"The Stone Sphinx": While caught in a sand storm in Egypt, Tarzan stumbles upon an immense stone edifice. In the distance he notices several Egyptian soldiers and an Egyptian chariot carrying a Queen. Out of nowhere, a giant stone Pharaoh comes to life and attacks the Queen. Immediately,
- My friend D'Arnot is right... I do have the curious nature of the great apes. I will stay here for a time.
- -- Tarzan
Appearing in "The Stone Sphinx"
- Queen Mut-Ophet
- The Vizier (Queen Mut-Ophet's half-brother)
- Meroe and Narufa (disguised as The Stone Pharaoh)
- Egyptian Soldiers
Synopsis for "The Stone Sphinx"
While caught in a sand storm in Egypt, Tarzan stumbles upon an immense stone edifice. In the distance he notices several Egyptian soldiers and an Egyptian chariot carrying a Queen. Out of nowhere, a giant stone Pharaoh comes to life and attacks the Queen. Immediately, Tarzan runs to her aide, however, the Pharaoh swats at Tarzan, knocking him out. The stone creature picks up Tarzan and takes him inside a pyramid. The Queen and her soldiers watch, but cannot find a way inside Tarzan's new tomb. The Queen's convoy head back to the city where she is confronted by her half-brother. He is threatening to take her crown and rule the kingdom, by first causing unrest by her own people.
Meanwhile, Tarzan wakes up inside the dark pyramid and finds a way outside. He spots the giant stone Pharaoh who is walking towards the Queen's city. The monster smashes through the guards and tries to kidnap the Queen. Tarzan leaps into action and rescues her. The stone Pharaoh grabs one of the guards and throws him down the room. Empty handed, he then turns and stalks out of the building while Tarzan confirms that he'll stay in the city to unravel the secret of the stone Pharaoh.
- Joe Kubert only illustrates the title page. The rest of the issue reprints newspaper strips by Russ Manning.
- Though the story is complete, more of "The Stone Sphinx" strips can be read in Tarzan Family #61.
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