Tarzan #1-29, Annual #1-3 and Marvel Super-Special #29

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Tarzan #1-29, Annual #1-3 and Marvel Super-Special #29

Post by Giant Ant » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:32 am

Hello to all,
I recently read the whole Marvel Tarzan serie, and since it has not been added to the MCP yet, I thought I could try to submit an analysis. Please, note that I have never read a Tarzan novel and I am not familiar with their content, so I only based my analysis on the comics' content.
I used the abbreviation TZ for Tarzan. I only listed recurring characters and animals and not the ones who only made one appearance.
Feel free to ask questions if anything is not clear enough.

So, without further ado, here is my analysis of Tarzan #1-29, Tarzan Annual #1-3 and Marvel Super-Special #29.



Tarzan #1

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.1
Synopsis :
Tarzan saves a man named Albert Werper from a lion and from native tribesmen. Werper, calling himself Jules Frecoult, is actually a mercenary hired to kill Tarzan.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")



Tarzan #2

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.2
Synopsis :
Tarzan brings Werper to his home where his wife, Jane Clayton, tells their origin. Tarzan decides to travel to the land of Opar where there is a lot of gold because he needs money.

Appearances :
Nkima (small ape, Tarzan's companion)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

Continuity notes :
- There is no mention of Korak, Tarzan's son in Jane's story.
- The letters page informs us that the story takes place in 1916.

FB (4)
Synopsis :
Werper remembers how he deserted the Belgian army, met Achmed Zek and agreed to kill Tarzan.

Appearances :
Zek, Achmed
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

FB (6:2 – 7:3)
Synopsis :
Tarzan's birth and adoption up to his learning to read and write. This is recounted in much greater details in MSS 29, so I didn't count it.

FB (7:4)
Synopsis :
Tarzan decides to cover his nakedness. He kills a lioness to wear her skin.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- This flashback takes place between p.34 (where he is nude) and p.35 (where he wears a loincloth) of MSS 29.

FB (7:5 – 8:1)
Synopsis :
Tarzan's killing of the ape tribe's leader, Kerchak. This is recounted in greater details in MSS 29, so I didn't count it.

FB (8:2 – 12)
Synopsis :
Tarzan meets Jane and marries her.

Appearances :
Clayton, William
Porter, Archimedes
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #3

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.3
Synopsis :
Tarzan leaves for Opar with a group of fifty men. Werper leaves Tarzan's home, meets with one of Achmed Zek's men, and decides to follow Tarzan to steal his treasure. In Opar's treasure vault, an earthquake traps Tarzan and Werper. A falling boulder renders Tarzan unconscious. Werper is able to escape the vault, but he is captured by the high priestess La and her ape-men. He is saved by a now-amnesiac Tarzan, who steals La's sacred dagger.

Appearances :
La
Nkima
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

Note :
- A footnote informs us that La and Tarzan met in the novel "The Return Of Tarzan".



Tarzan #4

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.4
Synopsis :
Tarzan and Werper leave Opar. Tarzan takes a small bag of jewels with him. He is wounded during a battle with two leopards and falls unconscious. Werper steals his jewels.
Meanwhile, Achmed Zek leads a party to Tarzan's home with the goal of capturing Jane. She is with a native named Mugambi. Zek's men end up killing most of the Waziri tribesmen, leaving only Mugambi alive. Jane is kidnapped.

Appearances :
Zek, Achmed
La
Mugambi
Nkima
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

Note :
- A footnote informs us that Tarzan spared Mugambi's life in the novel "The Beasts Of Tarzan".



Tarzan #5

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.5
Synopsis :
Werper leaves Tarzan for dead and departs with the jewels and the dagger. Zek, his men and Jane arrive at their camp. Werper joins them a few hours later. He tells Zek about the gold of Opar, but hides his jewels from him. Zek finds out and tries to have Werper killed, but Werper is able to escape.
Meanwhile, Tarzan, still amnesiac, wakes up and is furious that his jewels were stolen.
Mugambi is able to enter Zek's camp without being seen and looks for the tent where Jane is being kept, only to find it empty.
Tarzan is ambushed by La's ape-men who are looking for the sacred dagger.

