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Amateur Press Association
Press Associations are a means to bring together those interested in a
common subject through their regular contributions to a shared publication.
APA members must maintain active participation to remain in good standing.
Memberships in APAs are usually small to keep the publications manageable.
Each member offers a unique perspective which meets few restrictions from
editorial control. Because of the limited membership and the number of
issues published, only a few outsiders are able to see all the hard work
and worthwhile articles put into most APA issues.
ERBapa was founded in 1984 by ERB fan,
John Guidry. He modeled the society after other typical amateur press societies,
seeing the organization as one which would allow ERB fans to share their
“comments, musings, rantings and ravings, fond memories, whatever....”
John decided to limit membership to 36
-- to commemorate the age at which ERB began writing. Members would pay
a nominal membership fee and would then, four times a year, type up a minimum
of two pages of material and send 50 copies to John. He would then collate
and bind the material, and return a copy to each member. Six slots were
set aside for “Honourary Members” (chosen by member vote) which were honoured
for their lifetime commitment to ERB fandom. People on the waitlist had
first option to buy any extra copies.
Our ERBzine APA site has been created
to give Burroughs fans a better idea of this very special organization
for ERB fans and scholars. We have included all the APA cover art from
issue #1, membership information, APA news, searchable contents lists from
the later editions, membership lists -- past and present -- and links to
scores of articles by ERBapa members that have been reprinted in our weekly
online fanzine -- ERBzine.
We hope you enjoy your visit to world of
CONTENTS OF THE CURRENT
ERBapa 135 ~ Fall 2017
(with ERBzine references)
Kaor: Cover art by Staz
Welcome to the new Official Editor: Scott Tracy Griffin
and new member Demos Sachlas.
Hillman, Bill: ERBzine links to Rex
Maxon Tarzan reprints: Tarzan
the Untamed ~ Tarzan
the Ape Man ~ Tarzan
the Invincible plus the ERB/German
Controversy and logo links
to the other ERB Companion sites ~ World
War II On The Tarzana Ranch by Ralph Herman (text from Ralph's
special edition plaque from the WWII Army Radio Shack ~ 8 photos of ERB
Griffin, Scott Tracy: Tarzan in the Los Angeles
Sentinel ~ Tarzan Theatrical Ads for Segregated Theatres ~ Ralph Rothmund
~ Tarzan by numbers in the Sentinel ~ Joe Louis ~ Selection of stories
with Tarzan reference
Goodwin, Jim: The John Carter Vinylmation Figures
with illustration ~ Feedback on 15 submissions from last issue
Critchfield, David: Review of another Hollow Earth
book: The Land of the Central Sun by Park Winthrop ~ Argosy and
book cover illo ~ Comments on 5 submissions from last issue.
Hanson, Alan: A Short History of Dogs In the Life
of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan (I) An Airedale Terrier ~ ERB: Dogs Kill
Wantonly ~ Tarzan (II): An Old English Sheepdog ~ No Late Life Dogs for
ERB ~ Test Your Knowledge of ERB's Fictional Dogs
Conran, Mike: Dum-Dum 2017: Coldwater Michigan
Report with 30 photos ~ Convention Sites ~ Guests ~ Awards ~ Souvenirs
~ Panels/Presentations ~ Special Events ~ Convention Reports :: Dum-Dum
2017 in ERBzine
Hardy, Jason: Gino D'Achille Tribute ~ 2 Book
and the Cannibal King by Jake Saunders - Tarzan Trilogy by
Thomas Zachek ~ Barsoom Poem ~ The Alphabet Time Forgot ~ Raymond Chandler
Tarzan quote ~ 6 of Jason's sketches.
McKosky Jr, Ted: ERB at the Movies Trading Cards
~ 16 cards created in colour.
Burrows, Robert J.: The Case of the Unsung
Hero II: Ch. 3 - Skirmish of Time on the Red Planet ~ Fiction by Robert
~ 15 Comments on Issue #133 ~ 19 Comments on Issue #134
Martin, John: The Cruise of the Sub-Mole-Rine
. . . or, Exploring the Northwest Territories with an Edgar Rice Burroughs
Mindset: 1. Everywhere is ERB Country ~ 2. Silver Threads Amongst the Gold
~ 3. A Land Not Quite Forgotten ~ 4. Realm of the Cave Bear ~ 5. Riding
with the 7th Cavalry ~ 6. The Thunder of Old Faithful ~ 7. From Mountains
to the Earth's Core (NOTE: This article is reprinted with more photos -
larger and in colour at: ERBzine
6011 and ERBzine
6012) ~ Converging Trails (#134 Comments on all submissions)
Zeuschner, Bob: Notes of the 2017 Texas ECOF and
2017 Coldwater Dum-Dum with two photos.
Huckenpohler, J. G. (Huck): Report on Robercon
Five: The Weird Weapons of Mars (Panthans September gathering at Binghamton,
N.Y.) Panel: Weapons of the Hero: Fighting the Good Fight ~ Huck's Presentation:
The Weird Weapons of Mars ~ Comments on all submissions in APA #134.
