Tarzan and his friend Raoul end up with yet another lost civilization in Africa. A Viking colony, whose members have grown to an incredible 8 feet tall, lives in a part of Africa where it snows. Tarzan originally met these Vikings in a story in Tarzan’s Jungle Annual #5 (1956), but this story of a search for the missing Paul D’Arnot is from Dell Giant Tarzan King of the Jungle #37 (1960), written by Gaylord Dubois and drawn by Jesse Marsh.
When I encountered the phrase used by Yarl Hrolf a couple of times, “black skirlings,” I reached for my dictionary. “Skirling” is the sound that bagpipes make, so either the Vikings’ neighbors are of Scottish origin or they are Africans who make a ululating vocal sound. I opt for the latter.