Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Today is Edgar Rice Burroughs' 134th birthday, born September 1, 1875. Happy birthday, Ed!
Burroughs published the novel that put him on the road to fame and riches, Tarzan Of the Apes, in 1912. He died in 1950.
Dell Publishing got the rights for a Tarzan comic book in the late '40s, and Gold Key continued it on through the early 1970s. Russ Manning, who did the daily and Sunday comic strips, did some fantastic work in the comic books, also. This is from 1965's Tarzan #155, which re-tells the origin of the ape man. My posting is from copies of the photostats taken from the original art. Gold Key reprinted the issue three years later, in 1968, in Tarzan #178, which is why the first page has that issue number. The cover above is from my copy of Tarzan #155.
Copyright © 1965, 1968 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.