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Volume 1156
Bill Ross
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Presents
Who’s Who Behind the Comics
DARK HORSE I
Compiled by Bill Ross and Inspired by Larry Burrows
An ERBapa Reprint: 
This issue of Who’s Who Behind the Comics is the first of a series examining the Edgar Rice Burroughs comic book output of Dark Horse Comics, Inc.  Approximately two years after Semic International with Malibu Comics ceased production of its Tarzan comic Dark Horse Comics, Inc. took up the mantle.  Again Edgar Rice Burroughs fans had high hopes, and again, except for a few highlights, those hopes were dashed.  Poor scripts and poor artwork was the rule rather than the exception.

For seven years and a little over fifty books (and several graphic novels) Dark Horse created and adapted numerous short run stories.  The first two installments examine the short run series (you know the type: one of …).  Installment III will  examine  the  Tarzan  series  of  numbers one through twenty.

June 6, 1995 was the lay-down date of Dark Horses first Burroughs related comic book.  It was a one shot issue featuring a story carried over from Semic International.  At the end of 1999 another carry-over from Semic International was begun.  “Tarzan and the Rivers of Blood” was to be an eight issue series, but only lasted four issues.

Of the issues covered in the first two installments Tarzan was teamed-up with: John Carter, the Predator, Batman and Superman, and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan fans were not pleased with the results.  However, there were several gems: Tom Yeates’ adaptation of “The Return of Tarzan” and Allan Gross’ script with Mike Grell illustrations for “Tarzan: The Savage Heart.”

CONTENTS
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
[June 6] 1995 through May 2002
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi, 1 Part
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan/John Carter: Warlord of Mars, 4 Parts
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan versus Predator at the Earth’s Core, 4 Parts
The Return of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, 3 Parts
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan/Carson of Venus, 4 Parts
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Savage Heart, 4 Parts

Continued in Part II: ERBzine 1157

 
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi

1. [June 6] 1995, One shot issue, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada), 32 pages (25 pages of story)
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Original Story Editor: Henning Kure
· Writer: Darko Macan
· Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Letterer: Pat Brosseau
· Designer: Bushboy
· Cover Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Special Thanks: Henning Kure and Heff Munson
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan/John Carter: Warlord of Mars
1. January 1996, Number 1 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 32 pages (24 pages of story), 
Book 1: “Red Awakenings” Part 1: “A Jungle Lord of Mars”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writers: Bruce Jones and Simon Revelstroke
· Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Scott Tice
· Cover Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Special Thanks: Danton Burroughs and Sandra Galfas
2. April 1996, Number 2 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (24 pages of story), 
Book 3 [2]: “Prisoners in Darkness” Part 2: “Storm Winds of Mars”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Bruce Jones
· Illustrators: Richardo Villagran and Mike Manley [Inker], [Penciler: Bret Blevins]
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Colorist: Perry McNamee [Cary Porter]
· Designer: Scott Tice
· Cover Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Special Thanks: Danton Burroughs and Sandra Galfas
3. May 28, 1996, Number 3 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (24 pages of story and 2 page “Tarzan Preview”), 
Book 3: “Prisoners in Darkness” Part 3: “Prisoners in Darkness”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Bruce Jones
· Illustrator: Ricardo Villagran
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Colorist: Cary Porter
· Designer: Scott Tice
· Cover Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Special Thanks: Danton Burroughs and Sandra Galfas
4. June 28, 1996, Number 4 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (24 pages of story and 2 page “Tarzan Preview”), 
Book 4: “Farewell to Mars” Part 4 “Farewell to Mars”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Bruce Jones
· Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Colorist: Cary Porter
· Designer: Scott Tice
· Cover Illustrator: Bret Blevins
· Special Thanks: Danton Burroughs and Sandra Galfas
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan versus Predator at the Earth’s Core
1. January 1996, Number 1 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (22 pages of story), 
Part 1: “Worlds within Worlds”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Mike Richardson
· Writer: Walter Simonson
· Illustrator: Lee Weeks
· Letterer: Pat Brosseau
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designers: [Scott] Tice and Fuentes
· Cover Illustrator: Lee Weeks

