Preorder Now: KORAK™ AT THE EARTH’S CORE™
by Win Scott Eckert!

Korak is back in his first novel-length adventure
since 1916’s The Son of Tarzan

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (Tarzana, California) A brand-new Super-Arc in the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches with Korak at the Earth’s Core by Win Scott Eckert! All three novels of the Dead Moon Super-Arc will be written by Eckert and encompass an epic, interconnected saga featuring the daring family members of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle in the savage inner world of Pellucidar.

Preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core may now be placed 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. Korak at the Earth’s Core features gorgeous wraparound cover art by the renowned artist E. M. Gist.

The novel is expected to ship to customers in February 2024.

The Dead Moon Super-Arc Begins…

Korak the Killer, jungle-raised son of Tarzan of the Apes, sets off into the wilds of the prehistoric world at the Earth’s core to rescue his daughter Suzanne Clayton, who has gone missing in the mysterious Land of Awful Shadow. But when the airship O-220 is hijacked, Korak and his Mangani friend Akut are stranded and must fight their way across the perilous lands and seas of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Korak’s mate Meriem, also racing to save Suzanne, risks everything in a perilous gambit to quickly reach the inner world.

And what of the enigmatic Dead Moon, the pendant world that hangs eternally above the Land of Awful Shadow and is taboo to the Stone Age peoples of Pellucidar? Will the Dead World give up its secrets as Korak and Meriem search for Suzanne—or will it spell their doom?

Bonus Novelette: “Pellucidar: Dawn of the Deathslayer” by Christopher Paul Carey

When citizens on the far frontier of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar begin to go missing, a lone warrior with nothing left to lose sets off to investigate. But the dark secret he finds lying in the Charnel Caves beneath the Forest of Death will lay bare the past he seeks to escape and awaken that for which he could never be prepared.

Included with any edition

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Darva the Shadow, an intriguing new character from Christopher Paul Carey’s novelette “Dawn of the Deathslayer,” with artwork by fan-favorite illustrator Mike Wolfer. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Included with Collector’s Edition

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card spotlighting Korak and featuring E. M. Gist’s cover art for Korak at the Earth’s Core (in addition to the Darva the Shadow trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.

 

 

 

Enter a universe of adventure and preorder your copy of Korak at the Earth’s Core today!

About the Authors

A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, Win Scott Eckert is the author of the ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar. He is also the authorized legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series (The Evil in Pemberley House, The Scarlet Jaguar), as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series, the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold. His other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, the Lone Ranger, and the Green Hornet, as well as numerous other stories featuring Phileas Fogg, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Domino Lady, and Sherlock Holmes, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel  Victory Harben: Fires of Halos as well as Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel  The Moon Maid. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

About the Cover Artist

E. M. Gist began his study of art with Jeff Watts in 1996. Three years later, Gist’s training developed into teaching where he is now one of the lead instructors at Watts Atelier of the Arts. Gist began his career as a professional artist in 1998, eventually transitioning into genre illustration, and he painted his first comic cover in 2007. Gist’s clients include Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Disney Entertainment, TOR Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, and Palladium Books. His work has been exhibited in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art for over a decade, including a nomination in the Comic category in 2019. Gist has been a finalist for the Illie Award, Chesley Award, Rondo Award, and Pulp Ark Award. He won the Horror Comics Award for best cover in 2012, the Robert E. Howard Foundation “Rankin” Award, gold and silver SILA West awards in 2021 and repeated as a gold medal winner in 2022. Recently you can see his work on the covers of numerous comics from Marvel, DC, BOOM!, Magic the Gathering cards, as well as many other publications.

Shipping Update: Dark Tides of Mars

Good news! We are expecting to receive the initial print run of Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoom by Chris L Adams in the next couple weeks or so, after which time our warehouse team will begin prepping preorders for shipment. It won’t be long now!

Printer’s proofs for Dark Tides of Mars


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Preorder Now: Tarzan® Books #21–24
in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library’s NEWEST SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan #21–24)Tarzan the Magnificent, Tarzan and “The Foreign Legion”, Tarzan and the Madman, and Tarzan and the Castaways—is now available for preorder, at the special SALE PRICE of FOUR BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE! These handsome hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko, who with this most recent set of books becomes the first artist ever to illustrate the covers and frontispieces of all 24 novels in the main Tarzan series; forewords by Wolf Larson (star of the 1991–1994 Tarzan television series), Robert B. Zeuschner (author of Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography), Thomas Yeates (award-winning illustrator of numerous Tarzan and ERB comic books and comic strips), and Joe Jusko (legendary fantasy illustrator); afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials, including the first publication anywhere of “Murder in the Jungle,” the original version of “Tarzan and the Jungle Murders,” taken directly from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ typescript before the story was heavily rewritten by a pulp magazine editor! (For completeness, “Tarzan and the Jungle Murders” will also be included in Tarzan and the Castaways alongside “Murder in the Jungle.”)

Estimated Shipping Date: We are hoping to ship preorders for Tarzan volumes #21–24 before the end of the year, dependent upon possible delays from our printer, in which case the books would likely ship in January 2024. Please make sure you are signed up for the Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Newsletter to receive email updates on shipping date estimates.

The “4 Books for the Price of 3 Sale” Returns!

We are pleased to announce we are once again expanding our “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale to include Tarzan sets #5–8, #9–12, #13–16, and #17–20, in addition to our ongoing introductory sale on Tarzan set #1–4! This sale ends January 8, 2024, so don’t hesitate—get the books at this amazing price while you can!

Tarzan Books 1–4 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale (ongoing introductory sale price)


Tarzan Books 5–8 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 9–12 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 13–16 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


Tarzan Books 17–20 Set – “4 for the Price of 3” Sale Ends 1/8/24


What’s Next in the ERB Authorized Library?