Appearances :
Zek, Achmed
La
Mugambi
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")



Tarzan #6

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.6
Synopsis :
Captured by La's ape-men, Tarzan escapes with the help of an elephant. He saves La's life from the elephant, and they make peace.
Jane remembers how she made her escape, but she is soon recaptured by Zek.
Werper rejoins a group of Abyssinian soldiers, led by one Abdul Mourak, who are hunting Zek. Mugambi is also captured by the Abyssinians. Mugambi recognizes Werper, but this one doesn't recognize Mugambi.
Tarzan spies Jane and decides he wants her as his mate. He joins with a bunch of apes to attack Zek's party, but they are gunned down and left for dead.

Appearances :
Zek, Achmed
La
Mourak, Abdul
Mugambi
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

FB (11:7 – 11:9)
Synopsis :
Jane remembers her escape last issue.

Appearance :
Porter-Clayton, Jane



Tarzan #7

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.7
Synopsis :
Lying unconscious, Tarzan remembers an earlier adventure.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

FB (3 – 17)
Synopsis :
Tarzan philosophizes about the moon and saves a chieftain's son named Bulabantu from the apes.

Appearances :
Taug (one of the apes from Tarzan's tribe)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- He is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).
- Tarzan is a part of Kerchak's tribe, so before MSS 29 FB (46:5 – 48).
- The FB takes place after Tarzan saved Taug's life in TZ @1 FB (3 – 17).
- Tarzan uses his bow and arrows stolen "a few days before" in MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4)

FB (9:2 – 9:3)
FB within a FB.
Synopsis :
Tarzan asks questions to older apes.

Appearance :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- Tarzan looks quite young and is unclothed, so before TZ 2 FB (7:4).

FB (9:4 – 9:5)
FB within a FB.
Synopsis :
Tarzan talks to the moon and listens to the wind.

Appearance :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- He is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).



Tarzan #8

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.8
Synopsis :
Tarzan wakes up and goes to find Jane with the help of two apes, Chulk and Taglat. They dress like Zek's men to gain entrance to the camp. Taglat finds Jane and escapes the camp with her without Tarzan's knowledge. When Tarzan realizes it, he goes to get them.
Meanwhile, Werper tells Mourak about Opar's gold, and Mugambi bides his time.

Appearances :
Chulk (ape)
Zek, Achmed
Mourak, Abdul
Mugambi
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Taglat (ape)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")



Tarzan #9

A tale from Tarzan's youth.
Synopsis :
Tarzan wonders the meaning of the word "God", observes the religious rituals of a nearby tribe, and saves Teeka and her balu (baby in ape language) from a snake.

Appearances :
Gazan (Teeka's balu, named in TZ 14)
Mbonga (chieftain)
Rabba Kega (witch-doctor, named in TZ 12)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Teeka (one of the apes from Tarzan's tribe)

Continuity notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).
- Teeka is Taug's mate, so after TZ @1 FB (3 – 17).



Tarzan #10

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.9
Synopsis :
Tarzan crosses path with Werper and Mourak who are en route to Tarzan's home. Unbeknownst to them, he follows them there. Arriving at the house, they are attacked by Zek's men. Werper tries to escape but Zek follows him. They strike a bargain : Werper will give Zek the jewels in exchange for his life. When Zek opens the pouch, he realizes that it contains only small rocks. We learn that, some time before, Mugambi escaped the camp with the real jewels, but they then got stolen by the ape Chulk.
Meanwhile, Jane and Taglat are attacked by a lion. Taglat is killed, but Jane is able to escape.
Zek is killed off-panel by Werper. Tarzan later finds Werper and, when called "Lord Greystoke" by Werper, finally regains his memory. Their conversation is then interrupted by an officer of the Congo free state come to arrest Werper. Tarzan refuses to let him go and is struck down by the soldiers.

Appearances :
Zek, Achmed
Mourak, Abdul
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Taglat (ape)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

FB (10:3 – 10:9)
Synopsis :
Mugambi escapes with the jewels, but Chulk steals them.

Appearances :
Chulk (ape)
Mugambi



Tarzan #11

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.10 (last chapter)
Synopsis :
With the help of Chulk, Tarzan and Werper escape from the soldiers. Chulk is killed by the soldiers, and Werper takes back the pouch containing the jewels.
Meanwhile, Jane is found by Mourak's men, but they are attacked by lions. Hearing her screams, Tarzan leaves Werper to save her. Werper escapes. Tarzan and Jane go back to their home, where Mugambi is waiting for them.
Months later, during a hunting trip, Tarzan and Jane find Werper's skeleton and take the jewels back.

