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.
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What Really Happened to NASA’s Mars Rover, Opportunity?

Posted on April 1, 2019

Opportunity was about to make the Discovery of the Century!

NASA’s Opportunity rover explored the surface of the Red Planet, Mars, for almost 15 years when Opportunity suddenly stopped communicating with Earth. And now we know why!


Opportunity had come upon the skeleton of a dead Thark, clearly validating Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 claim of life on Mars. But the excitement was just too much for Opportunity, and before it could transmit this incredible discovery to Earth, its machinery stopped – creating the universe’s first ever motor heart attack.

The scene is poignantly portrayed in this excellent illustration by Doug Lefler ( who is currently Head of Story for The Third Floor – the world’s largest visualization company for the entertainment industry.

Thank you, Doug, for explaining how too much excitement and exhilaration caused the sad demise of Opportunity.

Opportunity Rover photos, at top, from NASA

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Carson of Venus®/John Carter of Mars® Crossover Event

Posted on March 27, 2019

The Edgar Rice Burroughs® Universe comic book series from American Mythology Productions continues in Carson of Venus/Warlord of Mars: The Princess in the Tower! Don’t miss out on this special crossover event featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ two iconic Sword and Planet heroes!

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Cyrus Mesarcia
Cover Artists: Michael William Kaluta and Cyrus Mesarcia

Join us for an epic crossover as two of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic sci-fi properties collide in this once-in-a-lifetime event! Carson Napier and John Carter find themselves embroiled in an alien scheme that pits them against a veritable army of deadly warriors, killer robots, and vile villains. With only their wits and skills to guide them, the unlikely partners face death on an unknown world far from their adapted home worlds. Fantasy and science fiction combine with incredible action and adventure to deliver the ERB event of the year!

Available in three spectacular covers. Preorder now from your local comic shop using these Diamond Previews codes:
Main Cover by legendary comic artist, Michael Kaluta (Diamond Previews code MAR191397) 
Warriors Cover by interior artist Cyrus Mesarcia (Diamond Previews code MAR191398)
Limited Edition 1/350 Character Design Cover by Cyrus Mesarcia (Diamond Previews code MAR191399)

Keep up with all the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books American Mythology Productions, including the all-new miniseries Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond!





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Beyond the Farthest Star Comic Strip Launch

Posted on March 9, 2019


Enjoy this comic strip based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs story

A sci-fi thriller, Beyond the Farthest Star tells of a World War II fighter pilot who is shot down in battle and propelled across the vast reaches of space to an unimaginably distant solar system, where he awakens on the strange world of Poloda. Tangor was the name the people of Poloda gave him. His American name he preferred not to reveal, for his family on Earth thought him dead, a hero shot down while battling Nazi warplanes over Europe.

But Tangor was not dead. Instead, like John Carter, he found himself on the surface of another world—not Mars, but a far-flung planet inhabited by strange beasts, alien peoples, and an advanced martial civilization beset by treacherous political intrigue and ceaseless warfare. On Poloda, Tangor faces the greatest challenge of his life, for there, as on Earth, war is so vast, so entrenched, that it has become a way of life. And unless Tangor can find a way to infiltrate his adopted people’s hateful enemy and steal the plans for their latest military innovation, Poloda will be only the first world of the Omos System to fall to its doom..

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote Beyond the Farthest Star in 1940 while he was living in Honolulu, shortly before he witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. Following America’s entry into the war, Burroughs became the nation’s oldest war correspondent, reporting from the Pacific Theater.

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Michael Tierney has over 1,000 published works of fiction and non-fiction. His most notable non-fiction work was the highly-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology. The fiction work he is best known for is his long-running science fiction opera: Wild Stars – which consists of novels, portfolios, and comic books. One of those comics he not only wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered, but also printed in his garage. It was the first comic to be foil stamped and have a die-cut cover, and remains the only comic to ever have a die-cut back cover. With Beyond the Farthest Star he accomplishes a personal first. This is his debut as a colorist.

Michael also serves on the City Council where he lives and has been known to wear a mask while traveling abroad – as a master certified scuba diver who hunts sharks with a camera.

Michael’s mother, Mary Tierney, created the portrait (at left) of Michael as a child.

ARTIST John Lucas

John Lucas is made entirely of popcorn and Caro syrup. It defies biology and common sense and has baffled the great minds of our times. Sadly, the judgements of such big-brained muckity-mucks come at no small cost. So, John must toil away for the few odd coins a cartoonist’s life will afford, that he may remain free of the chains of the debtors prison.

John’s work has appeared in funny books published by D.C./Vertigo, Marvel, MAD Magazine, Darkhorse, AdHouse, Image, Top Cow, Insight, 1First and BOOM!. If you don’t believe it, look it up.

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Beyond The Farthest Star Tees [2 designs] can be found here and here. Other tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. See our ERB store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES. Also you can visit our Amazon Store for tees and additional items such as sweatshirts and new Tee designs.

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Mars lander starts digging on red planet, hits snags

Posted on March 3, 2019

NASA’s newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday. The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones. It only managed to burrow between half a foot (18 centimeters) and about 1 ½ feet (50 centimeters), far short of the first dig’s goal, said the German Aerospace Center. Read the Full Story at Associated Press.
(Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Posted on February 13, 2019

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

New Director of Publishing

Posted on February 5, 2019

Company Moves Publishing Division in a Bold New Direction

Tarzana, CA (February 5, 2019) — Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including TARZAN OF THE APES® and JOHN CARTER OF MARS®, is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Paul Carey to its executive staff in the role of Director of Publishing, effective February 4, 2019.

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

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


From its Tarzana, California headquarters, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ 80+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing, and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson Napier of Venus™, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, please contact
James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.,; or Christopher Paul Carey, Director of Publishing,; 818 344-0181;


NASA’s InSight places first instrument on Mars

Posted on December 22, 2018

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

Read the Full Article On Science Daily.

(photo by  NASA/JPL-Caltech)


Moody photo from Mars shows a giant crater loaded with ice

Posted on December 22, 2018

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

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

Read the Full Article on Yahoo News

(Image: esa)


The Outlaw of Torn Relaunch

Posted on December 17, 2018

Continue reading this popular comic strip story

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

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


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

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

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WRITER Tom Simmons

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

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

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

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

ARTIST Jake Bilbao

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

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


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

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

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

For more information on Jamal, check out his website at:


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