New Online Comic Strip: Jane Porter® Untamed

When we first meet Jane Porter in the novel Tarzan of the Apes, she is an intelligent and beautiful eighteen-year-old woman with little experience in the larger world, dedicated to helping her father in his studies of lost civilizations. But after she meets Tarzan, her life changes forever, as she is thrust into a life of continuous adventure and unremitting peril. Now, in the latest ERB online comic strip, Jane Porter Untamed, she transforms into a full-fledged hero, capable of standing on her own against the most daunting challenges and diving headlong into her own daring exploits!


This is a Jane like you have never seen her before—independent, able, and as resourceful as Tarzan and versatile as her ape friends. Her exciting new tales are presented by prolific writer, Martin Powell; new artist, David Matsuoka; and our frequent colorist and letterer, Maggie Lopez.

Take up the adventure with Jane Porter Untamed by subscribing to our exciting online comic strip program at, where you will enter a gateway to all theliterary creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Master of Adventure!

Subscribe to our Edgar Rice Burroughs Online Comic Strips and read the first episode of Jane Porter Untamed today, with many more to follow!

The Creative Team


Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes.

Currently, as the author of over 2,500 ERB online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel from Dark Horse, Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer.

He received the coveted Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles in 2017 for his ongoing contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs.


David Matsuoka is a freelance artist and illustrator. He has been a fan of comics and movies all his life and has been drawing ever since he first picked up a crayon (or so his mother has said). Born and raised in California, he currently resides in San Jose. He studied graphic design/illustration at San Jose State University and graduated with a BA. After this, he worked for thirty-eight years with one company before retiring as Marketing Manager. He began comic illustrating late in life beginning with Antarctic Press, AC Comics, and Black Swan Press. He currently illustrates Martin Powell’s latest ERB adventure, Jane Porter Untamed.

Colorist and Letterer

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

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New Online Comic Strip: The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw™


The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw is a creation from the incredible mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs as only he could conceive it. Imagine two men flying in a small plane over Siberia deep in Russia, one a pilot and the other a cryogenicist. (Don’t look it up; we’ll tell you: cryogenics is the branch of physics dealing with the production and effects of very low temperatures.) Then engine trouble tragically causes the plane to put down in the middle of that vast expanse. And finally, the current from a furious thunderstorm erodes the banks of a small mountain to reveal a human form encased in the ice, lying there perfectly preserved since the Upper Paleolithic era—50,000 years ago!

Could you imagine that? Edgar Rice Burroughs did, and he had only one solution to the discovery: bring that man back to life! What would it take? Once he was thawed out, maybe a major blood transfusion from the pilot, followed by an adrenalin chloride solution into the belly. That would be enough to cause the specimen to open his mouth and yawn! But more would be needed: doses of both anterior pituitary fluid and posterior pituitary fluid. And then finish it off with an injection of sex hormones from sheep. With all of that, and weeks of rest and assurances, it would bring to life a living, breathing man of the Stone Age.

But there’s so much more to the story, and the best way to see how this man—named Jimber Jaw after a grizzly bear he resembled before shaving and getting an update to his wardrobe—coped with this improbability is to subscribe to our webcomics program at See how this reborn mammoth of a man went to Hollywood and became Jim Stone, mighty wrestler and boxer, and then fell in love with a movie star that resembled his sweetheart from the Stone Age, only to be pitched headlong into the treacherous perils of modern-day romance.

Written by Bobby Panzarella with assistance from writer and artist Trevor Markwart, The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw is a sensational tale that only Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Master of Adventure, could bring to life!

Subscribe to our Edgar Rice Burroughs Online Comic Strips and read the first episode of The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw today with many more to follow!



Robert Panzarella is a lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs fan. He started reading Tarzan of the Apes in junior high and has been hooked ever since. He is an emergency room physician, having graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1980, and has worked in emergency rooms from 1983 to the present. He has been writing novels, screenplays, and other works ever since his college days at the University of Texas at Austin, and has completed two novels, a couple of short stories, and ten screenplays. In 1999, he made the independent film Joey Goes to Jail, for which he wrote the screenplay, as well as acted in it, directed it, and produced it, and he has acted in several films and commercials shot in the Houston area. He has written screenplays for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., adapting The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw, The Girl from Hollywood, The Monster Men, The Lad and the Lion, The Mucker, The Return of the Mucker, and The Mad King. He has also written the screenplays for a proposed streaming series of The Mad King and is currently working on a proposed streaming series of The Lad and the Lion. He has been wanting to do a comic strip of The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw for a long time now.

