NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Posted on February 13, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical evidence that ancient Mars might have been hospitable to life was remarkably spry up until eight months ago, when it was finally doomed by a ferocious dust storm.
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New Director of Publishing

Posted on February 5, 2019

Company Moves Publishing Division in a Bold New Direction

Tarzana, CA (February 5, 2019) — Edgar Rice Burroughs, 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 the addition of Christopher Paul Carey to its executive staff in the role of Director of Publishing, effective February 4, 2019.

Christopher Paul Carey, as the new Director of Publishing, will work closely with Jim Sullos, President, and Cathy Wilbanks, Vice President of Operations, on all aspects of the company’s publishing division, including exciting new initiatives to be announced in the future. Mr. Carey brings a wide breadth of experience in the publishing industry to the company. For the past decade, he has been integral to the success of Paizo, Inc., publisher of the bestselling Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, where he was Senior Editor and worked on 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 60 novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of presses. He is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, a nonfiction collection, and numerous short stories and comic book scripts, including several authorized works set in the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Mr. Carey holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Christopher Paul Carey join us as our new Director of Publishing,” says company president Jim Sullos. “His writing and editing expertise is exactly what we need to take our new publishing division to the next level. Our former Director of Publishing, Tyler Wilbanks has moved on to pursue new challenges, but was crucial in establishing our publishing division operations. Now Christopher steps into the role with years of experience that will enable us to improve the quality of our products across the board, and as a published author he adds another dimension to the position.”

ABOUT EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC.

From its Tarzana, California headquarters, 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’ 80+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 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. has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing, and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson Napier of Venus™, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates 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; or Christopher Paul Carey, Director of Publishing, cpcarey@erburroughs.com; 818 344-0181; www.edgarriceburroughs.com

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NASA’s InSight places first instrument on Mars

Posted on December 22, 2018

“NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated in the Martian dusk. It looks as if all is calm and all is bright for InSight, heading into the end of the year.”

Read the Full Article On Science Daily.

(photo by  NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Moody photo from Mars shows a giant crater loaded with ice

Posted on December 22, 2018

Flying over the frigid northern reaches of Mars, the orbiting Mars Express satellite captured images of the 50-mile wide Korolev crater filled with ice.

Korolev is an especially alluring sight, not just because it’s a well-preserved impact crater but because it’s loaded with ice over a mile deep year round. 

Read the Full Article on Yahoo News

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The Outlaw of Torn Relaunch

Posted on December 17, 2018

Continue reading this popular comic strip story

Before Tarzan… there was Norman of Torn.
His origin cloaked in mystery, he is misguided by an evil force… all the while building the most powerful army in England.

Norman’s story begins in 1243, during the power struggle between King Henry III and the KIng’s brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. At 17, Norman of Torn was the Greatest Swordsman in England, at 18  he had a large bounty on his head, and at 19 he was the leader of the most powerful and ruthless army in the land. And, the outlaw Norman of Torn becomes the most feared warrior of all England.

 

Raised and taught by the French fencing master, Jules de Vac, Norman was trained to be a simple, brutal, English-hating, killing machine. The only influence over him, besides de Vac, is a Priest who taught Norman his letters and chivalry towards women. But, the Priest was found mysteriously murdered in his cottage. In another guise, that of Roger de Conde, Norman becomes involved with de Montfort’s daughter, Bertrade, defending her against her and her father’s enemies. She notes in him a curious resemblance to the English King’s son and heir, Prince Edward.

As Norman begins to sense his true origins, de Vac turns against Norman, costing de Vac his life. The fencing master had kidnapped Norman as a child to serve as the vehicle of vengeance against the King. As de Vac dies, he reveals Norman’s true origins. With his identity known, can Norman still be sure of winning the hand of Bertrade, daughter of Simon de Montfort, the King’s mortal enemy?

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THE OUTLAW OF TORN TEAM  

WRITER Tom Simmons

“I have been a Burroughs fan for a very long time,” says screenwriter-graphic novelist Tom Simmons. “At the age of 12 in 1962, I read the ACE paperback edition of Pirates of Venus, and never looked back. I’ve read everything else ERB wrote in the interim, many of the stories several times over.”

