Preorder Now—Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor™ by Neal Romanek

Posted on September 1, 2021

Cover art by Richard Hescox

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! Skies of Venus, the latest volume in the series, transports readers back to the mysterious, shrouded world of Amtor that was discovered by Carson Napier in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel Pirates of Venus, but this time to experience it through the eyes of an Earthman of the twenty-first century.

Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor by Neal Romanek features cover art by Richard Hescox and interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba, and will be available in paperback, hardcover, and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to ship Winter 2021/2022.

Intrigue on Amtor

Virgil Erath is on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. But he gets a new beginning when he is mystically transported to a planet of hallucinatory landscapes, warring humanoid races, and a cloud-filled sky that has never seen the sun. The inhabitants of this world call it Amtor—others have called it “Venus.”

Captured by a clan of winged warriors, Virgil is brought before the great Jong Kum Kloojong. But this “king of kings” is under attack by a deadly terrorist sect, and Virgil may be his only hope of saving Amtor from an apocalyptic war.

 

 

 

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

All preorders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Skies of Venus placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Richard Hescox.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special bookplate signed by author Neal Romanek 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 Skies of Venus from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

Sample of interior art
by Douglas Klauba

About Neal Romanek (Author)

Neal Romanek is an American-British writer whose work includes film and TV, comics, and journalism. He is also one of the UK’s top writers on media technology and speaks publicly on creativity and the media. He was born in Texas, educated at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and now lives in London with his wife, daughter, and several spoiled animals. Skies of Venus is his first novel. The first grown-up book he ever read was Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Lost Continent.

About Richard Hescox (Cover Art)

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 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber.

About Douglas Klauba (Interior Illustrations)

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, and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold 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

Lots of ERB goodness should be arriving in people’s mailboxes this September, which is fitting as Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, one hundred and forty-six years ago today!

John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten—Now Shipping!

We’re happy to inform you that the first batch of preorders for John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten is shipping from our warehouse this week. The books will be shipped out in the order that the preorders were received. We had extremely strong presales for the book, so we appreciate your patience as our small staff works hard to package each of your orders with care and get them out in a timely manner. When your order ships out, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information.

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition—Shipping Soon!

Preorders for Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition should begin shipping shortly after we fulfill all existing preorders for John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten. We will send out a new email newsletter to keep you posted on when Beyond the Farthest Star begins to ship.

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Now Available! Hardcover Edition of Beyond the Farthest Star™: Restored Edition

Posted on August 10, 2021

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition
Now available in a hardcover format!

We have officially sold out of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition books! We hope you snagged your copy before it was too late, but if not, you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to own this timeless novel! We are now offering this classic science fiction adventure in a hardcover format. All editions of Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition are expected to ship early Fall 2021.

Like the other editions, the hardcover of Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition will feature the classic cover art to the novel by the legendary Frank Frazetta; a newly commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Mark Schultz; classic interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel; an introduction by noted science fiction author Paul Di Filippo; a preface by ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey discussing the restorations to the text; maps of the planet Poloda and the Omos star system; a diagram of the Unisan alphabet and numbers; and an extensive section of rare and previously unpublished bonus materials mined from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California. Get your copy today!


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Preorder Now—Beyond the Farthest Star™: Restored Edition

Posted on July 20, 2021

Historic New Edition Restoring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Original Manuscript Text

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

In 1940, as the world hurtled into the darkness of global conflict, Edgar Rice Burroughs turned his legendary writing talents toward an interstellar tale of wonder and adventure set on a war-racked planet—one whose star was so distant that it was invisible to the Earth’s most powerful telescopes. Featuring a protagonist who is transported to the planet Poloda by means reminiscent of John Carter’s projection to Mars, Beyond the Farthest Star is set in a wholly unique solar system in which all the planets are aligned in the same orbit and connected by means of an atmosphere tube that allows for potential travel between worlds via airplane.

What has been unknown to readers is that the 1941 Blue Book magazine publication comprising Part I of Beyond the Farthest Star was heavily edited, with a substantial number of line edits on almost every page and several lengthy and meaningful passages—some more than a page long—excised throughout. That altered and abridged text was used as the basis for all book editions of the novel—until now. We are pleased to announce that we have gone back to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original typescript from our archives in Tarzana, California, and restored the author’s preferred text of the novel in Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition. Now, for the first time, enjoy this classic science fiction adventure in the way that Edgar Rice Burroughs intended it to be read!

The Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition will be available in a trade paperback and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. Both editions will feature a newly commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Mark Schultz; classic interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel; an introduction by noted science fiction author Paul Di Filippo; a preface by ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey discussing the restorations to the text; maps of the planet Poloda and the Omos star system; a diagram of the Unisan alphabet and numbers; and an extensive section of rare and previously unpublished bonus materials mined from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California. The book is expected to ship Early Fall 2021.

Preorder your copy of the Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition today!

Frontispiece by Mark Schultz

A Planet in Peril

When Nazi warplanes blast an American fighter pilot out of the sky, he awakens not in the expected afterlife but on a far-flung planet—one of eleven interconnected worlds hurtling around a strangely constructed star system. On Poloda, he earns a new name—Tangor, one who came from nothing—and a new home among the brave people of Unis, a nation locked in perpetual war against the brutish, totalitarian Kapars. But when news comes of a powerful invention that could turn the tides of the conflict, Tangor must undertake a daring undercover mission behind enemy lines. There, in vile Kapara, he will not only risk life and limb, but also brand himself as a traitor in the eyes of his newfound friends, as he continues his fight for freedom beyond the farthest star!

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

All preorders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the classic cover art to the novel by the legendary Frank Frazetta.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition bookplate signed by Mark Schultz (frontispiece illustrator), Paul Di Filippo (author of the introduction), and Christopher Paul Carey (author of the preface), along with a facsimile of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ signature.

Get this special offer only by preordering Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

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.

Frank Frazetta (Cover Artist)

Frank Frazetta (1928–2010) was an American artist of fantasy, science fiction, and popular culture. He is often regarded as the “Godfather” of fantasy art, and is one of the most renowned illustrators of the twentieth century. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, his artwork graced the covers of dozens of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books.

Roy G. Krenkel (Interior Illustrator)

Roy G. Krenkel (1918–1983) was a noted American science fiction and fantasy artist who was a mentor to the legendary Frank Frazetta. Danton Burroughs said of him, “Roy Krenkel was a key factor in the 1960s revival of my grandfather’s writings. Krenkel’s illustrations forever secured his position as one of the all-time great Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrators.”

Mark Schultz (Frontispiece Illustrator)

Mark Schultz is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and author whose interest in adventure fiction and the sciences led him to create his award-winning Xenozoic Tales comics, as well as SubHuman, in collaboration with paleontologist Dr. Michael J. Ryan. He has illustrated a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria and written the science primer The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA. His illustrated novella, Storms at Sea, was released in 2015. Currently, he writes the adventures of Prince Valiant for King Features Syndicate and is in the process of creating a new Xenozoic story. His illustrations, commissions, and sketches can be found collected in the Carbon series.

Paul Di Filippo (Introduction)

Paul Di Filippo sold his first story in 1977, and since then has produced over forty books of short and novel-length fiction. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he haunts H. P. Lovecraft’s footsteps daily, with his partner Deborah Newton and a cocker spaniel named Moxie.

Christopher Paul Carey (Preface)

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923. He is the author of  Swords Against the Moon Men—an authorized sequel Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel The Moon Maid—and the forthcoming ERB Universe novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond, and Pathfinder Worldscape: Dejah Thoris. He has edited more than sixty novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers, and had the honor of working with Mr. Burroughs’ original manuscript to prepare the text for the present edition of Beyond the Farthest Star. He lives in Southern California.

New Beyond the Farthest Star Comic-Book Miniseries!

Don’t miss the launch of the brand-new Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar comic-book miniseries from American Mythology Productions, with a script by Mike Wolfer; story, series concept, and expanded canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; art by Alesandro Rinaldi; colors by Arthur Hesli; and lettering by Natalie Jane.

Join wayward cosmic traveler Victory Harben as she and her new Zandarian friend Tii-laa find adventure and peril on the unexplored worlds of the Omos star system!

Issue #1 releases Tuesday, July 28—ask your local comic shop to order in the title, or stop by American Mythology’s online store on that date to order a copy direct from the publisher.

