Brothers of the Spear

    (Gold Key, 1972-1976, 1982)
™ and ©1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.

The Brothers of the Spear originally appeared as a backup feature in the classic Tarzan (Dell) series. The two title characters are Dan-El (Daniel) of Aba-Zulu, a white man, and Natongo of Tungelu, a black man. Both are warrior kings who travel through Africa in search of adventure.

Dan-El and Natongo are renowned both for their bravery and for their skill with a spear. Given a choice, they will fight using the blunt ends, but when the need arises, they can strike with deadly accuracy. Unlike so many other action heroes, this pair are not only kings (with armies to command, if they wish), but are also married to equally capable warrior queens.

This series ran from 1972 until 1976, and was revisited for a single new issue in 1982.

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#1

  6/1/1972
  $0.15
  $67.00
2 copies available from $19.99
    

#1 Variation A

  6/1/1972
  $0.20
  $67.00
No copies available
20-cent cover price   

#2

  9/1/1972
  $0.15
  $27.00
3 copies available from $8.00
    

#2 Variation A

  9/1/1972
  $0.20
  $26.00
No copies available
20-cent cover price   

#3

  12/1/1972
  $0.15
  $7.00
2 copies available from $1.00
Painted cover  Jesse Santos

#3 Variation A

  12/1/1972
  $0.20
  $7.00
No copies available
20-cent cover price  Jesse Santos

#4

  3/1/1973
  $0.15
  $7.00
2 copies available from $2.25
    

#4 Variation A

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $6.50
No copies available
20-cent cover price   

#5

  6/1/1973
  $0.20
  $24.00
2 copies available from $9.99
Painted cover  Jesse Santos

#6

  9/1/1973
  $0.20
  $20.00
No copies available
    

#6 Variation A

  9/1/1973
  $0.20
  $25.00
No copies available
    

#7

  12/1/1973
  $0.20
  $18.00
2 copies available from $5.99
    

#8

  3/1/1974
  $0.20
  $19.00
3 copies available from $3.75
    

#9

  6/1/1974
  $0.20
  $36.00
4 copies available from $9.99
    

#9 Variation A

  6/1/1982
  $0.20
  $30.00
No copies available
Whitman variant   

#10

  9/1/1974
  $0.25
  $24.00
4 copies available from $6.00
    

#10 Variation A

  9/1/1974
  $0.25
  $20.00
No copies available
    

#11

  12/1/1974
  $0.25
  $18.00
2 copies available from $15.00
    

#11 Variation A

 
  $0.25
  $4.00
1 copy available for $1.25
Whitman variant   

#12

  3/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
5 copies available from $1.75
Redone coverReprints Brothers of the Spear #1 Jesse Santos

#12 Variation A

  6/1/1982
  $0.25
  $20.00
1 copy available for $2.50
Whitman Variant  Jesse Santos

#13

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $20.00
3 copies available from $8.50
    

#14

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $7.50
2 copies available from $2.00
 90277-506  

#15

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $19.00
5 copies available from $2.50
    

#15 Variation A

  6/1/1982
  $0.25
  $18.00
No copies available
Whitman variant   

#16

  11/1/1975
  $0.25
  $12.00
5 copies available from $1.05
    

#16 Variation A

  11/1/1975
  $0.25
  $10.00
No copies available
Whitman variant   

#17

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $10.00
4 copies available from $2.00
 Original series ends (1976)  

#17 Variation A

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $10.00
No copies available
 Original series ends (1976)  

#18

  5/1/1982
  $0.60
  $13.00
3 copies available from $4.99
 Reprints Brothers of the Spear #2; (90277-205); Final issue; Published by Whitman; White Whitman logo  

#18 Variation A

  5/1/1982
  $0.60
  $13.00
No copies available
 Reprints Brothers of the Spear #2; (90277-205); Final issue; Published by Whitman; Yellow Whitman logo