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TARZAN ADVENTURES - UK VOLUME 5 Pt. 1 Nos. 1 - 26
Mick Burwell
Cover Images 
from the 
Mickey Burwell Collection
Mick is a longtime ERB fan and collector.
Devotees of Tarzan comics 
are indebted to Mick 
for sharing these rare 
British Tarzan Adventures Comics Volumes 4 ? 5
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TARZAN ADVENTURES - VOLUME 5 Pt. 1 ~ Nos. 1 - 27
Each issue also features: All-text short stories plus
A SF Strip reprint: Chris Welkin, Planeteer  by Russ Winterbotham
 Original WWII serial strip: Tobias Blunt - RN
Tarzan Club Features ~ Articles ~ Games ~ Puzzles


Nos. 1 - 4
Maxon 1945 Daily 1877-1944 

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Nos. 4 - 9
Lubbers 52.12.28 - 54.2.21
Weekly 1137-1198 

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Nos. 9 - 13
Celardo 54.2.27-55.2.20
Weekly 4651-4830 
Celardo takes over from Lubbers in No. 9
The 1953 US reprint strip: Saga of the West featuring Buffalo Bill
replaces the Chris Welkin, Planeteer strip

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Nos. 14 -17
Celardo 54.7.5-55.1.29
Daily 4651-4830 
No. 18 features a short Rex Maxon bio by Vernell Coriell

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Nos. 17 - 43
Maxon 39.8.27-43
Daily 1-1108


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No. 24 Back Cover


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Scans from the Mickey Burwell, Bill Hillman and Paul Mallinson Collections
Rex Maxon - Tarzan Artist
by Vernell Coriell
A Tarzan Adventures Tarzan Club Feature
 from Volume 5 - No. 18
(This is a reprint from the Burroughs Bulletin 
by Burroughs Bulletin founder, Vernell Coriell)

Tarzan Club Page introduces the man behind the Tarzan strip which you read in "Tarzan Adventures" each week: REX MAXON, whose brush first put the Jungle Lord into pictures on paper.

REX MAXON was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the home of the late artist, Clare Briggs, creator of WHEN A FEELER NEEDS A FRIEND. When Rex was still a boy, his brother, Paul, and the Briggs studied cartooning together. The Maxons moved to St. Louis and Rex was raised there and in suburban Webster Groves.

The Mississippi waterfront seemed to hold the youthful Maxon in a spell and he spent most of his time there sketching the old river steamers. However, the Maxons thought one artist in the family was enough and suggested that Rex became an electrical engineer. Rex refused to be discouraged and while still a lad of 17, in high school, he obtained a job with the Government during summer holidays painting the river steamboats. 

"My first newspaper job, in my late teens," says Mr. Maxon, "was on the St. Louis Republic, which has since closed down. After a short period in Chicago, where I studied art at the ARt Students' League, I did advertising art for an agency. Then I came to New York and did newspaper features, theatrical and semi-comic, for the Evening Mail and later the New York Globe."

"From that work," Mr. Maxon continues, "I went to free-lancing, dividing my time between advertising and illustrating. It was during this time while I was illustrating fiction for the Metropolitan News Syndicate, that I was chosen to do the Tarzan daily strip with fresh material when the story-strips finally caught up with the written works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Mr. Maxon also introduced the first Sunday Tarzan page in colour on March 15th, 1931. However, the job of drawing both the daily and Sunday features took up so much of his time that he relinquished the Sunday colour page to other artists. 

Rex Maxon is now doing fine-art illustration work and painting as a free-lance artist. He lives with his wife, the former Hazel Carter, a newspaper feature writer, and their daughter Jeanne, about 45 miles from New York in Rockland County on the Hudson River.


The Rex Maxon Tribute in ERBzine starts at ERBzine 0827 

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