2024 is the Year of Mars! Now that we have completed the historic accomplishment of bringing all 24 volumes of the main Tarzan series back into print for the first time in decades, we plan to announce preorders for the first three volumes in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ renowned Barsoom series in the first quarter of next year! If all goes according to plan, we’ll also be releasing a second set of ERB’s original Barsoom books in late 2024, as well as cuing up two brand-new Mars novels on our publishing schedule: A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins by Ann Tonsor Zeddies in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series and Gauntlets of Mars by Chris L Adams in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series. Again, please make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be notified of these and other exciting releases.


Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents for the first time ever the 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.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure™

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. Mr. Burroughs’ 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 Joe Jusko: Visionary Artist

Joe Jusko is among today’s most acclaimed fantasy, pin-up, and comic artists. His work has been featured on book and comic posters, and on the much-praised 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Jusko is a recipient of myriad industry honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators and a 2001 Chesley Award nomination. Fittingly, he was born on September 1, sharing his birthday with Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jusko’s longtime love of Burroughs’ work continues to inspire him in illustrating the Authorized Library and bringing the author’s creative vision to life.


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Tarzana International Film Festival

The Tarzana International Film Festival Celebrates
the
100 Year Anniversaries of
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Warner Bros.!

[TARZANA, CA] – The Tarzana International Film Festival (TZIFF) (to be held Sept. 29–Oct.1, 2023) announces a new partnership with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. to honor their 100-year centennial. Opening night festivities will include the screening of the Tarzan documentary Tarzan: The Man Behind the Legend, followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) is one of the most prolific and successful authors in the world, best known for creating Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, The Land That Time Forgot, and At The Earth’s Core to name a few.

In 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs moved from Chicago to a 550-acre ranch in the San Fernando Valley to be close to Hollywood following the smash-hit success of Tarzan of the Apes starring Elmo Lincoln, the first film in history to gross over $1 million at the box office. The town where he settled was renamed Tarzana after his most beloved character. There have been 53 Tarzan movies and 7 different television series, and the new ERB Studios is poised to bring more of his literary creations to the screen. TZIFF will be honoring ERB with the first ever Edgar Rice Burroughs Legacy Award at the festival’s Closing Night Gala & Awards Show. Every year thereafter, the award will be presented to an iconic industry writer known for their work in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and adventure.

“We are very pleased to be a sponsor of the second annual Tarzana International Film Festival.  To have Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Master of Adventure, be the first literary honoree, is very special for the Burroughs family and the corporation he founded exactly 100 years ago,” said Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., from the company’s Tarzana headquarters.


TZIFF will also be celebrating the Warner Bros. centennial with a screening of the feature film The Brothers Warner directed by Cass Warner Sperling, granddaughter of WB studio head Jack Warner. This award-winning documentary chronicles the creation and rise of the very first Hollywood studio, Warner Bros., in 1923.

Daytime activities on Saturday and Sunday consist of full-day screenings, with a “Night of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” party held on Saturday night featuring a live band, picture car, velociraptor from Jurassic Park, and cosplayers. Sunday evening will conclude with the semiformal, red carpet Closing Night Gala and Awards Dinner at the exclusive Braemar Country Club in the hills overlooking the beautiful San Fernando Valley and Tarzana.

The Tarzana International Film Festival is excited to be returning to the Regal Cinemas at the Sherman Oaks Galleria for screenings and events. Festival Director and President Jeff Rector said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and to celebrate ERB Inc.’s and Warner Bros.’100th anniversaries!”

Festival Tickets and info are available on the Tarzana International Film Festival website and on Film Freeway.

ABOUT THE TARZANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The mission of the Tarzana International Film Festival is to promote and support inclusive and culturally diverse perspectives and content. TZIFF continues to cultivate independent film and create, develop, discover, and celebrate extraordinary filmmaking from around the world. The Tarzana International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Festival sponsorships and advertising are still available
Sponsorship/Media Contact:
Jeff Rector – President/Festival Director
milleniumconcepts@gmail.com
TZIFF.com / 1.818.601.2082


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Preorder Now: DARK TIDES OF MARS: A Novel of Barsoom®
by Chris L Adams

Cover art by Douglas Klauba

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 (Tarzana, California) For more than a century readers have been entranced by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ arid red planet of Barsoom, with its valiant city states and hordes of four-armed green Martians inhabiting the dead sea bottoms, all pitted against one another in a deadly fight for survival. But what was ancient Barsoom like in its prime, before the oceans evaporated and its proud peoples were forced to construct an atmosphere factory to keep themselves alive on a dying world? Find out the answer in Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoomby Chris L Adams, the newest volume in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series!

Dark Tides of Mars features cover art and interior illustrations by renowned visual artist Douglas Klauba, and will be available in paperback, standard hardcover, and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to ship to customers Fall 2023.

The Fate of All Barsoom

Barsoom is dying, its atmosphere thinning with each passing year, the seas that once flourished upon its surface dried up eons ago. When warrior-scientist Dat Voga is asked to become Helium’s ambassador to distant cities that may provide a desperate chance at life for the people of Barsoom, he leaps at the opportunity. But even as this new hope dangles on a thread, a madman seeks to hasten the Red Planet’s doom—and Dat Voga is hurled headlong upon an odyssey across the chasm of Time itself!

Sample interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba

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

All preorders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Dark Tides of Mars placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Douglas Klauba.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special bookplate signed by author Chris L Adams, artist Douglas Klauba, and ERB, Inc., President and Wild Adventures of ERB Series Editor James Sullos, along with a facsimile of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ signature.

Get this special offer only by preordering Dark Tides of Mars from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™

In the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series, today’s authors innovate and expand upon Burroughs’ classic tales of wonder in truly wild fashion, even moving his characters and storylines outside the bounds of canon to alternate universes!

