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TANGOR RESPONDS

DAVID BRUCE BOZARTH

... is Tangor to the members of ERBList. Raised on Tarzan movies, he discovered Edgar Rice Burroughs during the 1960s paperback boom. Indulging himself more than the average fan, Tangor also pursues ERB's life and works as an amateur scholar and writer of ERB pastiches. Contained herein are selected ERBList responses and a number of extended or new and original articles, research and commentaries regarding the life and works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Articles & Commentary

TANGOR RESPONDS
Q&A with Tangor, list operator of ERBList, an Edgar Rice Burroughs Listserver.
BARSOOMIAN WARSHIPS
In depth look at the size, capability, and details of Barsoomian Warships from one-man fliers to the mightiest of battleships.
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
Tangor's guest article in ERBAPA #140. Why ERBAPA, a limited distribution publication, has such importance for ERB fandom.
A-ROVING, PIRATE BLOOD, BB #53
Article which first appeared in Burroughs Bulletin, New Series #53.
WHAT IF? 1950s ERB COVERS THAT NEVER HAPPENED
Tangor, in his graphics art capacity, re-imagines what peperback ocvers might have looked like if ERB had not fallen out of favor during the 1950s.
TARZAN OF THE APES: CHILD'S TALE OR ADULT FANTASY?
a look at Tarzan of the Apes which explores the dark side of the Tarzan character.
REAL LIFE, NEW PERSPECTIVES: A SERIES OF VIGNETTES
the effects of the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs upon readers from all walks of life, and through the decades.
A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF THE OLDEST WAR CORRESPONDENT OF WWII
presented as a journal that offers suggestions as to the inspiration and characters found in ERB's last Tarzan tale, Tarzan and "the Foreign Legion."
BOZARTH'S HYPOTHESIS REGARDING THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGINS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' JOHN CARTER OF MARS, SUGGESTED BY SPECULATIVE POSTINGS AT JIM THOMPSON'S ERBCOF-L LISTSERVER
An essay proof that John Carter is NOT a human from Earth.
RGK, THE SMALL PICTURE
A look at the art of Roy G Krenkel in pulps and the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Illustrated.
DID ERB READ REH?
Inquiring minds inquired, Tangor had a few answers.
KORAK'S AGE
Speculations on the Korak Age Conumdrum.
THE ATMOSPHERE FACTORY OF BARSOOM
Tangor and I-Gos chat about the technology that keeps Barsoom vibrant.
BARSOOMIAN POPULATION
How many humans and other Martians live on ERB's Barsoom?
THE OLDEST PROFESSION
Does prostitution exist on Barsoom?
JUNGLE TALES: SERIOUSLY UNDERSTATED
How the sixth volume of Tarzan interacts with the rest of the series.
WHERE'S OEDIPUS?
Debunking the Oedipal Theory as regards Tarzan of the Apes.
ERB HEROES: A THEME REPEATED FROM CARTER TO TANGOR
How different is any heroic figure in the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs?
TARZAN'S GROWTH
Article exploring the emotional growth of Tarzan over a writing career that spans 1912-1944
ERB, BUCKS & EDITORS
How ERB made his fortune
INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES
The Lie of ERB's Racism Exposed.
THE CODE OF TARZAN
article originally written for Bill Hillman's ERB Motes & Quotes website. Reviews Tarzan the Untamed.
ERB AND GULLIVAR OF MARS
Did ERB read Edwin A. Arnold before writing A Princess of Mars?
THE GIDDY FACTOR, EMOTIONAL CREATURES: THE ROMANCE OF THE MONSTER MEN
delving into ERB's recurring romantic themes using The Monster Men as an example.
ERB CHARACTERIZATIONS, DOES TINKERBELL JIVE?
the sacrifice of certain female secondary characters to the benefit of the principal male protagonist; The Efficiency Expert.
ISLAND STORIES
the geographic locations frequently revisited by Edgar Rice Burroughs over the years.
TARZAN, MAN OR BEAST?
in-depth discussion regarding the moral nature of Tarzan, presented as a debate between Tangor and Tarak.
THE NAME OF TARZAN
Just how did Tarzan spell his name? Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Reviews, Games, Entertainment

FANTASY GAMING IN THE WORLD OF ERB
Article about the Chipco Mars and Venus supplement to Fantasy Rules! 3. Also contains the rule set!
DISNEY NOT FOR KIDDIES
A look at the wild and woolly erotic art inspired by the Disney Tarzan movie.
FAMENAME
Name the Characters, Places, and Things of Barsoom via computer. Over 800 names.
FAN HUMOR: THE AFFECTION OF AFICIONADOS, AN ABILITY TO GENTLY POKE FUN
Parodies and Spoofs of the Grand Master over the last 5 decades
MARTIAN MUSIC
An overview of the use of music in the Red Martian's culture described by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Illustrated by Kaluta.
FANZIES
explores ERB fandom and offers a listing of currently available fanzines.
ERB WAKE 3
Adventures in Texas for the 3rd Annual ERB Wake.

