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.

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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!

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Preorder now from ERB Books: Tarzan of the Apes®: The Artist Edition

Posted on December 15, 2020

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You are invited to preorder Tarzan of the Apes: The Artist Edition, which will be limited to 600 numbered sets signed by the artists and contributors. This is the sixth and most elaborately illustrated title in The ERB Limited Edition Collection produced by ERB Books since 2015, all of which are fully authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Tarzan of the Apes: The Artist Edition is available for preorder from ERB Books (please note that the book cannot be preordered directly from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s online store, as it is being produced by ERB Books).

ERB Books is offering FREE SHIPPING on preorders of Tarzan of the Apes: The Artist Edition. The book is expected to ship February/March 2021.

Exclusive Offer for Numbered Subscribers

ERB Books will reserve the same number set for you for this new edition and the next new limited edition that you received for A Princess of Mars: The Manuscript Edition.

Each Artist Limited Edition Set Includes:

  • Book and Clamshell Box handcrafted in leather with letterpress title page, color illustrated endpapers and printed on 80# Finch archival paper.
  • Fine Workmanship: Double gold stamped titles and decorations, Symth-sewn binding, hand built box, heavy stock color plates – printed and bound in the U.S.
  •  Two Wraparound Dust Jackets fitted on each book featuring a new original Tarzan painting by Sanjulian or Daren Bader and the first edition dust jacket designed by Fred Arting.
  • (25) Tipped-in Color Plates featuring artwork by Frazetta, Brom, Manchess, St. John, Jones, Adams, Miller, Arting, Yeates, Pettee, Patrick, Grindberg, Jusko, Eggleton, Hogarth and many more.
  • (75+) Black & White Illustrations throughout the text by a host of artists and featuring 16 full-page illustrations for Tarzan of the Apes by Zdenek Burian and a 16-page Tarzan Artist’s Sketch Section.

Bonus items in each boxed set:

  • Tarzan of the Apes Artifact Portfolio (1912-1914): Includes exact replicas of editor letters, manuscript pages, Munsey’s check to ERB, the All-Story Oct. pulp cover, contents and title pages (1912), the illustrated first installment of the first Tarzan of the Apes newspaper serialization (1913) & the A. C. McClurg advertising postcard, illustrated order form & first edition book contract. (1914)
  • Vintage Pen with gold grip and gold-plated Esterbrook nib: Replica of the pen used by ERB to create Tarzan of the Apes.
  • Die Cast Color Stamp (2″ x 3″): Reproduction in metal of the rare 1914 advertising stamp designed by ERB to promote the first edition of Tarzan of the Apes using Fred Arting’s dust jacket art and design.

Preorder Tarzan of the Apes: The Artist Edition today from ERB Books. Expected to ship February/March 2021.

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and A Princess of Mars® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Now Available: ERB Authorized Library and ERB Universe Puzzles!

Posted on December 2, 2020

Looking for the perfect gift idea for your favorite Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs fan or wanting something fun to do while you’re stuck at home? Announcing a new line of ERB Authorized Library and ERB Universe puzzles featuring the spectacular artwork of Joe Jusko and Chris Peuler!A Notice Regarding Shipping

Due to current events, our delivery timeframe for most items is about 1 to 2 weeks. While we will do our best to fulfill your orders a quickly as possible, items cannot be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Carson of Venus®, Pellucidar®, Opar™, and others owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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20% OFF Holiday Sale

Posted on November 30, 2020

Hurry! This unprecedented sale ends December 23!

A Notice Regarding Shipping

Due to current events, our delivery timeframe for most items is about 1 to 2 weeks. While we will do our best to fulfill your orders a quickly as possible, items cannot be guaranteed to arrive prior to Christmas. 