John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten Update

Everything is still on track for a Late Summer release for the latest ERB Universe novel, John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel. Here’s a peek at the paperback proof! If you haven’t yet preordered your copy, you can do so right here.

 

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Preorder Now—John Carter of Mars®: Gods of the Forgotten
by Geary Gravel

Posted on June 22, 2021

Cover Art by Chris Peuler

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

Tarzana, California (June 22, 2021) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel—the third novel in the Swords of Eternity super-arc, a cycle of all-new canonical novels expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs’ worlds of wonder and adventure! 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 Late Summer 2021.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Tara, Princess of Gathol trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Geary Gravel and Ann Tonsor Zeddies, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring John Carter of Mars (in addition to the Tara, Princess of Helium trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

 

John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten

News of the passing of a dear friend spurs John Carter, Warlord of Mars, to investigate a series of perplexing mysteries in the forbidding icy northern reaches of Barsoom. The enigmas only deepen as he embarks upon a journey to the far-flung treasure city of Gathol with his spirited daughter Tara and an unexpected stowaway. Ensnared in an insidious conspiracy that reaches from his early years on the Red Planet back into the dim recesses of the ancient past, John Carter and his trusted longsword are now all that stand in the way of a dread menace that threatens the existence of all life on Barsoom.

Bonus Novelette: “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah”
by Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Continuing her wayward journey upon the currents of spacetime, Victory Harben arrives in the strange hollow interior world of Va-nah from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic The Moon Maid. Thrust into an uneasy alliance with a renegade Va-gas warrior and her young son, Victory must turn all her wits and skills toward survival—for she and her companions have been marked for death by the brutal the Kalkar soldiers under the reign of the vile tyrant Orthis.

About the Authors

Geary Gravel is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, as well as the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has also 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.

Ann Tonsor Zeddies first encountered the ERB Universe as a child, when an old professor who lived down the street allowed her to choose a volume from his shelves. She chose Tarzan of the Apes. Later, she read the adventures of John Carter aloud to her young son. She is the author of six science fiction novels, two of which were Philip K. Dick Award nominees. Her short fiction includes stories in The Ultimate Silver Surfer and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She lives in Michigan with her husband, near the shores of an inland sea.

About the Cover Artist

Chris Peuler is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditionally trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications. He has previously provided the cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s editions of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert, Swords Against the Moon Men by Christopher Paul Carey, and A Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star by Lee Strong.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—order your copy of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten today!

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Now Shipping The Girl from Hollywood™ Centennial Edition!

Posted on June 17, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have received our stock from the printer for The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, and we have begun shipping the books out to customers! It will take our team about one week to send out all the preorders. 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 in a timely manner. When your order ships out, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information.

Limited quantities remain of the hardcover Collector’s Edition, so place your order now if you haven’t already to be sure you’ll get a copy

In 1921, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a novel unlike any other in his entire catalog—a sordid tale of drug addiction, corruption, and murder set against the backdrop of Prohibition-era Hollywood. He believed it to be one of his finest works, written as it was from his own experience after he and his family moved to their Tarzana Ranch in Southern California and became exposed to both the allure and perils of nearby Tinseltown. Now, celebrate the hundredth anniversary of this timeless work in The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, featuring a new foreword by Michael D. Sellers (author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood), a specially commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Douglas Klauba, classic cover art by P. J. Monahan, and rare and never-before-seen bonus materials from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California.

Many Edgar Rice Burroughs fans don’t realize that the widely available Ace Books paperback edition of The Girl from Hollywood published in the 1970s was significantly abridged, with lengthy passages excised throughout. The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition restores this missing text.

The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition will be available in a paperback and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is now shipping!

Order your copy of The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition today!

 

 

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Announcing The Adventures of Tarzan® Audio Drama

Posted on June 16, 2021

Join Tarzan as he swings into the jungle of audio comedy in The Adventures of Tarzan® presented by Freshly Squeezed Pulp!

