Looking Back at a Historic Year—and Ahead to the Year of Mars!

As many of you know, 2023 has been a year of special significance for our company, as Mr. Burroughs founded and incorporated Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 100 years ago to protect, preserve, and manage his literary and creative legacy. We are both humbled and honored to be here a century later continuing to bring Mr. Burroughs’ works and vision to the world, none of which would be possible without each and every reader of his tales of fantasy and romance, and all the fans worldwide of his unrivaled universe of exotic worlds and intrepid heroes.

In March of this past year, we commemorated the corporation’s hundredth anniversary with a Centennial Open House event at the historic offices in Tarzana, California, where Edgar Rice Burroughs managed his business and wrote many of his classic tales. The event was attended by many fans and friends of the company.

As part of the festivities, as well as for those who could not attend the event, we prepared a video to celebrate the past century of Edgar Rice Burroughs, which you may watch below. The video features tributes, reminiscences, and appearances by ERB’s grandsons Danton Burroughs and John Burroughs; ERB’s great-granddaughters Llana Jane Burroughs, Dejah Burroughs, and Kathleen Bonnaud; President Jim Sullos, Vice President of Operations Cathy Wilbanks, Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey, Assistant Treasurer Janet Mann, and Operations Manager Charlotte Wilbanks from ERB, Inc.; Tarzan actors Casper Van Dien and Wolf Larson; artist Thomas Yeates; longtime fans Bill and Sue-On Hillman from ERBzine; authors Win Scott Eckert and Will Murray; Burroughs Bulletin Editor Henry G. Franke III; author Jeffrey J. Mariotte; artist Douglas Klauba, Meteor House Publisher Mike Croteau; and longtime fan Jess Terrell.

Centennial Year Photo Gallery

Here’s a look at some very special memories from this past centennial year:

Onward to the Year of Mars, and More!

 

ERB Authorized Library Update

One major achievement of this past year was wrapping up production on Tarzan volumes #21–24 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library. For the first time in decades, all 24 volumes of the original adult Tarzan books will soon be back in print. Since our printer slowed down its output over the holidays, we are now expecting the books to begin shipping sometime in January 2024. It won’t be long now!

So, you might ask, what’s next? Mars, of course! Specifically, what we have begun calling the Year of Mars, with multiple Barsoom titles to be released in 2024. We are already well underway on the production of Barsoom volumes #1–3. The texts of the three novels are being proofread, the new front and back matter is being written, and artist Joe Jusko is hard at work creating a new set of stunning and iconic cover paintings and frontispieces destined to stand the test of time alongside more than a century’s worth of imaginative visualizations of ERB’s Barsoom.

With rising printing and production costs, we’ve decided to make it a little less painful for your pocketbook by releasing smaller sets of ERB Authorized Library volumes at a time, which will also allow us publish sets at a faster rate and get them into your hands sooner. So the first Barsoom set will include the classic three-book John Carter of Mars trilogy—A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars—which we hope to put up for preorder this Spring. Then, a few short months later, after the first set has shipped to customers, we’ll switch to releasing two-book sets, with the next set to go up for preorder consisting of Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of Mars. And then presales for another two-book set will be announced only a few months later, and so on. This should help cut down on the time between preorder announcements and shipping the final product to customers—something we think we can all get behind, since we are as eager to release these timeless tales of adventure and romance as we know you are eager to read them!

Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Update

Continuing with the Year of Mars, we are thrilled to be publishing the first novel to feature everyone’s favorite incomparable princess in the lead role—Dejah Thoris! A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins by Ann Tonsor Zeddies (author of Deathgift, Steel Helix, and Blood and Roses: A Jayne Taylor Novel, as well as the ERB Universe novelette “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah”) turned in her novel earlier this year and has been waiting patiently for it to advance in the publishing cue. Well, the time is almost nigh! As soon as the cover art is finished, we’ll be putting the book up for preorder. As a bonus, the back pages of A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins will feature a brand-new novelette, “John Carter of Mars: Swords of the Mind” by fan-favorite author Geary Gravel (John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten).

While 2024 is the Year of Mars, it’s also the 100th anniversary of the book publication of The Land That Time Forgot and the 50th anniversary of the 1974 film of the same name directed by Kevin Connor and starring Doug McClure. To commemorate these occasions, we have commissioned a new Caspak novel to be written titled The Land That Time Forgot: Fortress Primeval. The author of the novel will be Mike Wolfer, whom ERB fans will know from the quality work he’s done on a host of Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books and graphic novels, as well as for writing the prose novelettes “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak” and “Beyond the Farthest Star: Escape on Zandar.”

