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Hal Foster (Canadian-American, 1892-1982): is regarded as the father of illustrational action-adventure cartooning. Originally trained as an illustrator, Foster broke into the comic strip field on January 7, 1929 with his landmark work on the Tarzan feature. Foster took over the job of drawing the Tarzan Sunday page from artist Rex Maxon in September, 1931. Foster soon started to experiment with panel layout. These early pages are filled with action, and rarely will you see an action figure duplicated, as was common with other artists. Foster could draw Tarzan in any position, in any action, and it looked real. Most collectors agree that he reached his peak on Tarzan in what has become known as the "Egyptian Sequence," where the story line took Tarzan to a lost Egyptian civilization that bordered the jungle. That way, he could fill his pages with the pomp and pageantry of the Egyptian kings and princesses, and then cut to nearby action with apes in the jungle. It was the best of both worlds.  Foster's art technique was in ink over graphite, presumably on illustration or Bristol board.

In 1936, Foster created his own epic feature, Prince Valiant, and wrote and drew the saga until the May 16, 1971 Sunday. All told, Foster drew an estimated 1,764 Prince Valiant episodes, each a magnificent example of comic strip art. After handing over the finished art chores to John Cullen Murphy, Foster still continued to write, create layouts, and color the strip for nine more years. On February 10, 1980, the last Prince Valiant strip written by Foster saw print, and it was an end of an era. Foster's work has inspired countless cartoonists including Jack Kirby, Lou Fine, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Joe Kubert, Russ Manning, Thomas Yeates - who carries on the tradition of the strip today.