Appearances :
Chulk (ape)
Mourak, Abdul
Mugambi
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")



Tarzan #12

A tale from Tarzan's youth.
Synopsis :
After Tarzan and his tribe are attacked by a lion, he teaches them to defend themselves and to post a guard. Later, Tarzan decides to play a joke on his tribe. He goes to Mbonga's village and steals a lion hide. Wearing the hide, he approaches his tribe, but is struck down by the apes. His life is saved by the intervention of Taug and Teeka.

Appearances :
Rabba Kega
Taug
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Teeka

Continuity notes :
- Takes place after Tarzan saves Teeka's balu in TZ 9.



Tarzan #13

A tale from Tarzan's youth.
Synopsis :
After witnessing Mbonga's tribe using a lamb as bait for a lion, Tarzan kidnaps Rabba Kega and puts him in the trap instead. He is devoured by a lion. Tarzan then uses the lion's hide from last issue to convince the tribe that he is actually somme kind of lion-god.

Appearances :
Mbonga
Rabba Kega
Taug
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- After last issue.

FB (2:4 – 2:5)
Synopsis :
Tarzan is playing with Taug.

Appearances :
Taug
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Continuity notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).



Tarzan #14

A tale from Tarzan's youth.
Synopsis :
A rogue tribe from another tribe kidnaps Teeka and almost kills her balu Gazan. Taug and Tarzan save them.

Appearances :
Gazan
Taug
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Teeka



Tarzan #15

Synopsis :
Tarzan is attacked by the Mad Arab (Abdul Alhazred)'s men, but he is saved by an elephant. They also massacre a whole village and take a princess named Ayesha hostage. Tarzan, following Abdul's trail, finds a group of poachers (Simon Santiago, Glenn Barret, Pierre Leclerc and Frazier). They convince him that they are also hunting Abdul.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #16

Synopsis :
Tarzan realizes that the poachers lied to him. Santiago kills a bunch of apes, and Tarzan allies himself with one of the survivors named Dak-Lat. Abdul drugs Ayesha so that she does his bidding. Dak-Lat and Tarzan follow the poachers to Abdul's camp, where Dak-Lat is beheaded. Abdul opens a passageway to the land of Pellucidar ans Tarzan, Abdul, Ayesha and the four poachers all go through. Frazier enters separately from the other poachers.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #17

Synopsis :
In Pellucidar, Ayesha is attacked by animals but saved by a native (named Dangar in TZ 23) who mistakes her for a goddess. Abdul and the poachers try to follow the princess' trail. Tarzan fights a bunch of natives and is forced to dive 1000 feet into a river, where he is greeted by pirates hiding a treasure.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The (the pirates' captain)
Dangar
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #18

Synopsis :
Abdul and the poachers find the princess, but she escapes with Dangar on a winged beast. Tarzan joins the Cid's crew in the hopes of finding Abdul. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by Frazier. We learn that Abdul has allies in Pellucidar. Frazier steals the hidden pirates' treasure.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The (the pirates' captain)
Dangar
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #19

Synopsis :
Abdul, the poachers and their allies go on a boat. They meet Tarzan and the pirates, and the two groups fight. Tarzan leaves the pirates to pursue the other group. The pirates later realize the theft of their treasure. They meet Frazier, who convinces them that Tarzan is the thief. Meanwhile, Ayesha and Dangar crash on Pellucidar's moon.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The
Dangar
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #20

Synopsis :
Tarzan meets and fights a bunch of snake-men. On the moon, Ayesha and Dangar are taken by Mahars, big reptiles with hypnotic powers who feed in a feeding pool. They manage to escape.
Meanwhile, Frazier, the Cid and his crew get caught in a whirlpool. Abdul and the poachers arrive at their destination, the "land of awful shadows". Tarzan is captured by natives, bound and put on a pterodactyl's back, but he finds a way to gain control of the beast and leads it to the land of awful shadows.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The
Dangar
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- Lizards in a feeding pool? I'm sure I read something similar recently… Maybe in a Kull story? Does that ring a bell to anybody?
- The race of snake-men is similar to those present in Kull and Conan mythos.
- The letters page informs us that the story takes place in the late 1920s / early 1930s..



