Preorder Now: MAHARS OF PELLUCIDAR® and
RED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR® by John Eric Holmes!

Posted on June 29, 2022

The Legendary Fan-Favorite Novels
in Brand-New Authorized Editions!

Mahars of Pellucidar & Red Axe of Pellucidar

Cover art by Richard Hescox

Tarzana, California (June 29, 2022) The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with two novels of classic adventure by John Eric Holmes!

Mahars of Pellucidar tells the tale of Chris West, a new hero who is transported to the prehistoric world of Pellucidar, which was first introduced in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel At the Earth’s Core. Mahars of Pellucidar was originally published in a mass market paperback edition by Ace Books in 1976, and this new release from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., marks the first time the novel has been made available in a hardcover edition!

Red Axe of Pellucidar, the exciting sequel to Mahars of Pellucidar, achieved cult status in the decades since it was written and has never appeared in print in a professionally published, authorized edition—until now!

Preorders of both books are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as limited Collector’s Editions with signed bookplates, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novels are expected to ship to customers Late Summer 2022.

Bonus Trading Cards—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card. Preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Mahars of Pellucidar will come with a trading card spotlighting the malevolent Mahars, and preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Red Axe of Pellucidar will come with a trading card featuring Jason Gridley of Earth. If you preorder both books, you will get both trading cards. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Editions

The hardcover Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar each feature a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by Christopher West Holmes (John Eric Holmes’ son, who also wrote the books’ forewords and illustrated their frontispieces), along with facsimile signatures of John Eric Holmes and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Additionally, the Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar will include an additional ERB Universe trading card featuring Richard Hescox’s cover art for the respective book. Each Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.


Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric HolmesMAHARS OF PELLUCIDAR – First Time in Hardcover!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

When scientist Chris West saw the video-screen image of a beautiful woman about to suffer a gruesome death in an unknown land, he didn’t hesitate to race to her aid by means of an experimental matter transmitter. Plunged headlong into a world of savage men and prehistoric beasts at the Earth’s core, the young ex-Marine would soon be fighting for his own life as a captive of the Mahars, cruel reptilian rulers of the inner world of Pellucidar.

Includes the Bonus Classic Novelette
“Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot”
by Joe R. Lansdale

While returning from a trip to the Earth’s core, the O-220 dirigible is blown off course by a violent tempest that plunges it into the frigid ocean off the coast of primeval Caspak. Now Tarzan, along with Captain Zuppner and a Pellucidarian woman named Zamona, must battle for survival amid the mysteries and dangers of the Land That Time Forgot!

 

Preorder your copy of Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!


Red Axe of PellucidarRED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR – First Authorized Edition!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

Chris West’s deadly prowess with his weapon of choice had earned him the name Red Axe in the Stone Age world of Pellucidar at the Earth’s core. Sentenced to die along with the woman he loved by the merciless Mahars, West had fought his way free of the lethal laboratories and ghastly arenas of their underground city. Now he must carve a path for his small band of fugitives through a primordial landscape teeming with monstrous beasts and brutish men bent on their destruction.

Includes the Bonus Novella
“Jason Gridley of Earth: Across the Moons of Mars”
A Tale of the Swords of Eternity Super-Arc
by Geary Gravel

Hurled from world to world by the vagaries of subatomic entanglement, Jason Gridley is plucked from the surface of Barsoom for a whirlwind tour of its mysterious satellites. Menaced by carnivorous cat-men on one moon and marooned with the survivors of a thousand-year-old catastrophe on the other, Jason and an enigmatic fellow traveler from Earth must find some way to survive the perils that threaten to spell their doom.

Preorder your copy of Red Axe of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

John Eric Holmes

John Eric Holmes (1930–2010) was the first writer after Edgar Rice Burroughs to pen an authorized novel set in Pellucidar, the world at the Earth’s core. He was also the author of the Buck Rogers novel Mordred as well as several short stories. He is perhaps best known for having written the popular 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (also known among D&D players as the “Holmes Basic Set”), which introduced an entire generation to the world of fantasy tabletop roleplaying games. In 1993, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF).

