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DELL TARZAN COMICS
Art by Jesse Marsh
Most Stories by Gaylord DuBois
 
Western Publishing published Tarzan in Dell Four Color Comics #134 & 161 in 1947.  The Dell Tarzan series ran from issue number1: Jan-Feb 1948  through number 131 July-August 1962. The artist for this series was Jesse Marsh with story lines by Gaylord Dubois. There were also a number of  Dell Giants and March of Comics giveaways during this run. 

The series was resumed under the Gold Key label with issues 132 through 206 (November 1962 to February 1972). This series featured artwork by Jesse Marsh, Russ Manning, and Doug Wildey, and included adaptations of most of Edgar Rice Burroughs' original Tarzan books, as well as original stories and other features. Almost all of the Dell Comics Tarzan stories were written by Gaylord DuBois. Most of the Tarzan comics featured the popular long-running serial, Brothers of the Spear, illustrated by Russ Manning.

Jesse Marsh's fine sense of design and storytelling made the Tarzan comic book stand out in quality among all the others on the stands. In fifteen years, Jesse illustrated almost every Tarzan story in over 150 comic books. 


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JESSE MARSH
Jesse Mace Marsh worked for Disney Studios from 1939 to 1948 working on projects such as Pinocchio and Fantasia. His first work for Western Publishing appeared in 1945 and he worked as staff artist for them until his death in 1966. He produced an amazing body of work in addition to his work on the Tarzan series: Gene Autry, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and many more. He also drew three issues of John Carter of Mars in the 4-Color series - these issues were also reprinted in the mid-60s.

Postal regulations dictated that comics contain features in addition to the main book title so DuBois contributed series such as "Mabu", "Two Against the Jungle" and "Boy". Issue number 25 in October 1951 saw the debut of the popular series "Brothers of the Spear", which would run for over 25 years and which, in issue 39, would feature the first professional work of brilliant artist Russ Manning.  Manning eventually took over the Tarzan series in November 1965 following Marsh's retirement. The first "Brothers of the Spear" episode occupied a mere six pages, but it launched a serialized story that eventually grew to epic proportions.

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Part I
Gaylord DuBois
King of the Comics Writers
Writer of over 350 Tarzan Stories
Personal memories of Grandpa Gay
from granddaughter, Wendy Hoffman
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Part II
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Tribute Series: www.ERBzine.com/manning
1. Illustrated Biography
2. Illustrated Bibliography
3. Russ Manning Portfolio Eclectica
4. Illustrated Career Timeline I
5. Illustrated Career Timeline II
6. Illustrated Career Timeline III
7. Russ Manning The Writer
8. Russ Manning Speaks

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Now see the real thing in beautifully bound hardcover editions with restored art and colour. . .
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DARK HORSE PUBLICATIONS

