Mysterious Mars rock formation explained

Posted on June 19, 2018

The Medusae Fossae Formation rises near the equator of Mars. The soft rock has been carved by wind erosion into a collection of ridges, valleys and striking mesas. It’s massive. It’s strange. And scientists are now tracing its origin to explosive volcanic activity in Mars’ deep past.

NASA has referred to Medusae Fossae as “an enigmatic pile of eroding sediments.” UFO enthusiasts once spotted what they believed to be a UFO there, which is mainly a testament to the exotic shapes formed in the wind-blasted area.

Read the Full Story on CNET.

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Tarzan Returns Saturday, June 30th, 10am-3pm

Posted on June 18, 2018

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ERB: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY FINALIST in the 12th ANNUAL NIEA AWARDS

Posted on June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Bob Zeuschner and our ERB Team!

Awards were just announced and Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography byRobert B. Zeuschner and published by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. has been chosen as a Finalist in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards in the Reference category. (Indie refers to independent publishers.)Congratulations to Bob Zeuschner and the ERB Team.

See the list for all the finalists in all the categories.  

In celebration of the award, we’re offering 15% off the Standard or Deluxe Editions.  Use PROMO CODE ERB15


Congratulations Bob!

Bob Zeuschner receives “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the ECOF

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DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

Posted on May 25, 2018

Inspired by the Art of J. Scott Campbell

DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

 

May 21, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment today announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign that will see the release of a full size Deja Thoris premium statue. Based on the art of acclaimed illustrator J. Scott Campbell (Gen13, Danger Girl), and inspired by his cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1. Supporters will be able to choose from one of three versions of this incredible new statue depicting the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs creation aloft a ferocious— but gentle— Martian tiger: the standard color edition, a black and white variant edition, and an ultra-limited Bronze version.

Limited reward levels offer deep discounts for supporters who back the project early, and pledges will also provide an opportunity for Burroughs fans to grab a mix of John Carter and Dejah Thoris graphic novels from Dynamite’s extensive comic book catalog. The Dynamite Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/dejah-thoris-statue-by-j-scott-campbell

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New DVD Documentary – Tarzan Revisited

Posted on May 20, 2018

New DVD Documentary

Tarzan Revisited

Years in the making!

 

Produced by Lowlands Media and French Connection Films, Directed by Robert de Young. Featuring TARZAN greats Johnny Weissmuller, Ron Ely, Wolf Larson, Christopher Lambert, Denny Miller, Casper Van Dien and many well known authorities on the continuing Tarzan legacy.

After his first appearance in 1912 in an American pulp magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary character TARZAN became one of the most significant pop culture characters of the 20th century and the first quintessential superhero. Published in over 20 books and translated in more than 35 languages, the story of a feral boy raised by great apes was an immediate sensation, spawning radio shows, newspaper comic strips, graphic novels, multiple TV series and over 50 movies.

Though the vine-swinging TARZAN proved hugely popular among audiences, he was often met with much controversy and criticism. Despite the many heated debates surrounding TARZAN, the character nevertheless became a versatile vehicle for highlighting important topics including animal cruelty, colonialism, slavery and the current morals of society. Even TARZAN’s primivist “return to nature” philosophy remains relevant today, further illustrating why this legendary figure has endured generations of cultural change and continues to be such a compelling and timeless hero.

This inspiring and entertaining DVD can be ordered from Umbrella Entertainment.

The 29.99 price is in Australian dollars and will be about $23 in US dollars. And shipping is free! Order now and enjoy this interesting journey from the beginning to the present!

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Celebrating 10 years as our fearless leader at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Posted on May 1, 2018

Jim Sullos, President

 

The staff at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. would like to congratulate Jim Sullos on his ten-year anniversary as President, 2008-2018. His vision has propelled us into new and exciting arenas and we are excited to see what the future holds. Thank you Jim for your patience, perseverance, and dedication to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legacy 

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NEW ERB Adventure Novel #7, Untamed Pellucidar, Now Available

Posted on April 26, 2018

Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

Untamed Pellucidar

An all-new Pellucidar adventure novel by Lee Strong (author of A Soldier of Poloda) with cover and interior art by Douglas Klauba 

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.

Order your copy of Untamed Pellucidar, in hardcover with dust jacket, today and enjoy this exciting new adventure – Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series at ERBurroughs.com  or Lulu.com (Amazon coming soon)

AUTHOR

Lee Strong Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTIST

COVER and INTERIOR ART: Douglas Klauba An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, “Mercury Jack,” exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,”Da Vinci’s Dream” was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, “Stella 7” can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..

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Carson of Venus to Re-Launch with New artists, same colorist, story and writer

Posted on March 17, 2018

New artists, same colorist, story and writer [Martin Powell] 

Our Carson of Venus web comic strip was just the second strip introduced in our newly expanded program back in 2013. Written by Martin Powell and drawn by the masterful artist, Tom Floyd, with Diana Leto doing the colors, it became one of the most popular of our many strips. Health issues required Tom to step down two years ago, but we want to recognize his early contributions to our fledgling web comic program. Thank you, Tom!

And now, we are pleased to introduce our new team on this relaunch. Still written by Martin Powell and colored by Diana Leto, we’d like you to meet Paul Abrams, our new artist, and Kurt Hathaway, our new letterer. See their bios below.

See the first 4 strips of our entire lineup of 24 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures, FREE.

