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.
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...
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