Geary Gravel

Geary Gravel is the author of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe novel John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten, the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, and the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has written several novelizations, including Hook, based on the Steven Spielberg film, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, based on the animated movie. He lives in western Massachusetts, where he worked for decades as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of fifty novels and four hundred shorter works, including stories, essays, reviews, film and TV scripts, introductions and magazine articles, and a book of poetry. His work has been made into the films Bubba Hotep and Cold in July, as well as the acclaimed Sundance TV show Hap and Leonard.  He has received numerous recognitions for his work. Among them the Edgar, for his crime novel The Bottoms, the Spur, for his historical western Paradise Sky, as well as ten Bram Stokers for his horror works. He has also received the Grandmaster Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. He has been recognized for his contributions to comics with the Inkpot Life Achievement Award, and has received the British Fantasy Award, and has had two New York Times Notable Books. He has been honored with the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize, the Sugar Pulp Prize for Fiction, and the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. The Edge of Dark Water was listed by Booklist as an Editor’s Choice, and the American Library Association chose The Thicket, for Adult Books for Young Adults. Library Journal voted The Thicket, as one of the Best Historical Novels of the Year. He has also received an American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, and the Shot in the Dark International Crime Writer’s Award, and was recognized for his contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs with the Golden Lion Award. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Literature and has been inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen.

ABOUT THE COVER ARTIST

Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, as well as computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also provided cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series, as well as Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor by Neal Romanek and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber.


Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—preorder your copies of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar today!

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Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®; Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™; ERB Universe™; Pellucidar®; At the Earth’s Core™; David Innes™; Dian the Beautiful™; Mahars™; Tarzan®; John Carter®; John Carter of Mars®; The Land That Time Forgot™; Caspak™; Jason Gridley™; Barsoom®; and Swords of Eternity™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Now shipping: TARZAN® AND THE FOREST OF STONE
by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

Posted on June 21, 2022

The Legendary Ape-Man’s Southwestern Adventure!

As the story is set in the region of Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, the Collector’s Edition of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone (top center) features a “petrified wood” design on the boards beneath the dust jacket.

Tarzana, California (June 21, 2022) – We are pleased to announce that we have received our stock from the printer for our brand-new release in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series, Tarzan and the Forest of Stone by Jeffrey J. Mariotte, and this week we are shipping out copies to customers who preordered the book!

The books will be shipped out in the order that the preorders were received. We appreciate your patience as our small staff works hard to package each of your orders with care and get them out to you in a timely manner. When your order ships out, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information.

The novella has been racking up some stellar advance reviews over at Goodreads! To find out what all the buzz is about, order your copy of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone today!

We have another thrilling announcement coming next week for ERB Universe readers, so stay tuned! 

 

 

Tarzan and the Forest of Stone

After Tarzan departs Southern California following a visit with a dear friend, bandits mysteriously dressed as cowboys straight out of the Old West waylay his train and make off with a precious Native American artifact—taking the daughter of relic’s owner hostage in the process. Now Tarzan must set off on foot from the train’s wrecked and twisted ruins in pursuit of the criminals, making his way across the American Southwest, a land as different from his beloved jungle homeland as can be imagined. But even as Tarzan closes in on his prey, a ruthless killer follows close at his heels, intent on bringing an end to the legendary Lord of the Jungle once and for all.

Cover art by Douglas Klauba

 

Frontispiece by Chris Gardner

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All orders of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe La of Opar trading card featuring artwork by Joe Jusko. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe book directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

 

 

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by author Jeffrey J. Mariotte, cover artist Douglas Klauba, and frontispiece artist Chris Gardner, and includes a second collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Douglas Klauba’s cover art for the book (in addition to the La of Opar trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—preorder your copy of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone today!

 


About the Author

Jeffrey J. Mariotte has written more than seventy books, including the Cody Cavanaugh Western novel series, Blood and Gold: The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta (with Peter Murrieta); supernatural thrillers River Runs Red, Missing White Girl, and Cold Black Hearts; horror epic The Slab; acclaimed thrillers Flesh of All Sorrows, Empty Rooms, and The Devil’s Bait; weird western Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising; and teen horror quartet Year of the Wicked. With his wife and writing partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell, he wrote the science fiction thriller 7 SYKOS and Mafia III: Plain of Jars, the authorized prequel to the hit video game, and numerous shorter works. Three of his novels have won Scribe Awards for Best Original Novel, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He’s also won the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic-Con and is a co-winner of the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He’s been a finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, the Peacemaker Award from the Western Fictioneers, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association,

He is the author of many comic books and graphic novels, including the original Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Harvey, Glyph, Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards.

