Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

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How do you like your Tarzan?

the original novels
4
80%
the comics
1
20%
the movies
0
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"Me Tarzan, you Footy"
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Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Aug 2012, 08:03

One of the top five pop cultural icons ever? Which do you think has been the best representation of The Lord of the Jungle, the original novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the many fine comics, or the not so many fine movies? AAAIIIAAAIIIOOOUUUHHH!!!
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Moleskin » 04 Aug 2012, 11:01

I have fond memories of the tv series with Ron Ely.
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Moleskin » 04 Aug 2012, 11:01

But the answer has to be the books,surely.
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Seymore Porn » 04 Aug 2012, 18:13

The books.
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Velvis » 04 Aug 2012, 18:48

I used to be a Burroughs maniac in high school. I read about half the Tarzans, the first three John Carters, some Pellucidar, Carson of Venus, the Mucker, the Return of the Mucker, etc. I went back and read the first three John Carters a few years ago, and found they still were enjoyable.

I never saw a TV or movie adaptation of Tarzan I really liked a lot.
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Velvis » 04 Aug 2012, 18:50

That having been said, there have been some good Tarzan comics, particularly by Russ Manning (Gold Key), Joe Kubert (DC), and Roy Thomas/John Buscema (Marvel).
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Billybob Dylan » 04 Aug 2012, 20:33

Velvis wrote:I never saw a TV or movie adaptation of Tarzan I really liked a lot.

Doesn't "George of the Jungle" count?
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Velvis » 04 Aug 2012, 20:55

Let's say it did count...still no.
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby John Mc » 04 Aug 2012, 23:23

Velvis wrote:I used to be a Burroughs maniac in high school. I read about half the Tarzans, the first three John Carters, some Pellucidar, Carson of Venus.....


Yes, I read a lot of those in my youth, as well; I was quite hooked on them! So it's the books for me.

I haven't seen or read them since - would I find them too a bit too 'pulpy' now, do you think?

I can still recall bits and pieces after all these years - an ending where Dejah Thoris (or was it another character?) is imprisoned in a slowly revolving stone chamber, and it will take a year until the room revolves until the door is open again.

Another episode where John Carter is clambering slowly and dangerously down a perilous cliff face, after a native Martian girl that he's just met...

A sequence in the first (?) Tarzan novel where Tarzan is teaching himself to read, from his parents' surviving books...

I might be getting the individual details a little confused there, but the point is that they clearly made a big impression on me at that tender age!
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Re: Tarzan's 100th Anniversary

Postby Velvis » 04 Aug 2012, 23:27

They're fun to revisit. And yes, they're pulpy. I wouldn't subsist on a steady literary diet Of them, but they're a good palate cleanser.
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