From the Publisher
"At the century mark, one of the world's most enduring literary franchises is honored with a gallery of art in Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration." – Huffington Post
"Topped off with a look at collectibles, conventions, authorised sequels and more (not to mention a brilliant foreword from big screen Tarzan Ron Ely), there's no doubting the fact that this is a must-have for any fan of Tarzan." – Comic Book Movie
"An enormous, glossy volume filled with rare art, movie stills, and insights on every corner of the Tarzan universe." – Flavorwire
"Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration is a must buy if you ever loved Tarzan. The book is a perfect way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the jungle man’s first appearance." – Wired.com
"An awe-inspiring collection that any Tarzan fan would cherish." – Strange Kids Club
"The quality of this book as a collector’s item is unmatched. It’s a brilliant hard cover." – Comic Hype
"this magnificent Tarzan tribute volume makes a compelling case that the Ape Man has as strong a grip on our collective imaginations as he always did." – Open Letters Monthly
"lovingly detailed artwork and insight." – MTV Geek
"Regular AICN readers know that Titan usually knocks books of this ilk out of the park. Even taking into account Titan’s lofty pedigree, TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION emerges as magnificently presented, stunningly laid out, and beautifully guided by author Griffin & Co. This may be the company’s best work yet" – aintitcool
Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Griffin’s love for the pulp writer’s work is evident in this exhaustive, beautifully produced book on the pop culture phenomenon Tarzan. Nothing has been spared in its production; its large format and glossy stock allow the many illustrations to be shown off to their best advantage. In particular, the book highlights the considerable skill and diversity of Tarzan illustrators from the pulp eras to recent Disney artists and web designers. Griffin deals with each of Burroughs’s 26 Tarzan adventures with detailed publishing histories, synopses, and discussion of themes and sources, as well as the subsequent comic strips, serials, and comic books. Griffin reviews other authorized Tarzan tales, covers Burroughs’s life (including his work beyond Tarzan), and discusses Tarzan fan clubs, collectibles, radio series, and the succession of film and television Tarzans from the silent era to the present.
Verdict Clearly a labor of love and much more than a coffee-table book, this volume should be the definitive resource for anyone with any level of interest in Tarzan. It’s also a fine collection of work from some of the best mass-market illustrators of the past century. Highly recommended.Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., NY
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