Strong, Lee: Untamed Pellucidarians Return to
Tarzana After a Stay in Alexandria, Virginia (Final draft for Lee's Untamed
Pellucidar sent to ERB, Inc.) ~ Next Projects: Kirov of Pellucidar,
Duare of Venus, and Bandits of Zamoya. A Soldier of Poloda
released. ~ ERB represented in Museum of SF 5,000 Trivia Questions ~ Reviews:Boys
of Steel - The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman -- The
Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter.
Karlen, Dave: Britain's TV Tornado and Tarzan
- A review of a new anthology containing Tarzan ~ 4 illos: 4 pages of Tarzan
McGeeney, Bob: Additions to collection: pulps,
Death Dealer statue, miniatures, and dioramas ~ 3 illos.
Lupton, Robert Allen: Published works: Running
Into Trouble, Snotslinger, and The Ghost of Martha Rae ~ Reviews:
King Kong vs. Tarzan by Will Murray and You Tarzan, Masculinity,
Movies and Men edited by Pat Kirham
Terrell, Jess: Report on the opening of the McWhorter
ERB Memorial Collection at the Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
~ 20 photos
Franke III, Henry G.: Discussion on "Barney Custer
of Beatrice" from Mad King - A major in-depth article with historical connections,
illustrations, charts, and maps spread over 34 pages.
Grainger, Frank: A Burroughs Miscellany: Random
thoughts on the first appearances of ERB's pulps on newstands, ERB reference
in the Wonder Woman film, interesting book: Becoming Batman, and
ERB/Tarzana memories of an acquaintance.
Ekman, Fredrick: Yugoslavian Tarzan Comics: Yugoslavia
to the Rescue ~ The Callonga Cycle ~ The End of Atlantic and Maretprint
~ The Index: Dates, Issues, Swedish Titles, English Titles, Writer, Penciller,
Inker ~ Contents :: 7 comments on submissions in Nos. 133 and 134.
Sachlas, Demos: Introduction with auto-bio info
and influence of ERB
Barry, Rick: Michael Chabon: Comments on His Experience
as a JOHN CARTER Screenwriter ~ 4 illos ~ Review of Michael Chabon's The
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay ~ Links to 6 additional Chabon
Interviews and Reports including the Michael
Chabon Interview conducted for ERBzine by Richard Lupoff in ERBzine 3047
Howell, DJ: Novel: The Sacrifice of Tarzan:
Chapter II: Struck Down! ~ Postscript: Background and ERB influences in
DJ's writing ~ Note of the ERB reference in the Wonder Woman film
Sherman, Abraham: A major comparison of the works
and legacies of Edgar Rice Burroughs and J.R.R. Tolkien - 9 illustrations
Barsoom map by Oberon Zell ERBzine 3937 etc.
Guidry, John H.: Promo for John Carter: Adventures
on Another World ~ Disney ~Sticker Code Puzzles Mazes in 16 3-D pages
Thompson, James F.: Report on George
T. McWhorter and the re-opening of the McWhorter ERB Collection
at U of L. ~ Full report on Jess Terrell's presentation and the current
situation ~ 1 illo: a Karl Comendador sketch
Kaor: Cover art by Brazilian artist May
Summer Symposium Topic: Tarzan the Untamed
~ Bill Hillman was in China and had submitted this issue before he learned
of the Summer topic. His "Untamed" input may be found via the Rex
Maxon daily strips and the ERBzine
C.H.A.S.E.R. entry for Tarzan the Untamed.
~ Jim Goodwin sent in a supplement for this issue the
the Untamed section from Joe Lukes' G and D Bibliography
Membership: We welcome new member Jason Hardy.
Request for an ERBapa Official Editor volunteer.
Critchfield, David: Tarzan the Untamed evolution,
WWI connection and review with 6 illos ~ Comments on 7 submissions from
Hillman, Bill: Contents for ERBzine issues 3200-3251
including Tarzan the Untamed Maxon strips ~ Companion site logos
and links ~ 1934 Malibu Post article: ERB Lord of the Jungle: Malibu's
First Mayor: 3-page text transcription plus photo of Ed in office.
Goodwin, Jim: Tarzan the Untamed supplement
from Joe Lukes' The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap
Reprints ~ Comments of 18 submissions from issue 133
Dumont, Richard: Review of Weinberg Tales
by Doug Ellis, Robert T. Garcia and Phyllis Weinberg with cover illustration.
