"Amazon Treasure... Amazon Death!": Shipwrecked off the Northern Brazil coast, Jonah rescues a native boy about to be tortured by five men. He steals and shoots then with one of their own pistols, but then is shot with a curare-tipped dart. The canoe carries him downstream until it is destroye
Appearing in "Amazon Treasure... Amazon Death!"
- Kre-Ena-Krore tribe
- Vanessa Venal (Dies)
- Paul Venal (Dies)
- pinfire revolver
- Cavalry Sabre
- Twin Colt Dragoons
Synopsis for "Amazon Treasure... Amazon Death!"
Shipwrecked off the Northern Brazil coast, Jonah rescues a native boy about to be tortured by five men. He steals and shoots then with one of their own pistols, but then is shot with a curare-tipped dart. The canoe carries him downstream until it is destroyed in a rapids and he is cast ashore. Nursed back to health at the Venal's plantation, Jonah displays his prowess with Paul's pair of Colt Dragoons when four bandits attack. They ask him to go back to the Kre-Ena-Krore village to rescue five kidnapped workers. Vanessa went with him, since she knew the country and the language. When they encounter quicksand a plantation worker goes around it, only to fall into a pit lined with stakes and covered with leaves. After three days they make camp. Jonah told them not to make a fife so they wouldn't be spotted, but another worker is spied by two natives who kill him with an arrow. Jonah follows and kills one native, unaware that the other has returned to the village. Losing her nerve, Vanessa confesses that they sent Jonah to kill the natives because they were rumored to have a treasure. The Venals planned to kill Jonah after his usefulness was over and take the treasure. The natives attack and capture the party. The native boy remembers Jonah saved him. The village elder frees Jonah and tells him he may leave with a part of their treasure as his reward. The treasure turns out to be a sack of shrunken heads. They give him Vanessa's. As Jonah returns, he meets Paul coming from the other direction. He tosses the sack on the quicksand and hails Paul, telling him he can have the treasure, he's earned it! Paul advances to retrieve the sack, falling into the quicksand. He and his sister vanish.
- Jonah Hex acquires his trademark Colt dragoons in this issue. He will use them throughout most of the remainder of the series.
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