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.


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.

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.


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.

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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

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



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.

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New Comic Strip Launch: Pirate Blood

Posted on February 3, 2018


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Presents 

Pirate Blood
an all new web comic in our comic subscription lineup

“Pirate Blood” was among the manuscripts discovered in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ safe following his death in 1950. It was Burroughs’ second foray (after The Mucker) into a narrative featuring an anti-hero as the protagonist, a dark tale of piracy, murder, and genetic pre-destination. Penned in 1932, the tale was too gritty for Burroughs’ usual audience, and remained unsold until 1970.

Our story:
Johnny LaFitte always comes in second to his best friend Frank Adams, in academics as well as athletics. Johnny blames heredity—Frank and his friends are scions of California’s old money, while Johnny’s most notable ancestor was the famous pirate Jean LaFitte. Johnny’s belief in genetic destiny grows when he graduates from college to become a motorcycle cop, while his friends live the entitled, country club lifestyle provided by their family fortunes. It’s a particularly bitter pill when Johnny discovers that Daisy Juke, his childhood sweetheart, is now engaged to Frank. 



A chase to catch a bank robber finds Johnny shanghaied to the South Pacific aboard a dirigible. There, Johnny is forced to join a band of pirates to survive—and discovers his unique aptitude for the profession. Johnny’s attraction to La Diablesa, the mistress of his boss, the Vulture, complicates things—as does the appearance of his lost love, Daisy.


See the first strip of Pirate Blood, FREE, along with our entire lineup of 23 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures. 

Pirate Blood TEAM

WRITER Martin Gately

Martin Gately commenced his writing career in the late 1980s working for DC Thomson on Starblazer–his first ever published story was illustrated by Enrique Alcatena. After a short stint as an editorial assistant, he left publishing behind to work in the British criminal justice system, at both the Serious Fraud Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Returning to writing in the last few years, Gately was reunited with Alcatena on the Phantom: Generations story Sherwood Jungle from Moonstone Books and also The Cryptid Kid comic strip for Fortean Times, to which he is a regular contributor of articles.

Gately writes the continuing adventures of Gaston Leroux’s detective character Rouletabille for the Tales of the Shadowmen series from Black Coat Press, as well as contributing to numerous other anthologies from this publisher.

Also, Gately the author of the official short story prequel to Philip José Farmer’s first novel (in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer Volume 4 from Meteor House). His most recent published work appears in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Mammoth Books). He is currently working on his first novel.



Anthony Summey is originally from the small southern town of Walhalla, South Carolina, where he drove his grade school teachers crazy with doodles of superheroes all over his homework assignments. Needless to say, he has always and will always love to draw.

Summey is currently a freelance comic book artist and Professor of Art and Animation. He has received his MFA degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a concentration in Sequential Art. For those unfamiliar with that term, it simply means he studied comic strips, comic books, storyboarding, and children’s books. His work has appeared internationally with an ever-growing client list. For more information, please visit


NEW ERB Adventure Novel #6, Swords Against the Moon Men – Soft Cover Now Available

Posted on February 1, 2018

Soft Cover Now Available
Book #6 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

Swords Against the Moon Men

An all-new science fantasy adventure novel by the acclaimed coauthor of the Ancient Opar series, Christopher Paul Carey with cover art by Chris Peuler and interior illustrations by Mark Wheatley 

Hailed by author and science fiction scholar Richard Lupoff as a “masterpiece of science fiction” and a “pioneer work of the modern school of social extrapolation in sciencefiction,” Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic lunar trilogy—The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk—tells the generational tale of humanity’s fight for freedom against alien conquerors from the Moon. The hero, Julian, finds his soul perpetually reincarnated in the bodies of his successive grandsons, fated to confront—down through the centuries—the vicious Kalkars who have subjugated Earth.

The epic saga continues in this novel, Swords Against the Moon Men.

In 2076 AD, Earth has been conquered and humanity brutally enslaved under the cruel tyranny of the Kalkar invaders whose evil was spawned from Va-nah, the Moon’s hollow interior. Julian 7thdescendant of the great hero who led the first expedition to Va-nah and nearly defeated the Kalkars—receives a mysterious transmission from the planet Barsoom.

The desperate plea from the Red Planet swiftly hurls Julian upon a lonely quest into the heart of Va-nah where he teams up with an U-ga princess and a fierce alien quadruped, and launches a daring rescue to save a lost Barsoomian ambassadorial mission. The success of this mission depends on an unlikely alliance with the Warlord of Mars to assail the enemy’s impregnable stronghold.

If Julian fails in this quest, humanity—and the entire solar system—will never escape the iron grip of the Moon Men.


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Christopher Paul Carey is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, and the author of Exiles of Kho; Hadon, King of Opar; and Blood of Ancient Opar, all works set in Farmer’s Khokarsa series, which was inspired by the timeless works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He has also scripted two comic books from 
Dynamite Entertainment featuring iconic characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Pathfinder Worldscape: Lord of the Jungle One-Shot and Pathfinder Worldscape: Dejah Thoris One-Shot. His short fiction may be found in anthologies such as The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files; Doc Ardan: The Abominable Snowman; Ghost in the Cogs: Steam-Powered Ghost Stories; The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno; Tales of the Shadowmen; Tales of the Wold Newton Universe; and The Worlds of Philip José Farmer. Carey is a senior editor at Paizo—working on both the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Starfinder—and he has edited numerous collections, anthologies, and novels. Carey holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction and lives in Western Washington.



