Comic Strip Adventure Hero: Tarzan

The first comic strip character to be featured as an adventure hero was Tarzan, (A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs an American novelist). The Canadian-born artist named Harold Foster, aimed for the comic strip to be pictorial realism, versus the traditional cartoonish caricatures of the time. On September 27th 1931, the strip appeared in several newspapers.

Side note: Foster would draw the Sunday’s edition strip, while Rex Mason would draw the weekday strips.

Date:
      September 27th 1931
Name(s):
      Harold Foster
Occupation:
      Comic Strip Artist
Location:
      Canada


For More Information:

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs – Wikipedia
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
  • Hal Foster – Wikipedia
    Harold Rudolf Foster (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982), better known as Hal Foster, was a Canadian-American comic book artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant.
  • Tarzan (comics)
    Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes and then in 23 sequels. The character proved immensely popular and quickly made the jump to other media, including comics.
  • Tarzan in comics – Wikipedia
    Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes,[1] and then in 23 sequels.
  • ‘Tarzan’: The Forgotten Comic Book Legend | Hollywood Reporter
    Tarzan might not be a character many associate with comics, but he’s been a constant presence in the medium since 1929.
  • Tarzan of the Comics
    A version of this article appeared in Comic Book Marketplace #42 which should be sited in all references. Anyway, Tarzan of the Comics was the title that Comic Book Marketplace gave to the article.
  • One of the first adventure comic strips, “Tarzan,” is released
    Tarzan, the unconventional hero of the jungle, is Edgar Burrough’s most famous literary creation.
  • Kreegah! Bundolo! A History Of Tarzan In Comics – ComicsAlliance
    Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and premiering in the October 1912 issue of pulp magazine The All-Story, Tarzan of the Apes has become one of the most well-known heroes in fiction. He’s been in hundreds of films, novels and video games, with the latest film, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend.
  • Hal Foster – Wikipedia
    Harold Rudolf Foster (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982), better known as Hal Foster, was a Canadian-American comic book artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant.

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