Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tarzan is very forward.


And he's not afraid of commitment.



(That's a panel from 1972's Tarzan #209 by Joe Kubert, which is handily collected in Dark Horse's Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years Vol. 1. I hope you all like Tarzan and Joe Kubert, because I just read the first two volumes of this series and I think I'm going to be posting from it all week because goddammit Joe Kubert is amazing)

5 comments:

Matthew said...

Oddly, I just read Burroughs' first two Tarzan books over the weekend. They were pretty fascinating page-turners, I found.

The Mutt said...

After a few years away, it was Kubert's Tarzan that got me back into comics. One of the most under-rated series ever. A masterpiece.

caleb said...

Oddly, I just read Burroughs' first two Tarzan books over the weekend. They were pretty fascinating page-turners, I found.I'm glad to hear that. I've been meaning to read them forever, and having watched all the Johnny Weissmueller films this year and then starting into all the comics I could find, I was beginning to worry that I might not even like the original version compared to its adaptations (The best stories in these Kubert collections, I thought, were the ones not based on Burroughs' stories, but that may come down to comics adaptations of prose works not reading as smoothly as comic stories that were created to be comics stories.

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

I wonder when Tarzan got this good at spelling--

Matthew said...

Tarzan, according to the novels, taught himself to read and write English from the books that were left behind by his parents. Of course, he could not speak it, having no-one from whom to learn the correct pronunciation.

Caleb - I've heard that the books become pretty formulaic as one progresses through them, but the original, at least, is a fascinating read (if a little on the non-PC side nowadays).