WHO IS VICTORY HARBEN™? THE FIRST LOOK AT THE ERB UNIVERSE’S NEWEST HEROINE

Posted on October 1, 2019

Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor #1 releases December 2019 from American Mythology Productions. Variant cover art featuring Jason Gridley and Victory Harben by Mike Wolfer.

Tarzana, California (October 1, 2019) – Today Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.—the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®—is pleased to present the first look at Victory Harben, the latest character to join the pantheon of heroes and heroines of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe.

Victory Harben is set to appear in the first new ERB Universe novel, Carson of Venus: Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, due out in Spring 2020. The novel will be preceded by a three-part, prequel comic book miniseries from American Mythology Productions titled “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” by Mike Wolfer, based on a plot by Matt Betts. The back pages of “The Eye of Amtor” will feature a bonus comic written by ERB Universe creative director Christopher Paul Carey, “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” starring Jason Gridley and introducing Victory Harben. “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun” launches the ongoing “super-arc” storyline that will run throughout the new ERB Universe novels, as a mysterious force hurls Jason Gridley and Victory Harben across space-time and they must unravel an insidious and unthinkable plot that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe. Issue #1 of “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor,” which includes the “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun” bonus feature, releases this December and can be preordered today by requesting it at your local comic shop.

Victory Harben’s epic story is being transmitted to the present-day offices of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California, via the Gridley Wave, that singular method of communication between our own Earth and strange, far-off worlds such as Pellucidar, Barsoom, and others. It was by this same method that Edgar Rice Burroughs himself once received the narratives of many of his tales of wonder and adventure. The corporation has also learned much about Ms. Harben from the previously lost journals of her mentor, inventor Jason Gridley, who appeared in several works by Mr. Burroughs, including Tarzan at the Earth’s Core and a number of novels in the Pellucidar, Barsoom, and Amtor series. The following character profile of Victory Harben has been gleaned from both of these sources.

CHARACTER PROFILE: VICTORY HARBEN
Birth Name: Victory von Harben
Birthdate: February 17, 1932
Birthplace: Sari, Pellucidar
Parents: Gretchen von Harben (mother), Nadok of the Voraki tribe (father)
Education: High school diploma; Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Mentors: Abner Perry, Jason Gridley, Tarzan of the Apes, Mudina Macrae, Professor Aloysius P. Ralston
Fighting Styles: Archery, jujitsu, knife fighting (instructed by Tarzan and David Innes)
Weapons of Choice: Bow and arrow, “uncertainty” gun
Personal Interests: Mathematics, quantum mechanics, root beer floats
Present Location: Current whereabouts unknown; last seen in Pellucidar near the ruins of the Mahar city of Mintra, March 1950

In her early twenties, anthropologist Gretchen von Harben* journeyed to the inner world of Pellucidar on a secret expedition to deliver to Abner Perry a load of Harbenite, that rare, lightweight, ultra-strong metal discovered by her brother Erich in the Wiramwazi Mountains of Africa.** After returning to the village of Sari following a wayward excursion to the land of the Voraki on another continent, Gretchen found she had fallen in love with the land of Pellucidar as much as she had with Nadok of the Voraki, and she decided to take up residence in the inner world with her new husband.

On the eve of a great battle against the intelligent, winged reptiles known as the Mahars and their simian Sagoth armies, during a major incursion on David Innes’ Empire of Pellucidar, Gretchen gave birth to her firstborn child with Nadok. Gretchen and Nadok named their daughter Victory, in the hope of triumph against the empire’s enemies and because of a strange dream-vision Gretchen had during childbirth of a barbaric queen of the same name. The name Victory, it turned out, was well chosen, for indeed the people of Sari and the united tribes of the empire overcame the Mahars and their fierce ape-men during the next morning’s battle.