Preorder your copy of Dark Tides of Mars today!

About Chris L Adams (Author)

Chris spent years playing guitar in various bands and during that time was more of a voracious reader than a writer. After his last band collapsed, he turned from writing songs to writing stories, including Dark Tides of Mars and its forthcoming sequel.

In addition to writing, Chris also dabbles in painting; the cover art for his latest novel, A Savage from Atlantis, was created from one of his paintings. More information about Chris and his works can be found on his website, including links, a list of available stories, and other items of interest.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and daughter.

About Douglas Klauba (Illustrator)

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, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, and Tarzan and the Forest of Stone published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. His timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom to the miles-high forests of Amtor and the savage inner world of Pellucidar, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star™. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

Shipping Update: COSMIC EPICS and SAVAGE EPICS: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs

All production work on Cosmic Epics has been completed and we have begun to receive copies of the first print run at our warehouse. We are just now placing the order from our printer for Savage Epics, so we expect to have those in hand in a few short weeks, at which time we will begin shipping out advance orders for both books, Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics. So it won’t be long now! Preorder your copies of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics today!

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Preorder now: COSMIC EPICS and SAVAGE EPICS: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs®

May 23, 2023 (Tarzana, California) In this centennial year of our company, we are thrilled to announce preorders for two giant companion omnibuses collecting the seminal works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Titled Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics, these mammoth volumes gather together the first novels in each of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ major series—Barsoom® (Mars), Va-nah™ (the Moon), Amtor™ (Venus), Tarzan®, Pellucidar® (the hollow Earth), and Caspak™ (The Land That Time Forgot). Longtime fans of Burroughs’ tales of wonder and imagination will delight at the opportunity to survey the length and breadth of the Master of Adventure’s timeless creations in these entertainment-packed volumes. And for new readers, Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics serve as portals to enter the ERB Universe and begin a lifetime of adventure, making them the perfect gifts for veteran fans to give to their family members and friends to introduce them to the magic of Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Highlights of the collections include:

  • The first novels in each of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ major series (Mars, the Moon, Venus, Tarzan, Pellucidar, and Caspak)
  • Prefaces by Christopher Paul Carey (ERB Universe Director of Publishing and ERB Universe Creative Director)
  • Introductions by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D. (editor of the award-winning Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • Cover art by Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, Joe Jusko, Richard Hescox, and Mike Wolfer
  • Frontispiece illustrations for the individual novels by J. Allen St. John, Frank Schoonover, and Michael Herring
  • Commemorative ERB bookmark and collectible ERB Universe trading card with preorder
  • Available in paperback, hardcover, and Collector’s Editions
  • The Collector’s Editions each come with a bonus trading card and a bookplate signed by John Burroughs (ERB’s grandson), Kathleen Bonnaud (ERB’s great-granddaughter), and the entire ERB, Inc., staff to commemorate the centennial of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

“We have been wanting to produce these essential collections of the seminal works in ERB’s major series for a long time,” says Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. “Whenever our team attends the big pop-culture conventions like WonderCon and L.A. Comic Con, we are deluged by people coming up to our booth looking for the first book in any given series by ERB, whether it’s A Princess of Mars, At the Earth’s Core, Pirates of Venus, or any of the others. Because it’s going to take us a few years to produce all 80-plus volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, we wanted to fill that gap sooner rather than later. These exciting ‘starter’ collections do just that, allowing new readers and lifelong ERB fans alike to thrill to the exploits of ERB’s dauntless heroes and heroines—Tarzan and Jane Porter, John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Carson Napier and Duare, David Innes and Dian the Beautiful, Julian 5th and Nah-ee-lah, and Bowen J. Tyler, Jr., and Lys La Rue.

“The six novels included in Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are ground-breaking works that forever changed the face of science fiction and fantasy, spawning entire subgenres and influencing the biggest figures imaginable in a wide array of fields, whether it’s Tarzan of the Apes captivating the wonder of a young Jane Goodall, A Princess of Mars sparking the imagination of future astrophysicist Carl Sagan, or the entire ERB cosmos inspiring generations of prominent authors like Ray Bradbury, who proclaimed that ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs was, and is, the most influential writer, bar none, of our century.’ With Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics, we are excited to present the genius of Edgar Rice Burroughs to a whole new generation of readers. And what better year to do that than exactly one century after Mr. Burroughs founded our company.”

Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are available in paperback; hardcover; and a Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate and bonus trading card. The books are expected to ship to customers Summer 2023. 

Cosmic Epics: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs collects the following novels:

Interior illustration by Frank Schoonover

A Princess of Mars (1912)

Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter finds himself a captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him is Dejah Thoris, the incomparable Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lies a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers.

The Moon Maid (1923)

The Barsoom, the first Earth-Mars vessel, is sabotaged on its maiden flight and forced to enter a crater and make an emergency landing inside the hollow Moon. The crew discovers a world hidden from the most powerful telescopes on Earth—a world of winged women, of conical cities, and of semi-human monsters. But what the earthly visitors don’t know is that they are about to face a danger greater than at any time since they left their own planet.

Pirates of Venus (1932)

Carson Napier is bound for Mars when he is forced to crash-land on the planet Venus instead. Beneath the eternal clouds Carson discovers a seeming utopia, a world populated by a wise and beautiful people blessed with everlasting youth. But despite their wisdom, a horrible danger threatens the fair folk of Vepaja, and at the heart of it is the lovely princess Duare, whose beauty is as unattainable as the evening star. And Carson, having seen her, knows he has met his destiny.

