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 March 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 savage 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 Novella: “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: VICTORY HARBEN™: FIRES OF HALOS
by Christopher Paul Carey

August 30, 2022 (Tarzana, California) The Swords of Eternity super-arc of the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series concludes with Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey—featuring the world of Halos from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary unpublished novel fragment, The Ghostly Script! Preorders of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos 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 Fall 2022.

Born in Pellucidar…Mentored by Jason Gridley…Trained to Fight by Tarzan of the Apes

Readers have come to know Victory Harben from her side storyline in the novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar; her adventures in the bonus novelettes “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak,” and “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah” in the first three Swords of Eternity books; and her starring role in the comic book miniseries Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar. Now, at last, get Victory’s complete origin story in Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, which is written so that it can be read as either a standalone novel by new readers or the epic conclusion to the four-book Swords of Eternity super-arc!

The daughter of Gretchen von Harben from Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the warrior Nadok of Pellucidar, Victory spent the first twelve years of her life at the Earth’s core under the tutelage of two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century: Jason Gridley and Abner Perry. On the outer crust, she further honed her intellect at Oxford’s prestigious Darkheath College, earning an advanced degree in Theoretical Physics while she took breaks to exercise her muscles and fighting skills at Lord and Lady Greystoke’s Chamston-Hedding estate. Now all of Victory’s abilities and talents will be put to the test as she is hurled upon one of the strangest and most daunting odysseys imaginable!

VICTORY HARBEN: FIRES OF HALOS

When Gridley Wave contact between worlds is inexplicably broken, young physicist Victory Harben returns to her home at the Earth’s core to help solve the mystery. Soon Victory finds the riddles of her past are hopelessly entangled with the machinations of an ancient and inscrutable queen of the Mahars, the inner world’s dethroned reptilian overlords. Unwillingly hurled into the cosmic void by the queen, Victory is hunted down across space and time by a vengeful being whose flaming sword absorbs the souls of the slain, delivering them to the ravenous lords of Halos. As Victory races to track down the key to her destiny, a storm of malevolent forces gathers against her, unleashing the secret rulers of the afterlife in an unholy tempest that threatens to shatter reality itself.

Bonus Novelette: “Beyond the Farthest Star™: Rescue on Zandar”
by Mike Wolfer

When a hunting party from the village of the Ki-vaas goes missing, the tribe’s age-old customs decree the fate of its lost members to have been dictated by the gods. But the young woman Tii-laa cannot abide such hopeless dogma. Striking out on her own, she must risk both her place in the tribe and her very life, facing the planet Zandar’s deadly wilds and savage creatures in a desperate attempt to save her missing tribespeople!

Preorder your copy of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos today!

Included with any edition

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Tii-laa of Zandar, Victory Harben’s future friend and the protagonist of “Beyond the Farthest Star: Rescue on Zandar.” 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 Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring Thabiso Mhlaba’s cover art to Victory Harben: Fires of Halos (in addition to the Tii-laa of Zandar trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

 

 

Enter a universe of adventure and preorder your copy of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos today!

About the Authors

Christopher Paul Carey is the author of several books, including Swords Against the Moon Men—an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel The Moon MaidExlies of Kho; The Song of Kwasin (with Philip José Farmer); Hadon, King of Opar; and Blood of Ancient Opar . He has also written comic books featuring Burroughs’ characters such as Tarzan, Dejah Thoris, Carson of Venus, Jason Gridley, and Gretchen von Harben. He is Director of Publishing and creative director of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, and he has edited more than 70 novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

Mike Wolfer, a professional writer and comics illustrator for over thirty years, has been a key talent working on the canonical Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books, including Jane Porter, Victory Harben, Beyond the Farthest Star, Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot, The Monster Men, and The Moon Maid. Best known for his Widow series, Wolfer is the creator of the Daughters of the Dark Oracle franchise, and has worked on numerous licensed properties.

About the Cover Artist

Thabiso Mhlaba is a Chicago-based illustrator and concept artist whose interests lie in creating compelling characters and narratives. He holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and he employs his talents at Wild Blue Studios, a worker-owned art house for entertainment, focusing on illustration, concept art, publishing, and motion graphic animation for games and film.

