Tarzan of the Apes v1 #212, 1972 - Adapted from Edgar Rice Burrough's Jungle Tales of Tarzan, the ape-man finds himself captured by superstitious tribesmen. There is a wider variety of African animals depicted than usual, and Joe Kubert illustrates them skillfully. His double page title spread (pgs 2-3) of Tarzan and an elephant is roomy, while accommodating an unusually long but effective horizontal panel. Superbly paced panels leads to a full page splash of the hero at his most triumphant, breaking free with great ferocity. The issue also includes a feature on past Tarzan artists, showing reprinted panels by Burne Hogarth, Hal Foster, Rex Maxon, Reed Crandall, Virgil Finlay, Bob Lubbers, Roy Krenkel, J. Allen St. John, Fred Arting, John Celardo and Russ Manning. This is number 6 of 43 Tarzan issues with Kubert art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Kubert or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Kubert cover pencils and inks = *** "The Captive" Kubert story pencils and inks 18 pages = ***** - - - - - - - - - -
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