 

 

Savage Epics: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs collects the following novels:

Interior illustration by J. Allen St. John

Tarzan of the Apes (1912)

Orphaned as a babe in the African jungle, the only child of the Lord and Lady Greystoke is rescued by a tribe of great apes. Now named “Tarzan,” the child grows to manhood in this savage world. Aided by his keen knife and innate intelligence, Tarzan ascends to become king of the apes, able to face any peril and conquer all foes. But when men come to Tarzan’s jungle, they bring danger that is motivated by greed and deceit. All of Tarzan’s cunning will be required if he is to defeat this threat, and win the love of Jane Porter, the beautiful young woman whose appearance in his jungle has left him forever changed.

At the Earth’s Core (1914)

When David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry pierce the inner crust of Earth in their new burrowing machine, they break into a strange inner world of eternal daylight—a world of the Stone Age, where prehistoric monsters still live, and cave men and women battle against cruel, inhuman masters—the dreaded reptilian overlords known as the Mahars.

The Land That Time Forgot (1918)

Bowen Tyler’s adventure begins with a terror-haunted voyage as a captive in an enemy submarine. It ends on the rocky shores of a lost world, an unmapped land forgotten by the rest of humanity, where primordial beasts and beast-men still live and fight as they did hundreds of thousands of years ago. What is the secret of this mysterious continent, where time has apparently stopped and where dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, and ape-men still struggle for their lives with tooth and claw?


Each omnibus includes an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., the award-winning scholar and editor of the esteemed Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, discussing importance and significance the respective novels, as well as a preface by ERB, Inc., Director of Publishing/ERB Universe Creative Director Christopher Paul Carey. Additionally, each volume features a triptych of classic cover art by acclaimed ERB illustrators such as Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, Joe Jusko, Richard Hescox, and Mike Wolfer, and each individual novel collected in the books bears a frontispiece illustration by Frank Schoonover, J. Allen St. John, or Michael Herring.

Bonus Edgar Rice Burroughs Bookmark with Preorder—While Supplies Last!

If you preorder Cosmic Epics or Savage Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) directly from our online store, your order will come with an elegant commemorative Edgar Rice Burroughs bookmark bearing the quote, “No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or of its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.”

Bonus Trading Cards—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card. Preorders of Cosmic Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) will come with a trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Michael Whelan, Mike Wolfer, and Richard Hescox, and preorders of Savage Epics in any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) will come with a trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Frank Frazetta and Joe Jusko. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe book directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Hardcover Collector’s Editions—Signed Bookplates and Additional Bonus Trading Cards!

To commemorate the publication of these historic omnibuses in the centennial year of our company, the Hardcover Collector’s Editions of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics are each limited to 300 copies featuring a special oversized bookplate signed by John Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ grandson) and Kathleen Bonnaud (ERB’s great-granddaughter) as well as the entire staff of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. The bookplate also includes a facsimile signature of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The Collector’s Edition of Cosmic Epics will also come with an exclusive collectible Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe trading card spotlighting Edgar Rice Burroughs as he appears as a character in his own fantastical tales, featuring a portrait of ERB painted by his son, John Coleman Burroughs. Correspondingly, the Collector’s Edition of Savage Epics will come a collectible trading card featuring the real-life Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Special Offer—Get $10 Off When Preordering Both Collector’s Editions!

Preorder the Collector’s Edition of both Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics and get $10 off your order! Simply select the “Both Cosmic Epics & Savage Epics – Hardcover Collector’s Edition” option from the dropdown box on the product page to get this special discount. (Please note: This special offer does not apply to the paperback or standard hardcover editions.)

Preorder your copies of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics today!


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. Mr. Burroughs’ 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 Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.

Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D. is a multi-awarded college and university professor, and author. Among his longtime interests and pursuits is the history of the pulp magazine (1896–1960). Roberts was presented with the Munsey Award in 2013 for his work in this field. He has authored, edited, and appeared in many hundreds of books and periodicals worldwide.

As a young boy of about eight in the late 1960s, he read his first Edgar Rice Burroughs books and was hooked for life. ERB’s A Princess of Mars has long been one of his all-time favorite books, and it is included in his award-winning anthology, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The list of other Edgar Rice Burroughs tales he treasures and owns in first edition, original pulp magazine, and other states is too numerous to detail.

About Christopher Paul Carey

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Swords Against the Moon Men, and several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.


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Preorder Now: Jane Porter® and the City of Fire Graphic Novel—Mass Market Edition

Cover art by Miriana Puglia & Periya Pillai

For generations, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tales of Tarzan® and Jane Porter® have thrilled audiences the world over, but now ERB, Inc., is revealing that Jane Porter has been having her share of incredible solo adventures! One such tale is Jane Porter and the City of Fire, a 72-page full-color graphic novel, the first in our new line of Edgar Rice Burroughs Illustrated Epics™.

Picking up where Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril left off and set in the year 1952, Jane is tasked with delivering three revived prehistoric creatures to the savage land of Pellucidar®, the world at the Earth’s core. With the help of the crew of the fantastic vacuum airship Favonia, Jane’s routine mission will take a terrifying turn when the Favonia encounters an incredible phenomenon that leads it not to Pellucidar, but to an alien world far from Earth and into a nightmare scenario that could spell doom for an entire planet!

The sci-fi thrill ride that is Jane Porter and the City of Fire was written by Mike Wolfer (The Monster Men™, The Moon Maid™, The Land That Time Forgot®, and many others) and illustrated by Miriana Puglia (The Moon Maid: The Three Keys, Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas). Interior color is provided by Arthur Hesli (Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Beyond the Farthest Star™: Warriors of Zandar), with lettering by Natalie Jane (all of the above projects and more). The cover of this Mass Market Edition was illustrated by Miriana Puglia and colored by Periya Pillai.