We are also extremely excited to bring author Joshua Reynolds on board the ERB Universe team to write a direct sequel to The Monster Men, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic horror novel exploring the spine-tingling question of what it really means to be human. Josh has written more than 30 novels and numerous works of short fiction for properties such as Warhammer, Legend of the Five Rings, Mack Bolan: The Executioner, and Arkham Horror, in addition to penning his own excellent 1920s pulp-inspired Casefiles of the Royal Occultist series. We don’t yet have a release date for Return of the Monster Men, so it’s possible this one may slip onto the 2025 release schedule, but we wanted to let you know that the Monster Men are coming! And just to make sure everyone’s caught up on the story, we plan to release Return of the Monster Men simultaneously with a special Vintage Cover Art Edition of ERB’s original The Monster Men novel. Stay tuned!

Additionally, we’re happy to report that Win Scott Eckert’s upcoming novel, Korak at the Earth’s Core, Book One of The Dead Moon Super-Arc, is still on track for an early 2024 release. Win, of course, is the author of the very popular ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar, so you’re not going to want to miss this first book in this brand-new Super-Arc.  Korak at the Earth’s Core will be followed by Pellucidar: Land of Awful Shadow  (Book Two in the Dead Moon Super-Arc trilogy) by Win Scott Eckert, so make sure you are signed up for the official Edgar Rice Burroughs Newsletter to be notified of the preorder announcement for next chapter in the saga.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Illustrated Epics Update

Last year saw the publication of the ERB Universe prose novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey, featuring wayward scientist and adventurer Victory Harben, who finds herself unwittingly transported to the Omos planetary system from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel Beyond the Farthest Star (among other destinations in the spacetime continuum). We are proud to be presenting the next chapter in Victory’s far-flung exploits very soon, this time in the form of the full-length graphic novel Victory Harben: Ghosts of Omos, written by Mike Wolfer and illustrated by Alessandro Ranaldi, with colors by Arthur Hesli and lettering by Natalie Jane. But that’s not all. Alongside Ghosts of Omos, we will also be releasing a trade paperback titled Victory Harben: Warriors of Zandar, which will collect all four issues of the critically acclaimed Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar mini-series. The campaign for both graphic novels will launch on Kickstarter early in the New Year, and will include exclusive Kickstarter rewards that you’ll truly have to see to believe! (Hmmm…handcrafted Hucklebuck plushies, anyone…?)

Oh, we almost forgot… Another reason you might want to check out Victory Harben: Ghosts of Omos is because, in addition to being a satisfying standalone story, it just happens to be the lead-in to the upcoming, yet-to-be announced Victory Harben prose novel by Christopher Paul Carey. (Wait…did we just announce it…? More details on that later!)

Cover credits (left to right): Richard Ortiz & Arthur Hesli; Mike Wolfer & Arthur Hesli; Alessandro Ranaldi & Bruna Costa; and cover model Nina Andrade with design by Mike Wolfer

Also, if you missed the Kickstarter Edition of The Moon Maid: The Three Keys graphic novel (and even if you didn’t!), look for the Mass Market Edition to be arriving soon in the ERB Universe Illustrated Epics section of our webstore.

And if that’s not enough for you, we have even more ERB Universe Illustrated Epics in the works, but we’ll save the details of those projects for a later time!

Follow Us On Kickstarter!

Get the first look at each ERB Universe Illustrated Epic as it launches on Kickstarter! Just create a Kickstarter account or sign into your existing account, then click on the “Follow” button on ERB, Inc.’s Kickstarter profile page to be notified each time we have a new campaign ready for launch! Special Note: Our Kickstarter campaigns offer collectible Kickstarter exclusive and variant editions, along with other merchandise, that will never be made available anywhere else.

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Update

And closing out the Year of Mars, we have Gauntlets of Mars: A Novel of Barsoom, the stunning sequel to Chris L Adams acclaimed novel Dark Tides of Mars. The latter story ended on something of a cliffhanger for protagonist Dat Voga, so we are all waiting with bated breath to find out what will happen in the next chapter of our hero’s amazing odyssey. We’ll also get answers to some intriguing questions about the mysteries of Ancient Barsoom before the seas dried up and scavenging hordes of green Martians began roving the forlorn, moss-covered dead sea bottoms.

 

 

 

Last Chance—Holiday Sale Ending Soon!

Don’t miss out on unprecedented savings—the massive Holiday Sale in our online store ends January 8, 2024! From ERB-related books, comics, puzzles, and playing cards to our classy Tarzan Crest Clothing and Hand-Painted Tarzan Centennial Anniversary Statue crafted by legendary artist Joe DeVito, it’s all on sale!


So that’s it for now. Until next time, en garde! Take your sword in hand and get ready for an adventurous New Year—the Year of Mars!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year from the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Team.


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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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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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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Centennial and Tarzana Office Open House

A Century of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

On March 26, 1923, Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, became the first author to incorporate himself, 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, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of a fanbase so incredibly dedicated to the works and imagination of Mr. Burroughs, our founder.

