Now Shipping: The Moon Maid: The Centennial Edition
from ERB Books

Posted on February 20, 2024

Now Shipping from Our Friends at ERB Books!

The Moon Maid: The Centennial Edition is now available and ready to ship immediately from ERB Books!

Richard Lupoff called The Moon Maid trilogy Burroughs’ “masterpiece of science fiction.” You are invited to order this very special edition of The Moon Maid, published for the first time in hardback in three separate volumes with 20,000 words not found in the 1926 A. C. McClurg first edition.

Each book in the set is printed on archival paper, Symth sewn, bound in a leather cover, double stamped in gold, and wrapped in an original dust jacket. The set is housed, with a collector’s portfolio, in a decorated leather clamshell case. The three volumes are:

Volume 1: The Moon Maid™ 
Volume 2: The Moon Men
Volume 3: The Red Hawk

The edition is limited to 600 numbered and 52 lettered sets signed by the contributors. It is the fourth matching set in the “New World” series launched by ERB Books in 2020 with A Princess of Mars®—each of which celebrates the first appearance of one of ERB’s newly created realms filled with fantastic kingdoms, cultures, and creatures. This trilogy set commemorates both the first publication of The Moon Maid in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1923 and the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

Each volume in the set is unique with its own book cover design, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and title pages. The Moon Maid trilogy will feature a total of 100 illustrations from over 20 different artists past and present and contain 20+ tipped in color plates, 30+ full page b&w illustrations and 40+ spot b&w illustrations.

A partial list of artists includes Jamie Chase, William Stout, Mark Schultz, Sanjulian, Bob Eggleton, Thomas Yeates, Daren Bader, Doug Klauba, Lawrence Schwinger, Reed Crandall, Mike Hoffman, Iain McCaig, Joe Jusko, J. Allen St. John, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Roy Krenkel.

The case not only houses the books but a vintage-style collector’s portfolio with rare, curated replica items for The Moon Maid. These include the first pages of the manuscripts for each novella in the trilogy, pages and drawings from ERB’s notebook, letters and a telegram between ERB and his editor, 1920’s ERB Inc. advertising and numerous 11×17 reproductions of some of the best pieces of art from the book.

Artwork by P. J. Monahan

Price for the numbered edition (#1–600): $349.99
for the lettered edition (A–ZZ): $449.99

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  • Those who ordered At the Earth’s Core will receive the same number/letter set for The Moon Maid. Please confirm your set number when you order.
  • International orders can now be made through ERBBooks.com.

Order The Moon Maid: The Centennial Edition today from ERB Books!


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Wolf Larson Joins ERB, Inc. to Head ERB Entertainment and
Christopher Paul Carey Promoted to Vice President of Publishing

Posted on January 9, 2024

Tarzana, CA (January 9, 2024) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (ERB, Inc.), the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®, is pleased to announce changes to its executive structure in the areas of entertainment and publishing, effective December 23, 2023.

Wolf Larson, Vice President of ERB Entertainment

Wolf Larson is a writer, a producer, and an actor. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from Queens University and received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he stayed on at UNLV as a Lecturer in Finance and to work as the Assistant Director at the Center for Business and Economic Research. He moved to Los Angeles and started a calendar and video production company, and shortly thereafter a series of circumstances led to Mr. Larson finding himself in the role as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary ape-man in the Tarzan television series from 1991–1994. The series ran for three seasons with seventy-five episodes.

After his role as Tarzan, he went on to star in TNT’s LA Heat as Detective Chase McDonald. He also had acting roles in Storm Chasers (1998) and in Shakedown (2002). He was a writer and producer for Crash and Byrnes (2000), where he also had a leading role, as well as Just Can’t Get Enough (2002). More recently, he was the CEO of a financial services company but has remained involved in the entertainment industry.

As of December 2023, he has accepted the position of Vice President of ERB Entertainment, the new entertainment division of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, CA. It will be Mr. Larson’s role to bring these wide-ranging literary creations to market in motion pictures and television series.

Per James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Wolf join us to head up our new entertainment division. We have developed a variety of scripts for movies and TV series, and he has already added to that library. We think 2024 will be a landmark year for our 100-year-old company.”

And Wolf Larson adds: “Ray Bradbury called Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.’ Burroughs’ imagination is certainly on display in many of our best-known movies. Celebrated for Tarzan, what most people don’t know is that he wrote over eighty books in his lifetime in a variety of genres—and that doesn’t include his short stories. The ERB Universe is vast, and many parts are still unexplored. Our goal is to change that.”

Christopher Paul Carey, Vice President of Publishing

Christopher Paul Carey holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He was integral to the success of Paizo Inc., publisher of the bestselling Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, where for a decade he was Senior Editor and worked on the RPG line of gaming books and products, as well as the Pathfinder Tales and Planet Stories fiction imprints. Mr. Carey has edited the works of both classic and contemporary science fiction and fantasy authors, including more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of presses. He is the critically acclaimed author of six novels and standalone novellas, a nonfiction collection, and numerous short stories and comic book scripts, including several authorized works set in the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

As of February 2024, Mr. Carey will celebrate his fifth anniversary with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., where has served as Director of Publishing. Now he has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Publishing. Mr. Carey has overseen the rebirth of the company’s publishing program and has implemented several key initiatives that have generated much attention and success for ERB, Inc.’s publications. These include the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, a monumental series presenting the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions, supplemented by forewords and afterwords by renowned authorities and luminaries, and bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California. He also serves as Creative Director of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, a groundbreaking series of novels, short fiction, comic books, and graphic novels by today’s talented authors and creatives, all faithfully expanding on the celebrated canon of Edgar Rice Burroughs and set within the same continuity.

“Christopher has taken our publishing program to a whole new level in the last five years,” says James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc. “He has given substance to our program as we accelerate our publishing capacity. This promotion is so very much deserved.”

Christopher Paul Carey adds, “It has been an honor beyond measure to work with the unparalleled literary legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He defined science fiction, fantasy, and adventure fiction in the twentieth century, influencing and inspiring generations of writers, artists, scientists, and other notable figures of yesterday and today, and putting his permanent stamp on our popular culture. I feel strongly that ERB’s own dedication to creating timeless heroes, imaginative world building, and quality storytelling is the key to success as we continue to expand the reach and scope of our publishing program into the future.”

