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Appearing in "The Legend of the Lizard Men"

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Synopsis for "The Legend of the Lizard Men"

When Ka-Zar goes in search of missing women and men from a local village, he finds the woman, Iranda Queen of the Lizard-Men. She takes him to her castle where he sees one of the missing women. When he tries to rescue her, the Lizard Men attack him. He is barely able to escape but when he does, he takes Iranda's crown with him. With her crown gone, at moonrise her enchantment wears off and she becomes a Lizard being. After she dies, her enchantments fade and the Lizard Men turn back into the missing warriors from the village.

Appearing in "Tom-Toms of Danger!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Lorna, the Jungle Girl #14.

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  • Moki

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Synopsis for "Tom-Toms of Danger!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Lorna, the Jungle Girl #14.

While travelling through the jungle Lorna and Greg Knight hear the drum beats calling the Gabu tribe to war. Knowing that the Gabu people cannot help but follow the call of the drums, Greg Knight goes off into the jungle to stop any conflict, telling Lorna to stay away as the jungle is no place for a girl. As usual, Lorna disobeys Greg's orders and swings into the jungle to see what she can do to stop the current crisis.

The drums are being played by the renegade Gabu warrior named Moki who seeks to take over the tribe. Akabi, the ruler of the tribe, tries to rally his people against Moki however they are also enthralled by the drums and come to Moki's call to war. Lorna arrives just as Moki has gathered his forces and tries to swing in to stop them when she is suddenly attacked by a lion. Greg comes to her rescue shooting the big cat dead, but their momentary distraction leaves them open to being captured.

Eventually, Lorna and Greg break free and defeat Moki, freeing the rest of the Gabu from his control.

Appearing in "The Green Opal!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Lorna, the Jungle Girl #14.

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  • Alexei

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Synopsis for "The Green Opal!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Lorna, the Jungle Girl #14.

Lorna is captured by a communist agent named Alexei who has seized the powerful Green Opal which he intends to use to take over the jungle for his communist overlords. Mikki escapes and brings Greg Knight to her rescue. However Lorna manages to break free herself just before Greg arrives. The two are reunited just as Alexei is about to use his device that utilizes the energies of the Green Opal. Instead of destroying Lorna and Greg the device explodes. The Opal then floats in the air revealing that it is sentient and that it has been watching humanity for centuries, he commands Alexei and his minions to surrender or it will hunt them all over the ends of the earth. Alexei and his minions surrender and vow to turn themselves over to the authorities.

Solicit Synopsis

Ka-Zar - in the web of Iranda, queen of the lethal Lizard-Men! Not to mention Lorna the Jungle Girl - and more, more, more!

Notes

  • This issue was filler material for Ka-Zar, following the cancellation of the Doctor Doom serial. The storyline for issue #8 picks up again with issue #10.
  • Only the 1st 4 pages of "Tom-Toms of Danger!", and the last 2 pages of "The Green Opal!" were printed.
    • In the letters section of Astonishing Tales Vol 1 11, Anthony Kowalik pointed this out. The Bullpen briefly explained that they had intended to use the 2 stories as filler in separate issues, and got them mixed up at the last second.

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