Appearing in "The Night of the Looter!"
- Carla (Death)
Races and Species:
- Swamp Tank
Synopsis for "The Night of the Looter!"
A couple, Carla and Ralph, come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it's stored the vibranium destroys the tank. Carla is carried off and killed by the Swamp Men when Ralph is not able to save her because the gun he was using only had blanks due to Carla replacing the bullets with blanks in an effort to get Ralph killed.
Appearing in "Jungle Fever!"
Races and Species:
- Red Orchid
- Black Orchid
Synopsis for "Jungle Fever!"
Jann of the Jungle is on a quest to find a rare red orchid for her friend Pat Mahoney, bringing her deep into the swamp lands of the Congo. Finding the orchid, she manages to pluck it out of the ground with a rope, avoiding a battle with a deadly snake. However the tree branch snaps sending Jann falling into quicksand. She saves herself by roping up a nearby rhino who pulls her out of the mire. She takes the red orchid back to the village where Pat is stationed at but is shocked when the smell of the flower suddenly inflicts the local natives with a jungle fever that threatens to kill them. Kuba, the tribal leader tells Jann that the only cure is an even rarer black orchid that is located much deeper in the swamps and surrounded with deadly beasts.
Jann goes back out into the jungle seeking the black orchid. Finding it she finds it protected by two Tyrannosaurus Rex, but tricks them into fighting each other instead of her. She then tries to grab the orchid but finds that it is also protected by man-eating thorn bushes. Suddenly, the tribes people rush at her, maddened into a frenzy by the fever with Pat not far behind warning her of the danger. With no other choice, Jann braves the thorn bush to get the orchid as the tribes people close in on her. Suddenly, in a moment of lucidity, the tribes people come to her aid, allowing Jann to get the orchid. In the aftermath, Jann realizes that the tribes people's proximity to the flower was enough to cure them of the jungle fever.
Ka-Zar goes to town!
- The story from Savage Tales #1 has been edited to exclude nudity, and sexual content - the end of one page and the beginning of the next are missing, along with edited text in the preceding and following panels (which had featured a conversation about sex, adultery, and human weakness, as well as a panel depicting naked Savage Land women washing). Also, two other panels have been individually edited: In one, the silhouette of Carla's naked breast is rounded to remove the nipple, and in the other a torn dress is added to her naked floating body.
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