ABOUT EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC.

From its headquarters in Tarzana, California, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ stories have been adapted into 60 films and 250 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., oversees authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. The company is owned by Mr. Burroughs’ heirs and continues to operate from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, please contact
James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., jsullos@erburroughs.com


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Looking Back at a Historic Year—and Ahead to the Year of Mars!

Posted on December 28, 2023

As many of you know, 2023 has been a year of special significance for our company, as Mr. Burroughs founded and incorporated Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 100 years ago to protect, preserve, and manage his literary and creative legacy. We are both humbled and honored to be here a century later continuing to bring Mr. Burroughs’ works and vision to the world, none of which would be possible without each and every reader of his tales of fantasy and romance, and all the fans worldwide of his unrivaled universe of exotic worlds and intrepid heroes.

In March of this past year, we commemorated the corporation’s hundredth anniversary with a Centennial Open House event at the historic offices in Tarzana, California, where Edgar Rice Burroughs managed his business and wrote many of his classic tales. The event was attended by many fans and friends of the company.

As part of the festivities, as well as for those who could not attend the event, we prepared a video to celebrate the past century of Edgar Rice Burroughs, which you may watch below. The video features tributes, reminiscences, and appearances by ERB’s grandsons Danton Burroughs and John Burroughs; ERB’s great-granddaughters Llana Jane Burroughs, Dejah Burroughs, and Kathleen Bonnaud; President Jim Sullos, Vice President of Operations Cathy Wilbanks, Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey, Assistant Treasurer Janet Mann, and Operations Manager Charlotte Wilbanks from ERB, Inc.; Tarzan actors Casper Van Dien and Wolf Larson; artist Thomas Yeates; longtime fans Bill and Sue-On Hillman from ERBzine; authors Win Scott Eckert and Will Murray; Burroughs Bulletin Editor Henry G. Franke III; author Jeffrey J. Mariotte; artist Douglas Klauba, Meteor House Publisher Mike Croteau; and longtime fan Jess Terrell.

Centennial Year Photo Gallery

Here’s a look at some very special memories from this past centennial year:

Onward to the Year of Mars, and More!

 

ERB Authorized Library Update

One major achievement of this past year was wrapping up production on Tarzan volumes #21–24 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library. For the first time in decades, all 24 volumes of the original adult Tarzan books will soon be back in print. Since our printer slowed down its output over the holidays, we are now expecting the books to begin shipping sometime in January 2024. It won’t be long now!

So, you might ask, what’s next? Mars, of course! Specifically, what we have begun calling the Year of Mars, with multiple Barsoom titles to be released in 2024. We are already well underway on the production of Barsoom volumes #1–3. The texts of the three novels are being proofread, the new front and back matter is being written, and artist Joe Jusko is hard at work creating a new set of stunning and iconic cover paintings and frontispieces destined to stand the test of time alongside more than a century’s worth of imaginative visualizations of ERB’s Barsoom.

With rising printing and production costs, we’ve decided to make it a little less painful for your pocketbook by releasing smaller sets of ERB Authorized Library volumes at a time, which will also allow us publish sets at a faster rate and get them into your hands sooner. So the first Barsoom set will include the classic three-book John Carter of Mars trilogy—A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars—which we hope to put up for preorder this Spring. Then, a few short months later, after the first set has shipped to customers, we’ll switch to releasing two-book sets, with the next set to go up for preorder consisting of Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of Mars. And then presales for another two-book set will be announced only a few months later, and so on. This should help cut down on the time between preorder announcements and shipping the final product to customers—something we think we can all get behind, since we are as eager to release these timeless tales of adventure and romance as we know you are eager to read them!

Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Update

Continuing with the Year of Mars, we are thrilled to be publishing the first novel to feature everyone’s favorite incomparable princess in the lead role—Dejah Thoris! A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins by Ann Tonsor Zeddies (author of Deathgift, Steel Helix, and Blood and Roses: A Jayne Taylor Novel, as well as the ERB Universe novelette “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah”) turned in her novel earlier this year and has been waiting patiently for it to advance in the publishing cue. Well, the time is almost nigh! As soon as the cover art is finished, we’ll be putting the book up for preorder. As a bonus, the back pages of A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins will feature a brand-new novelette, “John Carter of Mars: Swords of the Mind” by fan-favorite author Geary Gravel (John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten).

While 2024 is the Year of Mars, it’s also the 100th anniversary of the book publication of The Land That Time Forgot and the 50th anniversary of the 1974 film of the same name directed by Kevin Connor and starring Doug McClure. To commemorate these occasions, we have commissioned a new Caspak novel to be written titled The Land That Time Forgot: Fortress Primeval. The author of the novel will be Mike Wolfer, whom ERB fans will know from the quality work he’s done on a host of Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books and graphic novels, as well as for writing the prose novelettes “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak” and “Beyond the Farthest Star: Escape on Zandar.”

We are also extremely excited to bring author Joshua Reynolds on board the ERB Universe team to write a direct sequel to The Monster Men, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic horror novel exploring the spine-tingling question of what it really means to be human. Josh has written more than 30 novels and numerous works of short fiction for properties such as Warhammer, Legend of the Five Rings, Mack Bolan: The Executioner, and Arkham Horror, in addition to penning his own excellent 1920s pulp-inspired Casefiles of the Royal Occultist series. We don’t yet have a release date for Return of the Monster Men, so it’s possible this one may slip onto the 2025 release schedule, but we wanted to let you know that the Monster Men are coming! And just to make sure everyone’s caught up on the story, we plan to release Return of the Monster Men simultaneously with a special Vintage Cover Art Edition of ERB’s original The Monster Men novel. Stay tuned!