From an early age, Victory displayed all the signs of bearing a remarkable intelligence. At five years old, she took a liking to Abner Perry, often much to her parents’ and the aged inventor’s dismay, for Abner frequently conducted dangerous experiments in his laboratory and little Victory refused to leave his side. When on three different occasions, however, the child’s cleverness and quick thinking saved the inventor’s life, both Victory’s parents and Abner decided it might be best to let the precocious prodigy have her way. Even so, Gretchen and Nadok asked Jason Gridley—inventor of the Gridley Wave and mastermind behind the O-220 vacuum airship that had traveled through the north polar opening to Pellucidar—to look after his goddaughter on the occasions when he visited Pellucidar. Before long, Victory began looking up to Jason, regarding him as both a mentor and an avuncular figure.

At age eight, Victory assisted Abner Perry in deciphering tablets recovered from the vast subterranean archives of the Mahar cities of Phutra and Kazra. Thus blossomed her interest in mathematics and theoretical physics, as she sought to understand the advanced theorems of the Mahars, who Abner claimed could project their thoughts into the fourth dimension. At age eleven, a fateful encounter with a Mahar queen in the depths of the underground city of Mintra steeled Victory’s determination to learn all she could in the fields of math and physics.*** Reluctantly, her parents bent to their daughter’s unyielding will, sending her to the outer world to further her education under the guardianship of the O-220’s skipper, Heinrich Hines, and his wife Anna.

Having spent her first eleven years in a savage inner world unknown to the inhabitants of the Earth’s surface, Victory faced many challenges adjusting to life as a high school student in Southern California. As World War II still raged on, she dropped the “von” from her surname to avoid suspicious glances. Even so, she could not avoid lingering stares, for she looked different from the other school children, bearing large, violet eyes and deep umber-hued skin that she had inherited from her Pellucidarian father. That she was also much smarter than the other kids her age, and worse, smarter than the adults, presented her with even more difficulties. Fortunately, her math teacher, Miss Mudina Macrae, recognized Victory’s talents and stepped in to encourage and support her.

When at last the war ended and Victory was able to test out of the twelfth grade at age fourteen, Miss Macrae hatched a plan to send the young prodigy to study at the university level in England. With a few strings pulled by Lord Greystoke and a little fibbing about her age, Victory Harben passed her Responsions in the summer of 1946 and entered the ranks of freshmen at the University of Oxford in the fall term. At Oxford, Victory excelled under the tutelage of Professor Aloysius P. Ralston of the Department of Theoretical Physics, where she served as his assistant and began advanced study in the field of quantum mechanics, driven to understand the mysteries of the universe after her encounter at the Mahar city of Mintra. Summers she spent at the Greystokes’ Chamston-Hedding estate, where she developed a close friendship with Jane Clayton and Tarzan tutored her in the arts of self-defense. After an intense but rewarding three years at university, Victory passed her exams and graduated with honors.

The year is now 1950. Eighteen-year-old Victory has decided to return to Pellucidar, eager to visit her family and investigate why the Gridley Wave transmissions to the outer world have mysteriously ceased.

Victory Harben’s epic story continues in “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” a special bonus comic in the back pages of the “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” comic book miniseries, launching this December from American Mythology Productions. Visit your local comic shop today to preorder Issue #1 of “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” now!

* See Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-bal-ja, the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs for an early adventure of Gretchen von Harben at age twelve.

** See Tarzan and the Lost Empire by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the story of how Tarzan met Erich von Harben, and see Tarzan at the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs for more on the discovery of Harbenite.

*** See the forthcoming ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert.

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American Mythology Announces “CARSON OF VENUS®: THE EYE OF AMTOR,” Prequel Miniseries to New ERB Universe Novels

Posted on September 24, 2019

Cover art for Carson of Venus: Eye of Amtor #1–3 by Vincenzo Carratu

Tarzana, CA (September 24, 2019) ­– During an exciting 2019 San Diego Comic Con panel presentation, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., announced plans for a groundbreaking, canonical, multi-novel “super-arc” that will expand upon and continue the legacy of the iconic sci-fi writer’s greatest works. Just as exciting is the news that American Mythology Productions is partnering with ERB, Inc., to create new comics that will be directly tied to the new novels.