Here is their official announcement:

Freshly Squeezed Pulp (FSP) is proud to announce the rerelease of their 2018–2021 audio drama The Adventures of Tarzan®, which has now been licensed through Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Brought to you by FSP and ERB, Inc., The Adventures of Tarzan seeks to share the adventurous world of the original Tarzan novels for modern audiences in the style of old-time radio serials through the lens of comedy podcasting. Join us and this new take on these original classics by tuning into Episode 1, out now and available on major podcasting outlets. Click HERE to listen on your preferred platform, subscribe, follow, and learn more about The Adventures of Tarzan!

Check out the series trailer below or by clicking HERE

Following in the footsteps of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original Tarzan® novels, this Freshly Squeezed Pulp Program seeks to both retell and modernize the wacky exploits of world-renowned pulp hero Tarzan of the Apes® through a mix of comedy and classic drama. Born to castaways on the western coast of equatorial Africa, a young Earl of Greystoke is brought up by a family of intelligent apes. When a band of tag-along explorers are also marooned on the same beach, Tarzan comes to meet other humans for the first time, and learn more about the life in Europe his family tragically left behind. Here, Tarzan meets a young Jane Porter, and the two start a wacky family of friends and redemptive foes alike. As Tarzan’s absurd adventures continue, the group cannot help but ask why their lives are plagued with such strange coincidences. Perhaps it’s “The Last Game” as prophesied by La of Opar that places Tarzan at its very center of a growing chaotic crisis. What will Tarzan do in the face of his seemingly never ending list of treacherous enemies? Will his family and friends make it through their extravagant experiences alive themselves? And will Tarzan accept his destiny as a hero, or seek a simpler life void of Adventure? We implore you to listen to Freshly Squeezed Pulp’s The Adventures of Tarzan® to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Freshly Squeezed Pulp is a vintage comedy podcasting troupe from Duke University that produced pulp-inspired podcasts in the style of golden-age radio.

Freshly Squeezed Pulp: A New-Time Take on Old-Time Radio!

 

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Shipping Update: Tarzan Books #9–12

Posted on April 20, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have received our stock from the printer for Tarzan volumes #9–12 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, and we have begun shipping the books out to customers! Due to the large number of preorders and shortened business hours due to COVID restrictions, it will take our team about two weeks to send out all the preorders. 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 in a timely manner.

When your order ships out, you will receive a shipping confirmation email. That email will not include tracking information. For US domestic orders, if you selected Media Mail as your shipping option, please allow 7–10 business days from the time you receive the shipping confirmation email for your package to arrive. If you selected Priority as your shipping option, please allow 2–5 business days from the time you receive the shipping confirmation email for your package to arrive. We ask that you please wait the appropriate number of days after receiving your shipping confirmation email to allow your package to arrive (depending on the shipping option you selected).

 

Looking Ahead

Our publishing program has grown exponentially over the last year and it has been so exciting for our team and for all ERB fans to experience. Our team has worked hard to keep up with this growth, and we are continuing to improve how we process online orders.

Beginning in May, we will be implementing a new process in shipping out online orders. If you have an account with our online store, you will be able to log in and see the accurate status of all of your orders. Furthermore, shipping confirmation emails, with USPS tracking information for US domestic orders, will be sent to you when your orders ship out.

Our team at ERB, Inc., strives to serve you with excellence, and we appreciate your patience while we work to enhance your experience as a member of the universe Edgar Rice Burroughs created many decades ago!

Cover art by P. J. Monahan

The Girl from Hollywood Hardcover
Collector’s Centennial Edition Selling Fast

Presales have been brisk for our hardcover Collector’s Centennial Edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel The Girl from Hollywood, which is limited to only 200 copies and includes a bookplate signed by frontispiece artist Douglas Klauba, foreword author Michael D. Sellers, and the ERB, Inc., executive staff. If you’d like to make sure you’ll get a copy, please preorder the book now while we have copies remaining. The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition is also available for preorder in a trade paperback, and both the paperback and the limited hardcover editions are expected to ship Spring 2021.

Please stay tuned to ERBurroughs.com and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to keep on top of the host of exciting new releases that we will be announcing in the coming weeks and months!

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Historic Sci-fi Legend to make Gaming Debut in John Carter®: Warlord of Mars®

Posted on March 29, 2021

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Classic Character Brought to Life in a Kickstarter campaign starting April 19

Tarzana, California (March 29, 2021) – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., today announced that its team is working with FNCPR to develop and publish the video game entitled John Carter: Warlord of Mars.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs—including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®. FNCPR Ltd. has acquired the license to develop and publish the John Carter: Warlord of Mars game.

