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An all new web comic in the ERB, Inc. subscription lineup
The Lad and the Lion, written in 1914, is an adventure story by Edgar Rice Burroughs®. The story was first published as a three-part serial in the All-Story Weekly. The Lad and the Lion is also the first story by ERB to be adapted to film – a five-reel, black and white, silent movie released in 1917. As of now, this film is officially missing from any archive. Do you have a copy? The Lad and the Lion didn’t appear in book form until the film was remade as The Lion Manin 1937 – 20 years later. The Lad and the Lion was also the first book edition published by ERB’s own publishing firm, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Plotters moved toward the assassination of an old King and his grandson and heir, Michael, in a remote European Kingdom. But the old Monarch was wise and saw what was coming. Before he was killed, the King arranged for Prince Michael to be spirited away on a ship. But, there was a shipwreck and the injured Prince is swept overboard. Climbing aboard an empty lifeboat, with his memory gone, the Prince is rescued by a mad, epileptic old man piloting a tramp steamer. Also aboard – a caged lion. For years the old man kept them prisoner on his ship – beating the Prince and torturing the lion.

Meanwhile, on the ship, Michael befriends the lion and they eventually break free as the lion pays his tormentor back, in the ultimate way, for the years of mistreatment. Michael and the lion eventually land ashore on the Northern African coast, where they live and hunt together in the wild, at the margins of the jungle and the desert. Encountering a band of Arabs, Michael meets and falls in love with Nakhla, an Arab princess, but her father does everything he can to keep them apart.

Prince Otto – the King’s brother and one of the conspirators who murdered the old King – becomes King. But he and his son are disliked by the people. Jealousy and wealth intersect in the Kingdom as power plays and marriages of convenience are the norm – where no real love exists for any of the conspirators who have seized power.

The day comes when Michael regains his memory and realizes who he is. Will he announce his survival – taking his rightful place on the throne of his Kingdom? Subscribe to our new web comic strip, and be thoroughly entertained by the twisting adventure that only Edgar Rice Burroughs can create.

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WRITER: Martin Powell
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986, having written hundreds of stories in numerous genres, for Disney, Marvel, DC, and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written for some of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, and Tarzan of the Apes. He's also the author of many children's books and is co-creator of the acclaimed Halloween Legion, with illustrator Diana Leto. Powell's The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2010.

ARTIST: Tomas M. Aranda
Tomas M. Aranda studied at the School of Art in Huesca, Spain in the specialty of Graphic Design. He finished his studies in Barcelona at the Comin in the Joso School.  He found his passion for and dedication in the development of comics. Thomas is a teacher of Comic and Manga in Joso Comic School. He has done drawings for television pages, covers and cartoons; short stories for erotic magazines for Editorial Megamultimedia; artist for Comicon Agency, Plano International, Dude Comics; inking of Conan The Conqueror for Marvel Italy; comics on line with animation in flash for Wanadoo Comics; pencils and inks for illustrations for MTJ Publishing; several files for game characters for New Fantasy Games; concepts and storyboards for TV spots for Saatchi & Saatchi; artist in short story for anthology for "Once Upon a Time Machine" for Dark Horse Comics; and many, many more.

LETTERER: Oscar H. Gonzalez
Oscar Humberto González Montoya was born in Colombia, South America. After graduating from a technical industrial high school he became very interested in the comic book field thanks to a few comic books from Image Comics, D.C and Marvel that he found in a small magazine store. In Oscar’s country there are no comic book stores. You may find a couple of comics here and there but they are pricey.

In 2013, he met Pablo Marcos, a renowned comic book artist, who has been a role model, a teacher and tutor in drawing and comics illustrations. Mr. Marcos has been sharing his knowledge with Oscar and Oscar in turn shows him digital coloring at Pablo’s studio. Oscar considers the encounter with Pablo Marcos the opportunity of a lifetime. He feels honored with his support. Pablo first asked Oscar to color some of his personal art then introduced him to the company Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. to color the series Pablo is working on today.