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TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 1 - Now Available
Written by Robert P. Thompson and Gaylor DuBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
Dark Horse Archives presents the first four issues of this influential Golden Age series in a handsome hardcover -- kicking off a comprehensive program that will collect the first 19 years of the classic title! In 1947, artist Jesse Marsh left Walt Disney Studios -- where he had worked on Pinocchio, Fantasia, and various animated shorts‹to work for Western Publishing full time. Tarzan was one of his first assignments, with the iconic character's first original comic-book appearance in Dell Four-Color Comics #134. Tarzan #2 would begin Marsh's long-term collaboration with writer Gaylord DuBois. Their work drew admiration and respect from readers and peers -- Russ Manning among them -- and Marsh's art inspired future comics creators from Richard Corben to Los Bros. Hernandez!  Dark Horse plans to publish the entire run (~19 years) of Jesse Marsh's Tarzan.
256 pages, $49.95, now in stores or at: Dark Horse Comics
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TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 2 - Now Available
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
The original Tarzan comics are finally back in print after sixty years! This second volume reproduces six big Golden Age issues for readers new and old to enjoy, and all stories are by the dynamite team of Gaylord DuBois and Jesse Marsh. DuBois and Marsh's 19-year collaboration on Tarzan produced a legendary body of work and an enduring vision of one of the world's foremost adventure icons. Marsh's art enthralled an entire generation of comics readers, influencing future creators the Hernandez brothers and earning the acclaim of such fellow professionals as Russ Manning and Alex Toth!  Dark Horse plans to publish the entire run (~19 years) of Jesse Marsh's Tarzan.
224 pages, $49.95, now in stores or at: Dark Horse Comics
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 3 - Now Available
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
The world's first Tarzan comic books are back in print at last! Jesse Marsh remains one of the great, unsung artists of comics history, even though his straightforward realism was admired by such comics legends as Russ Manning and Alex Toth. Marsh's nineteen-year collaboration with writer Gaylord DuBois defined Edgar Rice Burroughs's iconic jungle lord for an entire generation of young readers, and the massive body of work they produced continues to influence comic artists to this day.
* Reproducing the now-hard-to-find and pricey issues for fans, this archive series will collect issues #11-#16.
256 pages, $49.95, Now in stores or at: Dark Horse Comics
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 4 - Now Available
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
In the late 1940s, Dell Publishing assembled a new comics team that would leave an indelible impression on millions of young readers. For the next nineteen years, Jesse Marsh - an "artist's artist" - and Gaylord DuBois created an absorbing jungle world for Edgar Rice Burroughs's most famous character. The realism and consistent quality in their collaboration remain influential to countless comics artists today.
Reproducing the now-hard-to-find and pricey issues for fans, this archive series will collect issues #17-#21.
 Now in stores or at: Dark Horse  ~ $49.95
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 5 - Now Available
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
In this volume, Tarzan fends off a scientist's unnaturally sized jungle animals; protects Cathne, "the city of gold," and its people from Tommy-gun-toting gangsters; outwits treacherous witch doctors and a truck-sized spider; discovers Egyptian ruins; and evades the dinosaurs of the lost land of Pal-ul-don while hunting for their eggs. The familiar faces of Boy, Jane, and Lieutenant Paul D'Arnot -- a character fashioned after Jesse Marsh himself -- return, and the recurring character Dr. MacWhirtle, a famed and eccentric paleontologist, is introduced for the first time!
Reproducing the now-hard-to-find and pricey issues for fans, this archive series will collect issues #22-#27
Now in stores or at: Dark Horse  ~ $49.95
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 6 - Now Available
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
Collects Tarzan issues #28-#32 and Tarzan's Jungle Annual #1, from 1952.
Rediscover a legendary team-up in adventure comics, collected for the first time! Former Walt Disney Studios artist Jesse Marsh illustrated these inventive stories from Gaylord DuBois for a full nineteen years, expanding the mythology of Edgar Rice Burroughs' world-renowned character in the process.
The first tales of Tarzan of the Apes ever to be told in comics form, this collaboration was read by millions and has proved an enduring vision of the iconic jungle man. After nearly sixty years, these stories of rip-roaring adventure and good clean fun are as charming and entertaining as ever.
Pre-Order at Dark Horse  ~ $49.95
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 7 - Available Nov 03, 2010
Written by Gaylord DeBois, art by Jesse Marsh.
Collecting Dell's Tarzan #33--#38 from 1952, and introducing Goliath--the colossal lion Tarzan raises to protect the settlers of New Cathne
Join Tarzan, Jane, Boy, and their animal companions as they encounter new friends, old enemies, and undiscovered lands in the wilds of Africa. In addition to stories featuring favorite recurring characters--such as the oddball scientist Dr. MacWhirtle, the lion--taming people of Cathne, cruel Queen La, and the Waziri warriors--Tarzan meets a group of Texan cowboys out to rope lions, a filmmaker documenting African wildlife, and the marsh--dwelling people of Lutor in this volume. Always a help to his friends, whether they're beast or human, Tarzan faithfully thwarts the plans of slavers, cannibals, and poachers who would do them harm!
Pre-Order at Dark Horse  ~ $49.95
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ERB's JOHN CARTER OF MARS: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS ~ Publication Date: May 26, 2010
Written by Paul S. Newman, art by Jesse Marsh
In 1947, Jesse Marsh—an artist who would inspire generations of comics creators and earn the esteem of professional peers such as industry legends Russ Manning and Alex Toth—won over millions of readers with his four-color vision of Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved character Tarzan. To the delight of his readers, Marsh would continue to draw Tarzan comics for the following nineteen years. But his passion for Burroughs' creations wasn't limited to the legendary writer's jungle lord, and in the early 1950s he teamed up with prolific comics writer Paul S. Newman to breathe life into another of Burroughs' beloved heroes: the courageous adventurer John Carter of Mars! 
Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years reprints all three issues of Dell's Four Color Comics: John Carter of Mars series in their entirety and is sure to delight fans of science fiction and Golden Age comics alike!
Dark Horse Publication Date: May 26, 2010 ~ $29.99
JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WEIRD WORLDS - Coming in January 2011
Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Howard Chaykin, Murphy Anderson, Gray Morrow and Sal Amendola, cover by Joe Orlando. 
Since his serialized debut in All-Story magazine in 1912, the spacefaring adventurer John Carter of Mars has become one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most beloved characters. The star of decades worth of novels and comic books, he's soon to be immortalized on the silver screen as well, in the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures major film release John Carter of Mars! In this volume, John Carter, an ex-soldier turned prospector, is transported to Mars--"Barsoom," as it is known to its natives--under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a champion dedicated to protecting his new home and newly found love, the princess Dejah Thoris, from warring alien civilizations and a host of deadly Barsoomian beasts! 
Collecting stories originally published in Tarzan 207-209 and Weird Worlds 1-7. Dark Horse

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