Three things I like about this story from Dell Giant #25, Tarzan’s Jungle World (1959): First, Tarzan’s wife, Jane, shows how capable she is, taking their son, “Boy,” along with her to rescue her husband. She also shows why Tarzan keeps coming home to her. She is resourceful and beautiful. Second, I like that African scientists are shown working on projects. As the wise one says, “Our purpose is to help mankind! In the hundred years that we of Uru have searched for knowledge we have learned much that white men only dream of...but it’s not enough.” I find it admirable for its time. I wonder how many African-American readers saw this portrayal of black people.
And third: As a youthful reader of Dell’s Tarzan I really loved that giant eagle, Argus. I still do.
Credits for “Wings in the Morning” go to Gaylord Dubois for the script, and Jesse Marsh for the artwork.