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Preorder Now: MAHARS OF PELLUCIDAR® and
RED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR® by John Eric Holmes!

The Legendary Fan-Favorite Novels
in Brand-New Authorized Editions!

Mahars of Pellucidar & Red Axe of Pellucidar

Cover art by Richard Hescox

Tarzana, California (June 29, 2022) The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with two novels of classic adventure by John Eric Holmes!

Mahars of Pellucidar tells the tale of Chris West, a new hero who is transported to the prehistoric world of Pellucidar, which was first introduced in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel At the Earth’s Core. Mahars of Pellucidar was originally published in a mass market paperback edition by Ace Books in 1976, and this new release from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., marks the first time the novel has been made available in a hardcover edition!

Red Axe of Pellucidar, the exciting sequel to Mahars of Pellucidar, achieved cult status in the decades since it was written and has never appeared in print in a professionally published, authorized edition—until now!

Preorders of both books are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as limited Collector’s Editions with signed bookplates, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novels are expected to ship to customers Late Summer 2022.

Bonus Trading Cards—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card. Preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Mahars of Pellucidar will come with a trading card spotlighting the malevolent Mahars, and preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Red Axe of Pellucidar will come with a trading card featuring Jason Gridley of Earth. If you preorder both books, you will get both trading cards. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Editions

The hardcover Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar each feature a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by Christopher West Holmes (John Eric Holmes’ son, who also wrote the books’ forewords and illustrated their frontispieces), along with facsimile signatures of John Eric Holmes and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Additionally, the Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar will include an additional ERB Universe trading card featuring Richard Hescox’s cover art for the respective book. Each Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.


Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric HolmesMAHARS OF PELLUCIDAR – First Time in Hardcover!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

When scientist Chris West saw the video-screen image of a beautiful woman about to suffer a gruesome death in an unknown land, he didn’t hesitate to race to her aid by means of an experimental matter transmitter. Plunged headlong into a world of savage men and prehistoric beasts at the Earth’s core, the young ex-Marine would soon be fighting for his own life as a captive of the Mahars, cruel reptilian rulers of the inner world of Pellucidar.

Includes the Bonus Classic Novelette
“Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot”
by Joe R. Lansdale

While returning from a trip to the Earth’s core, the O-220 dirigible is blown off course by a violent tempest that plunges it into the frigid ocean off the coast of primeval Caspak. Now Tarzan, along with Captain Zuppner and a Pellucidarian woman named Zamona, must battle for survival amid the mysteries and dangers of the Land That Time Forgot!

 

Preorder your copy of Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!


Red Axe of PellucidarRED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR – First Authorized Edition!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

Chris West’s deadly prowess with his weapon of choice had earned him the name Red Axe in the Stone Age world of Pellucidar at the Earth’s core. Sentenced to die along with the woman he loved by the merciless Mahars, West had fought his way free of the lethal laboratories and ghastly arenas of their underground city. Now he must carve a path for his small band of fugitives through a primordial landscape teeming with monstrous beasts and brutish men bent on their destruction.

Includes the Bonus Novella
“Jason Gridley of Earth: Across the Moons of Mars”
A Tale of the Swords of Eternity Super-Arc
by Geary Gravel

Hurled from world to world by the vagaries of subatomic entanglement, Jason Gridley is plucked from the surface of Barsoom for a whirlwind tour of its mysterious satellites. Menaced by carnivorous cat-men on one moon and marooned with the survivors of a thousand-year-old catastrophe on the other, Jason and an enigmatic fellow traveler from Earth must find some way to survive the perils that threaten to spell their doom.

Preorder your copy of Red Axe of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

John Eric Holmes

John Eric Holmes (1930–2010) was the first writer after Edgar Rice Burroughs to pen an authorized novel set in Pellucidar, the world at the Earth’s core. He was also the author of the Buck Rogers novel Mordred as well as several short stories. He is perhaps best known for having written the popular 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (also known among D&D players as the “Holmes Basic Set”), which introduced an entire generation to the world of fantasy tabletop roleplaying games. In 1993, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF).

Geary Gravel

Geary Gravel is the author of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe novel John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten, the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, and the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has 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.

