Edgardemain

Articles by ERB-APA Author
JOHN MARTIN

Celebrating the literary legerdemain of Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

ERB-APA* member John Martin shares new and previously published articles in his ERBmania! Contributor Column!

His ERB persona is BRIDGE on the listservs ERBList and ERBCOF-L where he is an active member.

Martin, a resident of Washington State, routinely submits articles, essays, and poety which relate to Edgar Rice Burroughs—the creator of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars—much to the enjoyment of his fellow ERB fans. Contact John Martin at edgardemain at comcast.net.

* Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Publishing Association

THE ARTICLES

REVIEWS

EXPLORING TARZAN'S AFRICA by Alan Hanson
Bridge reviews Alan Hanson's new book.
MINIDOKA MAXI FUN!
Martin's revised ERBapa article on the release of Minidoka in 1998. Updated.
PRINCESS OF MARS, THE STAGE PLAY: THE REST OF THE STORY
A Followup on a report of a new DVD release of Hardcover Theater's 2006 stage production. Images, commentary, and sample of the play script!
STEELE'S SOLAR SYSTEM
Steele's Sciences — A review and commentary regarding a book found in Edgar Rice Burroughs' personal library.
REVIEW of Tarzan of the Apes and Princess of Mars
as released by Library of America. PDF 15 pages
THE DEATH OF TARS TARKAS
Review of a Fredrik Pohl Short Story, "Under Two Moons"
TARZAN IN MARSHLAND
ERBapa 101, a review of the first in the series of Jesse Marsh Tarzan Archives published by Dark Horse.
KILLING JANE and BROTHER MEN
ERB-APA Summer 2008
TARZAN'S MOTHER
A Comedy in One Act for Five Women, REVIEW
THE MAN-EATER: ERB LIGHT
Review of ERB's short novella from 1915.
TARZAN: THE TV FAILURES
A study of the Wolf Larson "Tarzan" TV episode originally titled "Tarzan and the Caves of Darkness"
TARZAN'S SAVAGE FURY
A Film Review and Synopsis slightly revised from its original appearance in ERBapa #41, Spring 1994
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS
Tarzan Movie Rides Again on Late Show, ERBapa, Winter, 1997

HUMOR AND REALLY SHORT STORIES

RUDOLPH'S AFRICAN ADVENTURE
A little famous reindeer with a shiny nose meets the dangers of Tarzan's Africa!
HOWL'OWEEN HOWLERS 2020
Terrifying tales of Horror and Humor!
JOHNNY'S LA ADVENTURE
The Ape-man embarks on a hunt for his lost Boyd!
AN ENCOUNTER IN THE DESERT
Tarzan—a desert—on an alien world!
THANKSGIVING 2018
Two short tales and a poem celebrating ERB and his worlds.
TALES OF THE MACHO JUNGLE GUY
An interview with the famous, yet reclusive, Macho Jungle Guy. PDF
THE RETURN OF THE MACHO JUNGLE GUY
Bridge survives yet another interview with the Macho Jungle Guy.
THE MAN WITH NO NAME
What's in a name? Short fiction.
TANGOR PUN CHALLENGE
Silly stuff.
GORDON SCOTT TRIBUTE AND AUCTION
Auction is over.
TERKING OUR CHAIN
Poetry, Tarzan in the Musical Theater
TARZAN SONG
What is the ultimate Tarzan song?
TARZAN'S NEW YEAR
A pun in action.
TARZAN THE HERBIVORE
The silliness continues...

VICTORY OVER JUPITER

As my stolen Morgor ship touched down at Zanor, I saw a fair maiden running towards my craft. Eagerly I leaped from the ship as my incomparable Dejah Thoris ran toward me with buds of Sasoomian roses in her hair and kisses on her mouth.

After spending a few days resting up and making plans, I, along with Dejah, U Dan, Vaja, Zan Dar and Vorion, headed back to the Morgor capitol in our ship, activating the invisibility device as we approached the city limits.

By this time I was getting tired of years and years of having my wife kidnapped and spending time in dungeons, so we used extreme care and caution and quickly found and took over a Morgor ship capable of space travel. We blasted off before the Morgors realized what was happening and though they pursued us they could not overtake us and 18 days later we were on Mars again.

I immediately warned Tardos Mors and the other jeddaks about the Morgor threat and, when they finally attacked, we were ready for them and blasted them out of the sky.

The End

...Of Mars and Gathol

Edgar Rice Burroughs spent quite a few years
Writing great tales of Barsoom:
Princess and Warlord and Synthetic Men
And Chessmen and guys from Sasoom.

Each cover attracted the reader's attention
With prominent mention of "Mars."
Although when he titled Llana of Gathol,
He did it without any R's.

So Edgar could peddle his Red Planet tales
Without actually using its name;
Just titling the book with the name of a town
And its princess, a feisty red dame.

Yes, Burroughs could title 'em Gathol, or Mars,
To sell us the stories we love.
But he never was able to dream up a title
Without that two-letter word: "of."