Valley of the Dinosaurs
"The Tribe That Ate Monsters"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #10 (Charlton)
Art and Story: Unknown
A primitive, hominid tribe of nomads that
hunts carnivorous dinosaurs intrudes on the cave dwellers' land.
Accompanied by Digger and Glump, Katie,
Greg, and Tana go for a ride on Stegy into the jungle.
Unbeknownst to them, the legendary nomadic Tribe That Eats
Monsters has entered the cave dwellers' land, felling an
Stopping at a stream, Katie and Tana stay
there for a rest, while Greg rides Stegy to check out a
waterfall nearby. After Greg has left, the nomads suddenly show
up and kidnap Katie and Tana. Alerted by the girls' screams,
Greg races back with Stegy, Digger, and Glump and tries to chase
off the primitives. Digger runs back to the caves for help and
leads John, Gorok, and Lok to the site. They soon trace the
tribe to their campsite, where the girls are tied to a tree (and
Glump has also been captured), led by the tribe's eerie screams
which are meant to lead carnosaurs to them for the hunt. The
trio of men attack the tribe to free the pair, but are beginning
to be overpowered themselves, until two tyrannosaurs show up in
response to the tribes calls. The two dinosaurs attack the tribe
and, caught by surprise by the carnosaurs during their tussle
with the cave dwellers, the tribe tries to flee, allowing the
three men to escape with Katie and Tana.
Greg and Stegy show up at the end as well,
leaving the fate of the
Tribe That Eats Monsters in doubt.
"The Tribe That Ate Monsters" is an 11-page story in
Valley of the Dinosaurs #10.
Stegy, from the previous story in this issue,
"Man's Worst Friend",
appears again here.
Although they appear essentially human, the nomadic,
dinosaur-hunting tribe has elongated upper canine teeth,
appearing as fangs.
Some type of tailless, crestless pterosaur appears in panel 1 of
On page 6, panel 2, Glump appears to be "saying" (in
dino-talk?), "Yiiiipee!" as he dashes to make an escape from the
nomads. And on page 7, panel 2, Digger is "saying" (or
thinking?), "Huh?" when the exhausted dog is asked to continue
running after having just run back to the caves.
On page 6, panel 4, Digger runs past a Rhamphorhynchus
and some type of sauropod dinosaur.
The two theropods who investigate the noise made by the nomads
are said to be Tyrannosaurus rex, yet they are depicted
with three-clawed forelimbs; T. rex had only two claws
on the forelimbs.