Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and premiering in the October 1912 issue of pulp magazine The All-Story, Tarzan of the Apes has become one of the most well-known heroes in fiction. He's been in hundreds of films, novels and video games, with the latest film, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend.
But Tarzan has perhaps cast his biggest shadow in comics. Spanning newspaper strips, comic books and webcomics under a rainbow of comics greats, Tarzan has been a steady presence in the medium for almost 90 years.
"Aware that he was going to work for a competing syndicate, Foster sought to leave Tarzan on such an artistic high note that he would be impossible to replace.
"He hadn't reckoned on 25-year-old Burne Hogarth."
That passage from Scott Tracy Griffin's introduction to Tarzan In The City Of Gold is as bold a statement as any I can think of to compel a comics and illustration fan to pay attention. The young Hogarth did indeed hold his own against the legendary Prince Valiant creator Foster, going on to illustrate (and sometimes write) nearly 600 Tarzan strips between 1937 and 1950, of which the first 150 or so are beautifully restored and reprinted in a new deluxe volume from Titan Books.
ComicsAlliance presents an exclusive four-strip preview of Tarzan In The City Of Gold, a story that's at once a treat for aficionados of classic comic strip illustration and a gorgeous introduction to the form courtesy of one of its most accomplished masters.
On sale now from Marvel Comics is the first issue of John Carter: The Gods of Mars, an official adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book comes courtesy of acclaimed Sacrifice and newly minted Ultimate Comics Ultimates co-writerSam Humphries and features the manifestly excellent storytelling of Ramón Pérez in his first work since Archaia and Jim Henson's beautiful Tale of Sand graphic novel. With colors ...
If you thought you could make it out of this week without a new comic book rights lawsuit, you were wrong.
ERB, Inc., the family company that administers the various intellectual properties owned or associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is suing Dynamite Entertainment for trademark infringement with respect to the publisher's line of comics based on Burroughs' John Carter of Mars and Tarzan material, seeking a surrender of profits as well as a recall of products sold specifically in the United Kingdom...
Disney has released the much anticipated first teaser trailer for John Carter, based on the classic pulp novel A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by Andrew Stanton, an Academy Award winner for his work on Finding Nemo and Wall-E, the live-action film stars Taylor Kitsch (a...
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