Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Two-fer Tuesday: "Carson of Venus"/"Mutiny at Sea" by Wein and Kaluta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! After watching (and digging) John Carter this weekend, Ol' Groove got re-bitten by the Edgar Rice Burroughs bug. I started re-reading my 1975 (with Neal Adams cover) copy of Tarzan and the Leopard Men (it's been a while!), and I also realized that tt's been waaaaaay too long since we thrilled to the Venusian exploits Carson Napier here on the Diversions! That, thought I, is easy to fix! Here's a double-play of dyn-o-mite sci-fi action and adventure from Len Wein and Mike Kaluta from Korak, Son of Tarzan #'s 50-51 (November 1972-January 1973)! (And if you missed the first two Carson of Venus posts, click here and here, frantic one!)


  1. As pretty as that is, you know I'm rolling on the floor laughing about the sales figure for Korak on the last page, don't you?

  2. Simply put -- there are some of the most beautiful pages from 70s comics. Hail Kaluta!

  3. Thanks, Groove. I loved Joe Kubert's work on Tarzan and I fell in love with Murphy Anderson's Dejah Thorus, but the unfinished "Pirates of Venus" adaptation was my favorite of DC's ERB stories. And yeah, those sales figures on the last page certainly bring on a longing for the days when comics attempted to reach (and often succeeding in reaching) a wide audience and not just 5000-10,000 fanboys who read "Previews" and visit the comics shops. :-)



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