Perhaps it is fitting, then, that Simmons was given the opportunity to adapt ERB’s two historical novels, The Outlaw of Torn and I Am a Barbarian, into online strip format. The writer has a History degree, and his other material is in large part of that genre: in 2015 he adapted his screenplay Crispus Caesar about the 4th century struggle between paganism and Christianity into a graphic novel, and a year later he completed a spec script entitled Darling Eddy on the final horrific days of Edgar Allan Poe. Also on his writing desk are screen adaptations of Gore Vidal’s novel Julian about the so-called “apostate” Roman emperor and Richard Slotkin’s stark Civil War novel The Crater.

“Edgar Rice Burroughs advanced his storytelling expertise mightily between 1912 – when “Outlaw” was written – and 1941, the year of “Barbarian,” says the writer. Both stories have proven a massive challenge to adapt, and scale to online strip and eventually graphic novel format – but that’s a huge part of the fun.”

Tom was nominated in five categories at the Action on Film (AOF) festival in 2010.

ARTIST Jake Bilbao

Jake Bilbao is a Filipino Comic Book Artist. He has worked on Wolverine for Marvel Comics,Pathfinder for Dynamite Entertainment, Bloodrayne for Digitalwebbing Presents, and other Indie Comics. Jake is now working with Tom Simmons and L. Jamal Walton to make The Outlaw of Torn novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs into a comic strip format.

The Simmons/Bilbao/Walton team published a graphic novel set in the Age of Constantine calledCrispus Caesar (see Simmons bio).

LETTERS AND COLORING L Jamal Walton

L Jamal Walton is a web and graphic designer by day, and an illustrator, colorist and letterer by night. He is currently living in Durham, NC and enjoys working on all types of projects, but he especially likes working on projects that involve coloring and lettering.

Most recently, Jamal has been focusing more of his time working on his own comic creations:Warmageddon; Ungoodwise; and Captain Evil and Diabla.

Jamal has also made the leap into the art world and has been displaying his work at various art exhibits, shows and conventions within the RTP (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of the state NC).

For more information on Jamal, check out his website at: www.ljamal.com

 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs® / Tarzan® / Tarzan of the Apes™ / The New Adventures of Tarzan™ / Tarzan and Jane® / Lord of The Jungle® / John Carter® / John Carter of Mars® / John Carter Warlord of Mars® / Carson of Venus ™ / The Eternal Savage™ / The War Chief™ / The Cave Girl™ / Pellucidar™ / The Land that Time Forgot™ / The Mucker™ / The Monster Men™ / Korak The Killer™ / The Lost Continent™ /  Jungle Girl™ / The Outlaw of Torn™ / The Girl from Hollywood™ / The Lad and the Lion™ / I Am A Barbarian™ / The Mad King™ / The Tarzan Twins™ / The Moon Men™ / The Girl From Farris’s™ / Pirate  Blood™ / The Man-Eater™ / Inspector Muldoon™ / Beyond the Farthest Star™ – all owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

 

 

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20% Off ERB Store Coupon*

Posted on December 8, 2018

visit: www.erburroughs.com/store

Use Coupon Code MTZ18

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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. See our ERB store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES. Also you can visit our Amazon Store for additional items such as sweatshirts and new Tee designs. 

 

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New Tarzan Statue – Exclusive Edition Collectible

Posted on November 19, 2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Silver Fox Collectibles announce

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Exclusive Offer: 24-inch tall Collectible Statue 

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Silver Fox Collectibles are proud to announce the first in its “Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle” line, a 1:4 scale, 24-inch tall statue of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal jungle lord.

This Exclusive Version features three switch-out forearms, each with a different weapon: knife, bow and spear. Tarzan also comes equipped with a removable quiver and arrows.

The statue is made of hand-painted high-quality polystone resin, and is 
limited to 250 pieces worldwide.

Now through January 31, 2019, 
get 10% off the retail price of $599.99 by applying discount code TZNMSC18

Trademarks: Edgar Rice Burroughs®; Tarzan®; Lord of the Jungle™ – all owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

 


 

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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. See our ERB store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES. Also you can visit our Amazon Store for additional items such as sweatshirts and new Tee designs. 

 


 

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Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team
James Sullos / President  
Cathy Wilbanks / VP-Ops
Tyler Wilbanks / Director of Publications
Tracy Griffin / Director of Special Projects
PO Box 570277 Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181
www.edgarriceburroughs.com
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NASA selects a landing site for its Mars 2020 rover

Posted on November 19, 2018

Five years and 60 potential locations later, NASA has chosen the Jezero Crater as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission.

Slated to launch in July, the Mars 2020 rover mission will touch down at the Jezero Crater as NASA’s exploration of the Red Planet enters its next phase.