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Carson of Venus®, Pellucidar®, The Land That Time Forgot®, Opar™, and others owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Preorder Now: Tarzan® Books 9–12
Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™

Posted on November 24, 2020

Books 9–12 Expected to Ship January/February 2021

The ERB Authorized Library’s THIRD SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan 9–12) — Tarzan and the Golden Lion; Tarzan and the Ant Men; Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle; and Tarzan and the Lost Empire is now available for preorder, at this special SALE PRICE! These handsome hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko; forewords by Christopher Paul Carey, Richard A. Lupoff, Sarah A. Hoyt, and Donald F. Glut; afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials. In tribute to Dick Lupoff, a friend of the company and an authority in ERB’s works who sadly passed away shortly after submitting his afterword, we have dedicated our Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library edition of Tarzan and the Ant Men to his memory.

Due to popular demand, we have extended our “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale on both the FIRST SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan 1–4) — Tarzan of the ApesThe Return of TarzanThe Beasts of Tarzan, and The Son of Tarzan — and the SECOND SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan 5–8) — Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Jungle Tales of Tarzan, Tarzan the Untamed, and Tarzan the Terrible. Be sure to take advantage of this amazing offer while you still can!

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the first ever 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.

***WAREHOUSE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY***

Our office and warehouse will be closed Wednesday, 11/25 through Sunday, 11/29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Any orders from our online store that are placed during that window will ship the week of 11/30.

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NEWS FROM TARZANA: PUBLISHING UPDATE

Posted on November 19, 2020

Tarzana, California (November 19, 2020) – In 1931, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., launched its own publishing division with the release of the first hardcover edition of Tarzan the Invincible by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Today, nearly ninety years later, the company’s publishing efforts are still going strong, and are in fact more robust and ambitious than ever. As the Director of Publishing at ERB, Inc., I would like to give you an overview of where we’ve come with our book publishing over the past year, and give you a bit of a preview of where we’re headed.

I’m pleased to say that our publishing program has not only weathered the storm of the COVID epidemic, but is booming like never before. In some ways, this makes a lot of sense. In trying times, people turn to what makes them feel better and gives them hope—and what is more feel-good and inspiring than the heroes and heroines of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, fighting against and overcoming the most daunting odds? And if you’re looking for a little escapism, no one does it better than ERB!

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AUTHORIZED LIBRARY

In December of last year, we released the first four volumes in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library (Tarzan of the Apes, The Return of Tarzan, The Beasts of Tarzan, and The Son of Tarzan), followed by the next four volumes in August of this year (Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Jungle Tales of Tarzan, Tarzan the Untamed, and Tarzan the Terrible). Both sets of four books We are hard at work on the production of the next set of four Tarzan volumes (wait until you see those Jusko covers!), and you can expect an announcement very soon—so stay tuned and make sure to sign up for our email updates if you haven’t already!

One of the most frequent queries we get from customers about the ERB Authorized Library is “What is the publishing schedule for the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library?” We are releasing the books as swiftly as we can, which means approximately two to three sets of books will be published per year (there are currently four books in a set, although this may vary depending on the number of volumes in a given series). Right now we are in a good rhythm with our cover artist, the indefatigable Joe Jusko, so the release of two to three Authorized Library sets per year is a good estimate going forward. After the Tarzan series, we plan to move on to publishing all eleven volumes of the original Barsoom (Mars) series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and then his other series in turn, followed by the standalone novels and collections.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS UNIVERSE

This past April, we launched the first volume of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe’s Swords of Eternity Super-Arc, Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, followed by the release last month of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert. Both books have received fantastic and enthusiastic reviews from the fans, and they’ve been among our fastest-selling releases yet.

The Super-Arc will continue in John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel, which is slated for release in Spring 2021. I’ve already read an early draft, and let me tell you, John Carter fans, you are in for a real treat—an authentic romance of Barsoom that will transport you back to that treasured time of yore when you first cracked the spine on a Martian tale penned by the Master of Adventure himself.  Victory Harben’s wayward adventures will continue in the bonus novelette included in the back pages of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten, but you’ll have to wait until we announce preorders for the book to find out where in the ERB Universe she’s headed next!