Humor

TARZAN TAGLINES
a collection of Tarzan related taglines and puns.
TWILIGHT ZONE PARODIES
Three amusing cross-over scenarios embracing Edgar Rice Burroughs and Rod Serling.
DEATHMATCH
Not to be confused with Celebrity Deathmatch! Who will win?

Comics

MARS ATTACKS!
A review of 55 Topps trading cards from 1962.
OLD NEWS: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
An ERB Comic Book Publishing Company Stillborn.
ON COLLECTING COMICS
A look back on how it all began with Tangor and his brother, collecting Tarzan comics.
ERB AND WALLY WOOD
What is the link between these two legends of literary entertainment?
MASTER ASSASSINS OF MARS
Marvel Comics 12 issue John Carter of Mars novel. Reviewed by Tangor, Illustrated by Marvel.
COMIC BOOK REVIEW #1
Tangor reviews/comments on a Dell Tarzan story from Tarzan's Jungle Annual, No. 4, 1955.
COMIC BOOK REVIEW #2
Tangor reviews/comments on a Dell Tarzan story from Tarzan, No. 45, 1953.
COMIC BOOK REVIEW #3
Tangor reviews/comments on a DC Tarzan story from Tarzan, No. 225, 1978.

Odd Thoughts

THE LAST DINOSAUR
Tangor speaks of his art, pastiches, friends, and the future.
EPIPHANY
Observations of an Author why ERB did not change.
THE SEAMIER SIDE
ERB and REH in real world terms
FAVORITE LINES
Memories of ERB and family, and favorite lines from the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
MISSING GUY LOMBARDO
Observations of ERB in today's more liberal age, film, radio, literature.
IS PUBLISHING DEAD?
Tangor looks at the history of publishing and what the future might bring.
Tangor's ERB Vacation 1998
A two week vaction to ERB-List friends, the ERB Collection in Kentucky, and visits to historic places.

Tangor's vanity... a 1975 image of him and a singer from his Grey Foxxe Band as the cover for a pastiche. Click image to read the story.

RESEARCH

APE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
ERB's lexicon as it appeared in the Whitman edition of Tarzan of the Apes
DIALOGUE OF PRINCESS OF MARS
All the words uttered by the Characters in A PRINCESS OF MARS.
DIALOGUE OF TARZAN OF THE APES
All the words uttered by the Characters in TARZAN OF THE APES.
THE OUTPUT OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
a spreadsheet listing the initial writing date, first serial, second serial, and book publications by ERB.
OPENING PARAGRAPHS
complete listing of the opening paragraphs to ERB's stories, includes analysis of words, sentences, length.
ERB/WORLD TIMELINE
a highly visual (scrolling) timeline that links the events of ERB's life with real world events.
ERB WORDS and WAGES
Graph and charts detailing the word counts of ERB novels and the amounts the author FIRST RECEIVED for each.
TARZAN, by the word
Alpha list of the words used to write the first 9 Tarzan novles... and how many of each.
AUTHORS - LIN CARTER
Start of a new series of Short author bios and bibliographies. These authors were either contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs, or were influenced by ERB.

FILM/TV

Wolf Larson Tv Series Tarzan
The 1991 KEG series that eventually morphed into "Epic Adventures".
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG: A Review in 46 Images
The 1949 John Ford & Meriam C. Cooper film.
MOVIE SCRIPT
How do we get Carter from Earth to Mars?
SAVING DANTON
An answer for those who think ERB Inc or Danton Burroughs aren't interested in new projects.
A PRINCESS OF MARS STORY LINE
A look at translating the book to film, and how long would the movie be?
TARZAN TRADING CARDS 1966
Apparent British card set tied to the Ron Ely Tarzan TV series. Large graphics.
JANES OF THE CINEMA
Illustrated article on Jane in the movies
TARZAN ON TV
Tarzan on Tv filmography
DISNEY'S TARZAN
Tangor's review of Disney's Tarzan movie.
TARZAN FILMS
the Tarzan films over the years, the actors, the scripts, and why these DO work. Includes Tangor's Balancing Tarzan article, which explains why we'll never see a true film adaptation of Tarzan of the Apes.
ROD'S REPLY
by Rod Hunsicker, a reply to Tangor's film articles and additional commentary as regards a David "Nkima" Adams article.