This coming Friday I am presenting a tribute to the anniversary of Tarzan, now 104 years old, and still swinging through the trees. But today I have an issue of Tarzan from Dell Comics, with a couple of dinosaur tales. It has been awhile since I have shown a Tarzan story illustrated by Jesse Marsh, and this is my way of atoning.
Pappy’s Sunday Supplement will be a sometime thing (I would like to do it at least once a month, but I am not promising. How is that for equivocation, eh? Like including fine print on a contract, I am not leaving myself open for breaking a promise if I don't get to it some months.) Like the weekly anniversary specials I did last month, I would like to show something special for these supplements.
I believe today’s entry qualifies for that special status. Using the 52-page format, two Tarzan stories could be shown, as well as the U.S. Post Office-decreed 2-page text story, and a serial. Tarzan #24 (1951) has two Tarzan stories with dinosaurs by Gaylord Dubois, drawn by Jesse Marsh, and the final chapter of “Two Against the Jungle," the serial that preceded the more famous and long-running “Brothers of the Spear,” which made its initial appearance in the next issue. Issue #25 was also the last of the 52-page issues, going back to 36-pages with #26. All of that information will be on the quiz. I hope you are taking notes.