The first novel in the newly unveiled Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series will be author Matt Betts’ Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds. Preceding the novel’s release, American Mythology will publish a three-issue, comic book prequel to the novel, titled “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor.” Hitting store shelves in December–April of 2020, “The Eye of Amtor” will not be the traditional, comics adaptation of Edge that readers might be expecting. Rather, “The Eye of Amtor” is an all-new, self-contained adventure that takes place just prior to the events of Edge of All Worlds. “Eye” will be written by Mike Wolfer, from a story by Matt Betts.

“When I heard the plan for new, ERB Universe novels,” says American Mythology Editor in Chief Mike Wolfer, “I knew that as the comics licensor of Burroughs’ The Land That Time Forgot, Pellucidar, Carson of Venus, The Moon Maid, and most recently The Monster Men, AM was in a unique position to offer Burroughs’ fans not just new adventures, but new ways of delivering those stories. Since we have the comics license for Carson of Venus, I discussed the idea of a creative partnership with ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey, who is overseeing the ERB Universe novel series. We decided on doing a new Carson miniseries that would coincide with the release of the new novel. But I didn’t want to do an adaptation; I wanted the series to be unique, new material, and stand on its own. What we’re going to do is show the adventure that takes place just prior to the beginning of The Edge of All Worlds, the adventure that leads into the events of the novel, but it’s a story that stands on its own. You don’t have to read “Eye” in order to understand Edge. But if you read them both, you’ll find that it’s one seamless story. I don’t know if that’s been done before, but it will reinforce in the minds of ERB and comics fans that this AM comic is absolutely canon, as we blur the lines between the two mediums and bring them together into a multifaceted, entertainment experience.”

Beyond the new Carson story, there’s even more excitement in store for readers in the pages of “The Eye of Amtor.” A special, back-up story written by Christopher Paul Carey will tell a three-part tale starring Jason Gridley, who figures prominently throughout ERB, Inc.’s multi-novel “super-arc.” Beginning in Pellucidar, the savage world at the Earth’s core, the action-packed, bonus Gridley tale will also introduce Victory Harben, an all-new character who will have her very own novel in the ERB “super-arc.” Victory Harben: Fires of Halos will be written by Carey and the fourth novel in the “super-arc.” Stay tuned to ERB, Inc.’s What’s New page for the historic unveiling of the “Eye of Amtor” variant cover featuring the world’s first look at Victory Harben, coming on October 1. Without a doubt, now is an incredibly exciting time to be a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs, a fan of comics, and a fan of science-fiction adventure!

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TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD – NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE

Posted on August 13, 2019

At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber’s classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print—available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba! The book is now available to order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from our online store.

At this year’s Comic-Con International, it was announced that Tarzan and the Valley of Gold is now officially part of Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe canon. For more about the ERB Universe, read “The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe—Expanding the Classic Canon into a New Era” by Christopher Paul Carey, Director of Publishing at ERB, Inc.

A Tarzan Tale Unlike Any Other

The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed to be molded more after James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but fans who had read the original Tarzan novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs rejoiced at finally seeing their beloved character appear on the big screen bearing all the complexity and intelligence with which his creator had imbued him.

Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film carried the honor of becoming the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Leiber’s tale was far from just a simple retelling of the movie; it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline. Now readers can once again enjoy Fritz Leiber’s classic Tarzan and the Valley of Gold in this handsome, new illustrated edition, with an all-new foreword by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).

The Valley of Gold…and Death

The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing his most deadly nemesis yet: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned.

Fritz Leiber (Author)

A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature.

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.

Douglas Klauba (Interior Art)

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 and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Don’t miss out on this first, fully illustrated hardcover edition from the press founded in 1931 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself!

Order your copy today of Tarzan and the Valley of Gold from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from our online store.

Tarzan and the Valley of GoldTarzan Trilogy, and Untamed Pellucidar © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved.

Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Lord of the Jungle®, Carson of Venus®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.

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TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD – FIRST-EVER HARDCOVER EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on August 6, 2019

At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber’s classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print—available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba!

At this year’s Comic-Con International, it was announced that Tarzan and the Valley of Gold is now officially part of Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe canon. For more about the ERB Universe, read “The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe—Expanding the Classic Canon into a New Era” by Christopher Paul Carey, Director of Publishing at ERB, Inc.