Additionally, we’re happy to report that Win Scott Eckert’s upcoming novel, Korak at the Earth’s Core, Book One of The Dead Moon Super-Arc, is still on track for an early 2024 release. Win, of course, is the author of the very popular ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar, so you’re not going to want to miss this first book in this brand-new Super-Arc.  Korak at the Earth’s Core will be followed by Pellucidar: Land of Awful Shadow  (Book Two in the Dead Moon Super-Arc trilogy) by Win Scott Eckert, so make sure you are signed up for the official Edgar Rice Burroughs Newsletter to be notified of the preorder announcement for next chapter in the saga.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Illustrated Epics Update

Last year saw the publication of the ERB Universe prose novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey, featuring wayward scientist and adventurer Victory Harben, who finds herself unwittingly transported to the Omos planetary system from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel Beyond the Farthest Star (among other destinations in the spacetime continuum). We are proud to be presenting the next chapter in Victory’s far-flung exploits very soon, this time in the form of the full-length graphic novel Victory Harben: Ghosts of Omos, written by Mike Wolfer and illustrated by Alessandro Ranaldi, with colors by Arthur Hesli and lettering by Natalie Jane. But that’s not all. Alongside Ghosts of Omos, we will also be releasing a trade paperback titled Victory Harben: Warriors of Zandar, which will collect all four issues of the critically acclaimed Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar mini-series. The campaign for both graphic novels will launch on Kickstarter early in the New Year, and will include exclusive Kickstarter rewards that you’ll truly have to see to believe! (Hmmm…handcrafted Hucklebuck plushies, anyone…?)

Oh, we almost forgot… Another reason you might want to check out Victory Harben: Ghosts of Omos is because, in addition to being a satisfying standalone story, it just happens to be the lead-in to the upcoming, yet-to-be announced Victory Harben prose novel by Christopher Paul Carey. (Wait…did we just announce it…? More details on that later!)

Cover credits (left to right): Richard Ortiz & Arthur Hesli; Mike Wolfer & Arthur Hesli; Alessandro Ranaldi & Bruna Costa; and cover model Nina Andrade with design by Mike Wolfer

Also, if you missed the Kickstarter Edition of The Moon Maid: The Three Keys graphic novel (and even if you didn’t!), look for the Mass Market Edition to be arriving soon in the ERB Universe Illustrated Epics section of our webstore.

And if that’s not enough for you, we have even more ERB Universe Illustrated Epics in the works, but we’ll save the details of those projects for a later time!

Follow Us On Kickstarter!

Get the first look at each ERB Universe Illustrated Epic as it launches on Kickstarter! Just create a Kickstarter account or sign into your existing account, then click on the “Follow” button on ERB, Inc.’s Kickstarter profile page to be notified each time we have a new campaign ready for launch! Special Note: Our Kickstarter campaigns offer collectible Kickstarter exclusive and variant editions, along with other merchandise, that will never be made available anywhere else.

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Update

And closing out the Year of Mars, we have Gauntlets of Mars: A Novel of Barsoom, the stunning sequel to Chris L Adams acclaimed novel Dark Tides of Mars. The latter story ended on something of a cliffhanger for protagonist Dat Voga, so we are all waiting with bated breath to find out what will happen in the next chapter of our hero’s amazing odyssey. We’ll also get answers to some intriguing questions about the mysteries of Ancient Barsoom before the seas dried up and scavenging hordes of green Martians began roving the forlorn, moss-covered dead sea bottoms.

 

 

 

Last Chance—Holiday Sale Ending Soon!

Don’t miss out on unprecedented savings—the massive Holiday Sale in our online store ends January 8, 2024! From ERB-related books, comics, puzzles, and playing cards to our classy Tarzan Crest Clothing and Hand-Painted Tarzan Centennial Anniversary Statue crafted by legendary artist Joe DeVito, it’s all on sale!


So that’s it for now. Until next time, en garde! Take your sword in hand and get ready for an adventurous New Year—the Year of Mars!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year from the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Team.


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Preorder Now: KORAK™ AT THE EARTH’S CORE™
by Win Scott Eckert!

Posted on October 24, 2023

Korak is back in his first novel-length adventure
since 1916’s The Son of Tarzan

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (Tarzana, California) A brand-new Super-Arc in the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches with Korak at the Earth’s Core by Win Scott Eckert! All three novels of the Dead Moon Super-Arc will be written by Eckert and encompass an epic, interconnected saga featuring the daring family members of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle in the savage inner world of Pellucidar.

Preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core may now be placed directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, will be available in a simultaneous release. Korak at the Earth’s Core features gorgeous wraparound cover art by the renowned artist E. M. Gist.

The novel is expected to ship to customers in March 2024.

The Dead Moon Super-Arc Begins…

Korak the Killer, jungle-raised son of Tarzan of the Apes, sets off into the wilds of the prehistoric world at the Earth’s core to rescue his daughter Suzanne Clayton, who has gone missing in the mysterious Land of Awful Shadow. But when the airship O-220 is hijacked, Korak and his Mangani friend Akut are stranded and must fight their way across the savage lands and seas of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Korak’s mate Meriem, also racing to save Suzanne, risks everything in a perilous gambit to quickly reach the inner world.

And what of the enigmatic Dead Moon, the pendant world that hangs eternally above the Land of Awful Shadow and is taboo to the Stone Age peoples of Pellucidar? Will the Dead World give up its secrets as Korak and Meriem search for Suzanne—or will it spell their doom?

Bonus Novella: “Pellucidar: Dawn of the Deathslayer” by Christopher Paul Carey

When citizens on the far frontier of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar begin to go missing, a lone warrior with nothing left to lose sets off to investigate. But the dark secret he finds lying in the Charnel Caves beneath the Forest of Death will lay bare the past he seeks to escape and awaken that for which he could never be prepared.

Included with any edition

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Darva the Shadow, an intriguing new character from Christopher Paul Carey’s novelette “Dawn of the Deathslayer,” with artwork by fan-favorite illustrator Mike Wolfer. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Included with Collector’s Edition

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card spotlighting Korak and featuring E. M. Gist’s cover art for Korak at the Earth’s Core (in addition to the Darva the Shadow trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.

 

 

 

Enter a universe of adventure and preorder your copy of Korak at the Earth’s Core today!