Swords of Eternity will culminate in the fourth book in the cycle, Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, as told to yours truly by Ms. Harben herself. The book is releasing in…well, let’s just say 2021, since I’m just beginning to write it and I don’t want to give a misleading manuscript turnover date to the Director of Publishing. Oh wait…that’s me!

I should also add that we now have two classic ERB Universe novels back in print: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber and Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time by Philip José Farmer. If you haven’t picked these books up yet, you’re not going to want to miss them—especially since they are now considered ERB Universe canon and Win Scott Eckert’s Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar makes reference to them.

So what’s next for the ERB Universe? Lots, I can assure you. Stay tuned to our email updates and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep apprised of future releases.

THE WILD ADVENTURES OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

As I am busy heading up both the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library and the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series, Jim Sullos, President of ERB, Inc., will continue on as the series editor of the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs. This past year saw the release of Will Murray’s astounding and highly entertaining novel Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars (available in hardcover and paperback), and we’ve been in talks with Will about the possibility of an epic sequel (fingers crossed!). We have a number of future Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs releases written. by other authors lined up in the cue, and we are moving forward with the next title in the series (TBA) to be released in 2021.

EBOOKS

If you like to read your books on a device, make sure to check out our latest Kindle editions, including the first four volumes the ERB Authorized Library (Tarzan #5–8 are on the way), as well as Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, and Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert. And be sure not to miss Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time by Hugo award winner Philip José Farmer and Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars by fan-favorite author Will Murray.

AUDIOBOOK EDITIONS FROM OASIS AUDIO

Only earlier this year, we announced that Oasis Audio would be releasing our entire catalog on audio, and they’ve already produced a whopping 12 releases, available in both CD and Audible editions! Top-notch professional narrators Ben Dooley and John McClain have provided outstanding performances as they bring the characters and worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs to life. But don’t just take my word for it—check out the audiobook samples for yourself!

A NOTE ON SHIPPING

We strive to package and ship out your orders as quickly and safely as possible, but please note that we are a small press operating in the middle of a pandemic (COVID protocols call for limited staff and limited business hours). We prepare and ship customer orders in the order in which they are received. Since we receive hundreds of customer orders on the first day we announce a title, that may mean it takes a few business days for our shipping person to process even that first day of orders. Please know that we are working hard to get your books to you as quickly as possible, packing them safely and snuggly so they are not damaged in transit. We appreciate your patience!

WORLDS OF THANKS

Lastly, I would like to extend my personal gratitude to all the readers and fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs who have made this past year such a resounding success for our publishing program. I know that Jim, Cathy, and the whole team here at ERB, Inc., join me in these sentiments. But this is only the beginning—it’s an exciting time to be an ERB fan. There is much more adventure and excitement to come, and we look forward to bringing it to you!

Jodades,*

Christopher Paul Carey
Director of Publishing
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

* Amtorian greeting/farewell (literally, “luck to you!”).

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus®, Pellucidar®, Caspak™, and Victory Harben™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Now Shipping: TARZAN®: BATTLE FOR PELLUCIDAR®
by Win Scott Eckert

Posted on October 27, 2020

Exclusive Trading Card Offer Only When Ordering from ERB, Inc.

Tarzana, California (October 27, 2020) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert—the second novel in the Swords of Eternity super-arc, a cycle of all-new canonical novels expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs’ worlds of wonder and adventure! The book is now available to order directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, are now available in a simultaneous release. Please note that the Collector’s Edition is selling fast, so place your order now while we still have copies in stock.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All orders of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Jane Porter trading card.

All orders of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Jane Porter trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by ordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Mike Wolfer, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring Tarzan of the Apes. The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and they are selling fast.

Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar

Tarzan of the Apes, Jason Gridley, and the crew of the airship O-220 return to Pellucidar, the world at the Earth’s core, on a wartime mission to stop the Nazis from obtaining a powerful superweapon. But when the Lord of the Jungle’s murderous adversaries partner with the Mahars—Pellucidar’s routed reptilian overlords—and his adventurous granddaughter Suzanne goes missing on a reconnaissance mission, can Tarzan prevent the conquest and enslavement of all humanity in both the inner and outer worlds?

