Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Tarzan By Hogarth!
When my wife and girls asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I said Tarzan. And boy did they deliver. These three volumes collecting the Tarzan comic strips produced by Burne Hogarth and Don Garden are the bee's knees indeed.
Already having the enormous Hal Foster volumes from Dark Horse, I was somewhat reluctant to pop for these Hogarth volumes from Titan when they first appeared, but time has worn me down and I find I want more of this classic material.
I first ran across images from the Hogarth run on the series in Coupiere's and Horn's A History of the Comic Strip, a book I checked out of my local library countless times. Along with the text about comic strips I'd never much seen nor heard of were panels and other art examples which tantalized me as a boy. Many were by Hogarth from this run on the classic ERB hero. Nice at long long last to have them in their proper context.
There is a fourth and final volume in this run from Titan and I'm already looking forward to it. Christmas is coming sooner than you'd think and hopefully Titan will have it ready.