About the Authors

A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, Win Scott Eckert is the author of the ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar. He is also the authorized legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series (The Evil in Pemberley House, The Scarlet Jaguar), as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series, the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold. His other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, the Lone Ranger, and the Green Hornet, as well as numerous other stories featuring Phileas Fogg, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Domino Lady, and Sherlock Holmes, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel  Victory Harben: Fires of Halos as well as Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel  The Moon Maid. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

About the Cover Artist

E. M. Gist began his study of art with Jeff Watts in 1996. Three years later, Gist’s training developed into teaching where he is now one of the lead instructors at Watts Atelier of the Arts. Gist began his career as a professional artist in 1998, eventually transitioning into genre illustration, and he painted his first comic cover in 2007. Gist’s clients include Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Disney Entertainment, TOR Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, and Palladium Books. His work has been exhibited in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art for over a decade, including a nomination in the Comic category in 2019. Gist has been a finalist for the Illie Award, Chesley Award, Rondo Award, and Pulp Ark Award. He won the Horror Comics Award for best cover in 2012, the Robert E. Howard Foundation “Rankin” Award, gold and silver SILA West awards in 2021 and repeated as a gold medal winner in 2022. Recently you can see his work on the covers of numerous comics from Marvel, DC, BOOM!, Magic the Gathering cards, as well as many other publications.

Shipping Update: Dark Tides of Mars

Good news! We are expecting to receive the initial print run of Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoom by Chris L Adams in the next couple weeks or so, after which time our warehouse team will begin prepping preorders for shipment. It won’t be long now!

Printer’s proofs for Dark Tides of Mars


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Preorder Now: Tarzan® Books #21–24
in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™

Posted on September 26, 2023

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library’s NEWEST SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan #21–24)Tarzan the Magnificent, Tarzan and “The Foreign Legion”, Tarzan and the Madman, and Tarzan and the Castaways—is now available for preorder, at the special SALE PRICE of FOUR BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE! These handsome hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko, who with this most recent set of books becomes the first artist ever to illustrate the covers and frontispieces of all 24 novels in the main Tarzan series; forewords by Wolf Larson (star of the 1991–1994 Tarzan television series), Robert B. Zeuschner (author of Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography), Thomas Yeates (award-winning illustrator of numerous Tarzan and ERB comic books and comic strips), and Joe Jusko (legendary fantasy illustrator); afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials, including the first publication anywhere of “Murder in the Jungle,” the original version of “Tarzan and the Jungle Murders,” taken directly from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ typescript before the story was heavily rewritten by a pulp magazine editor! (For completeness, “Tarzan and the Jungle Murders” will also be included in Tarzan and the Castaways alongside “Murder in the Jungle.”)

Estimated Shipping Date: We are hoping to ship preorders for Tarzan volumes #21–24 before the end of the year, dependent upon possible delays from our printer, in which case the books would likely ship in January 2024. Please make sure you are signed up for the Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Newsletter to receive email updates on shipping date estimates.

The “4 Books for the Price of 3 Sale” Returns!

We are pleased to announce we are once again expanding our “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale to include Tarzan sets #5–8, #9–12, #13–16, and #17–20, in addition to our ongoing introductory sale on Tarzan set #1–4! This sale ends January 8, 2024, so don’t hesitate—get the books at this amazing price while you can!

Tarzan Books 1–4 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale (ongoing introductory sale price)


Tarzan Books 5–8 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 9–12 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 13–16 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 17–20 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


What’s Next in the ERB Authorized Library?

2024 is the Year of Mars! Now that we have completed the historic accomplishment of bringing all 24 volumes of the main Tarzan series back into print for the first time in decades, we plan to announce preorders for the first three volumes in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ renowned Barsoom series in the first quarter of next year! If all goes according to plan, we’ll also be releasing a second set of ERB’s original Barsoom books in late 2024, as well as cuing up two brand-new Mars novels on our publishing schedule: A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins by Ann Tonsor Zeddies in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series and Gauntlets of Mars by Chris L Adams in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series. Again, please make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be notified of these and other exciting releases.


Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents for the first time ever the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions. Published by the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and rarities not to be found in any other edition. From cover art and frontispieces by legendary artist Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’s authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination you will never forget.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure™

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. Mr. Burroughs’ timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom® to the miles-high forests of Amtor™ and the savage inner world of Pellucidar®, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star™. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

About Joe Jusko: Visionary Artist

Joe Jusko is among today’s most acclaimed fantasy, pin-up, and comic artists. His work has been featured on book and comic posters, and on the much-praised 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Jusko is a recipient of myriad industry honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators and a 2001 Chesley Award nomination. Fittingly, he was born on September 1, sharing his birthday with Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jusko’s longtime love of Burroughs’ work continues to inspire him in illustrating the Authorized Library and bringing the author’s creative vision to life.


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Tarzana International Film Festival

Posted on August 15, 2023

The Tarzana International Film Festival Celebrates
the
100 Year Anniversaries of
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Warner Bros.!

[TARZANA, CA] – The Tarzana International Film Festival (TZIFF) (to be held Sept. 29–Oct.1, 2023) announces a new partnership with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. to honor their 100-year centennial. Opening night festivities will include the screening of the Tarzan documentary Tarzan: The Man Behind the Legend, followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) is one of the most prolific and successful authors in the world, best known for creating Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, The Land That Time Forgot, and At The Earth’s Core to name a few.

In 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs moved from Chicago to a 550-acre ranch in the San Fernando Valley to be close to Hollywood following the smash-hit success of Tarzan of the Apes starring Elmo Lincoln, the first film in history to gross over $1 million at the box office. The town where he settled was renamed Tarzana after his most beloved character. There have been 53 Tarzan movies and 7 different television series, and the new ERB Studios is poised to bring more of his literary creations to the screen. TZIFF will be honoring ERB with the first ever Edgar Rice Burroughs Legacy Award at the festival’s Closing Night Gala & Awards Show. Every year thereafter, the award will be presented to an iconic industry writer known for their work in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and adventure.

