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Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years, Vol. 1 (Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Comics Kubert 1)

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Few artists can capture visceral action sequences and the dynamic human form like Joe Kubert, and his expressive talents are fully realized in his 1970s Tarzan comics. This beautiful archive collection - with an introduction by Kubert and color restoration based off of Tatjana Wood's original colors - is a must-have for fans of timeless adventure tales and Joe Kubert's und

Hardcover, 200 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Dark Horse Books
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While I can only echo all the praise given in these reviews for Joe Kubert's work on Tarzan, I would toss in the caveat that Kubert was the first illustrator I saw for Tarzan--his was my introduction to the character, and although I went on to read tons of Burroughs work, such early adaptations such as THE NIGHTMARE (included here) are iconic to me because they were so overpowering to my six or seven-year-old self. At that age, there were only two comic book illustrators I could distinguish--Kub ...more
Jul 18, 2007 Frank rated it really liked it
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I'd had a few Tarzan issues from the 70's when I was a kid. Random stuff picked up at rummage sales and what not. For a long time, I really wanted nothing to do with superheroes. I wanted Conan and swords and sorcery, but I guess Tarzan was close to that bill, if somewhat less fanciful in its basic premise.

These are just solid comics. Well drawn, well written, from a more traditional stripe. Nostalgia that holds up to one's later, "more refined" tastes.

I used to love the Saturday morning carto
Aug 09, 2013 Gianluigi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ancor più di Conan, Tarzan rappresenta al tempo stesso un personaggio di intrattenimento e un mezzo per l'autore, Edgar Rice Burroughs, per criticare la società contemporanea e la civiltà. Rispetto alla fantascienza, l'avventura e successivamente l'heroic fantasy di Howard, sono al tempo stesso più diretti e sottili: più diretti perché i personaggi dichiarano esplicitamente la loro avversione verso la civiltà, quella che si trova nelle città, e più sottili perché critiche così profonde sono evid ...more
May 08, 2009 Caleb rated it really liked it
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I suppose one of these days I should actually read the original Edgar Rice Burroughs stories, instead of just reading comics and watching movies based on his character. Oddly, the adaptations of his story in this volume were the weakest stories, while the various tossed-off stories that writer/artist/letterer/do-everything-er Joe Kubert came up with on his own were much more enjoyable. But perhaps that has something to do with the difference between adapting prose to comics vs. telling a comics ...more
Joe Kubert went back to Edgar Rice Burroughs novels and used them as the source materials for his comics. The first volume is largely about the origins of the Lord of the Jungle. Nothing too far-fetched in these, but still good. Tarzan makes some good social commentary about the greed, duplicity, and skullduggery that takes place in the "civilized" world. But mostly its just Tarzan killing lions and apes and other cool stuff.
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Feb 15, 2014 Marc Leroux rated it really liked it
This contains the great art that you would expect from Kubert, with storytelling that is reminiscent of Foster, obviously an influence on the telling of these tales. The stories are adaptions of Burroughs work, and while good, are not the best. Overall, a worthwhile read.
Aug 25, 2010 Evad rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful book. It's been so long since I looked at comics from this era, and this is a masterpiece. I'm reading it with my 5 year old son and he is almost as mesmerized as I am.
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The drawings where so rugged, I hate Tarzan almost.
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via NYPL - Joe Kubert really couldn't do any wrong.
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Joe Kubert was a Jewish-American comic book artist who went on to found the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. His sons, Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, have themselves become successful comic-book artists.

Kubert's other creations include the comic books Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer
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