Thursday, November 12, 2009

Secret Origins: Tarzan by Roy Thomas and John Buscema

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Let's take a look at the sensational secret origin of Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal Tarzan of the Apes. This condensed version of the classic tale is extra-special since it's narrated by none other than Lady Greystoke, Jane Clayton. From Marvel's Tarzan #2 (April 1977), here's the origin of Tarzan by team-supreme Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Who loves ya, baby?

9 comments:

  1. GREAAATTTT !!!, Big John Buscema is the best ever.

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  2. I concurr, this is Big John in full swing...stunning- Thanks for sharing Captain Groove.

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  3. This is great! JB never fails. I really liked Joe Kubert's version of this origin from a few years earlier too.

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  4. Gotta Love Big John's beautiful art! I mainly bought Tarzan because of him & I believe Gil Kane also!

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  5. I always preferred DC's version but that Buscema art is just stellar!

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  6. Ooh yeah, the Gil Kane Newspaper version was excellent, too.

    And Groovester - keep up the great work, man. This has got to be the coolest blog site going.

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  7. Thanks for this; I always preferred Marvel's Tarzan to any other comic versions, probably because it was drawn mainly by the two Buscemas, John and then Sal.

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  8. Big John did, indeed, knock this one outta the park! Hang in there, Groove-ophiles! Tarzan by brother Sal is warming up in the dugout!

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  9. Awesome post Groovy one! I can't wait to see the Sal's Tarzan as well! Hey did anyone ever see Tarzan & the City of Gold from 1998? I heard it was very good. I'll have to check it out on youtube! Here's the trailer for it. I love your website! Thanks for creating it & all your hard work!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTowuWpydNk&feature=fvw

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