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FANZINE #4: Winter 2021-2022 Issue
A Giant 60 Glossy Page, All In Colour Issue
With Contribtors Frank Westwood ~ Rod Jackson ~ Laurence Dunn

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This issue features no less than five meticulously researched and wonderfully written in-depth articles
on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ second literary work, The Outlaw of Torn.
These feature articles were written by such Burroughs experts and enthusiasts as
the late Frank Westwood, Rod Jackson and Laurence G. Dunn.
These pieces explore the novel from various aspects,
including the rich English history in which the story is interwoven.
This issue is highlighted by Frank Frazetta’s unforgettable painting The Outlaw of Torn,
which was used for the cover of the paperback novel in 1973 and 1978.
Read this entire Mythos #4 Issue in PDF at

Born in San Diego and raised in La Jolla, California. In 1974, at the age of 7, Rob was bitten by the "comic book bug" when his father started buying him and his younger brother comics at the local 7-11 store, along with those really cool Superhero Slurpie cups. The classic DC and Marvel action figures offered at Toys-R-Us cemented a life-long love for superheroes and Rob soon graduated to collecting Golden-Age, Silver-Age and Bronze-Age comic books when he discovered Pacific Comics on Cass Street in Pacific Beach.

In 1978, at the age of 11, Rob's father took him to his very first San Diego Comic Convention being held at the El Cortez Hotel in downtown San Diego. At the Old Town Circle Gallery, which was hosting a showing of Bob Kane's artwork, he met and befriended Kane, instantly becoming a huge Batman fan and collector -- especially the first year of the hero's adventures, spanning from Detective Comics #27-#37 (1939-1940). Later that year, after countless relentless requests, his father bought for him from local dealer Tom French, a copy of Detective Comics #30, which remains one of his all-time favorite issues to this very day. "The absolute apex of Kane's splendid artwork on the character!"

In 1988, while attending the USC, Rob began buying and selling vintage comic books, opening ARCHANGELS, now a Vintage Collectibles internet web-site. Since then, he has worked as an auction consultant for such companies as Executive Investments, Greg Manning Auctions, The Mint and Heritage Auctions. His feature cover articles "Enter the Batman", "Genesis, the Dawn of the Golden-Age" and "The Avenger of Blood" have been published in the magazines Comic Book Marketplace, Collectors Showcase and various auction catalogues.

In the summer of 2003, Rob began researching and writing his epic screenplay duology "The Outlaw Prince", a 13th century medieval tale about a noble English outlaw who fights against the corrupt ruling elite class with plenty of great swordplay, majestic castles, epic battles and beautiful damsels in distress, much in the tradition of the Robin Hood and King Arthur legends. Luna: Moon-Hunter marks his second epic saga project, which he has been working on steadily since 2005, the graphic novel scheduled to be released sometime in the summer of 2012.

Rob has been a member of the CAM Center (Christian Action Ministries) since 1988, a outreach ministry located in Torrance, CA, working closely with his friend and elder minister Vern Ryan in striving to supply and meet the spiritual and material needs of those who are seeking help. He remains a idealistic boy at heart, who still likes to stay up late, read comic books and watch epic movies.


Read the entire OUTLAW OF TORN e-Text in ERBzine at

ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Online Bibliography
Features Full Info on ERB's Second Novel
Publishing History ~ Covers: USA and International
Background ~ Art ~ Reviews ~ Links


Official Outlaw Prince Site: Ordering ~ Mailing List

Original Text | Bibliography | Background  | Interviews | Script | Layouts | Sketches | Inks | Colours | Completed Pages

J. Allen St. John: Outlaw of Torn - no interiors
Original ERB Text


Hughes Interview

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