Saturday, July 2, 2022

Tarzan In Black And White!

Russ Manning

Neal Adams

John Buscema

John Celardo

Hal Foster

Frank Frazetta

Mike Hoffman

Burne Hogarth

Roy Krenkel

Joe Kubert

Pablo Marcos

Alex Nino

Nestor Redondo


Tom Yeates

Above is a gallery of black and white interpretations of the classic ERB Apeman by some outstanding artists! Many of these give us Tarzan as the superman of the veldt--whether it's Mannings sleek hero, or the powerful figure by Adams, or even Hoffman's perfect man.

And while I have a fundamental adoration for Kubert's somber take on Tarzan, and I find Frazetta's bristling with energy, it's Tom Yeates, evoking the spirit of Krenkel, who I think blends the classic with the modern to find a Lord of the Jungle who really seems to breathe like a real being. But none of these are weak in the least, all are fabulous in their way.

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  1. Very nice illos, I particularly like Nester Redondo's , Adams and Alex Nino's. Yates version is a cracker As well .

    1. The Redondo brothers are overlooked masters of the comic book form.

  2. Y'know, that Hal Foster one looks an awful lot like the last panel out of Bob Kane's "Batman - Who He Is And How He Came To Be" from Batman #1...

    1. And well it should. It's been pretty well documented that Kane was swiping from Foster (who wasn't).