Such enthusiasm is still going strong today. Over the past year we were thrilled to see the ERB fan community come together with a grassroots campaign to honor Edgar Rice Burroughs with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. This effort was made independent of the corporation, which makes it all the more special, as it shows the true passion of ERB fans. For more information on the event, which will occur on April 4, 2023, in Palm Springs, California, details can be found here.

Tarzana Office Open House

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 celebrations. 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 presentation will be held at 12:30 p.m. 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. If this date 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 open house if you can make it!

The ERB, Inc., Centennial Continues…

We will be attending the following events in 2023 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): Don’t miss ERB, Inc.’s panel and booth! Details TBA.
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!

And stay tuned for more exciting announcements throughout the year!

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—John Carter of Mars®: Gods of the Forgotten
by Geary Gravel

Cover Art by Chris Peuler

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

Tarzana, California (June 22, 2021) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel—the third novel in the Swords of Eternity super-arc, a cycle of all-new canonical novels expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs’ worlds of wonder and adventure! Preorders of the book are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novel is expected to ship to customers Late Summer 2021.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Tara, Princess of Gathol trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Geary Gravel and Ann Tonsor Zeddies, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring John Carter of Mars (in addition to the Tara, Princess of Helium trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

 

John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten

News of the passing of a dear friend spurs John Carter, Warlord of Mars, to investigate a series of perplexing mysteries in the forbidding icy northern reaches of Barsoom. The enigmas only deepen as he embarks upon a journey to the far-flung treasure city of Gathol with his spirited daughter Tara and an unexpected stowaway. Ensnared in an insidious conspiracy that reaches from his early years on the Red Planet back into the dim recesses of the ancient past, John Carter and his trusted longsword are now all that stand in the way of a dread menace that threatens the existence of all life on Barsoom.

Bonus Novelette: “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah”
by Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Continuing her wayward journey upon the currents of spacetime, Victory Harben arrives in the strange hollow interior world of Va-nah from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic The Moon Maid. Thrust into an uneasy alliance with a renegade Va-gas warrior and her young son, Victory must turn all her wits and skills toward survival—for she and her companions have been marked for death by the brutal the Kalkar soldiers under the reign of the vile tyrant Orthis.

About the Authors

Geary Gravel is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, as well as the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has also written several novelizations, including Hook, based on the Steven Spielberg film, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, based on the animated movie. He lives in western Massachusetts, where he worked for decades as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.

Ann Tonsor Zeddies first encountered the ERB Universe as a child, when an old professor who lived down the street allowed her to choose a volume from his shelves. She chose Tarzan of the Apes. Later, she read the adventures of John Carter aloud to her young son. She is the author of six science fiction novels, two of which were Philip K. Dick Award nominees. Her short fiction includes stories in The Ultimate Silver Surfer and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She lives in Michigan with her husband, near the shores of an inland sea.

About the Cover Artist

Chris Peuler is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditionally trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications. He has previously provided the cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s editions of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert, Swords Against the Moon Men by Christopher Paul Carey, and A Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star by Lee Strong.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—order your copy of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten today!

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Historic Sci-fi Legend to make Gaming Debut in John Carter®: Warlord of Mars®

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Classic Character Brought to Life in a Kickstarter campaign starting April 19

Tarzana, California (March 29, 2021) – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., today announced that its team is working with FNCPR to develop and publish the video game entitled John Carter: Warlord of Mars.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs—including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®. FNCPR Ltd. has acquired the license to develop and publish the John Carter: Warlord of Mars game.

Through this cooperation, the grandfather of science fiction meets state-of-the-art gaming technology in an all-action, first-person adventure video game, bringing the world’s oldest interplanetary warrior to life across PC and Console platforms.

John Carter is the planet-hopping hero that was conceived over 100 years ago by genre-defining writer, Burroughs. As well as being the central character in 11 novels since 1912, he has featured in various comic book incarnations, tabletop games and a feature film, spanning several decades. Carter’s adventures have left a lasting cultural legacy, inspiring writers and scientists like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Siegal, and Carl Sagan. He also profoundly influenced series like Flash Gordon and blockbusters like George Lucas’ Star Wars and James Cameron’s Avatar. Gamers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Burroughs’ epic fantasy world.

The creative work on the game is well underway, and Tanglewood Games has been appointed by FNCPR as the lead developer for the project.

The voice cast includes two BAFTA winners. David Elliott takes the lead role of Carter, Brian Bovell as Tars Tarkas, and Kezia Burrows playing the Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.

Starting in 1945 at the end of WWII, the gameplay will centre on the soldier John Carter, working on a mission to find Hitler’s secret projects general, Hans Kammler. Kammler is experimenting with a new technology that ultimately transports John Carter to Mars, known to its inhabitants as “Barsoom.”