This new chapter in the unfolding tale of Jane Porter is official Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™ canon, and long-time Burroughs fans will delight in the plot threads and connections to other Burroughs works. When the Hollywood film industry was still in its infancy, “The Master of Adventure” was already exploring the shared universe concept, crossing over several of his most popular properties, and you’ll see that concept in play in this all-new tale of danger and intrigue. But you don’t have to be a Burroughs fanatic to love Jane Porter and the City of Fire; everything you’ll need to know is built into the story and this tale is designed for readers who are new to the ever-expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe!

The Jane Porter and the City of Fire Mass Market Edition graphic novel is expected to ship to customers in Spring 2023.

Get a Collectible ERB Universe Timeline Trading Card with Preorder!

All preorders of Jane Porter and the City of Fire will come with a free collectible ERB Universe Timeline Card featuring Carson of Venus!

Timeline Cards are a brand-new line of trading cards from ERB, Inc. Each card is 2.5″ x 3.5″ and will feature a different event from across the vast history of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe. When placed side by side, they’ll form a timeline chronicling decades of fantastic adventure! Watch for the release of more Timeline Cards in future Kickstarter campaigns, special events, and select direct orders from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.!

Preorder your copy of Jane Porter and the City of Fire today!

See Where It All Began!

Don’t miss out on the Jane Porter: The Primordial Peril one-shot comic book, the thrilling prelude to the events portrayed in Jane Porter and the City of Firenow available in a Mass Market edition!

Archaeologist Jane Porter returns to her dig site in the Aleutian Islands to find it taken over by her nemesis, a rival scientist whose evil plans begin with resurrecting terrors of the past—and will only lead to a horror even more unthinkable.

Shipping Update: Tarzan Books #17–20

We are waiting for Tarzan books #17–20 in the ERB Authorized Library to arrive from the printer. Based on the printer’s revised estimates, we are now expecting the books to arrive in our warehouse in May, at which time we will prep the preorders and beginning shipping them out to customers. Thank you for your patience! It shouldn’t be long now, and you’ll be happy to hear that our plan is to both announce and ship the next set of Tarzan books by the end of the year!


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Jane Porter®, Tarzan®, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, Carson of Venus®, The Land That Time Forgot®, The Moon Maid™, The Monster Men™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, ERB Authorized Library™, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs Illustrated Epics™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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100 Years Ago Today

100 Years Ago Today

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Celebrates Its Centennial

On this day one hundred years ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs founded his own company and became the first author to incorporate himself. Today Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is still owned by his heirs; operates out of Tarzana, California, on the property of Mr. Burroughs’ former ranch; and is actively engaged in promoting his legacy and licensing the rights to his works of wonder and imagination.

Edgar Rice Burroughs is the true American success story. From the day he was born, in Chicago, on September 1, 1875, until he submitted one-half a novel to The All-Story Magazine in 1911, he failed in nearly every enterprise he tried. He became a cowboy in Idaho, a U.S. Cavalryman, a shopkeeper, a railroad policeman, a gold miner, and even an “expert accountant,” although he knew nothing of the profession. Throughout this period, he somehow raised money for a number of his own businesses, all of which sank without a trace.

Life was dismal for Burroughs and his wife Emma. He became depressed, his wife discouraged. Perhaps to escape from the grim reality of his own life, or perhaps to amuse Emma, he would often sketch darkly humorous cartoons or write fantastic fairy tales of other worlds.

Much later, he was to confirm the fact that he wrote all his stories, particularly those of other worlds, as much for his own enjoyment as for that of his readers: “In all these years, I have not learned one single rule of writing fiction. I still write as I did thirty years ago; stories which I feel would entertain me and give me mental relaxation, knowing there are millions of people just like me who will like the same things I like. Anyway, I have great fun with my imaginings, and I can appreciate—in a small way—the swell time God had in creating the Universe.”

By 1911, Burroughs’ position had become so desperate that not even his cartoons and stories could block out the frustrating fact of his successive failures. He hardly knew where to turn next. Finally, he reached rock bottom. He was thirty-five years old, without a job, without money. There was a wife and two children to support, and a third child was expected soon. He could buy food and coal only by pawning his watch and Emma’s jewelry.

“Then,” he tells us, “somehow I got hold of a few dollars and took an agency for the sale of a lead-pencil sharpener. I would not try to sell the sharpeners myself, but I advertised for agents and sent them out. They did not sell any pencil sharpeners, but in leisure moments, while I was waiting for them to come back to tell me that they had not sold any, I started writing ‘Under the Moons of Mars,’ my first story

“I had no idea how to submit a story or what I could expect in payment. Had I known anything about it at all, I would never have thought of submitting half a novel, but that is what I did. Thomas Newell Metcalf, then editor of The All-Story Magazine, published by The Frank A. Munsey Co., wrote me that he liked the first half of the story and if the second was as good he thought he might use it. Had he not given me this encouragement, I would never have finished the story and my writing career would have been at an end, since I was not writing because of any urge to write nor for any particular love of writing. I was writing because I had a wife and two babies, a combination of which does not work well without money.

“I finished the second half of the story and got $400 for first magazine serial rights. The check was the first big event in my life. No amount of money could possibly give me the thrill that this first $400 check gave me.”

Today, the story is acclaimed by scholars as the turning point of twentieth-century science fiction, and new editions of it continue to be published each year throughout the world.

But Burroughs was still a long way from becoming an established writer. His next literary effort, a historical novel set in the England of the Plantagenet kings, was rejected. He nearly gave up, but his publisher would not hear of it. “Try again,” he urged. “Stick with the ‘damphool’ stuff.”

He did, and with his next novel, the future was decided forever. The novel was Tarzan of the Apes. An astonishing success on its appearance in The All-Story magazine in 1912, Tarzan of the Apes brought Edgar Rice Burroughs a mere $700, but after being rejected by practically every major book publisher in the country, it was finally published by A. C. McClurg and Co., and became a 1914 best-seller.

