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Amateur Press Association
Press Associations are a means to bring together those interested in a
common subject through their regular contributions to a shared publication.
APA members must maintain active participation to remain in good standing.
Memberships in APAs are usually small to keep the publications manageable.
Each member offers a unique perspective which meets few restrictions from
editorial control. Because of the limited membership and the number of
issues published, only a few outsiders are able to see all the hard work
and worthwhile articles put into most APA issues.
ERBapa was founded in 1984 by ERB fan, John Guidry. He
modeled the society after other typical amateur press societies, seeing
the organization as one which would allow ERB fans to share their “comments,
musings, rantings and ravings, fond memories, whatever....”
John decided to limit membership to 36 -- to commemorate
the age at which ERB began writing. Members would pay a nominal membership
fee and would then, four times a year, type up a minimum of two pages of
material and send 50 copies to John. He would then collate and bind the
material, and return a copy to each member. Six slots were set aside for
“Honourary Members” (chosen by member vote) which were honoured for their
lifetime commitment to ERB fandom. People on the waitlist had first option
to buy any extra copies.
Our ERBzine APA site has been created to give Burroughs
fans a better idea of this very special organization for ERB fans and scholars.
We have included all the APA cover art from issue #1, membership information,
APA news, searchable contents lists from the later editions, membership
lists -- past and present -- and links to scores of articles by ERBapa
members that have been reprinted in our weekly online fanzine -- ERBzine.
We hope you enjoy your visit to world of ERBapa
CONTENTS OF THE CURRENT
149 ~ April 2021
COVER: Tarzan featured in a Signal Gasoline ad: The
Power of Tarzan.
Kaor: APA info from O/E Bob McGeeney
Denkena, Kurt S.: FUWALDA Updates from
Germany ~ APEX Publisher announces German editions of Tarzan the Untamed
and Tarzan the Terrible ~ Many ERB titles appear every month from
small publishers ~ 10 cover illustrations
Dumont, Richard: Dorothy Dandridge in Tarzan's
Peril: Bio info with photos from the film.
DeForest, Tim: Tarzan's Magic Fountain
(1948) - a review ~ Two illos
Goodwin, Jim: Discussion on Doug Ellis' fanzine
about fanzines ~ Reprinted Dick Lupoff's contribution: "Burroughs Bounces
Back" and one illo.
Conran, Mike: Dynamite Comics Cover Checklist:
Vampirella and Dejah Thoris -- Covers including variants with artists identified
plus info on writer Erik Burnham and artist Ediano Silva ~ 74 thumbnail
Hanson, Alan: ERB and the Automobile - Part
2: ERB's First Fictional Cars. Cars described in Tarzan of the Apes
(Dec. 1911- May 1912), The Return of Tarzan (Dec 1912 - Jan. 1913)
~ The Beasts of Tarzan (Jan-Feb, 1914) ~ The Girl From Farris's
(July 1913 - March 1914) ~ The Mad King (Oct.-Nov. 1913 / Sept.-Nov.
1914) ~ In-depth commentary with two photos and one St. John art
piece ~ 8 Pages. Read over 60 of Alan's incredibly researched ERB articles
in ERBzine: www.erbzine.com/hanson
Ross, Bill: ERB Collector #114 ~ Fanzines
mentioned: Keys to Other Doors: Some Lists for a Pulp Collector's Notebook
edited by John DeWalt and Iscariot. Commentary of their relation
to ERB and pulp zines. 8 Cover illos.
Griffin, Scott Tracy: In Memoriam - ERB Film Personnel
2018-2019: Bios and Filmographies of recently departed actors:
Donnelly Rhodes ~ Edward M. Abroms ~ Anne V. Coates ~ Patricia Morison
~ Les Kaluza ~ Russ McCubbin ~ Gary Cockrell ~ Ivan J. Rado ~ Winston Ntshona
~ Nicolas Roeg ~ Lena Ferugia ~ Jan-Michael Vincent ~ Don Bragg ~ Morgan
Woodward ~ John Carl Buechler ~ Noah Keen ~ Shane Rimmer ~ JohnMcEnery
~ Ron Smerczak ~ Bridget Biagi ~ Steve Hawkes ~ Danny Keogh ~ Alien Church
~ Martin H. Tubor ~ Jan Merlin ~ Diahann Carroll ~ Igo Kantor ~ William
Wintersole ~ Rene Auberjonois ~ Tony Britton ~ Helen Gerald.