This echoes the dimension-shifting narrative of the original novels and comics, in which the American Civil War veteran dramatically found himself transcending worlds and fighting for the inhabitants of Mars.

James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. said:
“One might wonder what Mr. Burroughs, over a century after he first inked the names John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas to the page, would have thought to see his characters spring to life in a video game—what in his day would have itself been considered the stuff of science fiction.

“I’d like to think he would be pleased not only to see fans of John Carter play the game and step into his wondrous world of Barsoom, but also to at last set foot on the dying planet himself, with sword in hand, and have the visceral experience of being able to play one of his own heroes in the game. Doubtless he would have been thrilled to see his immortal swordsman and the rich setting of Barsoom come alive in the John Carter: Warlord of Mars video game, exposing his creations to a whole new generation of fans.”

Frazer Nash, from FNCPR, who are publishing the game, said:
“In many ways, John Carter is the original fantasy action hero, thrilling readers and fans well before the likes of Flash Gordon, Superman and Luke Skywalker. Most superheroes have already made their transition into the gaming world; it is high time that John Carter makes his debut.

“The action follows Carter as he meets the weird and wonderful natives of Barsoom, acclimatising himself to Martian gravity, the local customs and Martian languages. His mission includes meeting the mighty Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, fighting with giant ape-like monsters, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris. It’s over a century since these characters were created, and we’re excited to find a new way of bringing them to life.”

With initial work on the game well underway, the next step in the process will be launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding initiative to fund the next stage of development. This will be launched on April 19, 2021. To find out more, sign up today http://jcwom.com/

With a deep and epic back catalog of material to draw on, the longer-term character and game development options are boundless.

Find out more at http://jcwom.com/

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About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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

About FNCPR

27+ years involved in all aspects of video gaming and its growth. The company has worked on some of the biggest games in the industry: World of Tanks, World of Warships, Medieval Dynasty, Skyforge, Armored Warfare, Warface, Conqueror Blade, Blizzard (Diablo II, Warcraft III, and Starcraft Ghosts), Sierra (Homeworld and Homeworld II, Halflife and Halflife II), Fox (No One Lives Forever II, Simpsons, and Buffy), Black Label (Lord of the Rings and The Thing), and NDA (Die Hard Vendetta and Judge Dredd v. Death).

About Tanglewood Games

Tanglewood Games is a specialist UE Development studio with a dedicated team of Unreal experts and veterans of some of the biggest Unreal Engine titles to date, including Fortnite, Sea of Thieves, Paragon, and Fractured Veil.

About the Cast

DAVID ELLIOT

Born on July 27, 1981, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in the film Kajaki, beating Robert Carlyle and David Tennant to the prize.

David started his acting career on stage, going on to tour all over the UK with multi-award-winning shows such as Decky Does a Bronco and Hangover, which he also wrote and directed to rave reviews. The Scotsman wrote, “Elliot has produced a breathtakingly realistic and resonant piece of writing… calls to mind a sort of sub-Irvine Welshian dialogue, but slowly it becomes apparent that the writing is more considered than that… surely destined for even greater things in the future.”

His breakthrough leading role was in the war film Kajaki (Kilo Two Bravo), which led to him winning a BAFTA award for his role as real-life war hero Cpl Mark Wright.

Other leading man roles include Jackie van Beek’s New Zealand-based relationship drama The Inland Road, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

He is most recently known as Jonesy in Sky One’s number one hit show Bulletproof. Alongside acting David also continues to write and direct.

KEZIA BURROWS

Kezia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, is a BAFTA member and an Open Door People buddy.

She has recently been nominated for Best Lead Actress in the feature film Nobody Girl at the North Europe International Film Festival: London Edition, and seen with Tony Jordan as a lead in his BBC TV series Crash.

Kezia has done some great work in games, and the computer game Observation, where Kezia voices lead Dr. Emma Fisher, won BAFTA’s Best British Game 2020 and BAFTA Scotland’s Best Game.

She also performed in the all-star cast video game Squadron 42 / Star Citizen, including Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill.

BRIAN BOVELL

Born in October 1959, Brian is a veteran of stage and screen.

Whether you know him as The Bill’s DC Rob Thatcher or Jez in the popular comedy Gimme Gimme Gimme, you will have seen and heard him on TV for the past 40 years!

Brian’s big-screen credits include Jamie Johnson, Babylon, Love Actually, Strike, and the critically acclaimed Secrets and Lies.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Warlord of Mars®, Princess of Mars®, The Gods of Mars©, Dejah Thoris®, Tars Tarkas™, Woola™, Barsoom®, 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. Used by Permission. Everything else is ©FNCPR or respective rights holder 2021.

 

 

 

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