Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs


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  1. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, over 3 years ago

    Well, that was clever. Now our hero appears to have lost the bow and arrows, sub-machine gun, and bandoliers of ammo.

  2. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy

    He’s hidden them UNDER the djellaba.

  3. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, over 3 years ago

    Le Renard will soon explain what he is up to, then Tarzan will act.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tarzan should be extremely sunburned by this time. Or, at least, more orange than he appears on Sunday.

  5. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Thankfully, English is spoken by all.

  6. Old Comic Strip Lover

    Old Comic Strip Lover said, over 3 years ago

    The Arab guy seems to be holding a military style rifle while Tarzan seems to be holding an American western rifle. like a Winchester. But then again, it’s hard to tell in just the moonlight.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    @Old Comic Strip Lover

    I don’t see how the rifles are different. It would be an unusual choice for nomads to have different rifles that require different ammo.
    Although maybe one is just painted to make it look different. Hard to tell since everything is in black and white

  8. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, over 3 years ago


    In panel one, we get a good look at the rifle Tarzan has “acquired”. It sort of looks like a WWII British Enfield. Too long to be a Winchester, and no cocking lever.
    And I sure HOPE he’s hiding something under that djellamacallit.

  9. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, over 3 years ago

    With Tarzan constantly changing costumes—-I hope that Western costume is nearby. Western Costume was a huge warehouse used by all the movie studios in Hollywood during the glory days of the movies.

  10. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy

    I just thought they were “generic” rifles. Thanks for the technical info.

  11. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, over 3 years ago


    Hardly technical. I own a Winchester, and I’ve seen photos of Brit rifles from WWII.
    I’ve notice that over the years Tarzan artists have had a pretty good eye for subtle detail. In many cases, you can actually identify the thing being drawn. Kurt flew in on a DC 6. His tank was straffed by British Spitfires.
    Looking at these strips now, it amazes me the amount of time it must have taken to draw them.

  12. sydman

    sydman said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy

    These drawings were done probably in 4 hours by pencil. The orignal is about 4 times bigger than the size printed so when reduced they look detailed. The process normaly has 4 individuals working: first the pencil work done by the artist, then the inker work, the titles and the color done by other people. In the printing process there still are others that edit the drawings to fit better their needs…..

  13. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, over 3 years ago


    Yes, back in the day there would have been a conceptual artist doing a sketch, a detail artist inking, a calligrapher or type-setter, a keyliner, and maybe a few others working on the strip. The advent of computers pretty much put the whole show in the hands of one or two people, thus eliminating a lot of attention to detail.
    IMO, much has been lost in the transition, not just in comics, but in communications in general.

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