; Oli

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Netherlands
Tarzan (Juniorpress, 1979 series) #11 (June 1979)
De onzichtbare moordenaar
Also printed
Netherlands
Tarzan Special (Juniorpress, 1981 series) #38 (1985)
De onzichtbare moordenaar

Synopsis

When Channing's secret expedition is slaughtered and every trace disappears, the sole surviving Kalazi porter seeks Tarzan's help. He dies delivering a cryptic message and Tarzan diverts his current travel with a wildlife photographer Oli to learn more from the Kalazi. Tarzan and Oli are ambushed by a fearful tribe, but survive and secure the Kalazi's unwilling help. They uncover an elaborate plot by unscrupulous men who learned Channing had found valuable platinum in a worked-out gold mine.

Show/hide 4. The Magic Palace (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"In the depths of the primitive jungle where the Zatuti Tribe still lived according to the ancient ways of its forefathers, Charo the witch-doctor was performing a secret rite to ensure good harvest…"

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Charo; Lobawayo; Korak; Tarzan; Jane; Colonel Gambi; Houdarni

Credits

Script
?
Art
José María Gironella [as Giro] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
Netherlands
Tarzan (Juniorpress, 1979 series) #5 (March 1979)
Het tover paleis

Synopsis

Tarzan and Korak find Sharman Charo whose tribe tried to kill him for conjuring a flying palace that destroyed their homes. Tarzan doubts the story and travels to find the truth. When they see a flying palace, Tarzan sends the eagle Neeta to follow and asks Korak to report to Colonel Gambi. The Colonel has heard rumours of a holy man predicting a mighty chief will arrive from the sky to lead a crusade. Neeta leads Tarzan to the palace where he discovers Houdarni, a stage magician who has stolen a hovercraft movie prop. Houdarni is working with a foreign power to provoke revolution and set up a puppet republic. Tarzan escapes capture and crashes the hovercraft, as Korak and Gambi arrive in time to clean up the gang.

Show/hide 5. Goro’s Gorillas (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"Trouble can start from the smallest of innocent trifles."

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Mr Dakar; Goro (a great ape); Pete Wilson; Kate Wilson

Credits

Script
?
Art
José María Gironella [as Giro] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

A nuclear powered tracking station is damaged by a great ape who begins to mutate and gain intelligence. Tarzan is travelling in the area with journalists Pete and Kate Wilson, and sees dying plants and discovers the radiation leak. While Tarzan is away, Pete and Kate encounter Goro who is learning to speak. Tarzan attempts to calm the group of apes, but Goro steals their car and drives to the police post at Umbaba. The apes steal food and guns, and take control of the camp. At night, Tarzan enters the camp with the only weapon he has—the bright flash of a camera. He uses it, but ultimately finds Goro dying of radiation poisoning. Pete and Kate get a scoop with the photographs of a talking ape with a machine gun.

Show/hide 6. The Dive of Death (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"The villagers of the little fishing hamlet of Kaki, on the West Coast of Africa, lived a simple life…"

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Bosani; Komo; Manuka; boss; treasure hunters

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Ortiz (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

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First print
Netherlands
Tarzan (Juniorpress, 1979 series) #11 (June 1979)
Duik naar de dood

Synopsis

The Kaki encounter dolphins for the first time. Fearing they will eat all the fish in the lagoon and must be killed. Tarzan convinces the tribe that dolphins are friendly, but warns them that treasure hunters plans to blow up the vault in a sunken ship, which will destroy all fish in the lagoon. Tarzan's warning is overheard and the gang's boss sends men to kill Tarzan. He is saved by the dolphins, who again help Tarzan reach the sunken galleon and prevent the explosion.

Show/hide 7. The Devil Apes (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan) Comic story, 16 pages

"For years, the Watumbi had lived peacefully by fishing and hunting…"

Featuring

Feature
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Oko; Chief Matok; N'Goto; ape-man; Xacka

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (original editor)

Synopsis

Chief Matok of the Watumbi is concerned when N'Goto's hunting party fails to return. It is found slaughtered, with N'Goto warning of a devil ape before he dies. Tarzan is drawn by the sound of death drums and investigates. He uncovers a group of baboons living in jungle ruins led by a powerful ape-man wearing a tooth necklace. Tarzan barely escapes alive. The Watumbi decide the 'devil-ape' is a curse and blame Xacka as his son had worn a tooth necklace when stolen by baboons years before. Tarzan uses the necklace to drug the ape-man, but the ruins collapse around them, and only Tarzan and Xacka escape alive.

Show/hide 8. Your Free Coins and Bank Notes Have arrived (Seven Seas Coins) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Seven Seas Coins
Show/hide 9. Free! This Marvellous Collection of 111 World Stamps Just by Filling in a Coupon. (Seven Seas Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps

Status

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AusReprints ID

  • 31786

Entry created

  • 05/07/2007

Cover added

  • 27/04/2019

Index completed

  • 26/04/2010

Last updated

  • 27/04/2019