The Lord of the Jungle made his comics debut 91 years ago…
There have been Tarzan comics for almost as long as there’s been a Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ enduring creation premiered in 1912 and made his way to newspaper strips on Jan 7, 1929, according to the Grand Comics Database.
Many of the greats have illustrated Tarzan’s adventures over the decades — whether in comic-strip or comic-book form — including Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning, John Buscema and Mike Grell, to name just a few.
But for my money, nobody captured the savagery and humanity of the Lord of the Jungle quite like the late Joe Kubert.
So grab your loincloth, listen to Carol Burnett…
… and dig these 13 COVERS by Kubert:
— 13 BRILLIANT PAGES: Inside Kubert’s TARZAN AND THE LION MAN Artist’s Edition. Click here.
— INSIDE LOOK: Joe Kubert’s TARZAN Artist’s Edition Vol. 2. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the feral Grand Comics Database.