Tag Archive: adventure

In Search of the Castaways (1962) – Review

With the success of Walt Disney’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea it’s no surprise that Disney would try and adapt more works by the world renowned author, and so almost ten years since James…
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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) – Review

There is something about seeing a giant monster rampaging through city streets that stirs the imagination, from as far back as the 1925 The Lost World where dinosaurs were let loose in the streets of London to Warner Brothers take…
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Tarzan and Friends: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs, a man who quit the pencil-sharpener wholesale business to give writing a stab, is most known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, but that jungle swinging pulp hero was just the tip of the iceberg…
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Swords of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Welcome back John Carter! With the eighth book in the Barsoom series the narrative switches back to the character who started it all; released in 1936, in the pages of Blue Book, this six part serial was the first time…
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The Chessmen of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

“Congratulations John Carter, it’s a girl!” In the fifth Barsoom novel we are introduced to another Princess of Mars in the form of Tara of Helium, daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris, and a girl voted most likely to…
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Thuvia, Maid of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Winning ones true love is a difficult thing, if you find yourself in a story written by Edgar Rice Burroughs it’s about four times as hard. In the fourth of the Barsoom books Burroughs sets aside the heroic John Carter…
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The Gods of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

The Gods of Mars is considered by most to be the best of the Barsoom series; it fleshes out the hero, introduces new races and gives us more history of the planet, all that and it’s also one of the…
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A Princess of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

When one thinks of Edgar Rice Burroughs the character of Tarzan readily leaps to mind, but everyone’s favorite ape man was not the first creation of Burroughs, that would be the legendary adventurer John Carter and his awesome stories of…
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