 

 

 

CARSON OF VENUS TEAM continues with writer Martin Powell, colorer Diana Leto and our new artists 

ARTIST Paul Abrams

Paul Abrams has created works for comic books, games, fine art galleries, and private commissions. Paul’s work has appeared in Marvel and DC Comics, Shadowrun, TSR, Heavy Metal, Lightning Entertainment and numerous other publications.

LETTERER Kurt Hathaway

Kurt Hathaway has over 900 credits as a comics letterer. In addition to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, clients have included Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Avatar Press and many others. Kurt’s work has appeared in dozens of graphic novels and comics including Legends of the Dark Knight, Youngblood, The Flash, Alan Moore’s Providence, Green Lantern, Badrock and hundreds of others. Kurt prides himself on never missing a deadline in his 25+ year career.

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The Man-Eater: an all new web comic in our comic subscription lineup

Posted on March 10, 2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Presents 

The Man-Eater
an all new web comic in our comic subscription lineup

In May-June 1915, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a film scenario titled “Ben, King of the Beasts.” When he could not secure a movie deal, the story was serialized in The New York Evening Worldnewspapers that November as “The Man-Eater.” The 37,000-word adventure novella was combined with Burroughs’ succeeding post-apocalyptic novella and released in hardback by Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications in 1957 as Beyond Thirty and The Man-Eater.

THE PLOT
In the Belgian Congo, big game hunters Jefferson Scott, Jr. and Robert Gordon befriend the Methodist missionary Reverend Sangamon Morton and his wife Mary and daughter, Ruth, whom Scott soon marries. Gordon is entrusted with returning stock certificates—the inheritance of the Scotts’ young daughter Virginia—to America for safekeeping with Scott’s father.

When Scott and the elder Mortons are killed by hostile natives, Belgian forces rescue Ruth and Virginia, who relocate to America to live with Jefferson Scott, Sr. There, they find that their inheritance has disappeared. When Scott, Sr. dies and his nephew Scott Taylor arrives to claim the estate, the race is on to establish Virginia’s birthright—a quest that will lead Virginia and Gordon’s son, Dick, to darkest Africa in pursuit of the truth, pursued by Taylor. There, the rival factions encounter a huge lion whose fate becomes entwined with theirs—in a chase that returns them all to the family estate in Virginia.

See the first 4 strips of our entire lineup of 24 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures, FREE, along with the first strip of—The Man-Eater—with more strips released weekly.
 

THE MAN-EATER TEAM

WRITER Martin Powell

Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, Powell is the author of many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes.

Currently, as the author of almost a dozen different ERB online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel from Dark Horse, it is probable that Powell has written more Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer. Powell received the coveted Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles in 2017 for his on-going contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Visit Martin Powell on Facebook and Amazon

ronn stuttonARTIST Ronn Sutton

Ronn Sutton has been drawing comics for several decades and has illustrated hundreds of comic book stories, working for a variety of publishers including a nine-year stint of drawing Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for Claypool Comics. Many of these comics were written by his long-time love, Janet L. Hetherington.

Sutton’s first published comics go back to the early 1970s. He has drawn horror, romance, mystery, adventure, science fiction, and humor comics (including Fear AgentHoney WestThe Man From U.N.C.L.E.Sherlock HolmesThe PhantomBram StokerEdgar Allan PoeVampira, and others). For seven years, he created freelance courtroom sketches for newspapers and TV. Ronn has done extensive magazine illustration and worked periodically in animation and television. 

In 2015, Motorbooks published the 96-page graphic novel Lucifer’s Sword MC: Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club written by Hells Angel Phil Cross and illustrated by Ronn. Another recent project has been illustrating Leigh Brackett’s Citadel of Lost Ships (from Planet Stories, March 1943) into a graphic novel. See nearly 200 pieces of his art at www.ronnsutton.com.

LETTERS Becka Kinzie

Becka Kinzie is a freelance artist and colorist from Ontario, Canada. Some of her coloring work has been featured in comics such as Hacktivist (vol. 2), and the Gothic Tales of Haunted Love anthology. When not coloring, Becka iss drawing her own horror/darkly inclined comics and art. She’s currently working on her horror/sci-fi webcomic, which can be found on her website at thebecka.com

 

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Tarzan of the Apes Swings into South Africa

Posted on February 14, 2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (ERB Inc) is pleased to announce that the complete Tarzan of the Apes book series is now available in South Africa. Publisher Henoch Neethling is releasing the 24 books by author Edgar Rice Burroughs in new Afrikaans language editions. 

This will be the third, and most comprehensive, South African publication of the immortal jungle lord’s adventures. The first 20 Tarzan novels were released between 1946-51 by African Press Bookshop. From 1983 to 1985, 12 novels were re-released in paperback by Olympos. Now, all 24 novels will be available in a matched set, featuring cover art by renowned fantasy artist Joe Jusko, in hardbound and softbound editions.

“It’s because of these stories that I learned to read,” says publisher Neethling. “A recent study in South Africa revealed that an alarming percentage of Grade 4 pupils read without real comprehension. Simply put, children cannot grasp story content because they do not read enough. We hope this book launch will inspire both children and adults to read and be active again. So many of us read the novels as children, and then ran around outside, swinging from vines and pretending to be Tarzan. Tarzan speaks all African languages and it’s time for Edgar Rice Burroughs to speak Afrikaans again!”

“This is an exciting time for our company,” says Jim Sullos, President of ERB, Inc. “Historically, Tarzan has always been a character that represents courage and honor throughout all cultures. This new publishing venture will introduce Burroughs’ vision to a new segment in our global fan community.”

The books are available here.

A Facebook page for the books has been established  here.

For more information, please contact: jhneethling@talk21.com

 

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