He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association, and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He has worked in virtually every aspect of the book and publishing business, as a bookstore manager and owner, VP of Marketing for Image Comics/WildStorm, Senior Editor for DC Comics/WildStorm, and Editor-in-Chief for IDW Publishing. When he’s not writing, reading, or editing something, he’s probably out enjoying the desert landscape around the Arizona home he shares with his family and pets. Find him online at jeffmariotte.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

About the Cover Artist

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, and The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About the Frontispiece Artist

Chris Gardner has been a professional artist for thirty years. He has worked for the Disney Design Group, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and House Industries.


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Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®; Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Lord of the Jungle®, La of Opar™, Opar™, Pellucidar®, and The Girl from Hollywood™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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VEVE REVEALS FIRST ‘TARZAN’ NFT COLLECTIBLE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC. 

Posted on June 2, 2022

Fans of the Lord of the Jungle Can Collect Iconic Comic Book in Time for 50th Anniversary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 1, 2022VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform, has announced a new partnership with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company that manages the worldwide rights to the iconic character Tarzan®, to bring the legendary Tarzan of the Apes™ comic books to the platform.

Tarzan is one of the most recognizable characters in popular culture and a worldwide phenomenon since his creation by Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the best-selling authors of the twentieth century. Comic books starring the heroic Lord of the Jungle® have been consistently in print for nearly a century, written and illustrated by some of the most renowned and beloved creators past and present. In the initial drop, collectors can purchase one of the most celebrated Tarzan comic books exclusively through the VeVe app (available to download on the App Store and Google Play) on Friday, June 3 at 8 AM PST.

This initial drop of Tarzan collectibles commemorates the classic issue #207 of the long-running Tarzan of the Apes comic book series featuring the story “Origin of the Ape-Man,” written and illustrated by comics legend Joe Kubert. First published 50 years ago, issue #207 was the first time Kubert brought his creative talents to the Lord of the Jungle, depicting him as no one ever had before in his raw, gritty, and action-packed style, defining a new look for the ape-man for an entire generation of fans that still resonates in our imaginations today. In 1976, Joe Kubert founded The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. The school taught students the craft of sequential comic book art and still thrives today as The Kubert School. This historical release includes a main cover highlighting one of Kubert’s best-known illustrations of all time plus four additional covers: Variant Cover Design, Black and White, Gold, and Platinum.

“Tarzan has proven to be a timeless character, maintaining his perennial qualities of strength, courage, protector of wildlife and the environment, and defender of those in need, even as he adapts to the changing world,”  said Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “Every generation has its Tarzan, and its own way of experiencing the ape-man’s adventures, and this generation is no different. We are extremely proud and excited to partner with Veve to bring Tarzan into the new frontier of digital collectibles, where we are certain the Lord of the Jungle will once again triumph.”

“Tarzan is one of pop culture’s most enduring characters and we’re thrilled to bring him and this iconic comic series into the digital world,” said David Yu, Co-Founder of VeVe. “We believe Veve is a wonderful way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this comic as well as Tarzan’s and Joe Kubert’s ongoing legacy for fans to cherish forever.”

Through the VeVe platform, fans can showcase their digital collections in the app’s virtual showrooms as epic 3D dioramas, as well as virtually visit, comment on and like showrooms from other collectors. VeVe also offers an augmented reality (AR) photo mode that allows  collectors to interact with every digital collectible in 3D, as well as share their collectibles through VeVe’s in-app social feed or on external social platforms. In addition, VeVe uses Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling protocol, Immutable X, providing a 99.9% reduction in environmental footprint.

To learn more about the VeVe app, please visit the official website here.

