"The Shining Dream"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #6 (Charlton)
Art and story: Unknown (possibly Fred Himes)
A tornado propels Lok to a wonderful,
Greg and Lok climb a cliffside to observe
some baby pterodactyls. But a tornado suddenly strikes. Greg
manages to find shelter deep under a ledge, but Lok is sucked up
by the vortex winds. He loses consciousness and dreams of flying
through the air over the civilized world of the Butlers, seeing
a plane fly by and ships on the river below. Then he is cast
down to the river and all goes black when he hits the water.
Soon, Greg awakens him and he tells of the
dream, being just the way John Butler had described the modern
world. Lok thinks it was wonderful.
"The Shining Dream" is a two-page text
story appearing in
Valley of the Dinosaurs #6.
The volcano referred to as the Angry Mountain in this story must
be the same one seen in
"Fight the Angry
Mountain" and possibly the same one seen, but not named in
"The Volcano" and
John states that winds of more than 500 miles per hour could
exist inside the cone of the tornado. At the time this story was
written, this was believed to be true, but since the late 1970s
meteorologists have revised their estimates of wind strength
down to about 250 mph maximum.