A Tarzan Tale Unlike Any Other

The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed to be molded more after James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but fans who had read the original Tarzan novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs rejoiced at finally seeing their beloved character appear on the big screen bearing all the complexity and intelligence with which his creator had imbued him.

Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film carried the honor of becoming the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Leiber’s tale was far from just a simple retelling of the movie; it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline. Now readers can once again enjoy Fritz Leiber’s classic Tarzan and the Valley of Gold in this handsome, new illustrated edition, with an all-new foreword by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).

The Valley of Gold…and Death

The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing his most deadly nemesis yet: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned.

Fritz Leiber (Author)

A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature.

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.

Douglas Klauba (Interior Art)

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 and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Don’t miss out on this first, fully illustrated hardcover edition from the press founded in 1931 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself!

Order your copy today of Tarzan and the Valley of Gold directly from our webstore.

Tarzan and the Valley of GoldTarzan Trilogy, and Untamed Pellucidar © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved.

Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Lord of the Jungle®, Carson of Venus®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.

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Announcing the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™

Posted on July 24, 2019

This past weekend on the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, we were excited to announce that our publishing program is expanding with a bold new series of interconnected, canonical novels set in the strange and wondrous worlds of the Master of Adventure: the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe.

“We have received a lot of feedback from the fans wishing to see an official stance on authorized ERB canon in new works being produced,” says Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. “I’m here to say that we’ve been listening to you, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series is our answer. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the team of critically acclaimed authors we’ve got on board for the series, and it’s been one of the highlights of my career in publishing to work with them. I couldn’t be happier with their dedication to ensuring faithfulness to Mr. Burroughs’ original works as well as their enthusiasm for collaborating to create internal consistency between each other’s new novels.”

THE SUPER-ARC

Though each of the ERB Universe novels will be stand-alone and can be enjoyed on its own merits, a unique, ongoing storyline runs through the series: the “super-arc.” The multi-novel super-arc begins in Pellucidar, as Jason Gridley and his young protégé Victory Harben investigate a mysterious disruption in the Gridley Wave, the means by which Edgar Rice Burroughs received so many of the fantastical narratives for his renowned tales of adventure:

When a mysterious force catapults inventors Jason Gridley and Victory Harben from their home in Pellucidar, separating them from each other and flinging them across space and time, they embark on a grand tour of strange, wondrous worlds. As their search for one another leads them to the realms of Amtor, Barsoom, and other worlds even more distant and outlandish, Jason and Victory will meet heroes and heroines of unparalleled courage and ability: Carson Napier, Tarzan, John Carter, and more. With the help of their intrepid allies, Jason and Victory will uncover a plot both insidious and unthinkable—one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe!

THE ERB UNIVERSE NOVELS

ERB, Inc., Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey and author Win Scott Eckert announced the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Photo courtesy of Steve Mattsson.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches in 2020 with Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, to be followed by Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert, John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel, and Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey. The super-arc will continue in subsequent novels yet to be announced.

To read more about the new series, visit ERBUniverse.com, and don’t miss Christopher Paul Carey’s guest post over at Black Gate Magazine on “The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe: Expanding the Classic Canon into a New Era.” Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up on all the latest ERB Universe news!

Also check out the new ERB Universe t-shirts, available at our Amazon store!

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A Startling Spike on Mars

Posted on July 5, 2019

If humans ever discover life on Mars, this is how it might start: with a breaking-news alert heralding a startling development well beyond Earth. On a recent Saturday afternoon, The New York Times sent a bulletin: “Mars is belching a large amount of methane gas. It’s a sign of possible life on the red planet.”
Read the Full Story at Atlantic. (Photo: NASA / JPL-CALTECH / MSSS)
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Inspector Muldoon™ 
Comic Strip Launch

Posted on June 29, 2019

Enjoy this comic strip based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ murder mysteries

Edgar Rice Burroughs created a diverse set of dynamic characters when he moved to Southern California in 1919. One of the most colorful was Inspector Muldoon of the LAPD, who faced the daunting difficulty of solving murders before the advent of the technical wonders developed after World War II.

