Friday, January 17, 2014
Hogarth Of The Jungle!
This summer Dark Horse is coming out with Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord of the Jungle. This truly lush and often exotic package will reprint two works by Burne Hogarth from the 70's, many years after he had left the comic strip which made his reputation.
The works are labeled "graphic novels", but seem more to be exceedingly detailed and colorful illustrated renditions of the original text which has been abridged. The first volume Tarzan of the Apes from 1972 is in beautiful and perhaps even overwhelming color; the second volume Jungle Tales of Tarzan from 1976 is in beautifully rendered black and white. These are tomes I've been eager to own for many years. It will be nice to add this to my cache of Tarzan plunder.
Below are a few examples of Hogarth's vivid and perhaps even psychedelic pages.