About VeVe:

Founded in 2018, VeVe was created by collectors, for collectors to bring premium licensed NFT digital collectibles to the mass market. With over 2.6 million active users and over 4 million NFTs sold, VeVe is the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform and one of the top grossing Entertainment Apps in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Utilizing both blockchain and augmented reality technologies, VeVe offers premium licensed collectibles from leading brands including DC Comics and Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, tokidoki, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and more. For the first time, these brands can provide customization to collectibles after their initial sale, creating endless revenue possibilities for products both new and previously offered. In addition, VeVe’s 3D augmented reality photo mode allows collectors to interact with every digital collectible, as well as share their collectibles through VeVe’s in-app social feed, or on external social platforms including Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and more.

In March 2021, VeVe committed to 100% carbon neutral NFTs and provided $7+ million in grants to environmental nonprofits to raise money for causes through NFT promotions. In addition, VeVe uses Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling protocol, Immutable X, which provides instant trade confirmation, scalability (over 9,000 trades per second), zero gas fees, and a 99.9% reduction in environmental footprint.

The VeVe Digital Collectible app is available on both iOS and Android.

Learn more: VeVe.me | Twitter | Discord | Facebook | Instagram | Medium

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’ 80+ novels and 40+ short 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, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter of Mars®, Carson 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 visit: Edgarriceburroughs.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus®, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and others 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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I AM A BARBARIAN™ Deluxe Graphic Novel—Now Available from Cedar Run Publications

Posted on May 17, 2022

I AM A BARBARIAN™, the first print graphic novel collecting one of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s extensive number of online comic strips, is now in stock and available at cedarrunpublications.com. Housed in a custom gold-foil-imprinted, matte-gray-board slipcase, this stunningly beautiful edition contains 236 pages of action-packed comic strips with a glossy interior cover. Only 600 copies were printed; thus the book will quickly become a sought-after collectible. Order now to secure your copy!

This deluxe slipcased graphic novel is available with a special laid-in bookplate limited to 250 copies and signed by the book’s creative team (Thomas Simmons, Michael Dubisch, L. Jamal Walton) for $89.95 or without a bookplate for $69.95. Note: Orders for the I Am a Barbarian graphic novel with laid-in signed bookplate will be shipped the week of June 15th, 2022. For any questions about the book, please contact Cedar Run Publications.

Advance reviews of the I Am a Barbarian deluxe graphic novel have been glowing. Look for upcoming write-ups and reviews in The Burroughs Bulletin, The Gridley Wave, The Panthans Journal, and The Anotar as well as webcasts and podcasts with writer/adapter Thomas Simmons and artist Mike Dubisch.

I Am A Barbarian, a historical novel set in ancient Rome, was written by “Master of Adventure” Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1941. It tells the story of a young man’s courage in the face of cruel adversity, and of his tragic love for a beautiful Belgian slave girl.  

Britannicus, the defiant son of an arrogant chief in far-off Britain, was just another barbarian to the haughty Romans who captured and enslaved him. Britannicus’ mother and father were also captured by the Romans, and he was never able to speak to them again. Britannicus becomes the personal slave of Emperor Caligula amid the decadence of Imperial Rome; he faces death time and again, in the gladiatorial arena, in chariot races, in the twisted hearts of palaces, always at the hands of his insane master: Caligula, the most bloodthirsty Roman of them all.

Britannicus watches as Caligula sinks into depravity, forces rivals to commit suicide, falsely accuses and kills individuals in order to seize their estates during a financial crisis caused by his own profligate gambling and wasteful spending, and orders his guards to throw scores of people into the arena to be eaten by wild animals. Only the imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs could have reincarnated the chariot races, the intrigues, and the sights and sounds of long-dead Imperial Rome—and now, the able team of writer Tom Simmons, artist Mike Dubisch, and letterer Jamal Walton brings this extraordinary tale, with its vivid story, art, and period authenticity, to life again in a newly printed graphic novel based on their online comic strip.

Order your copy of the I AM A BARBARIAN deluxe graphic novel today!

I Am a Barbarian graphic novel
next to its gold-stamped slipcase

WRITER/ADAPTER: Thomas Simmons

“In mid-1941, with mounting personal and health issues and the world once again at war, Edgar Rice Burroughs penned I Am a Barbarian, his second and final historical novel. The story is dark and in a number of ways decidedly unlike his prior work, which made adapting it into an action/adventure strip and subsequent printed graphic novel a challenge I was happy to undertake,” says screenwriter and graphic novelist Tom Simmons.