Hanson, Alan: "Sufferin' Cats!" ERB and the Domestic
Feline: The importance of cats in ERB's life and works. 8 pages with one
Zeuschner, Bob: Report on the northern California
Northwest Coast Mangani gathering in Fresno followed by the 2017
Dallas ECOF: Mention of all the guests, attendees and the flood of
the new ERB-related books presented at each event.
Howell, DJ: First part of The Sacrifice of
Tarzan ~ Based on the characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs ~
Summer Symposium entries ~ Comments on 11 submissions from the last ERBapa
Hardy, Jason: Jason's intro bio, 6 samples of
his art plus a short essay: "Two Heroes, One Bird: When Tarzan and Conan
Ross, Bill: The ERB Collector visits Tarzan, Texas
with 13 photos.
Karlen, Dave: Report on the 2017
Dallas ECOF ~ Appreciation of Roy G. Krenkel with two of his pencil
Shoemaker, Kurt B.: Some lifetime events since
last issue ~ Topical Allusions in Tarzan and The Foreign Legion:
An indepth 10-page analysis.
Martin, John: Gold Key and Dark Horse feature
"Tarzan the Untamed Lite" ~ BLB ~ Comments on the original story ~ Untamed
Quiz ~ Martin Poem: Tarzan's Undefeated Feet in 11 stanzas ~ Postal Covers
~ 7 illos
Conran, Mike: 2017
Irving, Texas ECOF report ~ including Sites, Guests, Awards, Souvenirs,
Panels, Special Events ~ 17 photos
McKosky, Ted: Jungle Jottings: Description and
10 colour photos of Johnny Weissmuller's 1931 LA mansion and future owners.
Krabacher, Tom: Report: NW Coast Mangani convention
in Folsom CA ~ Review of Tarzan the Untamed: The Fix-Up, Non-death
of Jane, War in E. Africa, Tarzan's Africa, Bertha Kirchner, The Knife,
Ska and his progeny, Rapine, Tommies, An Oddity: No Middle Name, Parrots,
The Wrap Up. ~ 8 illustrations
Huckenpohler, J. G.: Some Thoughts on "Tarzan
the Untamed" ~ Comments on all the submissions in issue #133 ~ Frazetta
cover for Land of Hidden Men in ACE quite possibly meant for "Untamed"
McGeeney, Bob: Two Spiritual Concepts in Tarzan's
Quest ~ Recent new ERB books collected
Strong, Lee: Info on Lee's A Soldier of Poloda:
Hadac, Jim: The 4 German Colonies in Africa --
Askari! ~ Further comments on "Tarzan the Untamed" and the wWI East
African CAmpaign, 1914-1918 (continued from Apas #96 and #97 ~ 3 illos
Lupton, Robert Allen: Tarzan and the Cannibal
King comments ~ Body count for "Tarzan the Untamed" and other
observations. Quotes from "Untamed". India Boone poem reprinted
from ERBzine 0111.
plus her quotes from ERBzine
0772 ~ 4 illos.
Terrell, Jess: Essay: Core Values of Taran
the Untamed with many Chapter excerpts and "Hero Factor" chart with
References and Websites
Wilcutt, Dennis: Review of "Untamed" ~
Comments on most submission in #133 ~ 3 illos
Thompson, James F.: Update on George McWhorter's
health ~ Memories of the early influences of "Untamed" and early
Spargur, Richard C.: Comments on All-/Story Magazine:
December 1913 - Scans of 7 pages (cover and Table-Talk)
Guidry, John H.: Found on the Internet: List of
a multitude of ERB-related URLs
Grainger, Frank: Untamed: Defending my
Favourite Historically Inaccurate Tarzan Novel - many examples and quotes.
Griffin, Scott Tracy: ERB Comics' First Fandom
- Part VI: Conclusion ~ Fans who sent letters to the comics . . . by topic.
Franke, Henry G.: Mad King extended review
with many quotes and 9 images
Cavender, Shawn: This and That comments: Reading,
TV, Youtube ~ Comments on 16 submissions from #133
Barry, Rick: Joe Lansdale, "Champion Mojo Storyteller"
A Literary Heir to Edgar Rice Burroughs. Experience of reading 36 of the
Lansdale titles ~ The Finest Art ~ Who is Joe Lansdale? ~ Lansdale Does
Burroughs ~ How Lansdale Is Like Burroughs -- and Unlike Him ~ 16 pages
with topics: Recommended Reading ~ Lansdale Quotes Re: ERB in Essays/Interviews
and Fiction ~ Selected Resources ~ Photo and 16 cover illustrations.
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