Bonus Novelette: “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak”

Hurled through time and space from her homeworld of Pellucidar, Victory Harben plummets into peril when she finds herself on the island continent of Caspak, the Land That Time Forgot. Using skills learned from both her friend Tarzan and the Stone Age land of her birth, Victory fights for her very survival against savage beasts and uncanny Wieroos, the winged humanoid terrors of Caspak. But that is only the beginning of her trials, as a strange visitor arrives with an omen of Victory’s role in the machinations of the Swords of Eternity super-arc!

Interview with Author Win Scott Eckert

About the Authors

Win Scott Eckert is the legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series, as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the upcoming Doc Caliban novel, The Monster on Hold. Eckert’s other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, and the Green Hornet. A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, he lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.
 
Mike Wolfer, a professional writer and comics illustrator for over thirty years, has been a key talent working on the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books for American Mythology Productions, including Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot, and The Moon Maid. Best known for his Widow series, Wolfer is the creator of the Daughters of the Dark Oracle series and the horror anthology Crypt of Screams, and has worked on numerous licensed properties.

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, 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 Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar today!

SIGN UP FOR ALERTS

Stay tuned to EdgarRiceBurroughs.com and sign up for email updates to be among the first hear of future releases in the series. Also be sure to follow Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest Edgar Rice Burroughs news, publications, and merchandise.

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Lord of the Jungle®, Jane Porter®, Carson of Venus®, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, The Land That Time Forgot®, Caspak™, Jason Gridley™, Victory Harben™, Swords of Eternity™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, and The Moon Maid™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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TARZAN®: BATTLE FOR PELLUCIDAR®
by Win Scott Eckert

Posted on September 1, 2020

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

Tarzana, California (September 1, 2020) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert—the second 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 Fall 2020.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Jane Porter trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

All preorders of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Jane Porter trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Mike Wolfer, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring Tarzan of the Apes. The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar

Tarzan of the Apes, Jason Gridley, and the crew of the airship O-220 return to Pellucidar, the world at the Earth’s core, on a wartime mission to stop the Nazis from obtaining a powerful superweapon. But when the Lord of the Jungle’s murderous adversaries partner with the Mahars—Pellucidar’s routed reptilian overlords—and his adventurous granddaughter Suzanne goes missing on a reconnaissance mission, can Tarzan prevent the conquest and enslavement of all humanity in both the inner and outer worlds?

Bonus Novelette: “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak”

Hurled through time and space from her homeworld of Pellucidar, Victory Harben plummets into peril when she finds herself on the island continent of Caspak, the Land That Time Forgot. Using skills learned from both her friend Tarzan and the Stone Age land of her birth, Victory fights for her very survival against savage beasts and uncanny Wieroos, the winged humanoid terrors of Caspak. But that is only the beginning of her trials, as a strange visitor arrives with an omen of Victory’s role in the machinations of the Swords of Eternity super-arc!

Interview with Author Win Scott Eckert


About the Authors

Win Scott Eckert is the legacy author of science-fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series, as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the upcoming Doc Caliban novel, The Monster on Hold. Eckert’s other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, and the Green Hornet. A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, he lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.
 
Mike Wolfer, a professional writer and comics illustrator for over thirty years, has been a key talent working on the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books for American Mythology Productions, including Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot, and The Moon Maid. Best known for his Widow series, Wolfer is the creator of the Daughters of the Dark Oracle series and the horror anthology Crypt of Screams, and has worked on numerous licensed properties.

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, 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 Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar today!

SIGN UP FOR ALERTS

Stay tuned to EdgarRiceBurroughs.com and sign up for email updates to be among the first hear of future releases in the series. Also be sure to follow Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest Edgar Rice Burroughs news, publications, and merchandise.

Copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Lord of the Jungle®, Jane Porter®, Carson of Venus®, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, The Land That Time Forgot®, Caspak™, Jason Gridley™, Victory Harben™, Swords of Eternity™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, and The Moon Maid™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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