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Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 1

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    Cover art by Jesse Santos. Harvest of Fear, script by Russ Manning, art by Jesse Santos; ambushed by the Terrible Tuaregs, Dan-El and Natongo combat the Harvest of Fear. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 2

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    # on cover is 90277-209. Painted cover art by George Wilson. The Labyrinths of Aba-Zulu, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Santos; Dan-El, Natongo, Tavane and Zulena go on an outing; Nagopa the witch doctor plans to attack them, as Chief Lugongo shows up to recap the origin of the Brothers of the Spear. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3-15C
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 3-15C

    15 Cent Variant. # on cover is 90277-212. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Attack of the Veiled Men, art by Jesse Santos; Tuareg Raiders attack Tungelu; Dan-El and Natongo go to Aba-Zulu for help, but are kidnapped and sold into slavery by Utengo (a traitor from Tungelu); They escape when their boat sinks and arrive just in time to help Zulena and Tavane; The Tuareg raiders are beaten. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3-20C
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 3-20C

    # on cover is 90277-212. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Attack of the Veiled Men, art by Jesse Santos; Tuareg Raiders attack Tungelu; Dan-El and Natongo go to Aba-Zulu for help, but are kidnapped and sold into slavery by Utengo (a traitor from Tungelu); They escape when their boat sinks and arrive just in time to help Zulena and Tavane; The Tuareg raiders are beaten. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 4

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    Last 15-cent cover price. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Ad for GAF View-Master with Donald Duck, Pluto, and Mickey Mouse. Evil Comes With Tall Strangers, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Santos; Dan-El shows Natongo a fertile beach land; They follow a herd of buffalo through a cleft in a mountain; Ten tall Mindmasters take over Natongo's mind, turning him against Dan-El and usurping his kingdom. Ad for toy soldiers from Lucky Products, Inc. Sea Monkeys ad. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 5

    First 20-cent cover price. Riders in the Sky, art by Jesse Santos; While Dan-El and Natongo are out hunting they are startled by the strange sight of riders in the sky; They briefly see two women captives with the riders before they fade away; Fearful that the women captives are their wives they try to follow the strange sight and come upon Goza Nyanga; Goza, a wizard, tells them how to find the real riders. When they help the female captives escape they find that they are not their wives; The women escape, but Dan-El and Natongo are caught by the riders; Before they can be killed their wives arrive with help to rescue them. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 6

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    # on cover is 90277-309. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Ad for 100 pc. Toy Soldier Set. The Serpent's Prey, art by Jesse Santos; Dan-El and Tavane are captured by a tribe whose high priset intends to sacrifice them to an ancient serpent. Ad for selling Grit. Ad for sets of Disney play characters. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 7

    Painted cover art by George Wilson. Natongo and Dan-el battle the giant ape Magu and the Tree That Walks. Natongo and Dan-el were introduced as Brothers of the Spear in Tarzan #25. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 8

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    # on cover is 90277-403. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Ad for the new 3-D View-Master with Donald Duck, Pluto, and Mickey Mouse. Dunes of Doom, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Santos; When an Arab physician cures Dan-El's blindness, Dan-El and Natongo agree to help the doctor search for a rare medicinal herb in the desert; Their quest takes them across the sand dunes and into unexplored caverns. Ad for selling Grit. 132 pc. Roman Soldiers Set ad. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 9

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    # on cover is 90277-406. Last 20-cent cover price. Painted cover art by George Wilson. When Mountains Meet, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Santos; When their cities are destroyed by volcanoes, Dan-El and Natongo search or another location where their people can start their lives anew; During their travel, they are captured by a mad city ruler and forced to fight for their freedom. Ad for sets of small plastic Gandalf Products Disney characters. Ad for 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 10