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of fifty novels and four hundred shorter works, including stories, essays, reviews, film and TV scripts, introductions and magazine articles, and a book of poetry. His work has been made into the films Bubba Hotep and Cold in July, as well as the acclaimed Sundance TV show Hap and Leonard.  He has received numerous recognitions for his work. Among them the Edgar, for his crime novel The Bottoms, the Spur, for his historical western Paradise Sky, as well as ten Bram Stokers for his horror works. He has also received the Grandmaster Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. He has been recognized for his contributions to comics with the Inkpot Life Achievement Award, and has received the British Fantasy Award, and has had two New York Times Notable Books. He has been honored with the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize, the Sugar Pulp Prize for Fiction, and the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. The Edge of Dark Water was listed by Booklist as an Editor’s Choice, and the American Library Association chose The Thicket, for Adult Books for Young Adults. Library Journal voted The Thicket, as one of the Best Historical Novels of the Year. He has also received an American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, and the Shot in the Dark International Crime Writer’s Award, and was recognized for his contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs with the Golden Lion Award. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Literature and has been inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen.

ABOUT THE COVER ARTIST

Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, as well as computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also provided cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series, as well as Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor by Neal Romanek and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber.


Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—preorder your copies of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar today!

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65% Off Sale on Edgar Rice Burroughs® Canvas Art!

Forty new pieces of stunning artwork have just been added to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection at iCanvas.com, and every piece in the entire collection is now 65% off through Friday, December 10! This includes legendary artist Joe Jusko’s cover and frontispiece illustrations to the first twelve Tarzan volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, as well as Richard Hescox’s classic cover art for ERB’s Carson of Venus series and Chris Peuler’s fantastical artwork for the first three ERB Universe Swords of Eternity super-arc novels. Also featured is breathtaking new comic book cover art featuring Beyond the Farthest Star, The Land That Time Forgot, Pellucidar, and Victory Harben by artists Miriana Puglia, Alessandro Ranaldi, and Mike Wolfer—and more! Don’t miss out on the chance to get these high-quality canvas prints at these amazing sale prices! Check out the entire collection of authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs canvas art and prints and transform your wall space into portals leading to a universe of adventure!

Preorder Now: Tarzan Books #13–16 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library

The ERB Authorized Library’s NEWEST SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan #13–16)—Tarzan at the Earth’s Core, Tarzan the Invincible, Tarzan Triumphant, and Tarzan and the City of Gold—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; forewords by award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale, Tarzan film actor Casper Van Dien, Tarzan Revisited director Robert de Young, and ERB biobibliographer Demos Sachlas; afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials, including a previously unpublished film treatment for Tarzan and the City of Gold written by Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Tarzan volumes #13–16 are expected to ship to customers during the first quarter of 2022, but due to the current uncertainties surrounding the global supply chain, we cannot guarantee this projected shipping date. Please make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter to receive updates on shipping date estimates.

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale for Tarzan books #1–4 indefinitely. However, our sale will be ending on December 31, 2021 for Tarzan sets #5–8 and #9–12, so get them at the “4 Books for the Price of 3” sale price while you still can! The “4 for 3” sale price will remain in effect on Tarzan #13–16 until the next set of Tarzan volumes will be released next year.

Join Us This Weekend at L.A. Comic Con!

The ERB, Inc., team is excited to be attending L.A. Comic Con and mingling with ERB fans this weekend (Friday, December 3–Sunday, December 5). If you’re in the area, please stop by Booth #1737 to say hello, and come browse our assortment of ERB books and merchandise—perfect for holiday gifts! Also check out our Tarzan, Jane Porter, and the ERB Universe panel on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. in Room 301A, with ERB, Inc.’s President Jim Sullos, VP of Operations Cathy Wilbanks, and Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. We have lots of exciting ERB news to share!

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Tarzan®, Beyond the Farthest Star™, Carson of Venus®,  The Land That Time Forgot®, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™, ERB Universe™, Swords of Eternity™, and others 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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WHO IS VICTORY HARBEN™? THE FIRST LOOK AT THE ERB UNIVERSE’S NEWEST HEROINE

Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor #1 releases February 2020 from American Mythology Productions. Variant cover art featuring Jason Gridley and Victory Harben by Mike Wolfer.

