friends defeat the evil Gorilla Overlord, and in celebration our hero bends aluminum from the plane's wreckage to turn his animal allies into Hover-Chimp, Hover-Tiger, and Hover-Elephant. It's a fun story if you can overlook that a Hoverboy wouldn't need a plane, Typhoons are actually a Pacific Ocean phenomenon, the Congo is nowhere near Alaska, and kangaroos are Australian, not African. The Hoverboy-Tarzan trend lasted until #84 ( the next issue), when a massive lawsuit from Edgar Rice Burroughs' family lawyer found its way to the deliberately hard-to-locate offices of Vigilance Comics.
This issue pictured to the right was plaintiff's exhibit #1. The actual Tarzan logo on the cover made the case a foregone conclusion. Judge Rontarius J. Lewis decided it in eight minutes. Vigilance Comics immediately filed a motion for a mistrial, stating that the judge never stopped giggling once throughout the entire eight minutes, which their lawyer claimed was legally insulting to their defense. That motion was also laughed out of court.
The decision went against Vigilance to the tune of two million dollars, only $500 of which was ever paid to the Burroughs family. Tens of thousands was lost in lawyers fees, however, which Vigilance was forced to pay by the large men working for the law firm who came to collect it.
This embarrassing episode was another of the many nails driven into the Vigilance Comics coffin in the twilight of its publishing history.