In addition to adapting the I Am a Barbarian and The Outlaw of Torn™ online strips, Simmons has several screenplays and graphic novels to his credit. “It was a pleasure to have collaborated with Lovecraft Award–winning artist Mike Dubisch on this effort, as well as with the talented Jamal Walton. The satisfying culmination to our five-year commitment with the online strip is this excellent graphic novel,” states the writer.

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ARTIST/COLORIST: Mike Dubisch

Internationally known fantasy illustrator and graphic novelist Mike Dubisch has his roots in golden age horror comics and pulp science fiction. His art has been used in toy design and illustration for Star Wars, The Wheel of Time, and Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying games, covers for Aliens vs. Predator, and graphic adaptations of The Boxcar Children and other children’s literature. His work has appeared in Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, and H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror.

“I was huge reader of Burroughs at a young age, drawn to Tarzan’s jungle adventures amongst the apes, a counterpoint to my obsession with King Kong and giant monsters. Later, John Carter’s fantastic adventures enthralled me at the same time as I discovered the great illustrators and comic artists who ended up shaping my artistic vision,” the artist says.

Dubisch is an instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also creates fine art, prints, and experimental films exploring H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

mikedubisch.com

LETTERIST/DESIGNER: L. Jamal Walton

Jamal Walton is a web and graphic designer, illustrator, colorist, and letterer currently based in Durham, North Carolina. He has worked on projects big and small: Fist of Justice, Once Upon a Time Machine, Masters of the Universe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to name a few.

More recently, Jamal has focused more of his time working on his own comic creations: Warmageddon; Ungoodwise; and Captain Evil & Diabla. Jamal is always looking for opportunities to display his art at art exhibits and conventions, and to share his experience and skills in the craft of making comics via camps and workshops.

ljamal.com

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’ 80+ novels and 40+ short 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, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter of Mars®, Carson 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.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I Am a Barbarian™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus®, The Outlaw of Torn™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Used by Permission.

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Remembering Willie Jones

Posted on May 11, 2022

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former longtime ERB, Inc., employee Willie Jones on April 27, 2022. Willie was hired as a secretary under Marion Burroughs in 1977. She went on to become an integral part of the ERB, Inc., team, being promoted to Assistant Secretary and working closely with the executive staff on matters related to the company’s intellectual property, until she retired in 2019. She is survived by her son, Robert Jones.

Willie loved dogs and country music. She was known to fans from her attendance at some of the Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum conventions over the years, and even traveled to New York City to see Disney’s Tarzan on Broadway theatrical premiere.

Willie’s hard work was invaluable in protecting the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs for more than four decades. We will all miss her deeply.

Donations may be made in memory of Willie Jones to Parkinson’s Resource Organization, one of her favorite causes.

Photos courtesy of ERBzine.com

 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Goliath Coins team up for 100th Anniversary Coin Set

Posted on April 14, 2022

Tarzana, CA (Thursday, April 14, 2022)Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Goliath Coins announced that they will be creating a series of coins celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Burroughs is the legendary author who created Tarzan®, John Carter of Mars®, and other iconic characters. Numerous authors and filmmakers credit Burroughs as a major influence.

The Goliath Coins will feature characters from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™ such as Tarzan, John Carter, Dejah Thoris®, Tars Tarkas™, and others.

Goliath Coins are large, collectible display coins that feature incredibly detailed sculpted artwork. Each coin comes with a display stand and they are paintable. Goliath Coins can also be used as game markers, first player tokens, and game props in various role playing or board games.

The coins will be released this summer. They will be sold individually and as a set. MSRP of a single coin is $14.99.

Goliath Coins owner Joe Ward said, “I grew up reading Edgar Rice Burroughs with my family, so the opportunity to create these coins is very special to me.”

The president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Jim Sullos, said, “Our company was founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, and it is a testament to his enduring legacy that we are still going strong a full century later. I can think of no better way to commemorate this special occasion than by working with Goliath Coins to produce a set of collectible coins featuring the immortal heroes of the wondrous universe he created, a keepsake that may be treasured forever.”