Tarzana, California (October 1, 2019) – Today Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.—the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®—is pleased to present the first look at Victory Harben, the latest character to join the pantheon of heroes and heroines of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe.

Victory Harben is set to appear in the first new ERB Universe novel, Carson of Venus: Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, due out in Spring 2020. The novel will be preceded by a three-part, prequel comic book miniseries from American Mythology Productions titled “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” by Mike Wolfer, based on a plot by Matt Betts. The back pages of “The Eye of Amtor” will feature a bonus comic written by ERB Universe creative director Christopher Paul Carey, “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” starring Jason Gridley and introducing Victory Harben. “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun” launches the ongoing “super-arc” storyline that will run throughout the new ERB Universe novels, as a mysterious force hurls Jason Gridley and Victory Harben across space-time and they must unravel an insidious and unthinkable plot that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe. Issue #1 of “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor,” which includes the “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun” bonus feature, releases this December and can be preordered today by requesting it at your local comic shop.

Victory Harben’s epic story is being transmitted to the present-day offices of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California, via the Gridley Wave, that singular method of communication between our own Earth and strange, far-off worlds such as Pellucidar, Barsoom, and others. It was by this same method that Edgar Rice Burroughs himself once received the narratives of many of his tales of wonder and adventure. The corporation has also learned much about Ms. Harben from the previously lost journals of her mentor, inventor Jason Gridley, who appeared in several works by Mr. Burroughs, including Tarzan at the Earth’s Core and a number of novels in the Pellucidar, Barsoom, and Amtor series. The following character profile of Victory Harben has been gleaned from both of these sources.

CHARACTER PROFILE: VICTORY HARBEN
Birth Name: Victory von Harben
Birthdate: February 17, 1932
Birthplace: Sari, Pellucidar
Parents: Gretchen von Harben (mother), Nadok of the Voraki tribe (father)
Education: High school diploma; bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Mentors: Abner Perry, Jason Gridley, Tarzan of the Apes, Mudina Macrae, Professor Aloysius P. Ralston
Fighting Styles: Archery, jujitsu, knife fighting (instructed by Tarzan and David Innes)
Weapons of Choice: Bow and arrow, “uncertainty” gun
Personal Interests: Mathematics, quantum mechanics, root beer floats
Present Location: Current whereabouts unknown; last seen in Pellucidar near the ruins of the Mahar city of Mintra, May 1950

In her early twenties, anthropologist Gretchen von Harben* journeyed to the inner world of Pellucidar on a secret expedition to deliver to Abner Perry a load of Harbenite, that rare, lightweight, ultra-strong metal discovered by her brother Erich in the Wiramwazi Mountains of Africa.** After returning to the village of Sari following a wayward excursion to the island of the Voraki far across the sea, Gretchen found she had fallen in love with the land of Pellucidar as much as she had with Nadok of the Voraki, and she decided to take up residence in the inner world with her new husband.

On the eve of a great battle against the intelligent, winged reptiles known as the Mahars and their simian Sagoth armies, during a major incursion on David Innes’ Empire of Pellucidar, Gretchen gave birth to her firstborn child with Nadok. Gretchen and Nadok named their daughter Victory, in the hope of triumph against the empire’s enemies and because of a strange dream-vision Gretchen had during childbirth of a barbaric queen of the same name. The name Victory, it turned out, was well chosen, for indeed the people of Sari and the united tribes of the empire overcame the Mahars and their fierce ape-men during the next morning’s battle.

From an early age, Victory displayed all the signs of bearing a remarkable intelligence. At five years old, she took a liking to Abner Perry, often much to her parents’ and the aged inventor’s dismay, for Abner frequently conducted dangerous experiments in his laboratory and little Victory refused to leave his side. When on three different occasions, however, the child’s cleverness and quick thinking saved the inventor’s life, both Victory’s parents and Abner decided it might be best to let the precocious prodigy have her way. Even so, Gretchen and Nadok asked Jason Gridley—inventor of the Gridley Wave and mastermind behind the O-220 vacuum airship that had traveled through the north polar opening to Pellucidar—to look after his goddaughter on the occasions when he visited Pellucidar. Before long, Victory began looking up to Jason, regarding him as both a mentor and an avuncular figure.

