New Comic Strip launch: The Tarzan Twins

Posted on April 16, 2017

Edgar Rice Burroughs Presents 

The Tarzan Twins
an all new web comic in our subscription lineup

Tarzan’s extended family is surprised by his invitation to come visit his great African estate. But, only the two Tarzan Twins are able to come. Who are these twins?

The Tarzan Twins were born on the same day, and although they are not as “alike as two peas in a pod,” they still resemble one another closely enough to fulfil the requirements of “twinship.” Dick has a shock of black hair, while Doc’s hair is the sunny hue of molasses candy. And, their noses, blue eyes, and facial features are alike.

But in one respect they shatter every rule that has been laid down for twins from the very beginning of time. Dick (whose father was a distant relative of Lord Greystoke) was born in England and Doc in America – and without a doubt, they are not twins at all. Dick and Doc’s mothers are sisters – twin sisters – and so their offspring resemble each other. As teenagers the boys went to the same school and became the closest of cousins, and when their Tarzan relationship was disclosed, they were thereafter known as The Tarzan Twins.

As excitement grew with their impending trip to Africa, their scholastic standing suffered greatly as they turned to athletic workouts in preparation for the trip. But what they could not anticipate was that a train wreck in Africa would interfere with Tarzan meeting them at the train station or that they would become lost in the great jungle that is Africa. They also could not anticipate that they would be captured by an African tribe, nor that their adolescent lives could be extinguished then and there. And when captured, what then? Quick extinguishment or escape and rescue by Tarzan?

See our exciting new web comic strip for the whole story. Written by our prolific writer, Martin Powell, and drawn by the renowned artist, Carlos Arguela – you are in for an exciting read. 

THE TARZAN TWINS 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, he has written 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 Edgar Rice Burroughs online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel from Dark Horse, it is probable that Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer.
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ARTIST Artguello

Carlos Manuel Argüello Süllow was born on September 24, 1958 in Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay: South America.

Carlos started drawing at a young age and has since discovered his current passion: painting. Self-taught, he gained experience at international workshops and international artist conventions (Buenos Aires, San Pablo, New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, New Jersey, San Diego) where he has participated since 1979, as well as many expositions and international conferences with well-known experts in the field like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Boris Vallejo and many others. He has received prizes and special notices in various competitions.

Carlos is also the founder and director of the renowned art institution, Art Studium, dedicated to teaching several art fields including Graphic Design & Advertising, Illustration, Decoration, Technical Drawing and Fashion Design. He has also authored educational materials.

A pioneer in the field of comics and illustration in Paraguay, Carlos published the first adventure comic with historic content: “Avaré Guarani Priest-warrior,” in the newspaper Ultima Hora in 1978. Another initiative dedicated to the comic field were: “Quimera,” “Avaré 2000,” “Bunker” and “Poha Ro’ysa.” Carlos won a contest in which one of his works was selected among more than 100 artists in the world to be published in a book by the Publisher, Trinquette.

Carlos’ latest work for the international comic industry was “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” an edition published by Dark Horse for the centenary of Tarzan. Carlos was selected among many other artists to contribute drawings for a hardcover comic book which was launched at Comic Con in San Diego in 2015.


Tarzan Trilogy – Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Posted on March 10, 2017

Now Available to order in three Digital eBook formats!  

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.
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1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

Tarzan Trilogy is also available in hardcover with a dust jacket 

AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). I discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory.
I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 
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The Mars rover just sent back data that has scientists completely stumped

Posted on February 7, 2017

The Curiosity rover has been cruising around on Mars since late 2012, so you’d think that scientists would have a pretty good handle on the kind of data it’s been sending back by now. However, some of the latest readings the rover has taken are totally contradicting many of the theories scientists have about Mars, and most notably when and how liquid water existed on its surface.

Read the full article at BGR!

Image Source: NASA

All New Tarzan Book: Tarzan Trilogy – now available in Softcover

Posted on January 28, 2017

tarzan-trilogy

Available to order now in SOFTcover – Edgar Rice Burroughs presents  

Tarzan Trilogy
Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash. ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY 

AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). I discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory.

I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


tarzan-master-adventureALSO AVAILABLE
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See our store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES  

Comic Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

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Tarzan and Jane Netflix Original Airing Today!