“We are very pleased to be a sponsor of the second annual Tarzana International Film Festival.  To have Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Master of Adventure, be the first literary honoree, is very special for the Burroughs family and the corporation he founded exactly 100 years ago,” said Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., from the company’s Tarzana headquarters.


TZIFF will also be celebrating the Warner Bros. centennial with a screening of the feature film The Brothers Warner directed by Cass Warner Sperling, granddaughter of WB studio head Jack Warner. This award-winning documentary chronicles the creation and rise of the very first Hollywood studio, Warner Bros., in 1923.

Daytime activities on Saturday and Sunday consist of full-day screenings, with a “Night of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” party held on Saturday night featuring a live band, picture car, velociraptor from Jurassic Park, and cosplayers. Sunday evening will conclude with the semiformal, red carpet Closing Night Gala and Awards Dinner at the exclusive Braemar Country Club in the hills overlooking the beautiful San Fernando Valley and Tarzana.

The Tarzana International Film Festival is excited to be returning to the Regal Cinemas at the Sherman Oaks Galleria for screenings and events. Festival Director and President Jeff Rector said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and to celebrate ERB Inc.’s and Warner Bros.’100th anniversaries!”

Festival Tickets and info are available on the Tarzana International Film Festival website and on Film Freeway.

ABOUT THE TARZANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The mission of the Tarzana International Film Festival is to promote and support inclusive and culturally diverse perspectives and content. TZIFF continues to cultivate independent film and create, develop, discover, and celebrate extraordinary filmmaking from around the world. The Tarzana International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Festival sponsorships and advertising are still available
Sponsorship/Media Contact:
Jeff Rector – President/Festival Director
milleniumconcepts@gmail.com
TZIFF.com / 1.818.601.2082


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus®, At the Earth’s Core™, The Land That Time Forgot®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burrroughs, Inc. Used by Permission.

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Preorder Now: DARK TIDES OF MARS: A Novel of Barsoom®
by Chris L Adams

Posted on August 1, 2023

Cover art by Douglas Klauba

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 (Tarzana, California) For more than a century readers have been entranced by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ arid red planet of Barsoom, with its valiant city states and hordes of four-armed green Martians inhabiting the dead sea bottoms, all pitted against one another in a deadly fight for survival. But what was ancient Barsoom like in its prime, before the oceans evaporated and its proud peoples were forced to construct an atmosphere factory to keep themselves alive on a dying world? Find out the answer in Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoomby Chris L Adams, the newest volume in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series!

Dark Tides of Mars features cover art and interior illustrations by renowned visual artist Douglas Klauba, and will be available in paperback, standard hardcover, and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to ship to customers Fall 2023.

The Fate of All Barsoom

Barsoom is dying, its atmosphere thinning with each passing year, the seas that once flourished upon its surface dried up eons ago. When warrior-scientist Dat Voga is asked to become Helium’s ambassador to distant cities that may provide a desperate chance at life for the people of Barsoom, he leaps at the opportunity. But even as this new hope dangles on a thread, a madman seeks to hasten the Red Planet’s doom—and Dat Voga is hurled headlong upon an odyssey across the chasm of Time itself!

Sample interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba

Special Offer with Preorder of Hardcover Collector’s Edition—Collectible Trading Card and Signed Bookplate!

All preorders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Dark Tides of Mars placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Douglas Klauba.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special bookplate signed by author Chris L Adams, artist Douglas Klauba, and ERB, Inc., President and Wild Adventures of ERB Series Editor James Sullos, along with a facsimile of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ signature.

Get this special offer only by preordering Dark Tides of Mars from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™

In the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series, today’s authors innovate and expand upon Burroughs’ classic tales of wonder in truly wild fashion, even moving his characters and storylines outside the bounds of canon to alternate universes!

Preorder your copy of Dark Tides of Mars today!

About Chris L Adams (Author)

Chris spent years playing guitar in various bands and during that time was more of a voracious reader than a writer. After his last band collapsed, he turned from writing songs to writing stories, including Dark Tides of Mars and its forthcoming sequel.

In addition to writing, Chris also dabbles in painting; the cover art for his latest novel, A Savage from Atlantis, was created from one of his paintings. More information about Chris and his works can be found on his website, including links, a list of available stories, and other items of interest.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and daughter.

About Douglas Klauba (Illustrator)

An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy, Untamed Pellucidar, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, and Tarzan and the Forest of Stone published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. His timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom to the miles-high forests of Amtor and the savage inner world of Pellucidar, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star™. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

Shipping Update: COSMIC EPICS and SAVAGE EPICS: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs

All production work on Cosmic Epics has been completed and we have begun to receive copies of the first print run at our warehouse. We are just now placing the order from our printer for Savage Epics, so we expect to have those in hand in a few short weeks, at which time we will begin shipping out advance orders for both books, Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics. So it won’t be long now! Preorder your copies of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics today!

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Barsoom®, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Pellucidar®, Beyond the Farthest Star™, The Girl from Hollywood™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™ Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Preorder now: COSMIC EPICS and SAVAGE EPICS: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs®

Posted on May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023 (Tarzana, California) In this centennial year of our company, we are thrilled to announce preorders for two giant companion omnibuses collecting the seminal works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Titled Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics, these mammoth volumes gather together the first novels in each of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ major series—Barsoom® (Mars), Va-nah™ (the Moon), Amtor™ (Venus), Tarzan®, Pellucidar® (the hollow Earth), and Caspak™ (The Land That Time Forgot). Longtime fans of Burroughs’ tales of wonder and imagination will delight at the opportunity to survey the length and breadth of the Master of Adventure’s timeless creations in these entertainment-packed volumes. And for new readers, Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics serve as portals to enter the ERB Universe and begin a lifetime of adventure, making them the perfect gifts for veteran fans to give to their family members and friends to introduce them to the magic of Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Highlights of the collections include:

