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by Jusko, Sanjulian, Nebres, et al

John Carter and Dejah Thoris by Manuel Sanjulian

John Carter art by Rudy Nebres

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CityDig: See the San Fernando Valley Before Tract Homes and Mini Malls

1923, ERB commented (in a letter to brother Harry) on how he came up with names in his writing. This is how he explained "Numa."
"I try to originate all the peculiar names for people, places and animals in my stories.
Sometimes I must unconsciously use a word or name that I have read and forgotten, as for instance Numa the lion.
There was a Roman emperor, Numa, whom I had forgotten until I was recently re-reading Plutarch’s Lives.
The name must have been retained in my sub-conscious brain, later popping out as original."
– ERB letter to Harry Burroughs, July 2, 1923
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Lost Words of ERB

Journey to the center of the Earth. A music play performed in 2009.
Three parts, from which the first part is called Pellucidar.
The cover  was created with Robert R. Barrett 's map of Pellucidar.

Tarzan Belt Buckle Display with Set of 12 Buckles (Gaylord's Ltd., 1975).
 Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, and Russ Manning art

Rare 1934 Tarzan Bread Baseball cards.

"Tarzan Bread" was a product of Consolidated Bakeries, Inc. of Detroit.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Omnibus 
Volume 1 Paperback (500 pages)
by Various Contributors
The Dark Horse contributions to the Lord of the Jungle are highlighted in this omnibus of previously uncollected stories from Bruce Jones, Thomas Yeates, Timothy Truman, Al Williamson, Lovern Kindzierski, Darko Macan, Igor Kordey, and more!

In this volume, Tarzan discovers a new form of helplessness when a deadly virus threatens Jane's life, races against Nazis to uncover an artifact of immense power, encounters classic characters from Victorian literature, and battles Martians in the twenty-fourth century! 

Collecting Tarzan #1-#20 and Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi, this omnibus an essential addition to any Tarzan library!

Available at major booksellers
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Amazon USA: Price - US$19.04
Amazon Canada: Price - CND$17.24

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips
Volume 4 (1974-1979)
(The Library of American Comics) Hardcover
by Russ Manning (Author, Illustrator)

In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius,
while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants' Graveyard.
Collecting the complete strips' run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.
Reviews at Amazon: Hardcover $32.72

Announcement by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Netflix Original: New Tarzan and Jane Animated Series
Coming Fall 2016
Netflix announced  it will premiere four new animated shows, adding to its award winning lineup of original television series for kids. The shows range from action adventure stories Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Edgar Rice Burroughs™ Tarzan and Jane™ to preschool shows Cirque du Soleil Luna Petunia and Puffin Rock.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with such a diverse group of creative talent on these new Netflix series for kids,” says Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of Global Independent Content. “The flexibility of our platform allows us to continually bring the best TV shows from around the world to our members, and these titles compliment and extend what we currently offer particularly for preschoolers and grade school adventure fans.”

Tarzan and Jane – from 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and with animation from ARC Productions – is a new kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern-day remake, 16 year old Tarzan returns from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a fish-out-of-water and challenges conformity. There he meets Jane, Tarzan’s ultimate partner, who helps him solve environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries. The eight episode season will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix during the second half of 2016.

Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team

Modiphius announces that in 2016 you'll be able to return to Barsoom with
the officially licensed John Carter Roleplaying game, boardgame and miniatures line!
Note the logo/font borrowed from the 1979 SPI boardgame

NASA releases interactive Mars map
Take a tour of Mars
NASA's Mars Trek lets you fly over the surface of the red planet,
free to explore valleys and volcanoes in beautifully high resolution.
Sidney Morning Herald ~ July 13, 2015

If you're impressed by the capabilities of Google Earth, prepared to be amazed by a virtual tour of another planet. NASA has just released a website that allows people to explore Mars without leaving home.

Mars Trek, an interactive map, lets users roam the red planet in 2D and 3D and zoom into specific areas, including its vast valleys and volcanoes. You can also navigate to the landing sites of various rovers and robotic spacecrafts including Curiosity, Opportunity, Spirit and Pheonix.

The interactive map gives people a sense of the sheer size of the pockmarked red planet and many of its features. About two Greater Sydney Basins could fit inside the Gale Crater, where the Curiosity rover landed in August 2012. The surface map has been created from images captured during a series of spacecraft voyages and orbiters. NASA took its first close-up image of Mars in 1965.

There are currently five probes orbiting Mars, including three owned by NASA. Their Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter travel near-circular orbits. The European Space Agency's Mars Express, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) and India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), travel elliptical orbits.

Mars Trek can also track the position of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in real time.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars
Dynamite Comic No. 12

John Carter Presentation Reel

Kerry Conran's Presentation Reel for the abandoned Paramount Production of JOHN CARTER OF MARS.

See much more on the Conran JC Project in the ERBzine Archive from a few years back:


Dum-Dum 2015 will be hosted by Peggy Adler
Clinton, CT ~ August 20 - 23

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Panel 
at the 2015 San Diego ComicCon

Part of the Edgar Rice Burroughs panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015
(L – R) Mike Richardson, Jim Sullos, Diana Leto, Mark Wheatly
Nerdvana Blog Report
The first panel of the day celebrated the late Edgar Rice Burroughs, who, for my money, is the godfather of modern pop culture. His characters, John Carter of Mars and Tarzan, have influenced and inspired generations of artists and writers, including the young Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman. Without Burroughs, there probably would not even be such a thing as a Comic-Con, and I’m always very happy to see a convention give ERB his due.
Speakers at the Burroughs panel included moderator, Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan The Centennial Celebration); Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc; Mike Richardson, film producer and the founder of Dark Horse Comics, who, sadly, couldn’t talk about the upcoming film, Tarzan the Untamed (2016); Diana Leto, artist and editor of the fantastic new graphic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan, which features 12 classic stories illustrated by 12 contemporary artists; and artist Mark Wheatly, who talked about an upcoming 3-D live-action show (similar to a Cirque du Soleil production), featuring Tarzan, The Shadow and Green Hornet, that utilizes motion capture technology, “live” on stage. (Sounds really cool!)

From Thomas Petitpas
Ray Bradbury at the 1970 San Diego Comic-Con
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Many of this edition's cartoons were suggested by contributor John "Bridge" Martin.

Frank Choi Art


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