Sunday, September 08, 2013

Number 1433: Tarzan and the Ant Men, part 1

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and the Ant Men was first published in serial form in 1924, and is the tenth novel starring Tarzan.

Dick Lupoff, author of Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, “places Tarzan and the Ant Men in his list of essential Burroughs novels,” according to Wikipedia.

Forty-four years after it appeared in book form, scripter Gaylord DuBois and artist Russ Manning adapted it for Gold Key issues of Tarzan #'s 174 and 175 (1968). The Grand Comics Database credits Mike Royer with helping Manning on #175, based on an identification of the inks by Alberto Becattini.

This is part one. Tomorrow, part two. Grab a vine and swing on by to read it.

On August 27, 2012 I presented the DuBois/Manning adaptation of Tarzan of the Apes to honor the jungle lord’s 100th birthday. You can read it by clicking the thumbnail:

1 comment:

BlUsKrEEm said...

I got to say I love me some Burroughs, and this is a nice adaptation of one of my favorite Tarzan tales.