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Thongor

Appearing in "Red Swords, Black Wings!"

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Races and Species:

  • Humans
  • Pigs (Mentioned)
  • Apes (Mentioned)
  • Vampire-Flowers / Vampire Plants (Mentioned)
  • Demons (Recap)
  • Zamphs (First appearance)
  • Dragons (Mentioned)
  • Grakks (First appearance)
  • Dwarks (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Sarkozan (Thongor's sword) (Sword's name first revealed)
  • Urlium

Vehicles:

  • Floater (First appearance) (Flying Ship)

Events and Eras:

Synopsis for "Red Swords, Black Wings!"

Thongor gets into an altercation with a captain of the Thurdan guards, after slaying him Thongor is ambushed and brought to a jail cell to be used as food for the vampire flowers. Thongor is rescued by his ally Ald Thurmis, after Ald knocks out the jailer and frees Thongor from his chains. The two part ways soon after. Thongor attempts to make it out of Thurdis but is spotted by guards on his way which causes him to have to fight his way through the city. During the ordeal Thongor spots a flying craft called a Floater and makes his way towards it continuing his onslaught of the Thurdan guards. Upon making it to the craft he takes a moment to learn its controls that are marked easily enough and steers the ship away. On the ship he finds a bow and takes it. Thongor then plots the ship to Kathool and rests his eyes.

When Thongor awakens he finds that the ship has been blown off course and that he was now in the dangerous jungles of Chush and is being preyed upon by a Grakk. Using the bow Thongor and the creature fight it out until the Grakk tips the floater over causing Thongor to be thrown from the ship, luckily Thongor was tied to the ship but unluckily he smacks into its metallic siding knocking him out. The Grakk sitting upon the upside down floater causes it to slowly descend to the earth with Thongor dangling almost face level in front of a new creature approaching...

Appearing in "The Lighthouse from Nowhere!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Strange Tales #87

Featured Characters:

  • School Teacher (Unnamed)

Supporting Characters:

  • Fishermen

Antagonists:

  • Aliens

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • Invasion Beacon

Vehicles:

  • Alien Spacecraft

Synopsis for "The Lighthouse from Nowhere!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Strange Tales #87
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Hostile aliens plant a beacon to indicate the attack site for an invasion force and the local villagers mistake it for a lighthouse. The local school teacher has strong feelings that the people should build their own lighthouse, and so he rows out to the beacon with a bundle of dynamite and blows it up, unknowingly canceling the alien's invasion plans.

Notes

  • Red Swords, Black Wings! is based on the Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria novel by Lin Carter.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Creatures on the Loose #29
  3. Creatures on the Loose #27; Creature Features (letters' page)
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