Contact:  Joe Ward
Phone: (626) 290-4540
Website:  goliathcoins.com
Email:  contact@goliathcoins.com

Contact:  Jim Sullos
Phone: (818) 344-0181
Website:  edgarriceburroughs.com
Email:  jsullos@erburroughs.com

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’ 80+ novels and 40+ short 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, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson 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.

Trademarks Tarzan®,  John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Dejah Thoris®, Tars Tarkas™, Carson of Venus®, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™ Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Used by Permission.
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Preorder Now: TARZAN® AND THE FOREST OF STONE
by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

Posted on March 22, 2022

Exclusive Trading Card Offer
Only with Preorder from ERB, Inc.

Tarzan and the Forest of Stone

Cover art by Douglas Klauba

Tarzana, California (March 22, 2022) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with Tarzan and the Forest of Stone, a brand-new standalone novella by critically acclaimed author Jeffrey J. Mariotte. This exciting tale is set during the classic canon directly after the events of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and the Lion Man! Preorders of the book are now available 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. The novel is expected to ship to customers Summer 2022.

Tarzan and the Forest of Stone

After Tarzan departs Southern California following a visit with a dear friend, bandits mysteriously dressed as cowboys straight out of the Old West waylay his train and make off with a precious Native American artifact—taking the daughter of relic’s owner hostage in the process. Now Tarzan must set off on foot from the wrecked and twisted ruins of the train in pursuit of the criminals, making his way across the American Southwest, a land as different from his beloved jungle homeland as can be imagined. But even as Tarzan closes in on his prey, a ruthless killer follows close at his heels, intent on bringing an end to the legendary Lord of the Jungle once and for all.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe La of Opar trading card featuring artwork by Joe Jusko. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe book directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

 

 

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by author Jeffrey J. Mariotte, cover artist Douglas Klauba, and frontispiece artist Chris Gardner, and includes a second collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Douglas Klauba’s cover art for the book (in addition to the La of Opar trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—preorder your copy of Tarzan and the Forest of Stone today!

 


About the Author

Jeffrey J. Mariotte has written more than seventy books, including the Cody Cavanaugh Western novel series, Blood and Gold: The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta (with Peter Murrieta); supernatural thrillers River Runs Red, Missing White Girl, and Cold Black Hearts; horror epic The Slab; acclaimed thrillers Flesh of All Sorrows, Empty Rooms, and The Devil’s Bait; weird western Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising; and teen horror quartet Year of the Wicked. With his wife and writing partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell, he wrote the science fiction thriller 7 SYKOS and Mafia III: Plain of Jars, the authorized prequel to the hit video game, and numerous shorter works. Three of his novels have won Scribe Awards for Best Original Novel, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He’s also won the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic-Con and is a co-winner of the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He’s been a finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, the Peacemaker Award from the Western Fictioneers, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association,

He is the author of many comic books and graphic novels, including the original Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Harvey, Glyph, Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards.

He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association, and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He has worked in virtually every aspect of the book and publishing business, as a bookstore manager and owner, VP of Marketing for Image Comics/WildStorm, Senior Editor for DC Comics/WildStorm, and Editor-in-Chief for IDW Publishing. When he’s not writing, reading, or editing something, he’s probably out enjoying the desert landscape around the Arizona home he shares with his family and pets. Find him online at jeffmariotte.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

About the Cover Artist

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, and The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About the Frontispiece Artist

Chris Gardner has been a professional artist for thirty years. He has worked for the Disney Design Group, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and House Industries.


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Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®; Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Lord of the Jungle®, La of Opar™, Opar™, Pellucidar®, and The Girl from Hollywood™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Shipping Update: Tarzan Books #13–16

Posted on March 18, 2022

We have received the print proofs for Tarzan volumes #13–16 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library (they look awesome!) and ordered the final books from the printer, and now we are just waiting for them to arrive in our warehouse. As we had indicated when the set went up for preorder, we had hoped for the books to ship to customers before the end of Q1 2022 (i.e., March 31), but now the printer estimates that the books will arrive in our warehouse sometime in April.