Artist and Co-Writer

Trevor Markwart is a Canadian former high school art teacher and occasional screenwriter, whose produced films include They Wait (2008), which starred Jaime King and Michael Biehn, and was based on his original spec. He’s mostly focused on being a comics creator, and the first graphic novel he drew, Tales From the Black Circle, was nominated for a Rondo horror award. His four-issue crowdfunded series H. P. Lovercraft’s Beauty and the Beast, which he wrote and illustrated, was recently published as a mainstream graphic novel. His comic book heroes are Richard Corben and Graham “Ghastly” Ingels, and he occasionally signs his work “Morbid” in tribute to the latter.



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“Korak the Killer” Makes his Digital Comic Strip Debut

Fabled Son of Tarzan Returns in New Weekly WebStrip by Marz and Leonardi

Tarzana CA (9 April 2014) Carrying on in the family business of jungle adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Korak – the son of Tarzan – swings into action beginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in an all-new digital adventure strip written by Ron Marz and drawn by Rick Leonardi.

The announcement of this latest addition to the service was made today by representatives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author himself to protect and maintain his works for generations.

Korak the Killer Digital Comic
See the new strip…

“One of the first comics I remember getting as a kid was the second issue of the Korak series from DC,” said Ron Marz, the award-winning scribe known for Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade and, most recently, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Mucker web comic. “That cover of Korak fighting a huge crocodile made a lasting impression on me. I was fascinated that Tarzan had a son – and he was wholly different than the little kid I knew from the movies. I’m utterly thrilled to be able to tell new Korak stories very much in the mold of what Edgar Rice Burroughs intended for the son of his most famous creation.”

Though many of the entries in MGM’s Tarzan movie series featured an adopted son called “Boy,” the character bore only a passing resemblance to Korak, who was written by Burroughs as the natural born offspring of Tarzan and Jane.

Extremely popular among fans of the original novels, Korak frequently appeared in the panels of the now classic Tarzan newspaper comic strip, in addition to headlining comic books published at various times by Gold Key and DC. Korak the Killer represents the first time the character has been featured in his own weekly adventure strip.

Illustrator Rick Leonardi, known for his work on Spider-Man 2099, Cloak and Dagger, Nightwing and Batgirl, brings a raw, dynamic tension to the figures and composition in every panel of Korak the Killer.

Based on stories from the original novels, the first strips of the series will be available online for free at beginning Wednesday April 9, 2014. Return weekly beginning April 19th to view additional, new Korak strips. Subsequent episodes may be enjoyed anytime, anywhere for just $1.99 a month with a subscription to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strips service. Regularly updated and expertly crafted, the service currently features a variety of all-new adventure strips based on classic Burroughs creations including Tarzan, Pellucidar, The Eternal Savage, The Mucker, The Land that Time Forgot and Carson of Venus.

“A generation of fans grew up on DC’s ‘Korak’ comic, with those great interiors by Murphy Anderson and Frank Thorne, as well as amazing Joe Kubert covers. Rick and I are thrilled be to carrying on that tradition for returning fans, as well as those just discovering Korak the Killer,” added Marz.

Regularly updated and expertly crafted, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strips service offers all-new web comic adventures based on the classic characters and stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs – all for just $1.99 per month.

Current offerings include:

KORAK THE KILLER (TM) by Ron Marz, Rick Leonardi, Neeraj Menon and Troy Peteri
THE MUCKER (TM) by Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Troy Peteri and Neeraj Menon
TARZAN OF THE APES (TM) by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (TM) by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
CARSON OF VENUS (TM) by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE (TM) by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon
THE WAR CHIEF(TM) by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
THE CAVE GIRL (TM) by Martin Powell and Diana Leto (A Bi-Weekly)
PELLUCIDAR (TM) by Chuck Dixion and Tom Lyle
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (TM) by Martin Powell, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez