Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years, Volume 2

Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years, Volume 2

by Joe Kubert
     
 

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A stunning, five-part adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Return of Tarzan highlights this archival collection, which reprints Joe Kubert's Tarzan comics, issues #215 through #224. With color restoration based off of Tatjana Wood's original colors, this beautiful hardcover is a must-have for fans of pulse-pounding adventure tales and students of the graphic

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A stunning, five-part adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Return of Tarzan highlights this archival collection, which reprints Joe Kubert's Tarzan comics, issues #215 through #224. With color restoration based off of Tatjana Wood's original colors, this beautiful hardcover is a must-have for fans of pulse-pounding adventure tales and students of the graphic narrative. Writing, drawing and editing a monthly Tarzan comic-book series in the 1970s, Joe Kubert was able to illustrate the adventures of his childhood hero and produce some of the most engaging pages of his career. Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years Volume 2, also includes "Death is My Brother," "The Renegades," "The Black Queen" and other dynamic stories inspired by Burroughs' classic books.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Best known for his work on Sgt. Rock, Kubert has lent his lean, gritty skills to a number of popular titles over the years, including this legendary run on Tarzan in the 1970s. This second volume of reprints is chock-full of entertaining and appropriately over-the-top action, from shark wrestling and treasure hunting to, well, ape wrestling. There is even a complete five-issue story arc based upon Edgar Rice Burroughs's The Return of Tarzan, featuring the hero in his cheetah-print underwear gallivanting around Europe. Tarzan himself is a classically satisfying hero, combining an unwavering sense of honor with sheer animal ferocity-not to mention a knack for getting captured that rivals only Batman's. Kubert's slightly hammy prose is always entertaining, and his use of thick, solid black lines lends a thrilling expressionist element to every panel. Contrasted with the volume's crisp color reproductions (based on Tatjana Woods's original colors), the stark shading techniques stand well apart from most of today's adventure titles-especially in the cover illustrations, all of which are included here. Kubert's Tarzan is the ideal entertainment for a lazy afternoon, and this collection finds the artist and his hero at their best. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593074166
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
03/29/2006
Series:
Tarzan Series, #2
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
17.20(w) x 26.00(h) x 2.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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