At age eight, Victory assisted Abner Perry in deciphering tablets recovered from the vast subterranean archives of the Mahar cities of Phutra and Kazra. Thus blossomed her interest in mathematics and theoretical physics, as she sought to understand the advanced theorems of the Mahars, who Abner claimed could project their thoughts into the fourth dimension. At age eleven, a fateful encounter with a Mahar queen in the depths of the underground city of Mintra steeled Victory’s determination to learn all she could in the fields of math and physics.*** Reluctantly, her parents bent to their daughter’s unyielding will, sending her to the outer world to further her education under the guardianship of the O-220’s skipper, Heinrich Hines, and his wife Anna.

Having spent her first eleven years in a savage inner world unknown to the inhabitants of the Earth’s surface, Victory faced many challenges adjusting to life as a high school student in Southern California. As World War II still raged on, she dropped the “von” from her surname to avoid suspicious glances. Even so, she could not avoid lingering stares, for she looked different from the other school children, bearing large, violet eyes and deep umber-hued skin that she had inherited from her Pellucidarian father. That she was also much smarter than the other kids her age, and worse, smarter than the adults, presented her with even more difficulties. Fortunately, her math teacher, Miss Mudina Macrae, recognized Victory’s talents and stepped in to encourage and support her.

When at last the war ended and Victory was able to test out of the twelfth grade at age fourteen, Miss Macrae hatched a plan to send the young prodigy to study at the university level in England. With a few strings pulled by Lord Greystoke and a little fibbing about her age, Victory Harben passed her Responsions in the summer of 1946 and entered the ranks of freshmen at the University of Oxford in the fall term. At Oxford, Victory excelled under the tutelage of Professor Aloysius P. Ralston of the Department of Theoretical Physics, where she served as his assistant and began advanced study in the field of quantum mechanics, driven to understand the mysteries of the universe after her encounter at the Mahar city of Mintra. Summers she spent at the Greystokes’ Chamston-Hedding estate, where she developed a close friendship with Jane Clayton and Tarzan tutored her in the arts of self-defense. After an intensive but rewarding three and a half years at university on an accelerated track, Victory passed her exams and graduated with honors.

The year is now 1950. Eighteen-year-old Victory has decided to return to Pellucidar, eager to visit her family and investigate why the Gridley Wave transmissions to the outer world have mysteriously ceased.

Victory Harben’s epic story continues in “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” a special bonus comic in the back pages of the “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” comic book miniseries, launching February 2020 from American Mythology Productions. Visit your local comic shop today to order  “Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor” now! Issue #1, issue #2, and issue #3 are now available directly from the publisher. Digital editions now available at Comixology and Amazon.

Victory will also be featured in Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, a full-length novel by Christopher Paul Carey, forthcoming in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe’s Swords of Eternity super-arc.

* See Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-bal-ja, the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs for an early adventure of Gretchen von Harben at age twelve.

** See Tarzan and the Lost Empire by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the story of how Tarzan met Erich von Harben, and see Tarzan at the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs for more on the discovery of Harbenite.

*** See the ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks including Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes™, John Carter of Mars®, Barsoom®, Carson of Venus®, Amtor™, Pellucidar®, David Innes™, Victory Harben™, and Jason Gridley™ owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe logo, the ERB Universe logo, the Carson of Venus logo, and the Victory Harben logo are trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
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Now available in SOFTCOVER – Untamed Pellucidar

An all-new Pellucidar adventure novel by Lee Strong (author of A Soldier of Poloda) with cover and interior art by Douglas Klauba

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.

Order your copy of Untamed Pellucidar, available in hardcover with dust jacket and softcover, today and enjoy this exciting new adventure – Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series atERBurroughs.com  or Amazon.com.

AUTHOR

Lee Strong Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTIST

COVER and INTERIOR ART: Douglas Klauba An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, “Mercury Jack,” exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,”Da Vinci’s Dream” was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, “Stella 7” can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..

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NEW ERB Adventure Novel #7, Untamed Pellucidar, Now Available

Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

Untamed Pellucidar

An all-new Pellucidar adventure novel by Lee Strong (author of A Soldier of Poloda) with cover and interior art by Douglas Klauba 

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.

