"Legend of Bigfoot"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #1 (Charlton)
Writer and artist unknown (but story and art, including covers,
for the series were by Fred Himes, according to
Toons of Festology).
Tana is kidnapped by a "missing link" type
Chasing a beautiful butterfly, Tana
vanishes in the jungle. Greg, Digger, and Glump follow her trail
and find her footprints stop where they meet a pair of huge
humanoid prints from the opposite direction. Greg sends the two
pets back to the village for help while he continues to follow
Digger and Glump soon bring John, Lok, and
Katie back with them, meeting up again with Greg. They are faced by a huge "missing link" type of anthropoid. He
immediately attacks the group and as they flee, the creature
falls into a pit of quicksand. John's conscience will
not let him leave the primitive humanoid to die, so he finds a
strong vine and tosses it to him. The creature grabs the vine
and is pulled out, quickly disappearing into the jungle again.
But minutes later, he returns with Tana and hands her over,
unharmed. John remarks that the primitive was at least developed
enough to feel gratitude and compassion.
"Legend of Bigfoot" is an 8-page story from Charlton's
Valley of the Dinosaurs #1.