For years, the Tarzan of the Apes comic strips by Roy ThomasPablo Marcos, and Oscar Gonzalez have been available exclusively to subscribers of the Edgar Rice Burroughs newsletter. That will change later this year, though, as Dark Horse Comics has announced a new series of hardcovers that will collect the strips in print for the first time.

Here’s how Dark Horse describes Tarzan of the Apes:

Published in Sunday newspaper strip landscape format, these adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tales are scripted by comics legend Roy Thomas (Conan the Barbarian, Avengers, Tarzan: The New Adventures) and illustrated by Pablo Marcos (Savage Sword of Conan, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Creepy). Revealing the origin of the Jungle Lord and his earliest adventures, Tarzan of the Apes is a must for every Tarzan collection!

Tarzan of the Apes is the latest Tarzan-related title to come from Dark Horse Comics, which has been publishing new and reprinted Tarzan material since the mid-’90s. The publisher’s series of The Jesse Marsh Years archives released eleven volumes from 2009 to 2012, with other archive series spotlighting the work of Russ Manning and Joe Kubert. In original content, most recently Dark Horse published a series in which Tarzan met Sergio Aragones‘s Groo.

Look for Tarzan of the Apes Volume 1 to arrive with a cover price of $29.99 in comic shops on Wednesday, August 24th, and in bookstores on Tuesday, September 6th.


  1. It’s really a money losing adventure to publish this. Tarzan deserves obviously to mentioned in the history of characters in popular fiction of the 20th century but he’s obsolete in 2022 as a white man of privilege becoming king of an African land… it just doesn’t work well and Roy Thomas’s increasingly outspoken claims of creatorship for Wolverine, Luke Cage etc. due to his omnipresent “manager” are really turning off a lot of fans. I think the Tarzan collections Dark Horse has published previously are of some value, simply because they collect the work of Manning and Kubert.

  2. I don’t agree that the concept of Tarzan is obsolete because it’s fantasy. But woof, at the coloring job in the picture above. My god…

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