  • The first novels in each of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ major series (Mars, the Moon, Venus, Tarzan, Pellucidar, and Caspak)
  • Prefaces by Christopher Paul Carey (ERB Universe Director of Publishing and ERB Universe Creative Director)
  • Introductions by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D. (editor of the award-winning Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • Cover art by Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, Joe Jusko, Richard Hescox, and Mike Wolfer
  • Frontispiece illustrations for the individual novels by J. Allen St. John, Frank Schoonover, and Michael Herring
  • Commemorative ERB bookmark and collectible ERB Universe trading card with preorder
  • Available in paperback, hardcover, and Collector’s Editions
  • The Collector’s Editions each come with a bonus trading card and a bookplate signed by John Burroughs (ERB’s grandson), Kathleen Bonnaud (ERB’s great-granddaughter), and the entire ERB, Inc., staff to commemorate the centennial of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

“We have been wanting to produce these essential collections of the seminal works in ERB’s major series for a long time,” says Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. “Whenever our team attends the big pop-culture conventions like WonderCon and L.A. Comic Con, we are deluged by people coming up to our booth looking for the first book in any given series by ERB, whether it’s A Princess of Mars, At the Earth’s Core, Pirates of Venus, or any of the others. Because it’s going to take us a few years to produce all 80-plus volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, we wanted to fill that gap sooner rather than later. These exciting ‘starter’ collections do just that, allowing new readers and lifelong ERB fans alike to thrill to the exploits of ERB’s dauntless heroes and heroines—Tarzan and Jane Porter, John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Carson Napier and Duare, David Innes and Dian the Beautiful, Julian 5th and Nah-ee-lah, and Bowen J. Tyler, Jr., and Lys La Rue.

“The six novels included in Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are ground-breaking works that forever changed the face of science fiction and fantasy, spawning entire subgenres and influencing the biggest figures imaginable in a wide array of fields, whether it’s Tarzan of the Apes captivating the wonder of a young Jane Goodall, A Princess of Mars sparking the imagination of future astrophysicist Carl Sagan, or the entire ERB cosmos inspiring generations of prominent authors like Ray Bradbury, who proclaimed that ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs was, and is, the most influential writer, bar none, of our century.’ With Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics, we are excited to present the genius of Edgar Rice Burroughs to a whole new generation of readers. And what better year to do that than exactly one century after Mr. Burroughs founded our company.”

Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are available in paperback; hardcover; and a Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate and bonus trading card. The books are expected to ship to customers Summer 2023. 

Cosmic Epics: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs collects the following novels:

Interior illustration by Frank Schoonover

A Princess of Mars (1912)

Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter finds himself a captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him is Dejah Thoris, the incomparable Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lies a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers.

The Moon Maid (1923)

The Barsoom, the first Earth-Mars vessel, is sabotaged on its maiden flight and forced to enter a crater and make an emergency landing inside the hollow Moon. The crew discovers a world hidden from the most powerful telescopes on Earth—a world of winged women, of conical cities, and of semi-human monsters. But what the earthly visitors don’t know is that they are about to face a danger greater than at any time since they left their own planet.

Pirates of Venus (1932)

Carson Napier is bound for Mars when he is forced to crash-land on the planet Venus instead. Beneath the eternal clouds Carson discovers a seeming utopia, a world populated by a wise and beautiful people blessed with everlasting youth. But despite their wisdom, a horrible danger threatens the fair folk of Vepaja, and at the heart of it is the lovely princess Duare, whose beauty is as unattainable as the evening star. And Carson, having seen her, knows he has met his destiny.

 

 

Savage Epics: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs collects the following novels:

Interior illustration by J. Allen St. John

Tarzan of the Apes (1912)

Orphaned as a babe in the African jungle, the only child of the Lord and Lady Greystoke is rescued by a tribe of great apes. Now named “Tarzan,” the child grows to manhood in this savage world. Aided by his keen knife and innate intelligence, Tarzan ascends to become king of the apes, able to face any peril and conquer all foes. But when men come to Tarzan’s jungle, they bring danger that is motivated by greed and deceit. All of Tarzan’s cunning will be required if he is to defeat this threat, and win the love of Jane Porter, the beautiful young woman whose appearance in his jungle has left him forever changed.

At the Earth’s Core (1914)

When David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry pierce the inner crust of Earth in their new burrowing machine, they break into a strange inner world of eternal daylight—a world of the Stone Age, where prehistoric monsters still live, and cave men and women battle against cruel, inhuman masters—the dreaded reptilian overlords known as the Mahars.

The Land That Time Forgot (1918)

Bowen Tyler’s adventure begins with a terror-haunted voyage as a captive in an enemy submarine. It ends on the rocky shores of a lost world, an unmapped land forgotten by the rest of humanity, where primordial beasts and beast-men still live and fight as they did hundreds of thousands of years ago. What is the secret of this mysterious continent, where time has apparently stopped and where dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, and ape-men still struggle for their lives with tooth and claw?


Each omnibus includes an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., the award-winning scholar and editor of the esteemed Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, discussing importance and significance the respective novels, as well as a preface by ERB, Inc., Director of Publishing/ERB Universe Creative Director Christopher Paul Carey. Additionally, each volume features a triptych of classic cover art by acclaimed ERB illustrators such as Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, Joe Jusko, Richard Hescox, and Mike Wolfer, and each individual novel collected in the books bears a frontispiece illustration by Frank Schoonover, J. Allen St. John, or Michael Herring.

Bonus Edgar Rice Burroughs Bookmark with Preorder—While Supplies Last!

If you preorder Cosmic Epics or Savage Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) directly from our online store, your order will come with an elegant commemorative Edgar Rice Burroughs bookmark bearing the quote, “No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or of its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.”

Bonus Trading Cards—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card. Preorders of Cosmic Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) will come with a trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Michael Whelan, Mike Wolfer, and Richard Hescox, and preorders of Savage Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) will come with a trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Frank Frazetta and Joe Jusko. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe book directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Hardcover Collector’s Editions—Signed Bookplates and Additional Bonus Trading Cards!

To commemorate the publication of these historic omnibuses in the centennial year of our company, the Hardcover Collector’s Editions of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are each limited to 300 copies featuring a special oversized bookplate signed by John Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ grandson) and Kathleen Bonnaud (ERB’s great-granddaughter) as well as the entire staff of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. The bookplate also includes a facsimile signature of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The Collector’s Edition of Cosmic Epics will also come with an exclusive collectible Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe trading card spotlighting Edgar Rice Burroughs as he appears as a character in his own fantastical tales, featuring a portrait of ERB painted by his son, John Coleman Burroughs. Correspondingly, the Collector’s Edition of Savage Epics will come a collectible trading card featuring the real-life Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Special Offer—Get $10 Off When Preordering Both Collector’s Editions!