Part II: Tarzan and Hollywood: Another Shelf in
the Completist's Library ~ Part 9: The Film and Television Industry: A
review of The Invisible Art: The Legends of Matte Painting by Barron
and Cotta Vaz.
TRACY'S FEEDBACK: Bill Hillman Congratulations (Many
thanks for this Tracy - Bill) ~ Sad farewell to long-time ERBapan Dorothy
"D.J." Howell after 147 issues ~ Increase efforts to bring up dwindling
membership :: 12 pages
McGeeney, Bob: Many rediscoveries while organizing
personal collection: Larry Ivie's Monsters and Heroes with ERB connections
and MAD' Tarzan parodies.
Illos: 5 Ivie covers and a MAD Special cover with a page
of Tarzan Parodies.
Wilcutt, Dennis: Top Ten Lists: Westerns, Movies,
Fictional Characters, Writers, Artists, TV Westerns, Favourite Books ~
Sachias, Demos: ERBographia: A multitude
of quotes and thoughts related to Tarzan and the Ant Men -- many
from ERB . . . plus 32 reference notes. ~ 13 Comments.
Adams, Chris L.: Firepower of The Legend
of Tarzan: The Guns of the Belgians ~ The Movie Guns of the
Good Guys: Descriptions with 21 photos.
Strong, Lee: The Polodian Times: ERB, Inc.
to Publish Multiple New and Old Books ~ Publications will include Tarzan,
Mars, Venus, Pellucidar and More :: "Lee Strong Putters Along" with many
writing projects ~ Essay: Forward Into the Future! What is "the Burroughs
Universe" and Where Should It Go? ~ Review: The Pursuit of the Pankera
by Robert A. Heinlein. ~ 8 pages.
Martin, John: "Tarzan's Closeup View of Eternity"
Pondering religion in ERB's books.
Huckenpohler, J. G.: Thoughts on Alan Hanson's
Exploring Tarzan's Africa ~ In Memoriam: Michael Dennis Henry
(15 August 1936 - 8 January 2021) ~
Cozort, Dale: Ape-Men and Lost Cities Zine
~ CONTENTS: What This? ~ Reading/Movies ~ Writing ~ Comments ~ Josiah Wild,
Ape Man in Space ~ 8 Pages
Franke, Henry G. III: Under the Moons of Mars:
Discussion of ERB's version of Mars and what we have learned of Mars in
the century since his depictions a century ago. 18 photos of Mars.
Lupton, Robert Allen: The many writing successes
under Robert's Dum Dum Tree ~ 6 Colour Illos.
Shoemaker, Kurt: Pursuits and purchases over the
last three months ~ 22 extensive comments
Krabacher, Tom: Comments on the work of Jim Cawthorn
and UK's Anotar ~ Report on personal activities ~ Remembering Mike
Henry ~ Appearance in Thomas Yeates' Prince Valiant strip ~ Three Krenkel
sketches from Amra ~ 11 Comments
Terrell, Jess: Recent events in FLAT-ERB Facebook
Group ~ Discussions: 1. Does the presence of Jane limit ERB's storytellig?
~ 2. Does Jane have potential beyond what we saw in the Tarzan books? ~
3. How would Tarzan and Jane work together in a jungle adventure? ~ 4.
Who is Loto? And who is Betty Callwell? ~ 5. Did Burroughs know of Kipling
and Mowgli? Was Burroughs influenced by Haggard? ~ 6. What was the purpose
of Jungle Tales and why did Burroughs use the short story format? ~ 7.
What are some of the plot points and techniques used by Edgar Rice Burroughs?