COVER ART: Chris Peuler [at right] is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditionally trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications. His first full wraparound dust jacket painting for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., was the cover art for Lee Strong’s novel, A Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star.


INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Mark Wheatley [at left] holds the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy awards and nominations for the Harvey and the Ignatz as well as being an inductee to the Overstreet Hall of Fame. He has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. His works include Doctor Cthulittle, Breathtaker, Return of the Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of the Gods, Blood of the Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, Miles the Monster, Skultar and Titanic Tales as well as Tarzan, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus, The Spider, Stargate Atlantis, the Three Stooges, Torchwood  and Doctor Who.


ERB Adventure Novel #5, A Soldier of Poloda, Digital Editions NOW Available

Posted on January 26, 2018

Digital Editions Now Available
Book #5 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

A Soldier of Poloda

Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star

by Lee Strong

Worlds at War!
Behind enemy lines—450,000 light-years from Earth 


Like fellow Earthman, Tangor from the story Beyond the Farthest Star, American OSS officer Thomas Randolph is mysteriously teleported to a foreign planet where he lands in the center of a 100-year war that mirrors the Allied Powers’ struggle against Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. 

Unlike Tangor, Randolph—now Tomas Ran—finds himself behind enemy lines where he gains a first-hand view of the inner workings of the corrupt Kapar empire. Will Tomas, using his OSS skills, be able to devise a plan to escape with the beautiful Unisan prisoner, Loris Kiri, that will allow them to join her countrymen in their struggle against the Kapars?

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American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs debuted the world of Poloda in the pulp story Beyond the Farthest Star in 1940 just as Hitler’s Nazis marched across Europe and the Imperial Japanese extended their reach across the South Pacific. Burroughs’ youthful idealism regarding the nobility of America’s previous war efforts had given way to a mature perspective of the savagery of combat that stains every battlefield. Burroughs’ deeply-held views are reflected in this tale about a planet ravaged by 100 years of conflict as the nation of Unis devotes its entire existence to the struggle of freedom against tyranny.

Author Lee Strong created this second adventure on the planet Poloda, which lies beyond the Globular Cluster NGC 7006—450,000 light years away from earth. Join Tomas Ran as he explores Poloda, battles Kapars, and finds love Beyond the Farthest Star.

Enjoy this exciting new adventure [Book #5 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series and the first Science Fiction book in the Series]. Also available in Hard Cover with a Dust Jacket and Soft Cover at


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 comeLee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!


COVER ART: Chris Peuler is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditional-trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications, as well as taking time to work on his own personal portfolio. This beautiful, other-worldly cover art is his first full wraparound dust jacket painting for ERB, Inc.

INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Earl Geier has illustrated horror, fantasy and science fiction scenes in the role-playing gameindustry for Fasa, Chaosium, TSR, Fantasy Flight, Dark Conspiracy, and others. He has illustrated books for Cemetery Dance, Chaosium, Gryphon, American Fantasy Press and Subterranean Press, and covers for The Fandom Directory. In the comic book world Earl has drawn for Dark Horse Comics, Comizone, Now, Innovation and DC Comics. His artwork has been featured as background in the TV show Supernatural “Let It Bleed.” Earl lives in Chicago, Illinois.


John Carter of Mars the Role Playing Game

Posted on January 18, 2018


Gizmodo io9: John Carter Of Mars Is Getting an Action-Packed Romance RPG

Posted on January 9, 2018

Modiphius Entertainment has announced its latest tabletop , John Carter of Mars: Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom. Working in cooperation with Burroughs’ estate, the pulp-action RPG lets players take on iconic roles like John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas (or a made-up character) “as they , battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom.” John Carter of Mars launched today on Kickstarter, and it’s already nearly tripled its fundraising goal.
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John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Funded!

Posted on January 9, 2018

With scarcely a parting glance I turned my eyes again toward Mars, lifted my hands toward his lurid rays, and waited…” – John Carter, Gods of Mars

John Carter of Mars – Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom is a planetary romance tabletop role-playing game. We’ve created it under license and with the cooperation of the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the original Barsoom novels. We’ve also had guidance of Scott Tracy Griffin one of the leading scholars of his works to ensure utmost authenticity. Using a pulp-action inspired narrative variant of Modiphius’ 2d20 system, Momentum, John Carter of Mars allows players to take the role of various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Play as John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris or the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own new heroes from a wide variety of options.

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From Ancient Opar to the Moon: An Interview with Author Christopher Paul Carey

Posted on January 3, 2018

Christopher Paul Carey is a name well known to the readers of Philip José Farmer. In 2012, his collaboration with Farmer, The Song of Kwasin, was published by Subterranean Press in the omnibus Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa. Other installments in the Khokarsa series (also known as the Ancient Opar series) by Carey followed, including Exiles of Kho, Hadon, King of Opar, and Blood of Ancient Opar. As Farmer’s Khokarsa series was inspired by the lost city of Opar from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan novels, it is fitting that Christopher Paul Carey now tries his hand at Swords Against the Moon Men, a new novel set in the world of Burroughs’ Moon trilogy (The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk). I took some time to ask Chris about Swords Against the Moon Men as well as other aspects of his writing career.
Read the Full Interview Here