Preorder the Collector’s Edition of both Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics and get $10 off your order! Simply select the “Both Cosmic Epics & Savage Epics – Hardcover Collector’s Edition” option from the dropdown box on the product page to get this special discount. (Please note: This special offer does not apply to the paperback or standard hardcover editions.)

Preorder your copies of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics today!


About Edgar Rice Burroughs

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. Mr. Burroughs’ timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom® to the miles-high forests of Amtor™ and the savage inner world of Pellucidar®, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star™. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

About Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.

Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D. is a multi-awarded college and university professor, and author. Among his longtime interests and pursuits is the history of the pulp magazine (1896–1960). Roberts was presented with the Munsey Award in 2013 for his work in this field. He has authored, edited, and appeared in many hundreds of books and periodicals worldwide.

As a young boy of about eight in the late 1960s, he read his first Edgar Rice Burroughs books and was hooked for life. ERB’s A Princess of Mars has long been one of his all-time favorite books, and it is included in his award-winning anthology, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The list of other Edgar Rice Burroughs tales he treasures and owns in first edition, original pulp magazine, and other states is too numerous to detail.

About Christopher Paul Carey

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Swords Against the Moon Men, and several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Jane Porter®, John Carter®. John Carter of Mars®, Dejah Thoris®, A Princess of Mars®, Barsoom®, David Innes™, Dian the Beautiful™, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, Carson of Venus®, Carson Napier™, Duare™, Amtor™, The Moon Maid™, Va-nah™, The Land That Time Forgot®, Caspak™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, and ERB Universe™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Preorder Now: Jane Porter® and the City of Fire Graphic Novel—Mass Market Edition

Posted on April 11, 2023

Cover art by Miriana Puglia & Periya Pillai

For generations, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tales of Tarzan® and Jane Porter® have thrilled audiences the world over, but now ERB, Inc., is revealing that Jane Porter has been having her share of incredible solo adventures! One such tale is Jane Porter and the City of Fire, a 72-page full-color graphic novel, the first in our new line of Edgar Rice Burroughs Illustrated Epics™.

Picking up where Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril left off and set in the year 1952, Jane is tasked with delivering three revived prehistoric creatures to the savage land of Pellucidar®, the world at the Earth’s core. With the help of the crew of the fantastic vacuum airship Favonia, Jane’s routine mission will take a terrifying turn when the Favonia encounters an incredible phenomenon that leads it not to Pellucidar, but to an alien world far from Earth and into a nightmare scenario that could spell doom for an entire planet!

The sci-fi thrill ride that is Jane Porter and the City of Fire was written by Mike Wolfer (The Monster Men™, The Moon Maid™, The Land That Time Forgot®, and many others) and illustrated by Miriana Puglia (The Moon Maid: The Three Keys, Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas). Interior color is provided by Arthur Hesli (Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Beyond the Farthest Star™: Warriors of Zandar), with lettering by Natalie Jane (all of the above projects and more). The cover of this Mass Market Edition was illustrated by Miriana Puglia and colored by Periya Pillai.

This new chapter in the unfolding tale of Jane Porter is official Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™ canon, and long-time Burroughs fans will delight in the plot threads and connections to other Burroughs works. When the Hollywood film industry was still in its infancy, “The Master of Adventure” was already exploring the shared universe concept, crossing over several of his most popular properties, and you’ll see that concept in play in this all-new tale of danger and intrigue. But you don’t have to be a Burroughs fanatic to love Jane Porter and the City of Fire; everything you’ll need to know is built into the story and this tale is designed for readers who are new to the ever-expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe!

The Jane Porter and the City of Fire Mass Market Edition graphic novel is expected to ship to customers in Spring 2023.

Get a Collectible ERB Universe Timeline Trading Card with Preorder!

All preorders of Jane Porter and the City of Fire will come with a free collectible ERB Universe Timeline Card featuring Carson of Venus!

Timeline Cards are a brand-new line of trading cards from ERB, Inc. Each card is 2.5″ x 3.5″ and will feature a different event from across the vast history of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe. When placed side by side, they’ll form a timeline chronicling decades of fantastic adventure! Watch for the release of more Timeline Cards in future Kickstarter campaigns, special events, and select direct orders from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.!

Preorder your copy of Jane Porter and the City of Fire today!

See Where It All Began!

Don’t miss out on the Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril one-shot comic book, the thrilling prelude to the events portrayed in Jane Porter and the City of Firenow available in a Mass Market edition!

Archaeologist Jane Porter returns to her dig site in the Aleutian Islands to find it taken over by her nemesis, a rival scientist whose evil plans begin with resurrecting terrors of the past—and will only lead to a horror even more unthinkable.

Shipping Update: Tarzan Books #17–20

We are waiting for Tarzan books #17–20 in the ERB Authorized Library to arrive from the printer. Based on the printer’s revised estimates, we are now expecting the books to arrive in our warehouse in May, at which time we will prep the preorders and beginning shipping them out to customers. Thank you for your patience! It shouldn’t be long now, and you’ll be happy to hear that our plan is to both announce and ship the next set of Tarzan books by the end of the year!


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Jane Porter®, Tarzan®, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, Carson of Venus®, The Land That Time Forgot®, The Moon Maid™, The Monster Men™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, ERB Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs Illustrated Epics™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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100 Years Ago Today

Posted on March 26, 2023

100 Years Ago Today

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Celebrates Its Centennial

On this day one hundred years ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs founded his own company and became the first author to incorporate himself. Today Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is still owned by his heirs; operates out of Tarzana, California, on the property of Mr. Burroughs’ former ranch; and is actively engaged in promoting his legacy and licensing the rights to his works of wonder and imagination.

