Monday, September 23, 2013

Random Reads: "The Trophy" by Joe Kubert

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Imagine one of the world's most iconic literary characters written and drawn by one of the most universally acclaimed comicbook creators of all time, and you have DC's Tarzan mag by Joe Kubert. Kubert's art was lush, majestic, naturalistic. His stories totally captured the vibe of Edgar Rice Burroughs' pulp adventures. Comics don't get a whole lot better DC's Tarzan issues 207-249 (February 1972-February 1976). Just grab a random ish, say Tarzan #218 (January 1973) featuring Joe Kubert's "The Trophy" and you'll get a pretty good idea of what Ol' Groove's rappin' about!


  1. Thank you,Mr Groove,for sharing!
    Yes,yes,yes!This is da bomb!
    Mr Kubert,The Master,at work.
    The storytelling!The pencils!The inking!
    The cover!
    /Mr Anonymous

  2. Darn you, Groovester!!! I was excited about today's post. But #218 is one of the issues I need to complete my DC Tarzan run, and I don't want to read them until I'm finished the whole series. I have to wait until tomorrow for some more Grooviness...or, I can check out some older posts that I haven't read....yeah, that's it!! Email me next time you are going to do a Kubert Tarzan post. Anyway, thanks for nothing...;) Ciao babe

  3. Serendipitously the Sunday syndicated Tarzan comic strip is running a like-minded story:
    The Collector by Don Kraar and Gray Morrow
    originally ran from July 28 to October 13, 1991.
    For those who want to read the entire story now
    E. R. Burroughs Inc. has kindly posted the story
    (minus some panels) at

  4. Absolutely loved Kubert's run on TARZAN! Never understood why DC kept the same numbering as Gold Key (starting at 207 instead of a new #1), but Joe no longer handled all of the art after issue 235 (he had several different Filipino artists doing finished art over his breakdowns). The two treasury editions were quite handsome, too, and had a few different edits of existing material, plus new covers, interior posters, and other unique features. So much fun to read in those days, especially for a pre-teen!

    Chris A.

  5. Reading this only reminds me of why Joe Kubert is a legend!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.



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