At the completion
of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan versus Predator at the Earth's Core
Dark Horse began a series of twenty comics. The only thing that separates
the style of this series from what they were already publishing is the
numbering. Previously they published the Tarzan comics as a short series
(i.e.: 1 of 3, 1 of 4, etc.). This run of twenty issues, numbered one through
twenty, was nothing more than a series of short stories ranging from two
to six parts each
For the most part the short
run series were not published while the long run series was being distributed.
There was one exception. The tenth issue, April 2, 1997, of the long run
series (the final part of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Legion of Hate)
was published in the same month, April 11, 1997, as the first part The
Return of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan.
Like the short run series the
artwork (with a few exceptions) was not to the liking of the die-hard Tarzan
fans. There is an interesting side note about the cover illustration on
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Le Monstre, by Bernie
Wrightson. I met Bernie at a comic convention shortly after this issue
appeared and asked him to sign it. He took one look at the cover and said,
"That's not my Tarzan!" Apparently someone at Dark Horse replaced his Tarzan
with another artist's version.
ERB-APAians should take note
that one of our own received credit in this long run series. Under "Special
Thanks" in issue number 17, December 3, 1997, Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Tarzan vs The Moon Men, Part 1, Alan Hanson is listed with Sandra Galfas
and Danton Burroughs.