Edgar Rice Burroughs is the true American success story. From the day he was born, in Chicago, on September 1, 1875, until he submitted one-half a novel to The All-Story Magazine in 1911, he failed in nearly every enterprise he tried. He became a cowboy in Idaho, a U.S. Cavalryman, a shopkeeper, a railroad policeman, a gold miner, and even an “expert accountant,” although he knew nothing of the profession. Throughout this period, he somehow raised money for a number of his own businesses, all of which sank without a trace.

Life was dismal for Burroughs and his wife Emma. He became depressed, his wife discouraged. Perhaps to escape from the grim reality of his own life, or perhaps to amuse Emma, he would often sketch darkly humorous cartoons or write fantastic fairy tales of other worlds.

Much later, he was to confirm the fact that he wrote all his stories, particularly those of other worlds, as much for his own enjoyment as for that of his readers: “In all these years, I have not learned one single rule of writing fiction. I still write as I did thirty years ago; stories which I feel would entertain me and give me mental relaxation, knowing there are millions of people just like me who will like the same things I like. Anyway, I have great fun with my imaginings, and I can appreciate—in a small way—the swell time God had in creating the Universe.”

By 1911, Burroughs’ position had become so desperate that not even his cartoons and stories could block out the frustrating fact of his successive failures. He hardly knew where to turn next. Finally, he reached rock bottom. He was thirty-five years old, without a job, without money. There was a wife and two children to support, and a third child was expected soon. He could buy food and coal only by pawning his watch and Emma’s jewelry.

“Then,” he tells us, “somehow I got hold of a few dollars and took an agency for the sale of a lead-pencil sharpener. I would not try to sell the sharpeners myself, but I advertised for agents and sent them out. They did not sell any pencil sharpeners, but in leisure moments, while I was waiting for them to come back to tell me that they had not sold any, I started writing ‘Under the Moons of Mars,’ my first story

“I had no idea how to submit a story or what I could expect in payment. Had I known anything about it at all, I would never have thought of submitting half a novel, but that is what I did. Thomas Newell Metcalf, then editor of The All-Story Magazine, published by The Frank A. Munsey Co., wrote me that he liked the first half of the story and if the second was as good he thought he might use it. Had he not given me this encouragement, I would never have finished the story and my writing career would have been at an end, since I was not writing because of any urge to write nor for any particular love of writing. I was writing because I had a wife and two babies, a combination of which does not work well without money.

“I finished the second half of the story and got $400 for first magazine serial rights. The check was the first big event in my life. No amount of money could possibly give me the thrill that this first $400 check gave me.”

Today, the story is acclaimed by scholars as the turning point of twentieth-century science fiction, and new editions of it continue to be published each year throughout the world.

But Burroughs was still a long way from becoming an established writer. His next literary effort, a historical novel set in the England of the Plantagenet kings, was rejected. He nearly gave up, but his publisher would not hear of it. “Try again,” he urged. “Stick with the ‘damphool’ stuff.”

He did, and with his next novel, the future was decided forever. The novel was Tarzan of the Apes. An astonishing success on its appearance in The All-Story magazine in 1912, Tarzan of the Apes brought Edgar Rice Burroughs a mere $700, but after being rejected by practically every major book publisher in the country, it was finally published by A. C. McClurg and Co., and became a 1914 best-seller.

A torrent of novels followed; stories about Mars, Venus, Apaches, Westerns, social commentaries, detective stories, tales of the Moon and of the hollow Earth—and more and more Tarzan books. By the time his pen was stilled, nearly 100 stories bore Edgar Rice Burroughs’ name.

In 1918, Tarzan came to the screen with Tarzan of the Apes, starring Elmo Lincoln, one of the first films in history to gross over one million dollars. Since then, 53 Tarzan films and 250 television episodes have been produced, each a great financial success.

In 1919, with financial security assured, Burroughs moved to California, where he purchased the 550-acre estate of General Harrison Gray Otis, renaming it “Tarzana Ranch.”

By 1923, the city of Los Angeles had completely surrounded Tarzana Ranch, and Burroughs sold a portion of it for homesites. In 1930, a post office was established in the community, and the three hundred residents held a contest to find a name for the new community. The winning entry was “Tarzana.” Today, Tarzana has its own park, library, freeway, banking facilities, medical buildings, country clubs, and a bright future.

In 1923, Edgar Rice Burroughs became the first author to incorporate himself. By the mid-1930s, he was “big business.” Daily and Sunday comic strips appeared in over 250 newspapers all over the world; a Tarzan radio serial thrilled its listeners across the country, with Burroughs’ daughter, Joan, in the role of Jane, and her husband, James H. Pierce, as Tarzan.

Today, Tarzan television programs and films are shown on an array of different networks all over the world. A Tarzan movie plays somewhere in the world every day. With the contemporary emphasis on outer space, Burroughs’ science fiction writings are still treasured to this day.

Most importantly, he is at last receiving the critical acclaim he was denied in his lifetime. No longer is Tarzan of the Apes considered mere entertainment, and neither are Burroughs’ wild imaginings among the stars; they have become subjects for scholars and an inspiration to a new generation of writers of imaginative fiction.

He is remembered a modest man who never took himself or anything else too seriously. His friends have recalled his ready sense of humor, his great love of the outdoors, and his unbound pride in his country.

In December 7, 1941, Burroughs was a witness to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in 1942 he became America’s oldest war correspondent, covering stories with the Pacific Fleet for United Press. He returned home from the South Pacific only after suffering a series of heart attacks. Ironically, he was unable to find a suitable home in Tarzana, and he spent his remaining years in a modest house in nearby Encino.

It was there, on March 19, 1950, that Edgar Rice Burroughs set down his pen for the last time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this momentous occasion of the corporation’s centennial, which is a testament to the lasting vision and enduring legacy of the Master of Adventure, we honor and salute Edgar Rice Burroughs, our company’s founder. We humbly follow in the footsteps of this literary giant, who has laid down the foundation of our path through his entrepreneurial spirit and steadfast determination. We continue be inspired by Mr. Burroughs as we chart the course of the corporation into the future, ever striving to maintain the high quality of entertainment for which he will be remembered for as long as there are people to read his wondrous stories.


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