    First 25-cent cover price. Painted cover art. The Deadly Maze; Nyanga Imopo and two other magicians visit New Aba-Zulu to entertain Dan-El and Natongo; While there, they predict that those of royal blood are in danger, and they give Queen Tavane a poisonous flower. Simamba, the queen's maid and herb-doctoress stops her before she can be poisoned; Later, Imopo comes back and kidnaps Simamba, planning to make her his wife. Dan-El and Natongo follow them; After escaping a deadly maze in the jungle, they rescue Simamba, who turns out to be of royal blood herself. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 11

    # on cover is 90277-412. Painted cover art. The Spider's Nest; While Natongo is visiting in Aba-Zulu Queen Zulena and the best fighters of Tungelu are kidnapped by The Spider; When Dan-El, Natongo, and Sihamba follow their trail they find out that Queen Zulena can mind-touch with Sihamba; With this help Queen Zulena and the other men that were kidnapped are found and freed. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 12

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    Reprints #1. Ambushed by the Terrible Tuaregs, Dan-el and Natongo combat the..."Harvest of Fear"! Written by Russ Manning, with art and cover by Jesse Santos. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #13
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 13

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    # on cover: 90277-504. Painted cover art. Tree of Mystery, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Dan Spiegle; Dan-El and Tavane rescue three women from a Leopard Man attack; The three women, who are really priestesses of "The Tree of Mystery", ask to drink the cup of peace with them, but they betray them by using a pill to remove their memories; Dan-El and Tavane are then taken to the Tree to take care of it and to eventually be sacrificed to it; Natongo is able to find them because his little doctoress Sihamba knows of the Tree and can lead him and his men to the general area. Along the way they save Hubo, a little boy who had been kidnapped and left as a sacrifice to the the tree; He escaped and so was able to lead them directly to the tree; They manage to kill the guardian of the tree, but Mafuta dies in the battle; The priestesses hear the death cries of the guardian and catch up to everyone at the tree. Hostest Fruit Pie ad featuring Beep Beep and Wile E. Coyote. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #14
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 14

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    Painted cover art. Return to Thunder Mountain, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Dan Spiegle; Sihamba finds out that her brother has died and she needs to take the throne; Dan-El and Natongo go with her to be her bodyguards and to help her train her people to defend themselves; Using her knowledge of a prophecy Sihamba is barely able to stave off an invasion attempt. Knowing that they cannot continue to defend themselves, Sihamba uses another prophecy to help her awaken Queen Ilena and King Inkosi from suspended animation; They then allow her to return with Dan-El and Natongo to Aba-Zulu. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 15

    Only the soaring vulture knew where the apparitions would strike next! Featuring: 22 page Brothers of the Spear story "The Phantom Leopards." Written by Gaylord Du Bois, with art by Dan Spiegle. NOTE: # on cover 90277-508. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #16
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 16

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    Infamous point of no return! Featuring: 22 page Brothers of the Spear story "The Raiders' Roost." Written by Gaylord Du Bois, with art by Dan Spiegle. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 17

    Strange powers are at work! Featuring: 23 page Brothers of the Spear story "The Way of the Owl." Written by Gaylord Du Bois, with art by Dan Spiegle. NOTE: # on cover 90277-602. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #18
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    All reprints. Dan-el and Natongo go underground to ferret the evils in..."The Labyrinths of Aba-Zulu"! Reprinted from #2. Characters: Dan-el, Nagopa, Natonga, Mopo, Tavana, Lugongo, Zulena, Kongoni, Col. Mothibi, Col. Gomo and Music-Maker. The 25 page story is written by Gaylord Du Bois and drawn by Jesse Santos. Plus: 1 page text article "Elephants...Giants of the Jungle"; 4 page Leopard Girl story "Munya's Miracle" starring Meru, Inspector Cordan, Munya and Toto, written by Gaylord Du Bois and drawn by Tom Massey; 1 page text article "Trees of Africa"; 1 page text article "Colorful Baboons." Cover by Dan Spiegle (based on the cover of #2). Cover price $0.60.