As usual I cannot come up with a good opening so I'll just start: With this year celebrating the 100th anniversaries of both A Princess of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes (and to an equal degree The Outlaw of Torn) publishers will be releasing a few new books that will either celebrate or expand the creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs. So with this list I thought I would try to present a complete list to let you, the faithful reader, know what is coming. I will probably miss something I'm sure so if you see or know of a book that is not listed here please let me know. The books are listed in order of release date and they are:
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan.
Robin Maxwell's novel retells the original story from the point of view of Jane Porter as an aspiring paleoanthropologist whose trip to the jungle brings her face to face with a possible missing link and the Ape Man she falls for.
Pub Date: September 18, 2012
Lord of the Jungle Volume 1.
A trade paperback collecting writer Arvid Nelson and artist Roberto Castro's adaptation of Tarzan of the Apes.
Pub Date: October 2, 2012
John Carter: The Gods of Mars.
Trade paperback collecting the second of Marvel's adaptations of the classic trilogy by writer Sam Humphries and artist Ramon Perez.
Pub Date: October 3, 2012
Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy and Tarzan: The Jungle Warrior.
Writer Andy Briggs' young adult rebooting of Tarzan and Jane finally sees American publication as both deal try to protect the jungles from those who would destroy it.
Pub Date: October 16, 2012
Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration-The Books, The Movies, The Art.
ERB expert Scott Tracy Griffin's new book takes a look at the history of Tarzan, from his debut a 100 years ago to recent versions of the character.
Pub Date: October 30, 2012
Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars
Trade paperback collection of the four issue Dynamite limited series by writer Mark Rahner and artist Lui Antonio.
Pub Date: December 4, 2012
Tarzan: The Russ Manning Years Volume 1.
I'll quote from the information on Amazon: Experience seven of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels as drawn by Russ Manning, the most beloved comic-book interpreter of the lord of the jungle! Manning's adaptations appeared in the Gold Key comics Tarzan #155-161, #163, #164, #166, and #167. This collection of comics originally published in the 1960s is an essential addition to any comics fan's library!
Pub Date: January 8, 2013
John Carter and The Gods of Hollywood.
Michael Sellers' look at basically what went wrong with Disney's movie and how the character is still alive.
Pub Date: To Be Determined (Check The John Carter Files site for updates).
(A quick personal note-I'll be moving in the next two weeks so that might cause some interruptions on here. Just FYI. )