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Tarzan author wrote, vacationed in the region

Burroughs poses for a photo at Morrison Lake. 

The property at 500 W. Chicago St., Coldwater, is what was once Sunnyside Farm.
Burroughs spent a lot of time at the farm, which was owned by his wife's family.
TARZAN SLEPT HERE : Chris Worst ~ Coldwater, Mich.
COLDWATER — Tarzan, the archetypal wildman who grew up in an African jungle, is perhaps one of the most famous characters in American literature. Amazingly, Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs has ties to Coldwater.

“Most people are unaware of (Burroughs') involvement in Coldwater,” said Michael A. Hatt. “He liked Coldwater.” Hatt, a lifelong resident of Branch and Hillsdale counties, recently published a book that details the time Burroughs spent in Coldwater. According to Hatt, the prolific author first came to Coldwater because of his wife's family.

Alvin Hulbert, the father of Burroughs' wife, Emma, bought Sunnyside Farm on the advice of Barton Tibbits (after whom Tibbits Opera House is named), according to Hatt. The farm, located just west of what is now the West Side Shell gas station, became a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Chicago for the Hulbert family. When Burroughs married Emma in 1900, he began frequenting the farm with the family.“The Fourth of July was his favorite time to be here,” said Hatt.

“I think it’s really cool,” said Pam Randall Rose, the owner of what was once Sunnyside Farm. “It makes me wonder who else was here.”

Burroughs eventually bought a cottage on Morrison Lake as well. Hatt claims that by using old postcards and photos of Burroughs and the cabin, he has found the cottage Burroughs bought, located at what is now Templar Beach off of Union City Road. “He liked Morrison Lake,” Hatt said.

According to Hatt, Burroughs wrote his short novel “Beyond Thirty,” which was later renamed “The Lost Continent,” entirely at Sunnyside Farm. Written during the outbreak of World War I, the novel follows the adventures of a lieutenant in the Pan-American Navy, Pan-America being a polity formed after the Western Hemisphere completely isolated itself from the Eastern half of the world. The lieutenant is on board the aero-submarine Coldwater (named after Branch County's Coldwater) when disaster strikes and it is sent past the 30th Meridian west of Greenwich, England.

Hatt’s obsession with Burroughs’ works began when he was a child. “I have been a fan and collector of (Burroughs) my entire life,” Hatt said. While working at the U.S. Post Office in Coldwater, Hatt learned through a contact that Burroughs had spent time in Coldwater. He began searching through records in the Heritage Room at the Coldwater Public Library and found many of his leads from there. “Mostly this is all lost,” Hatt said. “People don’t know it anymore.”

“Burroughs is my life’s passion,” said Hatt.

Hatt’s book on Burroughs’ exploits in Coldwater is published by Mad Kings Publishing. 
It can be purchased by sending $22.95 plus $4.50 shipping to 
Michael A. Hatt, 
898 Kelley Road, 
Montgomery, Mich., 49225, USA

Gil Kane: Beyond Thirty and the Man-Eater - no interior artAce edition: Frank Frazetta cover artBison Press edition: R. W. Boeche cover art ~ March 2001
Burroughs' work Beyond Thirty, which was written in Coldwater, was later renamed The Lost Continent.


Burroughs Bibiliophiles publications have fallen way behind in their releases
since the BB Board assigned a new editor to the project three years ago.
Editor Henry Franke has plans to revive the releases 
starting with BB No. 88 with a Fall 2011 designation.

Brian Kane has just completed his Introduction,
"From Forests Primeval to Warriors Medieval:
Hal Foster’s Adventures with the Lord of the Jungle,"
which will be in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan:
The Sunday Comics 1933-1935 due out later this year.

 IDW has released a stunning edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars.
This is a lavish production, oversized and easy to read with 20, full page, remarkable illustrations created by Michael Wm. Kaluta
This has been a dream job for Mike Kaluta and it's fruition is nothing short of wonderful.
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ERB's 3rd Earth's Core novel -
written Sep-Nov 1928
Dedication to granddaughter
Joan Burroughs Pierce II

Blue Book Magazine:
1929 March - August

Frank Hoban pulp cover art
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Written Nov-Dec 1933

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bbett, D'Achille, Whelan

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Dejah Thoris or Deja Vu,
The argument is never through:

How many Tarzan tales by ERB?
We cannot trust the back-page blurb.

We can't trust stories in the press,
The toll of tales they make a mess;

We count them once, we count them twice,
And finally we just roll the dice.

How many Tarzan tales are there?
Well, more than 24 we swear!

But once beyond that simple claim,
The tally's anybody's game.

Is Tarzan twins just one...or two?
Eternal Lover should count, too!

What about that Lansdale guy?
Does Tarzan Jr. qualify?

