That passage from Scott Tracy Griffin's introduction to Tarzan In The City Of Gold is as bold a statement as any I can think of to compel a comics and illustration fan to pay attention. ComicsAlliance presents an exclusive four-strip preview of Tarzan In The City Of Gold , a story that's at once a treat for aficionados of classic comic strip illustration and a gorgeous introduction to the form courtesy of one of its most accomplished masters. Perhaps the first thing that will strike the new reader about Hogarth's work in the pages below is how familiar it looks. Which is not to say the Hogarth work presented here is derivative. It's just the opposite.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Tarzan of the Apes by Burne Hogarth. Tarzan of the Apes by Burne Hogarth Illustrator. A graphical adaption of the original story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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Start your review of Tarzan of the Apes. Jan 03, Neal Romanek rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-packed-by-an-immigrant-writer. One of the books most influential on me as a young person. Sep 14, Trike rated it it was amazing Shelves: adventure , all-time-favorites , animals , ape , africa , graphic-novel. My library got a copy when it first came out in and I immediately gravitated to it.
This outsized tome was magnificent, especially for a 7-year-old. I actually prefer this adaptation over the original book by Burroughs. He sounds like a character in a Burroughs adventure tale. I checked this book out constantly, and back in the day they would write your name on the card.
I practically owned that copy. After one of those times, the librarian gave me the card, which I then used as a bookmark for years. Sadly, I lost it at some point. Stupid me. Edit: this is what those old library cards looked like, for those of you too young to remember, All my childhood questions popped up.
How did this white guy end up in the African jungle? Where did Jane come from? Who rigged up all those vines in just the right places for him to swing from?
As expected I got answers. Some were quite surprising. Tarzan of the Apes was subsequently followed in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized.
An autodidact, he is actually quite sophisticated and urbane. In a gradual realization of his own humanity, he experiences a period of existential examination as he asks himself if he is a man or a beast. His criticism of colonialism, however, is very overt, especially in the case of Leopold II of Belgium.
Mar 18, Michael P. Burne Hogarth was once a marvelous illustrator but a lousy storyteller. Look at any page and you will see a Hogarth past his prime, but still able to deliver lush and vibrant illustrations. The problems begin with the fact that while the illustrations are striking, they do a poor Burne Hogarth was once a marvelous illustrator but a lousy storyteller.
The problems begin with the fact that while the illustrations are striking, they do a poor job of making the story compelling. Hogarth often busies the panels with so much information, usually leaves and bushes or minor figures reacting to the action, with the result that the eye does not center on the figures that advance the story.
This adds to the stodginess established by the visuals. Attention goes everywhere but where it is really needed. This book should have been celebrated as a great Tarzan artist returning to the character that made his reputation. Instead, it is just another forgettable graphic novel. Sep 12, Tricia Mingerink added it. Listened to this on Librivox.
I was expecting it to be different than the Disney movie, but wow! No loving father bond with the apes there. Tarzan eventually kills him. Seriously, Jane sees Tarzan roaring and killing a gorilla for her and falls head over heels for Tarzan. Because seeing a half-naked forest guy kill a gorill Listened to this on Librivox. Because seeing a half-naked forest guy kill a gorilla is a great basis for starting a relationship.
Beyond some evolutionary stuff, racism, and stuff like that, this book still is a fun adventure, if a bit campy. It wasn't meant to be anything other than fun entertainment, and it still succeeds there.
Jan 22, Bria rated it liked it Shelves: comics. A lot of these collections of older comics or whatnot apparently can't be put together without at least a dozen pages devoted to convincing the reader that the tome they are about to embark upon will open their eyes to the revolutionary genius and artistic mastery that went for too long unrecogn "Then Tarzan, Lord Greystroke, wiped his greasy fingers on his naked thighs and took up Kulonga's trail.
A lot of these collections of older comics or whatnot apparently can't be put together without at least a dozen pages devoted to convincing the reader that the tome they are about to embark upon will open their eyes to the revolutionary genius and artistic mastery that went for too long unrecognized.
View 1 comment. Jun 15, Maggie rated it liked it Shelves: book-club-read , classics , fiction. Chosen by my Classics Book Club for July, A fun re-read for me. We had a good discussion about nature v. We had an unusually big group for the discussion. The book was a hoot and several people said they want to read the next in line.
Sep 30, Serge Pierro rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novels. Often considered the "Michaelangelo" of comics, Burne Hogarth was the definitive artist for Tarzan. This graphic novel was made years after he had stopped doing the newspaper strip, and it contains all of the standard stylistic quirks of Hogarth. The artwork tends to be even more "dynamically twisted" than his earlier work.
A must for the Tarzan or Hogarth fan. Jun 17, Gonzalo Oyanedel rated it really liked it. Aug 04, Sarah rated it liked it. Actually a pretty interesting read. However, some of the animals he kills are resurrected later in the story.
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He wore many hats in the worlds of fine art,… More about Burne Hogarth. Edgar Rice Burroughs — was a fantasy and science fiction writer. Available from:. Ebook —. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Wonder Woman Vol.