A torrent of novels followed; stories about Mars, Venus, Apaches, Westerns, social commentaries, detective stories, tales of the Moon and of the hollow Earth—and more and more Tarzan books. By the time his pen was stilled, nearly 100 stories bore Edgar Rice Burroughs’ name.

In 1918, Tarzan came to the screen with Tarzan of the Apes, starring Elmo Lincoln, one of the first films in history to gross over one million dollars. Since then, 53 Tarzan films and 250 television episodes have been produced, each a great financial success.

In 1919, with financial security assured, Burroughs moved to California, where he purchased the 550-acre estate of General Harrison Gray Otis, renaming it “Tarzana Ranch.”

By 1923, the city of Los Angeles had completely surrounded Tarzana Ranch, and Burroughs sold a portion of it for homesites. In 1930, a post office was established in the community, and the three hundred residents held a contest to find a name for the new community. The winning entry was “Tarzana.” Today, Tarzana has its own park, library, freeway, banking facilities, medical buildings, country clubs, and a bright future.

In 1923, Edgar Rice Burroughs became the first author to incorporate himself. By the mid-1930s, he was “big business.” Daily and Sunday comic strips appeared in over 250 newspapers all over the world; a Tarzan radio serial thrilled its listeners across the country, with Burroughs’ daughter, Joan, in the role of Jane, and her husband, James H. Pierce, as Tarzan.

Today, Tarzan television programs and films are shown on an array of different networks all over the world. A Tarzan movie plays somewhere in the world every day. With the contemporary emphasis on outer space, Burroughs’ science fiction writings are still treasured to this day.

Most importantly, he is at last receiving the critical acclaim he was denied in his lifetime. No longer is Tarzan of the Apes considered mere entertainment, and neither are Burroughs’ wild imaginings among the stars; they have become subjects for scholars and an inspiration to a new generation of writers of imaginative fiction.

He is remembered a modest man who never took himself or anything else too seriously. His friends have recalled his ready sense of humor, his great love of the outdoors, and his unbound pride in his country.

In December 7, 1941, Burroughs was a witness to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in 1942 he became America’s oldest war correspondent, covering stories with the Pacific Fleet for United Press. He returned home from the South Pacific only after suffering a series of heart attacks. Ironically, he was unable to find a suitable home in Tarzana, and he spent his remaining years in a modest house in nearby Encino.

It was there, on March 19, 1950, that Edgar Rice Burroughs set down his pen for the last time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this momentous occasion of the corporation’s centennial, which is a testament to the lasting vision and enduring legacy of the Master of Adventure, we honor and salute Edgar Rice Burroughs, our company’s founder. We humbly follow in the footsteps of this literary giant, who has laid down the foundation of our path through his entrepreneurial spirit and steadfast determination. We continue be inspired by Mr. Burroughs as we chart the course of the corporation into the future, ever striving to maintain the high quality of entertainment for which he will be remembered for as long as there are people to read his wondrous stories.


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, A Princess of Mars®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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You’re Invited: ERB, Inc., Centennial Open House!

Tarzana Office Open House – Come celebrate 100 years of ERB, Inc.

On Friday, April 7, 2023, we will be holding an open house at our Tarzana offices from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of this year’s ongoing centennial celebration for the corporation. This special event is free to the public and will include a commemorative gift (while supplies last), as well as a tour of the historic ranch-style house and grounds where Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote many of his timeless stories. A special guest will be in attendance. 

Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, became the first author to incorporate himself on March 26, 1923, founding Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., with its headquarters located on the property of his Tarzana ranch in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Today, one hundred years later, the corporation that he established is still owned by his heirs and continues to promote his important legacy the world over, overseeing authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. There aren’t many companies that can say they have reached such an important milestone. 

Capacity is limited so if you wish to attend the open house, just drop a short email to Cathy Wilbanks, Vice President of Operations, at cwilbanks@erburroughs.com for details and directions. PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND. If the date of the open house doesn’t work for you, as always, we are happy to set up free individual tours as long as they are scheduled in advance, but we’d love to see you at this special event if you can make it!

The ERB, Inc., Centennial Continues…

We will be attending the following events in 2023 as we continue to commemorate the ERB, Inc., centennial:

3/19: Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show (Glendale, CA): The perfect place to be for book collectors!
3/24–3/26: WonderCon 2023 (Anaheim, CA): Booth #1119; Our Panel is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1 pm in room 211. 
7/20–7/23: International Comic Con (San Diego, CA): We will back at San Diego Comic-Con for our annual panel! Details TBA.
8/3–8/6: PulpFest/ERBFest (Pittsburgh, PA): We will be celebrating both the ERB, Inc., and Moon Maid centennials with multiple ERB-related panels and a booth in the dealer’s room!

Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Team
James Sullos / President
Cathy Wilbanks / Vice President – Operations
Christopher Paul Carey / Director of Publishing
Charlotte Wilbanks / Operations Manager
PO Box 570277 | Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181


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Preorder Now: The Moon Maid: The Centennial Edition from ERB Books

 

Now Available for Preorder from Our Friends at ERB Books!

Artwork by J. Allen St. John

Richard Lupoff called The Moon Maid trilogy Burroughs’ “masterpiece of science fiction.” You are invited to preorder this very special edition of The Moon Maid published for the first time in hardback in three separate volumes with 20,000 words not found in the 1926 A. C. McClurg first edition.

