Tarzan Returns in New Graphic Novel From Dark Horse

TARXANI always think it is interesting when we see a new take on an old character. Sherlock Holmes seems to be a favourite at the moment providing refreshing new takes on the super sleuth. Now it seems that it is Tarzan’s turn.

Sequential Pulp Comics, a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and pulp literature is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran inBlue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

What I really like about this idea is the fact that it is in the comic medium. By taking the original stories and making them comics, through art and new dialogue we will get a new twist on this classic character.

This is something I am looking forward to seeing.

Source: Dark Horse

GS Reporter: Luke Halsall

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One comment

  1. Yep, I’ll be buying the hell out of that.

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