Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Type: Comic Strip
The famous jungle man created by Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the most widely known characters in modern fiction, having appeared in books, in movies and on television. A legendary hero, Tarzan enjoys the distinction of starring in the first adventure comic strip, the first continuity strip and the first strip to appeal to generation after generation for more than seven decades.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) was an American author. He is best known as an early influence in the science fiction genre, specifically through the creation of his best known series, Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. He was a prolific author in general and made contributions to many other genres.
Meet the Cast of Tarzan
- Tarzan known as the "Lord of the Jungle," is the son of British nobility who were marooned on the coast of Africa when he was a child. When his parents died, he was adopted by the great apes, who taught him to leap, climb trees and swing on vines at tremendous speed. Although he eventually discovered his true identity as the Englishman Earl Greystoke, he preferred to live in the wild as an adventurer and defender of nature, vulnerable tribes, wildlife and many others. He has a strong sense of justice, and frequently intervenes on behalf of those who can't defend themselves, often at great peril.
- Jane Porter (Lady Greystroke) is Tarzan's wife, who was also marooned in the same spot where Tarzan's family was 20 years earlier. Over time and thanks to the companionship and protection of Tarzan, she grew more at home in the African jungle and became Tarzan's wife.
- Paul D'Arnot is Tarzan's friend and a member of the French Navy. D'Arnot teaches Tarzan French and English and looks after his and Jane's interests, accompanying them on several adventures.
- The Mangani is the name of the great ape tribe that adopted Tarzan after his parents died. They are swift, powerful and quick to deal out justice to any enemies who threaten Tarzan's friends or seek to destroy their native habitat. They speak their own language with each other, in which Tarzan is fluent.