Tag Archive: adventure

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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Disney’s The Legend of Tarzan (2001-2003) – Review

With the success of their 1999 animated feature Tarzan it’s no surprise that the House of Mouse would bring the Ape Man to television as part of their Disney’s One Saturday Morning lineup, but what was a little surprising is…
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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Filmation Cartoon Series

We’ve seen countless adaptations of Tarzan ranging from the monosyllabic Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan The Ape Man to the recent and more verbose Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan, but rarely have these “adaptations” done more than just borrow the…
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Tarzan the Magnificent: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Tarzan the Magnificent is actually two stories originally published separately; Tarzan and the Magic Men was published as a three part serial in the pages of Argosy Weekly in 1936 while Tarzan and the Elephant Men was a three part…
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