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Once there was a time, when there was always a new Tarzan comic book at the newsstands in West Germany - and I believe, in most other countries in western Europe too. For us kids back then it was as sure as the sun in the skies: Every two or for weeks there had to be a new Tarzan comic book.
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Publicity shots by Marketprint from the 1980s. They show the four most important men of the YU Tarzan team in Yugoslavia.
The are same guys are caught in a brawl, with Bane Kerac receiving a punch. This drawing is from the story "Krijumcari slonovace" – as is the case with the following harbor scene.
These pictures are from the story
"Bitka za Opar."
This time Tarzan is at his beloved Opar and has an unpleasent re-encounter
with an old foe, the long-presumed dead Dagga Ramba.
Invented in the 1940s by Burne Hogarth (top two panels) and in the 1960s revived by Russ Manning (the following three panels), this would be when the dictator was still alive in the eighties. But Opar proved to be an uncomfortable playground for Dagga Ramba: Again, for the third time in more than 40 years, he had to give in to Tarzan.
There are many more traces in YU Tarzan, that indicate to Russ Manning. The strange flying men of Pal-ul-Don, an invention by Manning, are among the most memorable of those motifs. Of course they remind of ERB's Wieroos of Caspak, but with their bird like habits they have a stark original character. The YU Tarzan team thought so too, and in the story "Pecina strave" they let these guys fly again. As ever they are on the hunt for women. And again they end up getting punished by the jungle lord – this time looking decidedly more human with their funny faces than their alien predecessors in the Manning stories (the last two illustrations).
Ron de Laat’s Website: Holland meets ERB!
is the best source concerning YU Tarzan on the net.
He even has a complete list of all YU Tarzan stories
with the titles in Serbian, Dutch and English and
with the names of the authors and artists of each story.
Read the first of our YU-TARZAN reprints in ERBzine
"Kraljica Opara" from the Yugoslavian Tarzan No. 43 ~ 1985
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Our Previous YugoSlav Tarzan Series Starts at:
YU-TARZAN OF YUGOSLAVIA COMICS
ERBzine 5850: Intro: A Beautiful Swan Song
ERBzine 5851: "Kraljica Opara" ~ No. 43 ~ 1985
ERBzine 5888: "The City of Slaves" ~ 1984
ERBzine 5889: "The Crusaders" ~ No. 34 ~ 1985
ERBzine 5890: "Samantha's Temple" ~ No. 35
ERBzine 5891: "Dxu Dzu Vampir" ~ No. 36
ERBzine 5892: "Lovac - The Hunter" ~ No. 37
ERBzine 5893: "Ivory Smugglers" ~ No. 39
ERBzine 5894: "Pembolt's Animals" ~ No. 40
ERBzine 5895: "The Last of the Pharaohs" ~ No. 41
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