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Volume 3920
Comic Con International in San Diego, July 11-15, 2012
Photos and Captions by David Lemmo

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The Centennial of Tarzan and John Carter was commemorated at this year's Comic-Con with a Joe Jusko Tarzan cover on the events guide. This souvenir book also included ERB-related articles and original art commissions. 

Two Tarzan panels were also highlights of the event. The first panel, which was moderated by Mark Evanier, was attended by a capacity crowd of fans. Featured on this first panel were personalities which are well known to ERB fans: David Lemmo, Thomas Yeates, Joe Jusko and Ron Ely. The participants shared anecdotes, discussions and samples of their art work, and a slide show outlining the history of the ape-man. 

The second panel was moderated by Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Yeates and Jusko appeared on this panel also along with novelist/screenwriter Robin Maxwell (Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan) and author/actor Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration).

Many other ERB-related celebrities were in attendance to meet fans and to sign autographs, including Casper Van Dien (Tarzan in the film Tarzan and the Lost City) and Olivia D’Abo (Jane in Disney’s The Legend of Tarzan), Mark Schultz, Gary Gianni, Larry Hama, and Rudy Nebres. ERB characters were also well represented by fans who showed up in imaginative and autentic costumes.

Of special note was the high profile “Take Me Back to Barsoom” group that garnered well over 1000 signatures from fans who demanded a sequel to the recent Disney film, John Carter (of Mars)

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Take Me Back to Barsoom

D. H. Brooks and two of her cohorts gather petition signatures for a John Carter film sequel.


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D. H. Brooks helping to get signatures for a Disney sequel to the John Carter movie.
She converted a Mickey Mouse hat into a John Carter and Deja Thoris hat.
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"The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane"
See more on this panel at ERBzine 3919

Scott Tracy Griffin ~ Joe Jusko ~ Robin Maxwell ~ Thomas Yeates ~ Jim Sullos
After the ERB Inc Tarzan presentation panel.
Joe Jusko displays a magnificent painting of Tarzan he did, and
Mr. Sullos displays a poster for Robin Maxwell's upcoming book.
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Everyone talked with fans and among themselves, pleased with the program they were on.
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Say "Sopu Vando"
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Thomas Yeates was especially pleased, as he won the prestigious and coveted Inkpot Award this year.
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Robin Maxwell is very excited at having her Jane novel idea authorized by ERB Inc.
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Joe Jusko proudly shows his magnificent painting to fans.
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The women fans can't wait to get their hands on Robin's Jane novel.
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Cathy Wilbanks, executive assistant of ERB Inc. joined the after-program gathering.
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Cathy, posing with Robin and Tracy, is also ERB inc's archivist.
Tracy's soon-to-be released Tarzan Centennial book.
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Robin Maxwell, Cathy Wilbanks and Tracy Scott Griffin after the Saturday Tarzan Program.
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"The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane"

Robin Maxwell, Joe Jusko, Jim Sullos, Thomas Yeates and Tracy Scott Griffin
during the Saturday ERB Inc. Tarzan Centennial Program.
San Diego Comic Con International  2012.
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Joe Jusko and Thomas Yeates were awarded Inkpot Awards.
The Inkpot Award is  bestowed by Comic-Con International to professionals
in the fields of comic books, comic strips, animation, science fiction, and related areas of pop culture.


For more C-C Coverage see Robin Maxwell's
"Tarzan And I Swing By Comic-Con By Jane Porter"


PART I
Part I: Comic-Con Snapshots

PART II
"The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane"
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