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WonderCon programming schedule is up! 
Join ERB, Inc. on Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502A for 
"Tarzan: A Conversation with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc."

Jim Sullos (president) and Cathy Wilbanks (archivist) discuss the upcoming releases, featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including Warner Bros.' big-screen feature The Legend of Tarzan (2016), the animated Netflix Original Series "Tarzan and Jane" (2016), and comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Pellucidar, and The Land That Time Forgot.
Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin, author of "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration" and the forthcoming "Tarzan on Film."

Tarzan - Versus The Nazis (Vol. 3) Hardcover
by Burne Hogarth (Author)
April 12, 2016 ~ Hardcover ~ $28.70
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The Grosset and Dunlap Editions from the 1950s

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From our ERB Illustrated Bibliography

ERB Items from Heritage Auction

Latest addition to our 
ERB Silver Screen Series

World War I Propaganda (U.S. Govt Printing, 1917)
Liberty Bond Poster (19.5" X 30") 
Artist J. Allen St. John: ERB War Years

Set of 13 Copper Printing Plates for Chapter X "The Trail's End" of The Cave Girl.
Consecutive pages 111-123 from the 1st edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Cave Girl
[Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1925]. 

Group of Twenty Original Copper Printer's Plates
From ERB's The Cave Girl.
[Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1925]. 

Cover art by Howard V. Brown, Earle Bergey, Rudolph Belarski, Alex Schomburg, Ed Emsh, Jack Coggins, Walter Popp & Ed Valigursky

Startling: No. 1 - 1939
Cover: Howard V. Brown

Startling: Winter 1955
Cover: Ed Valigursky

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The remarkable Danton Burroughs with a few of his treasures
From the Linda Burroughs Collection

Ray Bradbury and Leigh Brackett ~ 1970
Westercon 23

Jock Mahoney ~ Joe Lara ~ Denny Miller ~ Kim Crosby (Jane) ~ Gordon Scott
Tarzan stars gather to promote Lara's new series.


Dejah’s View
By John "Bridge" Martin
  "Well, here's the latest batch, Dejah," said John Carter, tossing the stack of Dynamite Comics onto the cushions surrounding the low table in the center of the room.

  "Oh goodie," said Dejah, using the earth expression of delight that the deathless Virginian had taught her. "I'll get started on them right away."

  John Carter always enjoyed his trips to Earth and, though he had to use an alias, he appreciated the fact that the comic store owner was willing to let the issues of Dejah Thoris and Warlord of Mars pile up in his shop awaiting Carter's twice-annual visits. But these trips across millions of miles of emptiness to Earth and back were tiring in their own, spaced-out way.

It was time to relax, and he began pulling off his Earth clothes as Dejah picked up the top comic on the stack. "Well," she said, "they've got me in more clothes in this latest issue."

  "Even when they were leaving little to the imagination," said Carter, "they still had too many clothes on you, since you usually run around in the buff."

  "Yes," said Dejah. "That's what I was wearing -- or not wearing, to be accurate -- the first time you saw me. And you liked what you saw and wanted to see more."

  "Speaking of seeing more of you," said Carter, "how's that diet of yours going?"

  "Now John," Dejah chided, "I'm only about 10 pounds over and you've said you like me just a little bit chubby."

  "Indeed I do," said the supreme ruler of Mars, "so I'm glad to hear you're not taking your diet too seriously. But I brought you something else from Earth and now I know it's okay to give it to you."

  "Oh John," she enthused. "What is it? What is it?"

  "Your favorite," said Carter, whipping out the two red boxes from his knapsack, "Queen Anne Cherries!"

  "Mmmmmmm," said Dejah, her eyes widening. "Gimme. I'd kill for chocolate."

  Carter laughed. "Better not let the folks at Dynamite know that," he said. "They'd write it into the next story."

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