Tarzan #21

Synopsis :
Tarzan arrives at the land of awful shadows. Ayesha and Dangar find the Mahars' secret sound cannon. The Mahars use the cannon on natives. The weapon makes the Cid's boat erupt from the waters, and Tarzan meets with the pirates again. He convinces the captain that Frazier lied to them, but they realize he already escaped. Abdul and the poachers arrive at their destination, an amphitheatre housing a sonic crystal wich is the source of power of the Mahars' weapon. Barret tries to shoot Abdul in the back, but is himself shot by Santiago. Ayesha, now at the weapon's controls, directs the weapon on Abdul and he is hit by the soundwaves.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The
Dangar
Frazier, Ike (BTS)
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #22

Synopsis :
Abdul, in pain, remembers his origin. Fighting the Mahars, Ayesha and Dangar destroy the weapon. Tarzan and the pirates go their separate ways. The weapon's destruction causes a stampede which kills Frazier. Tarzan meets with other natives and they attack the Mahars' pyramid city. Santiago tries to double-cross Abdul, but Abdul kills him. Tarzan makes his way to Abdul and prepares to attack him.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Cid, The
Dangar
Frazier, Ike
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

FB (2:4 – 3:5)
Synopsis :
Abdul's origin. He wandered into a cavern, found a portal to Pellucidar and got his powers from the crystal.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul



Tarzan #23

Synopsis :
Tarzan fights Abdul and, with the dying Barret's help, is able to kill him. Ayesha and Dangar rejoin the others.

Appearances :
Alhazred, Abdul
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn
Dangar
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon (dead body only)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #24/1

Synopsis :
Tarzan and Leclerc prepare to leave Pellucidar. Ayesha decides to stay behind with Dangar. They meet the Cid, who informs them that he found Frazier's carcass. Tarzan and Leclerc depart and seal the passage behind them.

Appearances :
Ayesha
Barret, Glenn (grave, BTS?)
Cid, The
Dangar
Frazier, Ike (his dead body is BTS?)
Leclerc, Pierre
Santiago, Simon (grave, BTS?)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)



Tarzan #24/2

Synopsis :
After poachers (Ian Chalmers, Sarah Lyle and Roger Tory) start a fire in the veldt to clear the way, Jane and the golden lion Jad-Bal-Ja try to stop a bunch of animals from stampeding straight into a ravine. They succeed, except for a rhino wich charges Jane's jeep causing it and its occupant to drop in the ravine. Jad-Bal-Ja in captured by the poachers while Jane is left for dead.
Meanwhile, Tarzan makes his way back to his home.

Appearances :
Chalmers, Ian
Jad-Bal-Ja (lion)
Jovumbu (a native)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger

Note : A caption tells us the story takes place in 1929.



Tarzan #25

Synopsis :
Tarzan comes back to his home to find his son, Korak, waiting and his wife missing. Jovumbu tells the story of what happened last issue and Tarzan goes to investigate.
Meanwhile, Jane is able to climb from the ravine. Tarzan confronts the poachers, but he is defeated and taken captive. Jane tries to save, but is also captured. They are put on planes bound for New York, where Tory wants to exploit them in a show. Korak arrives on the scene too late.

Appearances :
Ace (pilot)
Chalmers, Ian
Jad-Bal-Ja
Jovumbu
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Smithers (doctor)
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger

Notes :
- Tarzan says he is just coming back from his adventure in Pellucidar, so it takes place right after the last arc.



Tarzan #26

Synopsis :
Tarzan, Jane and Jad-Bal-Ja are brought to New Jersey, where Tarzan is injected a drug by Smithers to keep him from talking.
Meanwhile, Korak interrogates some natives who worked with the poachers and learn of their plans. He decides to get an airplane and also go to America. Tarzan and the golden lion are paraded through the streets of New York and later exhibited in Tory's "Safari Club". Jane is kept captive in an apartment at the Empire State Building.

