In his 70 year career, Joe Kubert has done it all. He’s done defining runs on Hawkman, Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, and many other comic book staples. His work on Tarzan of the Apes, however, is what he’s most proud of.
In celebration of both Joe Kubert’s work and the 100th year anniversary of the character, IDW is releasing Tarzan of the Apes Artist Edition, a collection of the six best issues of the series.
What is an Artist Edition? An Artist Edition is what the artist turns in. It is a very rough version of the finished work. In an Artist Edition, you are able to see bluelines, corrections, editorial notes, and everything else you, the reader, are not normally privy to. It is also a lot bigger, 12” by 17” instead of the normal 8″ by 11″ sized paper.
Created in 1912 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is his most enduring character. Since his creation, Tarzan has become a mainstay in popular Western Culture. Adaptations of Tarzan have been in every medium created in the 20th century. Many actors have played Lord Greystroke over the years, including Johnny Weissmuller, Christopher Lambert, and Casper Van Dien. The version that many of you might recognize will probably be the 1999 Disney cartoon.
Tarzan of the Apes, Artist Edition will be released in September 2012.