Monday, April 18, 2016
Tarzan Lord Of The Jungle!
Word is spreading that Tarzan Lord of the Jungle, Filmation's distinctive and impressive adaptation of ERB's Ape Man will be coming to dvd at long last. The cover above is hardly the best ad for the collection but I will like getting these adventures which present a literate Tarzan, not the often puzzled grunting variation we had to endure for so many years. This series is likely the most direct from the source material with a kid-friendly version of the Ape Man finding beaucoup lost civilizations. Here is a great review of the series.
The series debuted on CBS in 1976, as the lustrous comic book ad by Neal Adams showcases below.
After the initial series, which is what this new collection presents, the series was paired with other adventure features such as Batman, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and others, and new installments were made over the course of the next several years. Hopefully a second volume give us access to those remaining installments.