Mr. Burroughs was a frequent sidekick to Inspector Muldoon on his crime-solving challenges, giving the renowned author the opportunity to chronicle a unique series of murders that were mostly without clues. In such cases, Muldoon had no match. What follows are the mystifying murders and astonishing solutions that only Muldoon fully understood, presented in the narrative approach of the comic picto-fiction style of the 1950s.

See the first 4 strips of our entire lineup of Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures. FREE

INSPECTOR MULDOON TEAM

WRITER Charles Santino

Inspector Muldoon is Charles Santino’s third web comic for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the first two being The Girl from Hollywood and The Girl from Farris’s.

Santino is the co-author and co-creator of the Markosia comic book and graphic novel series Danny and Harry Private Detectives, with collaborator/artist Walter Brogan.

Santino has written and packaged comics and graphic novels for Marvel Comics, Penguin Books, Random House, Fantagraphics, and others.

Santino’s credits include Conan the Barbarian, Louis L’Amour’s The Law of the Desert BornSavage TalesAesop’s Fables, and Marvel’s humor title What The—? He collaborated with novelist and screenplay author Malcolm McDowell (Beetlejuice) on the psychological horror novel Toplin, published by Dell/Abyss.

ARTIST, COLORIST, and LETTERER Karl Comendador

Karl Comendador is a well-known Filipino comic illustrator who won the Society of Philippine Illustrators and Cartoonists (SPIC) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Annual Arts Award in 1981. Comendador works as a regular comic illustrator in some well-established publications in the Philippines, and produced numerous graphic novels that gained huge followings. He is a protégé of Nestor Redondo, a Filipino illustrator who worked on the Swamp Thing series for DC comics. Comendador is also a writer/illustrator with a number of graphic novels published locally and well circulated in the Philippines, among them being Renegado and Dondo, both of the action genre.

Comendador is currently selling his art on eBay and works with ACP Comics.

Edgar Rice Burroughs T-Shirts

Inspector Muldoon t-shirt and other t-shirts from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories can be found here. Other tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs characters, from Tarzan to Korak to John Carter of Mars to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories, which are created by well-known writers and artists. See our ERB store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Strip t-shirts. You can also visit our Amazon Store for tees and additional items such as sweatshirts and new t-shirt designs. 

See the first 4 strips of our entire lineup of 24 Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Adventures, FREE

Trademarks Inspector Muldoon™, The Girl from Hollywood™, The Girl from Farris’s™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® and others owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Summer Book Sale

Posted on May 24, 2019


The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series takes readers on an epic journey with all-new novels featuring the courageous heroes and heroines and myriad worlds of the renowned creator of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. In this series, new authors innovate and expand upon Burroughs’ classic tales of adventure in truly wild, unbounded fashion, taking his iconic characters and storylines in bold and creative directions never before dreamed of—even to alternate universes. From the lost cities of Tarzan’s Africa to the inner world of Pellucidar to the unimaginably distant star system of Omos, the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs will transport you to fantastic realms of imagination and wonder!

#2 Tarzan on the Precipice
By Michael A. Sanford
At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and his voyage back to Africa – until now.

#3 Tarzan Trilogy
By Thomas Zachek
Three ALL NEW tales, in one book, featuring Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion into the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash. With new interior illustrations.

#4 Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege
By Ralph N. Laughlin & Ann E. Johnson
Set in the 1980s, The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival. The book also includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas. With new interior illustrations.

#5 A Soldier of Poloda [Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star]
By Lee Strong
Worlds at War! American intelligence officer Thomas Randolph is teleported from the World War II battlefields of Normandy into the belly of the evil Kapar empire on the planet Poloda. The Kapar’s only passion is to conquer and destroy the outnumbered Unis forces who had been engaged in a century-long struggle to survive. Rechristened Tomas Ran, the Earthman now understands that the same fierce determination to defeat Hitler must now be used as a weapon to defeat the fascist Kapars – a merciless foe bent on global domination.