~ 8. Why did the period of 1969-80 inspire the ERB resurgence? ::
OE Bob McGeeney's Last Word: Comments on all submissions
in this issue of ERBapa #149.
ERBapa 148 ~ Winter 2020/2021
(with ERBzine references)
KAOR: ERBapa Official Editor (OE) is Bob McGeeney -
Cover art by James W. McGurk
Early Mailer Awards: Jim Goodwin, Scott Tracy
Griffin, Robert Allen Lupton, Mike Conran
Membership Report: Dorothy (DJ) Howell and Dale
Cozart are retiring from ERBapa ~ Bob Zeuschner, Jim Thompson and Rudy
Sigmund on Sabbatical ~ 25 Regular Members and Five Honorary Members.
Rules of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press
Goodwin, Jim: Reprint of article "Bring Back
Tarzan! But How Far?" by Dale Walker ~ Jim notes that a search for
Dale Walker in ERBzine brings up his contribution in The
Dream Weaver and numerous other articles in ERB Fanzines. The
Griffin, Scott Tracy: ERB and the El Caballero
Country Club in the Los Angeles Times 1925, Part 1. Many articles and excerpts
collated across 10 pages
Conran, Mike: Dynamite Comics Dejah Thoris Volume
3 Cover Checklist ~ Part 2. 113 cover images with credits for issues No.
5-9 -- including all the alternates.
Lupton, Robert Allen: Announcement of the author's
latest novel and short story anthology releases ~ Bio and Photo coverage
on Tarzan film actress Betta St. John ~ Reada multitude of Lupton articles
featured in ERBzine: www.ERBzine.com/lupton
McGeeney, Bob: Items of interest added to the
collection ~ Recommended book releases including Feral edited
by Robert Allen Lupton ~ 4 cover illustrations
Hanson, Alan: Announcement and background to Alan's
latest ERB book: "Exploring Tarzan's Africa" including Contents
and Cover illo ~ Enjoy a multitude of Alan's ERB articles in ERBzine: www.ERBzine.com/hanson
Dumont, Richard: Harry Hausen: The Lost Movies
~ Comments and Review Links ~ plus the "What Mighta Bin" ERB Connection
~ 4 illos
Ross, Bill: Notes on various ERB Bibliographies
by Heins, Lupoff, Bergen, Peters, ERBdom, Richardson, Cook, Miller, Julius,
Lukes and Ross, Barrie, Brown, Dunn, et al.
Martin, John: "But when he got there, the bookshelf was
bare. . ." How ERB dealt with misinformation, lack of references, letters
to the editor, etc.
Adams, Chris L.: TARZAN AND THE SABOTEUR
~ Chris's Exciting sequel to TARZAN and the FOREST of STONE ~ All 16 chapters
across 24 pages.
Huckenpohler, J. G.: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars:
A Review of Will Murray's recent book in the Wild Adventures Series ~ 21
Comments of Submissions in APA #147
Sachlas, Demos: ERBographia: Eight pages containing
a multitude of comments and quotes associated with ERB's work -- concentrating
on how many of ERB's ideas are recycled through numerous novels. 14 Comments
on last issues submissions ~ 3 illos
Franke III, Henry G.: Under the Moons of Mars
~ Discussion with photos on the two natural satellites of the planet Mars.
Many ERB novels and artists are cited.
Wilcutt, Dennis: Comments on recent books and
articles read plus video watching. Article Reprint: "Mythic Storytelling:
Look At How Tarzan Swung Into Immortality" aby Michael Dirda - Washington
Comments on selected submissions from APAs 146 and 147.
Terrell, Jess: THE KALDANE COWBOY Pt. I:
9 Chapters of Mars Fanfiction across 16 pages -- includes one Jusko Kaldane
Strong, Lee: DRAGONS OF PELLUCIDAR: Ch. 5: Abner
Perry: Missing in Action
THE LAST WORD by Editor Bob McGeeney: Comments
on each submission in this issue of ERBapa.
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