Each book in the set is printed on archival paper, Symth sewn, bound in a leather cover, double stamped in gold, and wrapped in an original dust jacket. The set is housed, with a collector’s portfolio, in a decorated leather clamshell case. The three volumes are:

Volume 1: The Moon Maid™ 
Volume 2: The Moon Men
Volume 3: The Red Hawk

The edition will be limited to 600 numbered and 52 lettered sets signed by the contributors. It is the fourth matching set in the “New World” series launched by ERB Books in 2020 with A Princess of Mars®—each of which celebrates the first appearance of one of ERB’s newly created realms filled with fantastic kingdoms, cultures, and creatures. This trilogy set commemorates both the first publication of The Moon Maid in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1923 and the 100th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

Each volume in the set is unique with its own book cover design, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and title pages. The Moon Maid trilogy will feature a total of 100 illustrations from over 20 different artists past and present and contain 20+ tipped in color plates, 30+ full page b&w illustrations and 40+ spot b&w illustrations.

A partial list of artists includes Jamie Chase, William Stout, Mark Schultz, Sanjulian, Bob Eggleton, Thomas Yeates, Daren Bader, Doug Klauba, Lawrence Schwinger, Reed Crandall, Mike Hoffman, Iain McCaig, Joe Jusko, J. Allen St. John, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel.

The case not only houses the books but a vintage-style collector’s portfolio with rare, curated replica items for The Moon Maid. These include the first pages of the manuscripts for each novella in the trilogy, pages and drawings from ERB’s notebook, letters and a telegram between ERB and his editor, 1920’s ERB Inc. advertising and numerous 11×17 reproductions of some of the best pieces of art from the book.

Artwork by P. J. Monahan

Price for the numbered edition (#1–600): $349.99
for the lettered edition (A–ZZ): $449.99

  • Scheduled to ship summer of 2023
  • Payment plans available – contact jim@erbbooks.com
  • Those who ordered At the Earth’s Core will receive the same number/letter set for The Moon Maid. Please confirm your set number when you order.
  • International orders can now be made through ERBBooks.com.

Preorder The Moon Maid: The Centennial Edition today from ERB Books!


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks The Moon Maid™, The Moon Men™, The Red Hawk™, A Princess of Mars®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Used by Permission.

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Relaunch of Two Popular Webcomics—Plus the Completion of Korak the Killer!

ANNOUNCING THE RELAUNCH OF TWO POPULAR WEBCOMICS—
PLUS THE COMPLETION OF KORAK THE KILLER!

THE OUTLAW OF TORN RIDES AGAIN!


Although it’s been a long while since its last installment was posted back in September 2019, The Outlaw of Torn™ online comic strip is now available again in brand-new episodes! With bright colors by renowned artist Benito Gallego (Tarzan®: The New Adventures) and a rip-roaring script by prolific writer Tom Simmons (I Am a Barbarian™ online comic strip), the strip is going to be well worth the wait! After Under the Moons of Mars was published in 1912, The Outlaw of Torn became Edgar Rice Burroughs’ next creation, even before he wrote Tarzan of the Apes. However, The Outlaw of Torn failed to see print until finally it was published as a five-part magazine serial in 1914 and as a novel in 1927. Today, The Outlaw of Torn is regarded by many fans as one of finest works ever penned by the Master of Adventure.

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THE OUTLAW OF TORN CREATIVE TEAM

Writer

Screenwriter/graphic novelist Tom Simmons is a six-decade Edgar Rice Burroughs fan. “I read my first Burroughs novel—Pirates of Venus—at the age of twelve back in the 1960s, and I’ve been an avid devotee ever since. I always thought it would be great fun to adapt a Burroughs story to screen or other format, so in 2013 I contacted Jim Sullos regarding the idea of writing a film script for an ERB novel—it was Tarzan at the Earth’s Core, as I recall.” Although Sullos politely informed Simmons that the license was taken at that time, they remained in touch, and a year later Tom joined the team working on ERB, Inc.’s online comic strip project. Last year Tom published a deluxe hardcover edition of one of those strips, I Am a Barbarian, and his future plans include publishing the Outlaw of Torn strip in hardcover.

Since 2010, Tom has written two feature-length screenplays, a screen miniseries, and a pilot for a miniseries. On his writing desk for 2023 is a screen pilot adapting Robert E. Howard’s 1934 novella “The People of the Black Circle.” Simmons was nominated in five screenwriting categories at the 2010 Action on Film Festival. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with spouse Kim.

Artist

Benito Gallego comes to American comics via Spain, where he attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in his hometown of Madrid and made his first forays into comics, advertising art, and graphic design. His first professional comics assignments were with Roy on his Anthem and Captain Thunder & Blue Bolt stories at Heroic Publishing. In 2016, he again teamed up with Roy on ERB, Inc.’s Tarzan: The New Adventures online comic strip, which continues to this day. Benito’s other clients include DC, Marvel, Upper Deck, and others.

In June 2022, Dark Horse published the first volume of Tarzan: The New Adventures in a hardcover collection. Coinciding with this, an exhibition was held at an art gallery in Rome showcasing his original art for the strips. In 2023, Benito began working with writer Dan Jurgens on the Lord of the Jungle miniseries for Dynamite Entertainment.

Benito lives in Alicante, in the East coast of Spain. You may follow his art at https://www.facebook.com/benitogallego.art/

RETURN TO THE WORLD OF POLODA!


A change in artists brought about the temporary suspension of the Beyond the Farthest Star online comic strip in January 2021, but now it’s back like never before with fan-favorite artist Silvestre Szilagyi, who previously drew The Mad King web comic strip for us. The strip will continue to be written by noted author Michael Tierney, the mastermind behind the gorgeous Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology (and who is about to release his new Robert E. Howard Art Chronology). A whole new universe was being created by Edgar Rice Burroughs when he wrote Beyond the Farthest Star, but this burst of imagination was interrupted by World War II, when he devoted his energies toward helping win the war in the Pacific, in whatever he could contribute, leading him to becoming one of the most popular correspondents in the Pacific Theater during the war.


BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR CREATIVE TEAM

Writer

Michael Tierney has been writing since he learned to spell his first two words, Stop and Go, which he used to complete a crude comic strip about military tanks crossing hills and rivers. In high school, he was editor of the school paper and went to the State Finals in Journalism. Even before that he had already published his first science fiction tale of the Wild Stars, which was published in the fan pages of Eerie magazine. By the age of twenty-two, he was managing a printing division of International Graphics and had already released a self-published magazine of his art and stories: The Multiversal Scribe. Elected to multiple terms as a city councilman, he has been a book retailer since 1982, was a finalist for multiple retailer awards, and has been an Overstreet Price Guide advisor since 1999—writing over a thousand industry articles and reviews. His Wild Stars comics from the 1980s through the early 2000s have been collected into Wild Stars: The Book of Circles—Recalibrated. He also wrote a Wild Stars role playing game for Troll Lord Games, and continues to release a new Wild Stars novel every year through Cirsova: Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense. Cirsova subsequently releases them in hardcover and magazine formats, and has collected his first four books into a massive omnibus that includes a compendium of characters, places, and events. Cirsova also published other short stories and essays by Michael, including his posthumous collaboration with Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She.” He writes, letters, and colored the first two years of the online comic strip Beyond the Farthest Star for ERB, Inc., and created the four-volume Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology. His four-volume Robert E. Howard Art Chronology is coming soon. He is a certified Master Scuba Diver, and this hobby includes underwater photography, with sharks being his favorite subject.

Artist

Silvestre Szilagyi was born in 1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1968 to 1970, he studied comic art, known then as “Histoieta,” under Alberto Breccia at the the interdisciplinary art school I.D.A. (Instituto de directores de Arte). In 1970, he opened the Estudio Geminis with Gaspar Gonzalez. Fellow artists Mulko, Gil, Leopardi, and many more worked there regularly, sharing opinions and critiques. From 1974 and on, he worked for Record, the second largest publisher in Argentina, on such books as Skorpio, Corto Maltés, Pif Paf, and Tit Bits. Around 2007, he began doing work for Moonstone Books, completing around 450 pages of The Phantom, as well as working on other characters. He has published over ten thousand pages, and still loves drawing. Silvestre was also an artist on The Mad King online comic strip for ERB, Inc.

THE CONCLUSION OF KORAK THE KILLER!


To everyone’s delight, the Korak the Killer online comic strip returns for the satisfying completion of its first story segment. Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi have come back as writer and artist to finish it up, with Maggie Lopez jumping in on the coloring and Troy Peteri handling the lettering.


KORAK THE KILLER THE CREATIVE TEAM

Writer

A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs fan, Ron Marz has been writing comics for more than two decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Green Lantern for DC, Star Wars and Conan for Dark Horse, Witchblade for Top Cow, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics.

Among Marz’s most recent work is the rejuvenation of the Top Cow publishing line, including his defining Witchblade run. Other recent credits include Blackburn Burrow, the first comics project ever from Amazon Studios, and the crossover series Prophecy for Dynamite Comics. Marz is also working with NFL player Israel Idonije to develop and launch The Protectors for Idonije’s Athleta Comics.

Marz’s creator-owned series include the all-ages tale Dragon Prince at Top Cow; the historical adventure Samurai: Heaven and Earth, and the science-fiction story Pantheon City at Dark Horse; and the vampire tale Shinku at Image. Marz and acclaimed artist Stjepan Sejic also have teamed for Ravine, a series of fantasy graphic novels from Top Cow/Image.

In addition to his comics credits, Marz has worked in the video-game industry on a number of Activison titles, and writes a regular column for Comic Book Resources, the number one comics-related website.

Artist

Rick Leonardi began penciling in 1980 with an issue of Thor. His subsequent Marvel Comics credits include work on Cloak & Dagger with writer Bill Mantlo, X-Men and The New Mutants with Chris Claremont, and Spiderman 2099 with Peter David.

Among Leonardi’s work at DC are runs on Birds of Prey with Chuck Dixon, Nightwing, Batgirl, Vigilante with Marv Wolfman, and Superman with Kurt Busiek. He was penciler for the Green Lantern vs Aliens crossover between DC and Dark Horse Comics, written by Ron Marz. Other Dark Horse work includes work on Star Wars: he was teamed again with Chuck Dixon on General Grievous, and with Ron Marz on Darth Vader vs Darth Maul. He is responsible for the pencils, and at least some of the plot for Aliens vs Predators: Three World War.

Leonardi’s most recent project, nominated for both a Glyph award and an Eisner for Best New Series, is Watson & Holmes: A Study in Black, for New Paradigm Studios, which features scans straight from his pencil art.

One of the oldest, most beat-up books in his studio library, often consulted and swiped from to this day, is the 1972 edition of Tarzan by Burne Hogarth, which Leonardi is pretty sure he bought the year it was published. He’s personally delighted to team up once more with the inestimable Ron Marz, and to return to the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs which inspired some of his first scribbles so long ago.

Letterer

Troy Peteri is a Harvey Award-nominated letterer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing entirely weary of deathly cold winters, affordable beer, and a cheap cost of living, he moved to sunny Los Angeles in the late ’90s and has worked professionally in comics ever since. He has lettered comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, and has been the regular letterer for all of Top Cow’s monthly titles since 2005. He co-wrote the mini-series Abattoir for Radical Entertainment and is currently writing 77 Hero Plaza (with co-creator/artist Dave Lanphear) for Thrillbent.com.

Colorist

Residing in Asunción-Paraguay, Maggie Lopez is a student of graphic design as well as a rising artist in the comics and animation industry.

Enjoy the Adventure!

The first new episodes of each of these webcomics will be posted this Saturday, February 18th.
Check them out in our Online Comic Portal then!


© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, Lord of the Jungle®, Korak™, Korak the Killer™, The Outlaw of Torn™, Beyond the Farthest Star™, I Am a Barbarian™, The Mad King™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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