Appearances :
Ace
Chalmers, Ian
Jad-Bal-Ja
Jovumbu
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Smithers
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger



Tarzan #27

Synopsis :
Korak secures a plane to bring him to New York. Tarzan is humiliated in the Safari club. Jane is able to escape her 85th floor apartment by breaking the window and climbing to the roof. Back at the club, a Chicago mobster named Blackjack, to whom Tory owes money, arrives. Tarzan and the golden lion are pitted against a drugged giant albino gorilla. They are all freed when Blackjack shoots their glass cage instead of killing Tory, preferring to ruin him.

Appearances :
Blackjack
Chalmers, Ian
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Smithers
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger

- At the entrance of the club, one of the conversations reads "I hear the mayor's already been here". In 1929, the New York mayor was Jimmy Walker. Is this enough for a BTS appearance? Walker already has a listing in the MCP.
- Another conversation reads "Isn't that F. Scott Fitzgerald?". Fitzgerald was an author. Is this enough for a BTS?

Note :
- The albino gorilla looks like the kind worshipped by the Man-Ape and his tribe.



Tarzan #28

Synopsis :
Jane is trying to climb to the roof of the ESB, but attracts the police's attention. Tarzan and the golden lion are finally able to kill the white gorilla after the police arrive on the scene. Blackjack makes a deal with the police. Tarzan learns that his wife is being kept at the ESB and goes after her. Korak arrives at a Long Island airport and steals another airplane. Tarzan enters the ESB and takes the elevator to the top. Jane arrives at the roof at the same time as Tarzan and her captors. Korak then flies close to the roof with a ladder in tow. Tarzan and Jane grab the ladder and escape.

Appearances :
Blackjack
Chalmers, Ian
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Smithers
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger



Tarzan #29

Synopsis :
The comic opens with Tarzan, Jane, Korak, Jad-Bal-Ja and other people and animals in lifeboats on the ocean. Tarzan remembers how they got there. They finally spot land on the horizon and realize this is exactly where Tarzan's home is.

Appearances :
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

FB (2-3:5 – 5)
(this is a double page spread, and the flashback begins on the fifth panel on p.2-3. How do we write that?)

Synopsis :
Korak, Tarzan and Jane join Blackjack on the docks. Blackjack secured a boat to bring them to Africa. Jad-Bal-Ja, Tory, Smithers and Lyle are all already present. Tarzan departs with his companions while Blackjack gives Tory to the police.

Appearances :
Blackjack
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Lyle, Sarah
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Smithers
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tory, Roger

FB (6:5 – 18:1)
Synopsis :
Tarzan saves the life of a passenger, but the would-be murderer blows the ship up. The passengers and the animals all en up on lifeboats.

Appearances :
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)




Tarzan Annual #1

Synopsis :
Tarzan, in the jungle, arrives at a spot where his tribe used to hold celebrations, and he remembers stories of his youth.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Note :
- A caption reads "At almost this very moment, the taste of sweet cakes at his mother's house brings back a flood of memories to a Frenchman named Marcel". I have no idea what this refers to.
- Tarzan mentions his wife, so after TZ 2 FB (8:2 – 12).
- This story could go pretty much anywhere, but I have the feeling the caption above links it to one of the novels, which could help us determine the year when it takes place.

FB (2:2)
Synopsis :
Tarzan celebrates with his tribe.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Note :
- Tarzan is nude, so before TZ 2 FB (7:4)

FB (3 – 17)
Synopsis :
Tarzan falls in love with Teeka, but loses her to Taug. Along the way, he saves Taug's life. Tarzan realizes that he will never have a mate among the apes.

Appearances :
Taug
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Teeka

Notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).
- Could Tarzan be attracted to Teeka because of Kala's recent death (his adoptive mother) in MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4)?

FB (4:2)
FB within a FB.
Synopsis :
Tarzan hunts for grubs with Kala.

Appearances :
Kala
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- Tarzan is nude, so before TZ 2 FB (7:4)

FB (4:3 – 4:4)
FB within a FB.
Synopsis :
Tarzan plays with a young Teeka.

Appearances :
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Teeka

Notes :
- Tarzan is nude, so before TZ 2 FB (7:4)

FB (19 – 22)
Synopsis :
While playing a trick on Tublat, his adoptive father, Tarzan learns how to swing but falls on the ground because his rope is torn by the friction.

Appearances :
Kala
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tublat

Notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).

FB (23 – 33)
Synopsis :
Tarzan is captured by a witch-doctor named Bukawai, but is able to escape using friction.