1931 and 1932 CONTENTS
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ERBzine 5500: FULL CONTENTS FOR 1931 and 1932
ERBzine 5501: GUIDE TO HUGE ONE-SHEET FORMATS 1931
ERBzine 5501: GUIDE TO HUGE ONE-SHEET FORMATS 1932
ERBzine 5502: TERROR FROM THE SKIES ~ 1931.09.27 ~ #29
ERBzine 5503: THE LAST OUTPOST ~ 1931.10.04 ~ #30
ERBzine 5504: THE BOY LIEUTENANT ~ 1931.10.11 ~ #31
ERBzine 5505: THROUGH THE ENEMY LINES! ~ 1931.10.18 ~ #32
ERBzine 5506: MUTINY! ~  1931.10.25 ~ #33
ERBzine 5507: TO THE RESCUE! ~ 1931.11.01 ~ #34
ERBzine 5508: HAWK OF THE DESERT ~  1931.11.08 ~ #35
ERBzine 5509: OVER DESERT SANDS ~ 1931.11.15 ~ #36
ERBzine 5510: DEATH IN THE MOUNTAINS ~ 1931.11.22 ~ #37
ERBzine 5511: A DUEL FOR LIFE! ~ 1931.11.29 ~ #38
ERBzine 5512: SLAVES OF THE INFIDEL! ~ 1931.12.06 ~ #39
ERBzine 5513: SAVAGE WARRIORS! ~ 1931.12.13 ~ #40
ERBzine 5514: A NOTE FROM TARZAN ~ 1931.12.20 ~ #41
ERBzine 5515: TARZAN'S FIRST CHRISTMAS ~ 1931.12.27 ~ #42
End of 1931 ~ Start of 1932
ERBzine 5516: TARZAN AND THE FOX ~ 1932.01.03 ~ #43
ERBzine 5517: THE DANCE OF VICTORY! ~  1932.01.10 ~ #44
ERBzine 5518: ABOARD A SLAVE SHIP ~ 1932.01.17 ~ #45
ERBzine 5519: THE BABY OF THE APES! ~ 1932.01.24 ~ #46
ERBzine 5520: THE BLACK PIT! ~ 1932.01.31 ~ #47
ERBzine 5521: HULVIA THE BEAUTIFUL ~ THE BLONDE PRINCESS ~ 1932.02.07 ~ #48
ERBzine 5522: THE STORY OF HULVIA ~ 1932.02.14 ~ #49 
ERBzine 5523: THE TEST OF A HERO ~ 1931.02.21 ~ #50
ERBzine 5524: FOR LOVE OF AN UNKNOWN WOMAN ~ 1932.02.28 ~ #51
ERBzine 5525: THE AMULET OF LOVE ~ 1932.03.06 ~ #52
ERBzine 5526: A WOUNDED GODDESS ~  1932.03.13 ~ #53
ERBzine 5527: A LOST LEADER ~ 1932.03.20 ~ #54
ERBzine 5528: THE PERILOUS HONEYMOON ~ 1932.03.27 ~ #55
ERBzine 5529: BY THE LIGHT OF THE RISING SUN ~ 1932.04.03 ~ #56
ERBzine 5530: THE COMING OF KARBA ~ 1932.04.10 ~ #57
ERBzine 5531: THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN BARRY ~ 1932.04.17 ~ #58
ERBzine 5532: THE LION TAMER ~ 1932.04.24 ~ #59
ERBzine 5533: TARZAN AND THE RED LION ~ 1932.05.01 ~ #60
ERBzine 5534: THE WOMAN IN THE BLACK MASK ~ 1932.05.08 ~ #61
ERBzine 5535: THE LIONS OF FRANCE ~ 32.05.15 ~ #62
ERBzine 5536: A CRY IN THE WILDS ~ 1932.05.22 #63
ERBzine 5537: BLACK AND WHITE MAGIC ~ 1932.05.29 #64
ERBzine 5538: THE MIRACLE WOMAN OF THE JUNGLE ~ 1932.06.05 #65
ERBzine 5539: ROBBERY IN THE JUNGLE ~ 1932.06.12 ~ #66
ERBzine 5540: STRANGER IN THE NIGHT ~ 1932.06.19 ~ #67
ERBzine 5541: THE KILLER AND THE KING ~ 1932.06.26 ~ #68
ERBzine 5542: THE VENGEANCE OF THE BEASTS ~ 1932.07.03 ~ #69
ERBzine 5543: THROUGH THE TOP OF THE JUNGLE ~ 1932.07.10
ERBzine 5544: BROKEN VINE ~ 1932.07.17 ~ #71
ERBzine 5545: THE CRY OF THE BULL APE ~ 1932.07.24 ~ #72
ERBzine 5546: THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG BWANA ~ 1932.07.31 ~ #73
ERBzine 5547: THE FORBIDDEN PLACE ~ 1932.08.07 ~ #74
ERBzine 5548: THE APES OF TARZAN'S TRIBE ~ 1932.08.14 ~ #75
ERBzine 5549: AT THE GRAVEYARD OF THE ELEPHANTS ~ 1932.08.21 ~ #76
ERBzine 5550: THE UNKNOWN TERROR ~ 1932.08.28 ~ #77
ERBzine 5551: THE MYSTERY OF THE ELEPHANTS' GRAVEYARD ~ 1932.09.04 ~ #78
ERBzine 5552: THE ATTACK OF THE PTERODACTYLS ~ 1932.09.11 ~ #79
ERBzine 5553: THE KING OF THE APES ~ 1932.09.18 ~ #80
ERBzine 5554:
THROUGH THE CAVERN'S MOUTH ~ 1932.09.25 ~ #81
ERBzine 5555: INTO A PRIMEVAL SWAMP ~ 1932.10.02 ~ #82
ERBzine 5556: THE APE-MAN AND THE DINOSAUR ~ 1932.10.09 ~#83
ERBzine 5557: BATTLING THE GIGANTOSAURUS ~ 1932.10.16 ~ #84
ERBzine 5558: THE KING OF THE PREHISTORIC BEASTS ~ 1932.10.23 ~ #85
ERBzine 5559: TYRANNOSAURUS REX ~ 1932.10.30 ~ #86
ERBzine 5560: THE MENACING STREAM ~ 1932.11.06 ~ #87
ERBzine 5561: THE BLACK PANTHER ~ 1932.11.13 ~ #88
ERBzine 5562: THE MONKEY-MAN ~ 1932.11.20 ~ #89
ERBzine 5563: THE SACRED SAURIAN ~ 1932.11.27 ~ #90
ERBzine 5564: CHARGE OF THE CHARIOTS ~ 1932.12.04 ~ #91
ERBzine 5565: THE MAN HUNT ~ 1932.12.11 ~ #92
ERBzine 5566: TARZAN AND THE PANTHER ~ 1932.12.18 ~ #93
ERBzine 5567: THE FATE OF THE APE-MAN ~ 1932.12.25 ~ #94

END OF 1932
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1933 Starts 
HERE: ERBzine 5900
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The strips in our ERBzine series are small samples of the giant supersize 15" x 20" reprints now available from Dark Horse Books.

Each hard cover volume of Dark Horse's comprehensive collections of Hal Foster's Tarzan Sundays reprints over 120 strips on high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance back in the 1930s when they were brand new! 

Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, these astonishing volumes are a must for every collector! 



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