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TARZAN and JOHN CARTER Are Getting Their Own Comic Book Super Team

TARZAN and JOHN CARTER Are Getting Their Own Comic Book Super Team

Tarzan and John Carter have occasionally crossed paths before, but never quite like this! Dynamite has announced a new comic book series called The Greatest Adventure, which will unite Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest heroes and a few of ERB’s lesser known creations.

GereatAdven-01-Cov-B-MoralesThe Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Fables creator Bill Willingham will write The Greatest Adventure, with Cezar Razek as the interior artist. Willingham’s Fables comic book series gave him the freedom to craft new narratives around many familiar fairy tale and storybook characters; which helped make it a very popular book. While The Greatest Adventure won’t have quite as deep a bench as Fables, it will unite Tarzan with John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Jason Gridley, and other heroes against an evil that could threaten them all.

Even back in 1930, Burroughs demonstrated a willingness to stage a crossover between his own characters when he placed Jason Gridley in a Tarzan novel that took the Lord of the Apes to Pellucidar, a prehistoric land deep within the Earth that Burroughs had previously written about in other books. Willingham is using Gridley in a similar way to bring the heroes together since Gridley is also the man who discovered a radio frequency powerful enough to reach Barsoom (Mars) and Pellucidar.

Here’s Dynamite’s description for the first issue of The Greatest Adventure:

“In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.”

Cary Nord, Rags Morales, and Roberto Castro will provide the covers for The Greatest Adventure # 1, which will be released on Wednesday, April 19.

Are you excited to see ERB’s legendary heroes form their own team? Seek your adventure in the comment section below!

Image Credits: Dynamite Entertainment

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