Appearances :
Bukawai
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).
- Tarzan mentions his bow and arrows, so after MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4).
- Tarzan is still a part of Kerchak's tribe, so before MSS 29 FB (46:5 – 48).



Tarzan Annual #2

Synopsis :
Tarzan and Jad-Bal-Ja help the princess Rashida to regain control of her father's kingdom, usurped by her uncle.

Appearances :
Jad-Bal-Ja
Rashida
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

FB (6:6 – 7:3)
Synopsis :
Jad-Bal-Ja's origin and how he was found by Tarzan.

Appearances :
Jad-Bal-Ja
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- Korak is a child.



Tarzan Annual #3

Synopsis :
While attending an opera on Guy Fawkes day (Nov. 5th, 1929) in London with Jane, Korak, his wife Meriem and Pierre D'Arnot, Tarzan learns about the disappearance of an anthropologist named Dr. Evelyn Hague. Travelling to Africa, Tarzan and D'Arnot fight a hunter named, appropriately enough, Max Hunter, and save Dr. Hague.

Appearances :
D'Arnot, Pierre
Hague, Dr. Evelyn
Hunter, Max
Korak (Clayton, Jack)
Meriem (no other name given)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- Since it takes place in late 1929, I put it after TZ 29, which also occurs in 1929.
- There is a footnote to the novel "Tarzan and the ape men".

FB (20:1 – 20:6)
Synopsis :
How the doctor was taken hostage.

Appearances :
Hague, Dr. Evelyn
Hunter, Max




Marvel Super-Special #29

The whole issue is a FB, except the first page, where an unidentified person is reading a diary (is this Edgar Rice Burrough?).

FB (2 – 34)
Synopsis :
This FB recounts how Tarzan's parents got to Africa in 1888, how they build their cabin on the beach and the birth of Tarzan. Then, when Tarzan was one year old, his mother died and his father was killed by bull apes. Tarzan is adopted by Kala and grows up with the apes. Tarzan learns how to make a rope and plays tricks on Tublat, Kala's mate. He later discovers his parents' cabin and teaches himself how to read and write. He also finds a knife.

Appearances :
Kala
Kerchak
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tublat

FB (35 – 38)
Synopsis :
Tarzan, now with a loincloth and 13 years old, participates in a celebration. During it, he enrages Tublat and ends up killing him with his knife.

Appearances :
Kala
Kerchak
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Tublat

Notes :
- Tarzan is wearing a loincloth, so after TZ 2 FB (7:4).

FB (39 – 46:4)
Synopsis :
Tarzan is now 18 years old. Kala is killed by Kulonga, a son of chief Mbonga, using a bow and arrow. Tarzan later steals the bow and arrows and start practicing with them.

Appearances :
Kala
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)

Notes :
- This is Tarzan's first contact with other men.

FB (46:5 – 48)
Synopsis :
After killing a lion, Tarzan boasts to his tribe. This enrages Kerchak, who attacks Tarzan. Tarzan kills him and becomes king of the apes.

Appearances :
Kerchak
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)


And now, for the listings :

Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
MSS 29 FB (2 – 34)
TZ 7 FB (9:2 – 9:3)
TZ@ 1 FB (4:2)
TZ@ 1 FB (4:3 – 4:4)
TZ@ 1 FB (2:2)
TZ 2 FB (7:4)
TZ 13 FB (2:4 – 2:5)
TZ@ 1 FB (19 – 22)
TZ 7 FB (9:4 – 9:5)
MSS 29 FB (35 – 38)
MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4)
TZ@ 1 FB (3 – 17)
TZ 7 FB (3 – 17)
TZ 9
TZ 12
TZ 13
TZ 14
TZ@ 1 FB (23 – 33)
MSS 29 FB (46:5 – 48)
TZ 2 FB (8:2 – 12)
TZ@ 1
TZ 1
TZ 2
TZ 3
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6
TZ 7
TZ 8
TZ 10
TZ 11
TZ@ 2 FB (6:6 – 7:3)
TZ@ 2
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)
TZ 29 FB (6:5 – 18:1)
TZ 29
TZ@ 3


Ace
TZ 25
TZ 26

Alhazred, Abdul
TZ 22 FB (2:4 – 3:5)
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
M/CP 154-FB (I don’t know what this FB is, so it may go earlier.)