2. February 1996, Number 2 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (25 pages of story), 
Part 2: “The Killing Ground”
· Editors: Mike Richardson and Peet Janes
· Writer: Walter Simonson
· Illustrator: Lee Weeks
· Letterer: Vickie Williams
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designers: [Scott] Tice and Fuentes
· Cover Illustrator: Lee Weeks

3. March 1996, Number 3 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (23 pages of story), 
Part 3: “The Ancient of Days”
· Editors: Mike Richardson and Peet Janes
· Writer: Walter Simonson
· Illustrator: Lee Weeks
· Letterer: Vickie Williams
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designers: [Scott] Tice and Fuentes
· Cover Illustrator: Lee Weeks

4. June 18, 1996, Number 4 of 4, $2.50 ($3.50 Canada), 
32 pages (23 pages of story), 
Part 4: “The Law of the Jungle”
· Editors: Mike Richardson and Peet Janes
· Writer: Walter Simonson
· Illustrator: Lee Weeks
· Letterer: Vickie Williams
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designers: [Scott] Tice & Fuentes
· Cover Illustrator: Lee Weeks
The Return of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan
1. April 11, 1997, Number 1 of 3, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (25 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Story Adaptation: Thomas Yeates
· Illustrator: Thomas Yeates
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: James Sinclair
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: John Totleben
· Special Thanks: Sandra A. Galfas and Danton Burroughs

2. May 16, 1997, Number 2 of 3, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (25 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Story Adaptation: Thomas Yeates
· Illustrator: Thomas Yeates
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: John Totleben
· Special Thanks: Sandra A. Galfas and Danton Burroughs

3. June 13, 1997, Number 3 of 3, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (25 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Story Adaptation: Thomas Yeates
· Illustrator: Thomas Yeates
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: John Totleben
· Special Thanks: Sandra A. Galfas and Danton Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan/Carson of Venus

1. May 27, 1998, Number 1 of 4, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story), Part 1: “The Loveking”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Darko Macan
· Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Digital Inking and Color Separations by Digital Chameleon
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

2. June 24, 1998, Number 2 of 4, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK)
32 pages (22 pages of story), Part 2: “The Loveking”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Darko Macan
· Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Pencil Enhancement, Color Design and Color Rendering by Digital Chameleon
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

3. July 29, 1998, Number 3 of 4, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story), Part 3: “The Loveking”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Darko Macan
· Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Pencil Enhancement, Color Design and Color Rendering by Digital Chameleon
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

4. August 26, 1998, Number 4 of 4, $2.95 ($4.15 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story), Part 4: “The Loveking”
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Writer: Darko Macan
· Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Letterer: Michael Taylor
· Pencil Enhancement, Color Design and Color Rendering by Digital Chameleon
· Designer: Anthony Petrarca
· Cover Illustrator: Igor Kordey
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Savage Heart
1. April 7, 1999, Number 1 of 4, $2.95 ($4.50 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen
· Writer: Allan Gross
· Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Lia Ribacchi
· Cover Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

2. May 5, 1999, Number 2 of 4, $2.95 ($4.50 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen
· Writer: Allan Gross
· Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Lia Ribacchi
· Cover Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Special Thanks: Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

3. June 2, 1999, Number 3 of 4, $2.95 ($4.50 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen
· Writer: Allan Gross
· Penciler: Mike Grell
· Inker: Christopher Schenck
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Lia Ribacchi
· Cover Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Special Thanks: Brandon McKinney, Greg Espinoza, 
                          Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

4. July 30, 1999, Number 4 of 4, $2.95 ($4.50 Canada, £1.95 UK), 
32 pages (22 pages of story)
· Publisher: Mike Richardson
· Editor: Peet Janes
· Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen
· Writer: Allan Gross
· Pencilers: Christopher Schenck and Mike Grell
· Inker: Christopher Schenck
· Letterer: Steve Dutro
· Colorist: Perry McNamee
· Designer: Lia Ribacchi
· Cover Illustrator: Mike Grell
· Special Thanks: Brandon McKinney, Greg Espinoza, 
                          Sandra Galfas and Danton Burroughs

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