Tarzan is one of those characters that has been illustrated by all the top artists in comics: Foster, Hogarth, Manning, Frazetta, Vallejo, Adams, Kubert, Buscema and so many more. And that’s not even counting the more recent modern titans like Wheatley, Yeates and Jusko.
It would seem almost inconceivable that any fan could get excited by any more Tarzan artists. But that’s exactly what happened to me with Tom Grindberg’s work on Tarzan: The New Adventures.
This hardcover volume collects the weekly strips that the Edgar Rice Burroughs group had been publishing on their site. They had developed weekly online comics that felt like they were torn out of the Sunday newspapers, but designed to capture some of the excitement of digital comics from decade ago. ERB created strips for so many of their properties – from popular characters like Tarzan (I think he had two strips actually) to lesser-known characters like the Mucker, in an impressive series by Ron Marz and Lee Moder.
Full disclosure: ERB is a past client and I like the company quite a bit. I touched upon these webseries a few years ago in a column here.
Here’s the official description from ERB of this collection: Continue reading “With Further Ado #221: Book Review – Tarzan, The New Adventures”