Ayesha
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1

Barret, Glenn
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1 (BTS?)

Blackjack
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)

Chalmers, Ian
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28

Chulk (ape)
TZ 8
TZ 10 FB (10:3 – 10:9)
TZ 11

Cid, The
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 24/1

Dangar
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1

Frazier, Ike
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21 (BTS)
TZ 22
TZ 24/1 (BTS?)

Gazan (ape)
TZ 9
TZ 14

Hague, Dr. Evelyn
TZ@ 3 FB (20:1 – 20:6)
TZ@ 3

Hunter, Max
TZ@ 3 FB (20:1 – 20:6)
TZ@ 3

Jad-Bal-Ja (lion)
TZ@ 2 FB (6:6 – 7:3)
TZ@ 2
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)
TZ 29 FB (6:5 – 18:1)
TZ 29

Jovumbu
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26

Kala (ape)
MSS 29 FB (2 – 34)
TZ@ 1 FB (4:2)
TZ@ 1 FB (19 – 22)
MSS 29 FB (35 – 38)
MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4)

Kerchak (ape)
MSS 29 FB (2 – 34)
MSS 29 FB (35 – 38)
MSS 29 FB (39 – 46:4)

Korak (Clayton, Jack)
TZ@ 2 FB (6:6 – 7:3)
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)
TZ 29 FB (6:5 – 18:1)
TZ 29
TZ@ 3

La
TZ 3
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6

Leclerc, Pierre
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1

Lyle, Sarah
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)

Mbonga
TZ 9
TZ 13

Mourak, Abdul
TZ 6
TZ 8
TZ 10
TZ 11

Mugambi
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6
TZ 8
TZ 10 FB (10:3 – 10:9)
TZ 11

Nkima (small ape)
TZ 2
TZ 3
TZ 4

Porter-Clayton, Jane
TZ 2 FB (8:2 – 12)
TZ 2
TZ 3
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6 FB (11:7 – 11:9)
TZ 6
TZ 8
TZ 10
TZ 11
TZ@ 2 FB (6:6 – 7:3)
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)
TZ 29 FB (6:5 – 18:1)
TZ 29
TZ@ 3

Rabba Kega
TZ 9
TZ 12
TZ 13

Santiago, Simon
TZ 15
TZ 16
TZ 17
TZ 18
TZ 19
TZ 20
TZ 21
TZ 22
TZ 23
TZ 24/1 (BTS?)

Smithers
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)

Taglat (ape)
TZ 8
TZ 10

Taug (ape)
TZ 13 FB (2:4 – 2:5)
TZ@ 1 FB (3 – 17)
TZ 7 FB (3 – 17)
TZ 12
TZ 13
TZ 14

Teeka (ape)
TZ@ 1 FB (4:3 – 4:4)
TZ@ 1 FB (3 – 17)
TZ 9
TZ 12
TZ 14

Tory, Roger
TZ 24/2
TZ 25
TZ 26
TZ 27
TZ 28
TZ 29 FB (p.2-3:5 – 5)

Tublat (ape)
MSS 29 FB (2 – 34)
TZ@ 1 FB (19 – 22)
MSS 29 FB (35 – 38)

Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")
TZ 2 FB (4)
TZ 1
TZ 2
TZ 3
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6
TZ 8
TZ 10
TZ 11

Zek, Achmed
TZ 2 FB (4)
TZ 4
TZ 5
TZ 6
TZ 8
TZ 10


Aaaand that's it...
Have anice day :D
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Re: Tarzan #1-29, Annual #1-2 and Marvel Super-Special #29

Post by ShadZ » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:39 pm

Giant Ant wrote:Hello to all,
I recently read the whole Marvel Tarzan serie, and since it has not been added to the MCP yet, I thought I could try to submit an analysis. Please, note that I have never read a Tarzan novel and I am not familiar with their content, so I only based my analysis on the comics' content.
That seems to be the best way to do it anyway. Just stick to what's in the comics... (and you seem to have done a very thorough analysis of the comics, I enjoyed it)
Giant Ant wrote:- At the entrance of the club, one of the conversations reads "I hear the mayor's already been here". In 1929, the New York mayor was Jimmy Walker. Is this enough for a BTS appearance? Walker already has a listing in the MCP.
I don't think so, since all it indicates is that the mayor is rumored to have been at the club at some point since it opened...
Giant Ant wrote:- Another conversation reads "Isn't that F. Scott Fitzgerald?". Fitzgerald was an author. Is this enough for a BTS?
I don't think so, since there is no confirmation that it is indeed F. Scott Fitzgerald. Is the person referred to shown on panel, and does he look like F. Scott Fitzgerald? (I assume not, because then it wouldn't be BTS at all, it would be a real appearance)
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Re: Tarzan #1-29, Annual #1-2 and Marvel Super-Special #29

