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"Korak, Son of Tarzan: "Deadlier Than the Male"": Korak is carried off by a giant bird to a vast city in the clouds, whose inhabitants are giants themselves. He is brought there to be sacrificed, but the princess wants him as her own "toy." Knowing that Korak will be killed, she helps him escape

Tarzan Family #65 is an issue of the series Tarzan Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1976. It was published on May 31, 1976.

Appearing in Korak, Son of Tarzan: "Deadlier Than the Male"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Princess Raynaa (Dies)

Antagonists:

  • Gigantics
    • High Priest Xosun
    • The High Priest's hunter
  • Several savage pymies
    • Chief Oonog (Dies)

Synopsis for Korak, Son of Tarzan: "Deadlier Than the Male"

Korak is carried off by a giant bird to a vast city in the clouds, whose inhabitants are giants themselves. He is brought there to be sacrificed, but the princess wants him as her own "toy." Knowing that Korak will be killed, she helps him escape and the king's hunter goes after them. The two are able to foil the hunter pursuing them, but another threat awaits at the forest's edge.

Pygmies, which are really normal size people like Korak, shoot blow darts at the giant princess, and she falls. Having eluded the hunter, they are now captured by a savage tribe who takes them to their village. Their chief informs the captives that they shall be enslaved. The princess unexpectedly awakes, as she was only "put to sleep" by the darts, and together, she and Korak battle the tribesmen.

Soon, the giant hunter who was giving chase earlier, and other "giants" enter the tiny village and smash it to pieces. The princess puts Korak in her palm and flees again. While running through the forest, the princess realizes she is slowly sinking into the ground, and she is correct — she's in quicksand. She cannot escape, however, she is able to throw Korak to safety. As the princess is being slowly swallowed by the Earth, Korak weeps, and then walks into the forest, free to return home.

Appearing in John Carter, Warlord of Mars: "Arrival"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Powell (Dies)

Locations:

Synopsis for John Carter, Warlord of Mars: "Arrival"

John Carter's origin is briefly retold as a flashback. Reprinted from Tarzan #207.

Appearing in Carson of Venus: "Mutiny at Sea"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Soldiers of Liberty
    • Honan
    • Gamfor
    • Kiron
    • Zog

Antagonists:

  • Thorists (race)
  • Moosko
  • Anoos (traitor/spy) (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Kamlot

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Sofal (Thorist's warship)

Synopsis for Carson of Venus: "Mutiny at Sea"

After Carson's and Kamlot's hunt for "Tarel" (cobwebs), the two head home through the vast Venusian forest when they are attacked by flying furies (Klangan). The bird-men lasso the two with wire nooses and carry them to the sea, where a docked ship awaits them in the harbor.

Now a prisoner on a warship, Carson begins to organize a group of "Soldiers of Liberty" and waits for their chance to strike. Days later, a sea-monster emerges from below and thrashes the boat. Within the chaos and confusion, Carson's moment of rebellion has arrived, and his Soldiers of Liberty attack the captain and his men.

When the mutiny is over, the ship is theirs and Carson is hailed as the new captain.

Appearing in Carson of Venus: "Duare... Princess of Venus"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Soldiers of Liberty
    • Honan
    • Gamfor
    • Kamlot
    • Kiron
    • Zog

Antagonists:

  • Thorists (race)
    • Moosko

Other Characters:

  • Duare (princess of Vepaja) (Flashback only)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Sofal (Carson's warship)

Synopsis for Carson of Venus: "Duare... Princess of Venus"

With the bloody mutiny over, Carson is hailed as the new captain of the warship. His crew of liberated prisoners, now pirates, set sail for the enemy's land. On there way, they're confronted by another Thora warship. It seems that the ship's captain may have captured Duare, the Princess of Venus.

Stealth like, during the early dawn, Carson and his men swim over to board the tyrant's flagship. As they slip through the halls of the vessel, Carson enters the captain's quarters. He kidnaps him, bounds him to a raft and places him under guard.

In the morning Carson threatens his prisoner to transfer any of his captives over, or be gunned down. After the transfer is complete, Carson sails away with thoughts of the woman who has refused his love, and wonders if he will ever see her again.

Notes

  • Carson of Venus is reprinted from Korak Son of Tarzan #51 & Korak Son of Tarzan #52 with a slightly altered ending. With this storyline, it is ambiguous if he ever sees the girl in the garden again. The last panel is missing the word bubble explaining that the princess is on board the ship and wants to see him in order to thank him for her rescue. The final three panels, missing here, but found in the original story, have Carson stepping into a room where the princess greets him.
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