Collector’s Guide: From Korak #48; DC Comics, 1972. When DC Comics had the rights to various Edgar Rice Burroughs properties, they adapted Pirates of Venus in Korak, Son of Tarzan #46-50 and #52-53. These were partially reprinted in Tarzan Family #60-65.
You are going to want to pet little Tantor yourself after you dig this pulse-pounding story! This Korak tale is so big on adventure that we can let the dumbed-down ecology slide. Just pretend you never heard of a food chain, and let it go! Robert Kanigher, who brought us Space Voyagers and Sgt. Rock scripted this story, which artist Rudy Florese brought to life.
Historical notes: Gold Key started Korak in 1964, based loosely on the Edgar Rice Burroughs material, Tarzan. DC published Korak from #46 through the final issue, #59. You Alex Niño fans will find he did a lot of cool artwork for Korak. You can find some examples of Niño on Korak at Diversions of the Groovy Kind. Now let’s fight a shark and release the wild beasts!
Collector’s Guide: From Korak #57, DC Comics, 1975.
Yes, this is abridged by a few pages. Jungle boy knifes the %$#& out of a shark, then gets captured by pirates. Keep up! Here comes the good part!