Post by Enda80 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:25 pm

"Tarzan #2

Adaptation of Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar pt.2
Synopsis :
Tarzan brings Werper to his home where his wife, Jane Clayton, tells their origin. Tarzan decides to travel to the land of Opar where there is a lot of gold because he needs money.

Appearances :
Nkima (small ape, Tarzan's companion)
Porter-Clayton, Jane
Tarzan (Clayton, John ; Lord Greystoke)
Werper, Albert ("Jules Frecoult")

Continuity notes :
- There is no mention of Korak, Tarzan's son in Jane's story.
- The letters page informs us that the story takes place in 1916."

Do you mean the fb to Tarzan's origin, or the main action of the story took place in 1916?

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- Lizards in a feeding pool? I'm sure I read something similar recently… Maybe in a Kull story? Does that ring a bell to anybody?
- The race of snake-men is similar to those present in Kull and Conan mythos.
- The letters page informs us that the story takes place in the late 1920s / early 1930s..

I think this serpentine race has the name Horibs. Not sure when they debuted,
http://www.gwthomas.org/gorobor.htm

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Regarding Lady Greystoke's climb up the Empire State Building, that helps lock in time references. As I recall, Herbert Hoover opened up the Empire State Building in 1931. Have any of the MVL or Earth-616 references to Doc Savage (who existed on Earth-616) referenced the opening of the Empire State Building in 1931?

(Sidebar: In contrast to Conan [who as I recall had all of his original adventures by Howard adapted, and then some of the pastiches by Lin Carter et al.] the MVL adaptation of Doc Savage, Tarzan, and Doctor Fu Manchu often referenced tales from the original print source that never saw adaptation in a MVL comic. In a Doc Savage magazine, for example, someone, in dialogue, referenced John Sunlight. In the Amazing Spider-Man Index, Olshevsky mentioned he used information from the prose Savage stories to figure out Savage's Earth-616 chronology; specifically he said to use the dates of publication of the original novels where MVL Doc Savage comics adapt specific novles. I do not recall any adaptations of specific Fu Manchu novels in Master of Kung-Fu, but references to Rohmer's last Fu Manchu novel featuring Tony McKay did occur.)

Any references to how recently the public had occupied the Empire State Building before this tale?

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Re: Tarzan #1-29, Annual #1-3 and Marvel Super-Special #29

Post by Giant Ant » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:01 pm

ShadZ wrote: That seems to be the best way to do it anyway. Just stick to what's in the comics... (and you seem to have done a very thorough analysis of the comics, I enjoyed it)
Thanks, I worked hard on it. :)

ShadZ wrote: I don't think so, since all it indicates is that the mayor is rumored to have been at the club at some point since it opened...
I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be the opening night though...

ShadZ wrote: I don't think so, since there is no confirmation that it is indeed F. Scott Fitzgerald. Is the person referred to shown on panel, and does he look like F. Scott Fitzgerald? (I assume not, because then it wouldn't be BTS at all, it would be a real appearance)
No, he is not shown on-panel...

Enda80 wrote: Do you mean the fb to Tarzan's origin, or the main action of the story took place in 1916?
The main story... 1916 is also the year the novel was released.

Enda80 wrote:"Regarding Lady Greystoke's climb up the Empire State Building, that helps lock in time references. As I recall, Herbert Hoover opened up the Empire State Building in 1931. Have any of the MVL or Earth-616 references to Doc Savage (who existed on Earth-616) referenced the opening of the Empire State Building in 1931?
Any references to how recently the public had occupied the Empire State Building before this tale?
There is a caption in TZ 24/2 that tells the story takes place in 1929. I forgot to note it when I wrote my original post, but I went back and edited it. There are no references to when it opened.

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