Possession, Penetration, and Tarzan Comic Books
For decades, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels have been pivotal in perpetuating images of Africa as a mysterious continent filled with forgotten civilizations, exotic women, and cannibalistic savages. As a cultural icon that has been immortalized in film and novels, Tarzan has come under scrutiny and analysis by academic and cultural critics alike; however, comic book renditions of this fantasy figure have eluded critical analysis. The recent rebirth of Tarzan by Dark Horse Comics offers a timely opportunity to correct this oversight and finally include this popular medium in the wider corpus of Tarzan studies.
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