Posted on January 6, 2017

Click on the ad to join Netflix FREE for a month – Season 1 coming January 6

 

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All New Tarzan Book: Tarzan Trilogy – Order your copy now – just in time for the Holidays!

Posted on December 15, 2016

tarzan-trilogy

Available to order in Softcover – Edgar Rice Burroughs presents  

Tarzan Trilogy
Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash. ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY – Just in time for gift giving

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1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

tarzan-trilogy-32] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY 
Just in time for gift giving


AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). thomas-zachekI discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory.
I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


tarzan-master-adventureALSO AVAILABLE
Comic Strip Adventure TEEs
See our store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES  

Comic Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

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Dum Dum 2017

Posted on December 12, 2016

DUM-DUM 2017

COLDWATER, MICHIGAN

 

Hosted by: Michael A. Hatt

August 3 thru 5, 2017

 

comfort_inn3HELD at: QUALITY INN AND SUITES, 1000 Orleans Blvd in Coldwater, Michigan

Registration Forms and convention fees will follow shortly.

 

 

 

 

 

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GUESTS OF HONOR:

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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, he has written 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 Edgar Rice Burroughs online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel, it is probable that Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer. His Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Golden Award for Best Children’s Graphic Novel of 2010. Powell is the co-creator of The Halloween Legion, a recent nominee for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award, and is also an educational writer for Gander Publishing, dedicated to improving literacy reading skills for students of all ages.

 

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Bo Hampton

Bo Hampton (born in High Point, N.C. 1954) is an American comic book and cartoon artist. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. He drew, wrote and painted comics and graphic novel for 24 years, always with a bent toward realism that was fairly uncommon in the medium. Some art highlights from that period include: BATMAN: CASTLE OF THE BAT a graphic novel for DC Comics, Legend of Sleepy Hollow for Tundra publishing and Verdilak, a horror story co­written and painted for NBM publishing.

 

Hampton spent a year as a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, helping to develop the original incarnation of their Sequential Arts program before moving into the realms of storyboarding animated shows and films. He has worked on the animated ExtremeGhostbusters for SONY (TVepisodes and full length video feature) as well as Superman (Warner Bros.) and created Batman animation for 2 Cartoon Network spots.

 

Bo currently resides outside of Atlanta and recent work includes the graphic novels SIGHT UNSEEN (IMAGE) DEMONS OF SHERWOOD (IDW) AND RIVEN (Dark Horse). And even more recently he created a 4 part mini-series called 3 Devils (IDW) and is at this exact moment providing art for The Once and Future Tarzan (Dark Horse).

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Quality Inn and Suites (formerly The Comfort Inn), is currently undergoing extensive renovation and will become a model convention center. Reservations may be made by calling 517 278 2017 and mentioning the Dum-Dum 2017 convention. Special rates for the event have been set at $ 79.99 per night. Single king size bed or double twin bed rooms are available. Handicap accessible rooms are also available.

 

Attendees flying in are recommended to use the Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The airport is located about an hour’s drive south of Coldwater. No shuttle service is available and a rent a car will be a necessity. I-69 is direct to town.

 

THE CITY OF COLDWATER

Coldwater, Michigan, retreat and vacation location for Edgar Rice Burroughs for almost twenty years, will be highlighted for the Dum-Dum with a bus tour on Friday, August 4, 2017. Sites that will be visited will include: Sunnyside Farm, the Hulbert family summer residence; Morrison Lake, site of Camp Branch and ERB’s Country Place; J. B. Branch and Co. department store building, Burroughs’ in-laws; and the Wing House Museum, a Second Empire Style home built in 1875, the year ERB was born. Photo opportunities will be available at all locations.

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BEYOND THIRTY, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1915, and partially written at Sunnyside Farm in Coldwater, will be the overall theme of the Dum Dum. BEYOND THIRTY memorabilia will be included in the registration packets.

 


Tarzan Trilogy Coming Very Soon

Posted on December 6, 2016

Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.

tarzan-trilogy-coming-very-soon-1

 

tarzan-trilogy-coming-very-soon-21] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

tarzan-trilogy-coming-very-soon-3I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). I discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory. 

I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
Comic Strip Adventure TEEs
See our store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES  

Comic Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

EdgarRiceBurroughs.com Store