#6 Swords Against the Moon Men
By Christopher Paul Carey
In this sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Moon Maid trilogy, Earth has been conquered and humanity brutally enslaved under the cruel tyranny of the Kalkar invaders whose evil was spawned from Va-nah, the Moon’s hollow interior. A desperate plea from Barsoom swiftly hurls Julian 7th upon a lonely quest into the heart of Va-nah where he teams up with a U-ga princess and a fierce alien quadruped, and launches a daring rescue to save a lost Barsoomian ambassadorial mission.

#7 Untamed Pellucidar
By Lee Strong

The Soviet government’s Red Army, led by Comrade Trotsky, pursues the retreating White Russian forces into the dangerous world of Pellucidar. Young conscript Kirov, formerly a student anthropologist, finds his escape from the war short lived as he meets the incredible and dangerous Paleolithic animal life of the Northern environs of Pellucidar’s Stone Age world. To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become the warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. Untamed Pellucidar is a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures At The Earth’s Core.

#8 Tarzan and the Revolution
By Thomas Zachek

Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him and his colleagues in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan of the Apes had no idea that before long, he would be compelled, once again, to undertake a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families. Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek’s latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes!

All story titles and content in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series are copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved.
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John Carter of Mars®- Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom®

Posted on April 24, 2019

New Tabletop Roleplaying Game

John Carter of Mars GAME
John Carter of Mars – Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom is the official tabletop roleplaying game hitting stores this month. Using the pulp-action-inspired narrative 2d20 roleplaying system, John Carter of Mars allows players to take on the roles of various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Play as John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris, or the fearsome Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas—or create your own new heroes from a wide variety of options.

John Carter of Mars GAME
John Carter of Mars – Barsoom Roleplaying Game

The main rule book is accompanied by the Phantoms of Mars campaign—a fantastic storyline that will set your heroes against a conspiracy led by a rogue Thern seeking to control dangerous ancient science. There’s a gorgeous slipcase set; Thark, Zodanga, and Helium custom dice sets; numerous beautiful sets of miniatures; a journal to record your adventures; and an extravagant Narrator’s Screen for the game masters to hide their secrets—with more to come later this year. You can find out more here. All these great products will be appearing in your local gaming stores now.

The main John Carter of Mars RPG book itself includes: 

> An overview of Barsoom and its peoples, perfect to introduce new players to the wondrous world of John Carter of Mars.

> Detailed chapters on Barsoomian technology, creatures, and cultures.

John Carter of Mars GAME dice

> Create a wide variety of characters such as a Dashing Red Martian Duelist, a Brilliant First Born Scientist, a Savage Beastmaster, a Courageous Airship Officer, even Earthborn characters, so players can follow in the bounding footsteps of John Carter himself!

> A detailed narrator’s section filled with information on how to run genre-and-setting appropriate campaigns, including information about the great and terrible secrets of Barsoom.

> Three eras of play based on the adventures of John Carter himself. Adventure during the Dotar Sojat era, or adventure during the time where Carter became a Prince of Helium and in the years after when he was believed dead, or fight alongside Carter and his allies during the later Jeddak of Jeddaks era.

> An introductory adventure, Mind Merchants of Mars, to get players and narrators started on their adventures and immersed in the world of Barsoom.

Start your roleplaying adventure now!

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JOHN CARTER OF MARS® – LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVERS

Posted on April 4, 2019

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic John Carter of Mars is now available in two high-quality limited collectible editions from ERB Books!

ERB’s 11th and final volume in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed and Numbered Set (# 1–348) – with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter, plus individual custom slipcases, a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson, and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff.

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars is the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, A Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection: JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) – Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion – $199.99 + $6 shipping.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
Limited Edition Collection

ERB Books is committed to producing the ultimate Edgar Rice Burroughs books ever published—the highest quality and most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. Extras include:
  • an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books
  • (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks
  • 80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket, and original commissioned artwork make these volumes unique treasures.
Check out all titles available from ERB Books HERE.

See other ERB Books at ERBBooks.com!

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