Through this cooperation, the grandfather of science fiction meets state-of-the-art gaming technology in an all-action, first-person adventure video game, bringing the world’s oldest interplanetary warrior to life across PC and Console platforms.

John Carter is the planet-hopping hero that was conceived over 100 years ago by genre-defining writer, Burroughs. As well as being the central character in 11 novels since 1912, he has featured in various comic book incarnations, tabletop games and a feature film, spanning several decades. Carter’s adventures have left a lasting cultural legacy, inspiring writers and scientists like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Siegal, and Carl Sagan. He also profoundly influenced series like Flash Gordon and blockbusters like George Lucas’ Star Wars and James Cameron’s Avatar. Gamers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Burroughs’ epic fantasy world.

The creative work on the game is well underway, and Tanglewood Games has been appointed by FNCPR as the lead developer for the project.

The voice cast includes two BAFTA winners. David Elliott takes the lead role of Carter, Brian Bovell as Tars Tarkas, and Kezia Burrows playing the Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.

Starting in 1945 at the end of WWII, the gameplay will centre on the soldier John Carter, working on a mission to find Hitler’s secret projects general, Hans Kammler. Kammler is experimenting with a new technology that ultimately transports John Carter to Mars, known to its inhabitants as “Barsoom.”

This echoes the dimension-shifting narrative of the original novels and comics, in which the American Civil War veteran dramatically found himself transcending worlds and fighting for the inhabitants of Mars.

James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. said:
“One might wonder what Mr. Burroughs, over a century after he first inked the names John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas to the page, would have thought to see his characters spring to life in a video game—what in his day would have itself been considered the stuff of science fiction.

“I’d like to think he would be pleased not only to see fans of John Carter play the game and step into his wondrous world of Barsoom, but also to at last set foot on the dying planet himself, with sword in hand, and have the visceral experience of being able to play one of his own heroes in the game. Doubtless he would have been thrilled to see his immortal swordsman and the rich setting of Barsoom come alive in the John Carter: Warlord of Mars video game, exposing his creations to a whole new generation of fans.”

Frazer Nash, from FNCPR, who are publishing the game, said:
“In many ways, John Carter is the original fantasy action hero, thrilling readers and fans well before the likes of Flash Gordon, Superman and Luke Skywalker. Most superheroes have already made their transition into the gaming world; it is high time that John Carter makes his debut.

“The action follows Carter as he meets the weird and wonderful natives of Barsoom, acclimatising himself to Martian gravity, the local customs and Martian languages. His mission includes meeting the mighty Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, fighting with giant ape-like monsters, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris. It’s over a century since these characters were created, and we’re excited to find a new way of bringing them to life.”

With initial work on the game well underway, the next step in the process will be launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding initiative to fund the next stage of development. This will be launched on April 19, 2021. To find out more, sign up today http://jcwom.com/

With a deep and epic back catalog of material to draw on, the longer-term character and game development options are boundless.

Find out more at http://jcwom.com/

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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.

About FNCPR

27+ years involved in all aspects of video gaming and its growth. The company has worked on some of the biggest games in the industry: World of Tanks, World of Warships, Medieval Dynasty, Skyforge, Armored Warfare, Warface, Conqueror Blade, Blizzard (Diablo II, Warcraft III, and Starcraft Ghosts), Sierra (Homeworld and Homeworld II, Halflife and Halflife II), Fox (No One Lives Forever II, Simpsons, and Buffy), Black Label (Lord of the Rings and The Thing), and NDA (Die Hard Vendetta and Judge Dredd v. Death).

About Tanglewood Games

Tanglewood Games is a specialist UE Development studio with a dedicated team of Unreal experts and veterans of some of the biggest Unreal Engine titles to date, including Fortnite, Sea of Thieves, Paragon, and Fractured Veil.

About the Cast

DAVID ELLIOT

Born on July 27, 1981, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in the film Kajaki, beating Robert Carlyle and David Tennant to the prize.

