Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tales From The Quarter Bin--Tarzan Vs Sharks, Second Attempt

You may recall last month how profoundly angry I was at this cover...

 ...as the interior story didn't even have a single shark in it, let alone Tarzan fighting one to rescue a damsel fair.

Well, Lord Greystoke has a shot at redemption now:

They can't bait and switch me like that again, can they?!? We'll see...

Tarzan and a motley group have been marooned on an uncharted island, and discover a lost tribe of Mayans there!!

Now, Joe Kubert isn't making this stuff up--he's just adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan And The Castaways, which sadly does not involve a crossover with Gilligan. Because man, that would have been great!

Anyway, Tarzan rescues a Mayan woman, Itzl Cha, from being ritually sacrificed, even though she was kind of down with that. Later, as her tries to rescue their group's inevitable blonde beauty from being next on the chopping block, he ends up captured. And because he refuses to love Itzl Cha and run away with her, she turns on him, and demands Tarzan be punished for preventing her own sacrifice.

Hmm...still not a lot of sharks, here...but on to the ceremony:



Whoa...an extinct volcano full of sharks?!? Now we're talking!!! (And take that, Blofeld--the lost Mayans have just upped the game on volcano hideouts!!

So we are finally going to get Tarzan versus sharks, right?




Yes, it's going to happen!!

Uh-oh, what's this...?



OK, now he can avenge her, right? Now it's full-on Tarzan versus sharks, right?!? Right?!?

D'oh!!!

Tarzan #243 (1975)...you are dead to me!!!!

All a boy wants is Tarzan versus sharks...(sob)...is that too much to ask? (sob)

1 comment:

SallyP said...

Tarzan is probably too tough and gamey for those poor sharks anyway.