The good news is we have significantly expanded the length of the afterwords and archival sections for this set of books, so you will have more to enjoy when you do get them in your hands! To give you some idea of what we mean, in Tarzan #13–16, the afterwords (detailing the behind-the scenes history for each novel) range from 30–47 pages and the “From the Archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.” sections (featuring rare and never-before-published materials from our archives) range from 56 pages to a whopping 78 pages! Among the archival treasures in Tarzan books #13–16, you will find:

  • A previously unpublished film treatment written by Edgar Rice Burroughs for Tarzan and the City of Gold that was submitted to MGM circa 1938
  • The never-before-in-print four-page manuscript of ERB’s “Pronunciation of Coined Words Used in the Tarzan Novels” (ever wonder how to pronounce “Nemone”?)
  • Previously unpublished illustrations by ERB, including maps; prehistoric creatures and beasts from Pellucidar; characters from the novels; and the O-220 dirigible that carried Tarzan, Jason Gridley, and crew to the Earth’s core!
  • Tons of never-before-seen correspondence, and much, much more!

Here’s a peek at the proofs to tide you over until the books hit your mailbox:

Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library


For the first time, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents 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.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Pellucidar™ At the Earth’s Core™, Jason Gridley™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™ 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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Now Shipping: Jane Porter™: The Primordial Peril
Mass Market Edition

Posted on February 18, 2022

Tarzana, California (February 18, 2022) – Today Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is thrilled to announce that Jane Porter: The Primordial Perilthe first mass market edition from its new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Illustrated Epics line of comic books and graphic novels—is now available to order and shipping to customers! First launched and funded last year on Kickstarter, Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril features Tarzan’s Jane Porter diving into her own adventure in this historic comic book published the company founded by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself.

Not Your Average Jane

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.

Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril is a 32-page comic book with a full 24 pages of story. It is written by Mike Wolfer, with the story, series concept, and expanded canon by ERB, Inc.’s Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey and Wolfer. The brand-new cover art for this mass market edition is by Miriana Puglia and the interior art is by acclaimed illustrator Roy Allan Martinez, with lettering by Natalie Jane. Rounding out the creative team is interior colorist Diego Vazquez and cover colorist Bruna Costa. This is the first-ever comic book story published directly by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, making it a unique, must-have item for your comic book and Edgar Rice Burroughs collections.

Order your copy of the Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril mass market edition today—and keep your Gridley Wave sets tuned to ERBurroughs.com, and our official KickstarterFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, for more exciting ERB Universe Illustrated Epics coming your way soon!

Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Illustrated Epics™

For decades, various publishers have presented the classic characters of Edgar Rice Burroughs in comic-book format, but never has ERB, Inc., released its own comic books and graphic novels…until now! ERB Universe Illustrated Epics is an all-new line of comics and graphic novels that perfectly captures the high adventure of ERB’s literary works in new, canonical tales created and approved by the company itself. Crafted with an eye for accuracy and loyalty to the source material, each ERB Universe Illustrated Epic will thrill and excite fans of each franchise, while progressing characters and storylines in organic directions that carry them beyond the boundaries of the original classic novels into unexplored realms. You’ll also be introduced to brand-new heroes and villains of the ERB pantheon in colorful science-fiction epics that will have you on the edge of your seat!

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.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Jane Porter™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Illustrated Epics™, and 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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Sale Ending Soon! Plus Skies of Venus update

Posted on January 14, 2022

The 4 for 3 sale on Tarzan® books #5–8 and #9–12 has been
extended through January 31, 2022!

It’s your last chance to get these sets for this special price before the sale ends! Act now before it’s too late!

Tarzan #5–8 $89.95 for the set of 4 for a limited time!

Tarzan #9–12 $89.95 for the set of 4 for a limited time!

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale for Tarzan books #1–4indefinitely. However, our sale will be ending on January 31, 2022 for Tarzan sets #5–8 and #9–12, so get them at the “4 Books for the Price of 3” sale price while you still can! The “4 for 3” sale price will remain in effect on Tarzan #13–16 until the next set of Tarzan volumes will be released later this year.

Skies of Venus Update

Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor will begin shipping out the week of 1/17/22. It may take our team up to three weeks to ship out all the preorders. If you preordered a copy, you will receive an email with tracking information when your order ships out.

If you haven’t ordered yours yet, preorder your hardcover Collector’s Edition here before the limited copies run out!


Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, ERB Authorized Library™, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™, and Amtor™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All logos (including the Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, and Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs logos), characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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