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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 (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.