Daughter of the noted Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Jane Porter grew up in an old-fashioned household on the outskirts of aristocratic Baltimore. She never knew her mother, who died during childbirth, and so she concentrated her affections on her only parent, soon cultivating an interest in archaeology under the professor’s influence. When Jane was nineteen, her father, debt ridden, brought her to the West Coast of Africa on a quest for lost treasure. It was there in the savage jungle that Jane met the love of her life, Tarzan of the Apes, who would go on to inherit the title and estates of Lord Greystoke and eventually marry Jane. Now styled Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke, she excels in the jungle craft she learned from Tarzan and has gone on to earn advanced degrees in archaeology and zoology. To step out of the shadow of her more famous husband, as well as to honor the work of her beloved father, she goes by the name “Jane Porter” in professional and academic circles. As  Director of Archaeological and Zoological Field Studies at the respected and stately Robeson Museum of Natural History in her hometown of Baltimore, Jane often finds herself in the farthest-flung corners of the globe, leading excavations and expeditions to understand and preserve humanity’s cultural and natural heritage—and getting into not a few hair-raising scrapes along the way.

Birth Name: Jane Porter
Also known as: Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke
Birthdate: 1890
Species: Human (Earth)
Spouse: Tarzan
Children: Korak, Charlotte Clayton
Parents: Professor Archimedes Q. Porter (father), Jane Porter (mother)
Education: PhDs in Archaeology and Zoology
Mentors: Professor Archimedes Q. Porter, Tarzan
Weapons of Choice: Bow and arrow, spear (instructed by Tarzan), pistol, rifle
Personal Interests: Archaeology of the ancient world, exotic zoology, wildlife conservation

Canonical Appearances

Core Canon by Edgar Rice Burroughs:

Tarzan of the Apes

The Return of Tarzan

The Beasts of Tarzan

The Son of Tarzan

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Tarzan the Untamed

Tarzan the Terrible

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Tarzan and the Ant Men

Tarzan’s Quest

Tarzan the Magnificent

The Eternal Savage

The Man-Eater

Expanded Canon:

Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber (mention only)

Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time by Philip José Farmer (mention only)

Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar (novel) by Win Scott Eckert

Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Roy Allan Martinez

Jane Porter and the City of Fire (graphic novel – forthcoming) – BACK THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!

Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey (novel – forthcoming Fall 2022) – PREORDER NOW!


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