It is a problem insurmountable:
Tarzan stories are uncountable.

John "Bridge" Martin

Fighting Man of Mars ~ French Edition
Translated by Martine Blond. Illos by Serge Fino.
Tarzan, Tonto and friends take on Little Ceasar
Tonto: Tonto and Friends sick of chick flick so ask Jenny Nipper to review Caddy Shack. She say, go ahead. But Caddy Shack review no go so well. Tonto and Tarzan smoke too much peace pipe. Tonto fall asleep half way through movie. Tarzan get up to find Baby Ruth, no come back till end of movie. Frankenstein get contact high and Kenny Loggin's music send him run amuck through village. He return with pitchfork in back and hair slightly singed.

Frankenstein: Gaaaaah. Fire bad. Villagers mean!.

Tonto: Jenny Nipper say Tonto and Friends--

Tarzan: Why now we Tonto and friends? Used to be Tarzan, Tonto, Frankenstein. That correct billing. Me most famous. Me film star. You side kick and monster.

Frankenstein: Tarzan ego baaaad!

Tonto: Tonto agree. Tarzan ego out of control. If Tarzan want top billing. He do more work. Besides, Frankenstein biggest star of group. Everyone know Frankenstein. He even have own trailer.

Tarzan: Me ask Jenny Nipper. She settle this.

Jenny the Nipper: Tonto and friends is most expedient. It stays. Besides, Tonto is building a real following. I don't want him to quit and start his own blog.

Tonto: Me never start own blog. Me have to be free out west beyond horizon. Beyond wireless internet.

Jenny: Can you just review Little Ceasar already?!

Tonto: Little Ceasar is gangster masterpiece. Is early high water mark for genre. All other gangster movie compared to Little Ceas---

Tarzan: Me find Little Ceasar overrated. All just gangster meeting with other gangsters. Talk, talk, talk. Me no like Olga either. Little Ceasar right. She make Joe go soft.

Tonto: For once Tonto agree with Tarzan. If Tarzan no interrupt he find out Tonto say same thing. Though famous gangster classic, Little Ceasar surprisingly talkie.

Frankenstein: Edward G. Robinson greeaaaaat!

Tonto: Frankenstein have great point as usual. Edward G. is reason to watch Little Ceasar. Camera on other people, Tonto bored. Camera on Edward G. , Tonto riveted. What Little Ceasar do? Will spray room with bullets or laugh crazy Edward G. laugh, make Tonto nervous.

Tarzan: Little Ceasar make me nervous too. Me think him like Joe little too much.

Tonto: Tarzan raise question of Little Ceasar's love for Joe. Is Little Ceasar sentimental or repressed homosexual?

Frankenstein: Gah! Joe friend.

Tonto: What about pretty boy sidekick? He seem like replacement for Joe. He seem like more than friend.

Frankenstein: Gaaaaaah!

Tonto: OK. Maybe we move on to less controversial topic. Version Jenny Nipper supply Tonto and Friends have post-code prologue about badness of gangsters. Little Ceasar one pre-code movie revived many times in theaters. Why Little Ceasar never go away from pop culture?

Tarzan: Me think it ending. Ending is best part of Little Ceasar.

Tonto: Tonto agree. Everyone like ending. Censor like bad man die. People like that gangster have higher thought, "Is this end of Rico?" Rico is poet. Rico come out of hiding just to clear him name. Just to say not coward. Police cowardly to trick him with telephone tap.

Tarzan: Me no think that. If Little Ceasar so smart he no fall for trick.

Tonto: Trick remind me of Godfather. When Carlo beat up Connie to trick Sonny into going to city alone.

Frankenstein: Look what they did to my booooy! (Begins to weep.)

Tarzan: Why you bring up Godfather? Always make Frankenstein cry at undertaker scene.

Tonto: It is great scene. Is no shame, Frankenstein. Tonto also think of Godfather scene when Tom Hagen say no one ever gun down New York City police officer. Ha! Little Ceasar shoot police commissioner! He no care! He so tough. He most badass gangster. More than Michael Corleone.

Tarzan: What about Scarface? He toughest of all? Say hello to my leetle friend!

Frankenstein: Paul Muuuuni!

Tonto: Frankenstein right. Paul Muni Scarface most badass of all. He shoot innocent bystanders any time. Al Pacino Scarface get killed because he no take out journalist family. Paul Muni never be so sentimental.

Jenny the Nipper: Guys. Little Ceasar remember?

Tonto: So Little Ceasar say "Is this the end of Rico" and he die under poster of Joe and Olga dancing. Funny how important where Gangster die. Like Scarface die in front of poster "The World is Yours."

Tarzan: Al pacino Scarface same thing.