David started his acting career on stage, going on to tour all over the UK with multi-award-winning shows such as Decky Does a Bronco and Hangover, which he also wrote and directed to rave reviews. The Scotsman wrote, “Elliot has produced a breathtakingly realistic and resonant piece of writing… calls to mind a sort of sub-Irvine Welshian dialogue, but slowly it becomes apparent that the writing is more considered than that… surely destined for even greater things in the future.”

His breakthrough leading role was in the war film Kajaki (Kilo Two Bravo), which led to him winning a BAFTA award for his role as real-life war hero Cpl Mark Wright.

Other leading man roles include Jackie van Beek’s New Zealand-based relationship drama The Inland Road, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

He is most recently known as Jonesy in Sky One’s number one hit show Bulletproof. Alongside acting David also continues to write and direct.

KEZIA BURROWS

Kezia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, is a BAFTA member and an Open Door People buddy.

She has recently been nominated for Best Lead Actress in the feature film Nobody Girl at the North Europe International Film Festival: London Edition, and seen with Tony Jordan as a lead in his BBC TV series Crash.

Kezia has done some great work in games, and the computer game Observation, where Kezia voices lead Dr. Emma Fisher, won BAFTA’s Best British Game 2020 and BAFTA Scotland’s Best Game.

She also performed in the all-star cast video game Squadron 42 / Star Citizen, including Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill.

BRIAN BOVELL

Born in October 1959, Brian is a veteran of stage and screen.

Whether you know him as The Bill’s DC Rob Thatcher or Jez in the popular comedy Gimme Gimme Gimme, you will have seen and heard him on TV for the past 40 years!

Brian’s big-screen credits include Jamie Johnson, Babylon, Love Actually, Strike, and the critically acclaimed Secrets and Lies.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Warlord of Mars®, Princess of Mars®, The Gods of Mars©, Dejah Thoris®, Tars Tarkas®, Woola™, Barsoom®, 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 Burroughs, Inc. Used by Permission. Everything else is ©FNCPR or respective rights holder 2021.

 

 

 

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The Eternal Savage Online Comic Strip RETURNS
with All New Storyline

Posted on February 27, 2021

The Eternal Savage online comic strip, adapted from the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, was completed on December 20, 2016. Now, for the first time ever, prolific writer Martin Powell is expanding the original storyline, supported by the visually appealing art of Toni Barber (see The War Chief comic strips #114-232).   

In 1939 A.D. London, England, Victoria Custer – niece and namesake of her aunt, also Victoria Custer – has dreams upon dreams that place her in 100,000 B.C. Africa. What is causing these dreams that hound her each night with an intensity that sometimes stays with her and causes her to faint during the day? The answer may lie in Africa where a medical doctor, doubling as a witch doctor, hypnotizes Victoria in an attempt to discover the truth behind these dreams.

Journey with us as we return to The Eternal Savage with the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. pioneering web comic strip program. You will be rewarded with an exciting return to 100,000 B.C. Africa – a very dangerous place, indeed!

THE ETERNAL SAVAGE TEAM  

WRITER Martin Powell

Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes. Currently, as the author of almost a dozen different ERB online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel from Dark Horse, Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer.  He received the coveted Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles in 2017 for his on-going contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Visit him on Facebook and Amazon.

ARTIST, COLORIST, and LETTERER Toni Barber

Toni is a comic book artist and illustrator from Minorca, Spain. He studied three years of Fine Arts at University of Barcelona. He started at Escola Joso Comic School in Barcelona, in 2015, where he took part of the sci-fi fanzine Deadline and Deckard, among other projects. 
 
Currently, Toni is working as a freelancer for publisher Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. He worked as a full-time artist for The War Chief Comic Strips #114-232. In addition, he takes on commission work for Idées Plus (France), and Dynamite Entertainment, as well as further enquiries as an illustrator and graphic designer.

Trademarks Tarzan®, The Eternal Savage™, The Mad King™, The War Chief™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Preorder Now—The Girl from Hollywood™ Centennial Edition!

