Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tarzan And The Lion Ride!


I ran across the cover to this 1975 British one-shot magazine focused on the various multi-media efforts about the creations of the late great Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is clearly titled appropriately. According to notes it's a product of the same folks who delivered Science Fiction Monthly.

But it was the startling Joe Kubert cover art which grabbed my attention, as it properly should. I knew I'd seen it before and it took only a few minutes to find the source.


This 1973 issue of DC's Tarzan series shows off Kubert's Apeman to great effect as he straddles a great lion in hopes I suppose of subduing him. The backrgound has been altered from this original source, but Kubert's evocative and action-filled poses are undeniable.


Kubert no doubt intended to call back to mind the classic original Tarzan cover image from his 1912 debut in All-Story Magazine by Clinton Petee


On a weird side note, I stumbled across this image from an early Amazing Stories issue which to my mind very like might have taken into consideration the classic Tarzan imagery from some decades earlier.

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  1. Love the robot fighting the lion

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    1. I just stumbled across that image after I'd already assembled this post and it struck me as highly derivative. The artist must've had the Tarzan image in mind, I convinced.

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