Order your copy of Untamed Pellucidar, in hardcover with dust jacket, today and enjoy this exciting new adventure – Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series at ERBurroughs.com  or Lulu.com (Amazon coming soon)

AUTHOR

Lee Strong Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTIST

COVER and INTERIOR ART: Douglas Klauba An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, “Mercury Jack,” exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,”Da Vinci’s Dream” was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, “Stella 7” can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..

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Earth’s Mantle New Layer Potentially Discovered by Geologists

Earth's Mantle New Layer Potentially Discovered by Geologists

Looks like Pellucidar may be more real than we thought!

Have geologists just discovered a new layer of Earth’s interior?

A new study suggests that a previously unknown rocky layer may be lurking about 930 miles beneath our feet — and evidence suggests that it’s significantly stiffer than similar layers, which could help explain earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Source: Huffington Post

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Large ocean discovered below Earth’s surface

Large ocean discovered below Earth's surface

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS was right all along! PELLUCIDAR, Here We Come!

Scientists at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have found a large body of water thrice the size of all the oceans on Earth, hidden deep beneath the crust! They speculate this is where all the seas might have come from, lending some new evidence for the Hollow Earth Theory.

The scientists utilized about 2000 seismometers to study the waves of over 500 earthquakes. The analyzed the type of rocks generating the waves, stumbling upon what seemed like a large body of water underneath. Further tests confirmed that there was moisture present some 700 kilometers below.

Guess it’s only a matter of time before they find dinosaurs down there now!

Source: The Spirit Science

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Pellucidar: The World at the Earth’s Core – Relaunch with brand new Art!

Pellucidar Revisited: We have just completed the transition to an exciting new Artist, Gary Kwapisz. Gary brings years of experience to this strip, having previously drawn for almost every comic book publisher [see his bio below]. Our prolific Writer, Chuck Dixon, will continue to write for us. Many of our subscribers had wondered why the PELLUCIDAR comic strip hadn’t been coming out regularly. We want to thank Artist Tom Lyle for getting PELLUCIDAR up and running. Tom has scheduling conflicts that keep him from continuing the PELLUCIDAR strip. You can continue to view Tom’s original strips in our “Bonus Material” section.

When David Innes and Abner Perry build a revolutionary mining machine, their plan is to uncover vast mineral deposits far beneath the surface of the earth. But, on the “Iron Mole’s” first trip, they find themselves hurtling toward the center of the earth where death from the Earth’s molten mass of white-hot magma seems certain.

Instead, what Innes and Perry discover is that the earth’s crust is only 500 miles thick with an inner surface — and its inhabited! In Pellucidar, dinosaurs roam through jungles and saber-toothed tigers hunt mastodon and mammoth. A tiny sun, the molten core of the Earth, hangs in the center of the heavens, shedding perpetual daylight upon Pellucidar. Because the sun never sets, it is always “now” and there is no such thing as time. Stranger still, because Pellucidar rests on the inner side of the Earth’s crust, there is no horizon. The land curves upwards, as if you were standing on the inside of a gigantic bowl.

Humans dwell in Pellucidar — stone-age men and women who must fight to survive in this savage world. Even worse these humans have been made slaves of the Mahars, a race of intelligent but sinister reptiles who look upon humans as nothing more than beasts of burden or tasty snacks in one of their ghoulish ceremonies.

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Can David Innes and Abner Perry escape capture? Can they free humanity from the Mahar tyranny? And when David meets Dian the Beautiful who becomes his one true love, what struggles must he overcome before he can claim her as his own. And together, what adventures await them on Pellucidar?

Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz will continue to bring to you exciting new adventures of Pellucidar, set in the future when David and his bride, Dian the Beautiful, are parents of feisty teenagers and the Mahars, through intrigue and sabotage, make an ominous comeback. Stay tuned!

And, THERE ARE MORE TO COME. Watch for more announcements next month. Just $1.99 per month.See samples of all our comic strips at www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics and subscribe for only $1.99 per month and enjoy our ongoing sagas. More comic strips to come!

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

AND THERE ARE MORE TO COME!

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