Posted on January 28, 2021

Cover art by P. J. Monahan

In 1921, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a novel unlike any other in his entire catalog—a sordid tale of drug addiction, corruption, and murder set against the backdrop of Prohibition-era Hollywood. He believed it to be one of his finest works, written as it was from his own experience after he and his family moved to their Tarzana Ranch in Southern California and became exposed to both the allure and perils of nearby Tinseltown. Now, celebrate the hundredth anniversary of this timeless work in The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, featuring a new foreword by Michael D. Sellers (author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood), a specially commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Douglas Klauba, classic cover art by P. J. Monahan, and rare and never-before-seen bonus materials from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California.

Many Edgar Rice Burroughs fans don’t realize that the widely available Ace Books paperback edition of The Girl from Hollywood published in the 1970s was significantly abridged, with lengthy passages excised throughout. The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition restores this missing text.

The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition will be available in a paperback and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to ship Spring 2021.

Preorder your copy of The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition today!

 

Dark Side of Hollywood

She is known by the stage name Gaza de Lure, an icon of the silver screen—the epitome of success for every aspiring actress who dreams of becoming a star in Hollywood. No longer is she Shannon Burke, the innocent Midwestern girl who moved to California seeking fame and fortune, for in her heart she holds a dark secret…one so dreadful, so shameful, that she can never hope to escape its grasp. When the Penningtons, a wholesome ranching family from the nearby foothills, come into her orbit, will they too become forever trapped in the tangled web of Hollywood corruption, drug peddling, addiction—and murder?

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

All orders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of The Girl from Hollywood placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the brand-new frontispiece artwork by Douglas Klauba, which depicts Shannon Burke, the title character in the novel.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special Girl from Hollywood Centennial bookplate signed by artist Douglas Klauba and Michael D. Sellers, the author of the foreword, as well as by James Sullos (President, ERB, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (Vice President of Operations, ERB, Inc.), and Christopher Paul Carey (Director of Publishing, ERB, Inc.), all of whom contributed to the publisher’s preface.

Get this special offer by preordering The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

Celebrating 100 years of a classic novel

Featuring a newly commissioned frontispiece by Douglas Klauba

New Girl from Hollywood Merchandise!

To celebrate the centennial of this classic novel, we are also releasing an array of The Girl from Hollywood merchandise at our Zazzle storefront, including puzzles, notebooks, playing cards, iPhone cases, Christmas ornaments, and more!

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.

About Michael D. Sellers

Michael D. Sellers is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles with more than twenty feature films to his credit as producer, writer, and/or director, including the award-winning Vlad and Eye of the Dolphin. Prior to his film career, he served for eleven years as an undercover CIA officer, serving in Moscow, Warsaw, Ethiopia, and the Philippines. He was awarded the CIA Intelligence Commendation Medal for his actions during a violent coup attempt experienced during one of his assignments. He credits Edgar Rice Burroughs for imparting to him a spirit of adventure, and tolerance for misadventure, that has been a constant theme of his life. In 2012, he wrote John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, which chronicled the history of ERB’s A Princess of Mars from conception through the completion and release of Disney’s John Carter film directed by Andrew Stanton. Most items on his bucket list have a check mark beside them, but one that remains is to make a documentary film that he would entitle The Life and Mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

About Douglas Klauba

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, and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About P. J. Monahan

P. J. Monahan was one of the most prolific pulp magazine illustrators of the early twentieth century. In addition to providing the dust jacket art for the first hardcover edition of The Girl from Hollywood, Monahan illustrated many other works written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, including the first edition of Thuvia, Maid of Mars and thirteen covers for stories appearing in The All-Story, All-Story Weekly, Argosy All-Story Weekly, and All-Story Cavalier Weekly.

ERB Authorized Library Update

For those who preordered Tarzan books #9–12, we are waiting for the books to ship from the printer to our warehouse. While we had initially hoped for a February release, it’s looking more likely that they will ship to customers beginning in March. The good news is we have really loaded up these new volumes with even more fantastic bonus materials, significantly increasing the length and scope of afterwords and archival images. In addition, we’re excited to announce that the “From the Archives” section of our ERB Authorized Library edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire will include Edgar Rice Burroughs’ previously unpublished 16-page screen treatment for a proposed, but never realized, film version of this classic Tarzan novel!

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Girl from Hollywood™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, A Princess of Mars®, Barsoom®, Pellucidar®, Amtor™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, Edgar Rice Burroughs® , Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, and ERB Authorized Library™ Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
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