Jenny the Nipper: And as I mentioned in my blog recently, real-life gangster John Dillinger died in front of a movie theater showing a gangster movie.

(Sound of crickets chirping....)

Jenny the Nipper: Well, thanks, I think that wraps things up for now. Tonto and Friends will be back next week talking about one of our favorite movies, Gunga Din.

~ Jenny the nipper
Note from Caz, the Legendary creator of ERB-dom and Pulpdom
Kaor Bill
Your zine is always interesting, with tons of info and illus...great stuff!
Hope you have a way to mention that Pulpdom Online #2 is there at,
with a review of AS IF, lamenting the author skips Tarzan,
and part one of TARZAN REVISITED by Mike Taylor.....see for yourself.
Only 9 pages...but should be of some interest to ERB fans, and it's FREE of course.
Camille Cazedessus

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Pulpdom Online #2 is here. . . where's TARZAN?
Pulpdom #75, August, 2013, is the final traditional printed-on-paper issue. Hereafter, the fundamental purpose of celebrating and investigating pulp magazines and their authors will be conducted in Pulpdom Online, the first one of which is included here for free.

There is an Index to all 75 issues and to all 61 issues of The Fantasy Collector/Fantastic Collector (1988 to 1996) that preceeded Pulpdom (HERE).
Use this Index to find a pulp, an author or a name to identify an issue that contains that subject.
At last, Pulpdom #1 to #75 are available as e-mail attachments for $2 each via PayPal. Please use: and note which issues you want.
In addition, the entire contents of the first 75 issues are available on disk for $75. Use and PayPal to order this disk—postage is free.
This Spring the 61 issues of The Fantasy Collector/Fantastic Collector will be available as PDFs, complete on disk for $61, or single issues e-mailed for $2 each.

About Pulpdom
Pulpdom is a little magazine (average 28 pages) about pulp magazines and their contributors, author profiles, and miscellaneous pulps with lots of color reproductions. It evolved from ERB-dom (first issue, May, 1960), which was a magazine about Edgar Rice Burroughs, the most famous pulp magazine writer of all time. ERB-dom lasted 89 issues, ending in 1976. In 1988, I restarted The Fantasy Collector, with a name change to The Fantastic Collector, which re-incorporated ERB-dom, and finally the name change to Pulpdom in January 1997. Essentially, FC and Pulpdom became an irregular illustrated journal about the many other pulp authors besides ERB. Pulpdom admittedly concentrates on the pre-1932 pulps, obscure authors of the ‘fantastic’, and particularly Argosy, All-Story and early Blue Book. For the last several years, noted pulp historian Mike Taylor has been the featured contributor.
For much more . . . Visit

Overview Collages That We Have Created for Recent Facebook Posts from ERBzine

Clinton Pettee
All-Story October 1912 - Tarzan of the Apes
1913 Motor Age Magazine Cover Art Illustration Painting By Tarzan Artist Clinton Pettee
This painting by Clinton Pettee of a couple in a bright yellow brass era roadster was used as the cover art for the August 28, 1913 issue of Motor Age magazine,
America's longest running automotive professional trade magazine.
Artist Clinton Pettee is a highly collectible cover and story illustrator for pulp magazines and is
best known for his illustration on the cover of the October 1912 issue of The All-Story magazine
featuring the world's first published image of Tarzan.
That cover is considered by collectors as the most valuable of all pulp magazines, with a copy selling recently for almost $60,000.
ERBzine Illustrated Pulp Encyclopedia
1910s Part 1: PULP MAGAZINES 1912-1913


Hal Foster Tarzan Panel I
Original art signed by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster 
Dated 16.06.35 (United Feature Syndicate, 1935)
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 18, 1892, Hal Foster labored as a prize fighter and gold prospector 
before beginning his artistic training at the Chicago Art Institute in 1921. 

Originally he worked on magazine illustrations and advertising posters and 
eventually found he was in the right place at the right time. 

Foster was offered a brief stint on the new Tarzan comic strip, becoming the permanent artist in 1931. 

Offered here is a prime example of Foster's work, featuring the closing panel of "The Viking Foe" episode. 

Originally part of a larger page, it was common for Foster to cut panels from his strips and send them to fans.

It's a superb example of Foster's draftsmanship, and this panel has been inscribed and signed 
by both Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, and Hal Foster.

Hal Foster Tarzan Panel II
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.

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, and many others.

Russ Manning Art: Early Years for Fanzines and Tarzan Cover for a European Release

Tarzan Art submitted by Bob Sankner

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Hal Foster Brings the Jungle Lord to Life
Phil Normand's Back Flap Blogsite
Remembering Hardy Boys author Leslie McFarlane
Canadians mourn the loss of Hardy Boys author Leslie McFarlane.
The Postwar Tarzan
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