Read the Full Story at Tech Crunch.

(Photo Courtesy of Tech Crunch)

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New Artist for The Tarzan Twins

Posted on November 10, 2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is Proud to Introduce

Fabian Tuñon Benzo

New artist for The Tarzan Twins™ team

Tuñon Benzo’s first influence was an uncle teaching him to read and write with the Sunday Tarzan comics in the local newspaper, El Tiempo, in his native city, Cartagena, in Columbia. Tuñon lets himself go and get into that magical universe of comics and is now a committed comic artist for life despite having worked as a painter in collective and individual exhibitions and a graphic designer working for several advertising agencies in Cartagena. 

Tuñon studied with Modern Schools, Inc. and at a school for fine arts. He has worked on: The New Futbol of Colombia; John Paul II the Traveling Pope; Joaquin Gutierrez Pride of Colombia; Simon Bolivar the Liberator; Mompox Valerosa City and Benemerita of the Motherland; Literary Cart, and Citizen Security. Colombian Amercian Actress, Paula Garces, hired Fabian to work on her very popular comic book titled “The World of Aluna.” Other publications he has worked on include: History of Boxing; Calarca; Galaxtica; History of Jesus (El Universal newspaper); and collaborates with Graphic Jokes for the newspaper FreedomCartagena de Indias, Pambele, Diomedes Diaz, Simon Bolivar, Jokes (The Sun newspaper). See his website at http://tunonbenzo.com/ 

Maggie López (Colorist on Carson of Venus) will be the new Colorist and Letterer for The Tarzan Twins

Maggie is a 21-year-old from Asunción-Paraguay. She is a Graphic Design student as well as a rising artist with a big interest in the comic and animation industry. See her work on Carson of Venus beginning at #121 – out today.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. See our ERB store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES. You can also visit our Amazon Store for additional items, such as sweatshirts, that are not yet in our store. 

 

Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team
James Sullos / President  |  Cathy Wilbanks / VP-Ops
Tyler Wilbanks / Director of Publications  |  Tracy Griffin / Director of Special Projects
PO Box 570277 Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181
www.edgarriceburroughs.com
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Kindle Version of Tarzan and the Revolution now available. New Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series #8

Posted on October 26, 2018

Now available on KINDLE – ERB Wild Adventure Novel #8

Tarzan and the Revolution

Written by Thomas Zachek / Art by Mike Grell

 

Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him and his colleagues in the political struggles of an emerging African nation.

The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power.

And Tarzan of the Apes had no idea that before long, he would be compelled, once again, to undertake a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families.

Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek’s latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes!

 

AUTHOR

Thomas Zachek grew up on Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. He 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 with Tarzan hanging from a limb on a cliff overlooking the Roman city. Thomas went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ Tarzan tales (he still has them).

Thomas discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was actually a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory. Thomas was impressed with the superior level of development and action in these tales.

Nearly forty years passed, wherein most of the writing Thomas did was lesson plans, plus the occasional letter to the editor and a series of columns for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He attempted writing his first Tarzan tale in 2005 as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged Thomas to try to get the stories published. Thomas tells us he is grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving him the chance. The first three were published in 2016 in a volume entitled Tarzan Trilogy. Thomas notes, “This is my fourth tale. 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 not been done in Tarzan stories before.”

We invite you to share your thoughts and comments with Thomas atzachekbooks@gmail.com.

COVER and INTERIOR ART

Mike Grell is a legendary, award-winning artist who has worked on many titles including Legion of Super-heroes, Green Arrow and Green Lantern. Plus, he has created numerous titles of his own, including Starslayer, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister, Maggie The Cat, Warlord and Jon Sable, Freelance. Mike wrote and drew the Tarzan comic strip from July 1981 to February 1983.

 

 


 

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Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team
James Sullos / President  
Cathy Wilbanks / VP-Ops
Tyler Wilbanks / Director of Publications
Tracy Griffin / Director of Special Projects
PO Box 570277 Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181
www.edgarriceburroughs.com
 

Trademarks: Edgar Rice Burroughs® / The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs book series: #1 Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don™; #2 Tarzan On the Precipice™; #3 Tarzan Trilogy™; #4 Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege™; #5 A Soldier of Poloda [Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star]™; #6 Swords Against the Moon Men™; #7 Untamed Pellucidar™; #8 Tarzan and the Revolution™ – all owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

All story titles and content in the Wild Adventure Series are copyright ©Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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