13 BRILLIANT PAGES: Inside Kubert’s TARZAN AND THE LION MAN Artist’s Edition


Joe Kubert was one of the greatest comics artists ever to pick up a pencil or pen. That’s a given.

His work resonated with uncommon primalism — and it’s fair to argue that nowhere was that on better display than in the pages of DC’s Tarzan in the ’70s

Through Sgt. Rock, Kubert showed the horrors of war. Through Hawkman, Kubert conveyed the determination of a fanciful superhero. Brilliant work, all of it.

But through Tarzan, Kubert showed raw power — his linework was all sinew, movement and ferocity, whether he was drawing man, ape or other jungle creature.

Kubert’s final Tarzan Artist’s Edition is out 4/11, from IDW. It features superbly detailed scans of the original art from nine complete Tarzan stories — Issues #224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233 and 234 — including the 4-part Tarzan and the Lion Man. (A couple of covers are in there, as well.)

The 176-page hardcover lists for $125 and measures 12 x 17 inches.

But if you want an idea of what you can expect, check out this EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW, featuring 13 of the best pages in the book.

And, this is just scratching the surface:

ISSUE #224

ISSUE #225

ISSUE #227

ISSUE #228

ISSUE #229

ISSUE #231

ISSUE #233

Joe Kubert’s Tarzan and the Lion Man Artist’s Edition is out 4/11.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. OMG– I need this expense like I need a hole in the head–but i NEED every ONE of these incredible Kubert Artist Editions!!!

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