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JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN is going to print for a June release! The book features 12 artists (including me) each doing their own version of the Ape-Man, with script by Martin Powell! This is the standard hardcover edition for the graphic novel, priced at only $19.99 RSP.  There is also a deluxe limited edition of 250 copies signed by a few VIPs that will RSP for $49.99, with an embossed cover and dust jacket….

____10682327_10204797300746903_3703355206269593221_oYou can pre-order Jungle Tales of Tarzan right now from Amazon.com to reserve your copy of the standard hardback edition. Please don’t delay. It will be available through Diamond Distribution comic shops and through bookstores that carry Random House books upon the publication date.

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The splash page for a story writer Martin Powell and I are creating for the ONE TRIBE Comic Book Benefit Anthology, in support of First Nations’ Reserve Schools.  Strange things happen when lightning hits the dinosaur statues!

More info on ONE TRIBE can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/OneTribeAnthology

Tarzan

Splash page!

Here’s the title page from my story in the upcoming JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN graphic novel, coming in 2014 from Sequential Pulp Comics, a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics.

The 144 page graphic novel is authorized by ERB, Inc. and is an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes, and is written by Martin Powell, who is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, horror stories and has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others.

Each 12 page, full color story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

First comic adaptation ever… from writer Martin Powell and artist Nik Poliwko.

THE WAR CHIEF is a realistic historical novel about life and death on an Apache reservation during the final days of the Apache Wars. Decades before the movie Dances With Wolves, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ great respect for the West and his compassion for the exploitative treatment of the Native Americans at the hands of the pin-dah-lickoyee (white eyes) caused him to write a story that is an honest and sympathetic portrait of native life that does credit to both the Natives and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The story revolves around Shoz-Dijiji a.k.a. Black Bear, son of Geronimo and once known as Andy MacDuff. Adopted by Geronimo as a baby, Shoz-Dijiji is Apache in everything but blood. His life gets complicated when he is influenced by his attraction to Wichita Billings, the daughter of a wealthy white rancher.

ImageMr. Burroughs lived among the Apaches while in the US Army in 1897 while Stationed at Fort Grant in the Arizona desert. Burroughs penned a novel in vivid, realistic detail about day-to-day life on the Apache reservation. His Novel is high-level adventure during the Old West written by one who saw it with his own eyes.

Only $1.99 a month brings this western adventure and three other online weekly strips [Tarzan, Carson of Venus The Cave Girl and Eternal Savage] onto your screen.

Don’t miss a week of it! Subscribe here: www.edgarriceburroughs.com/com

Lost World 1

Since I’m working on a graphic novel based on Dick Briefer’s version of Frankenstein from the 1950s, I’ve been researching Briefer’s Frankenstein comics.   I came upon an entertaining tale called “World of Monsters” from Frankenstein #21, 1952.  In this story, Frankie stumbles across a “lost world” atop a plateau in “arid” Arizona, complete with dinosaurs and jungle girls, and that was the inspiration for the 2 pieces presented here. Click pics to enlarge!

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Portrait

A portrait featuring a rather distinguished Monster of Frankenstein.  Digital pencils and inkwash.  Writer Martin Powell and I are bringing Dick Briefer’s THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN back to life in our new graphic novel, inspired by the classic non-code horror series of the 1950s.  Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012.