Tarzan Celebrates 100 Years!!!

Today we celebrate 100 years of Tarzan, the man-child raised by apes in the jungles of Africa, born from the imaginary mind of author Edgar Rice Burroughs who created the popular fictional character that first leaped onto printed pages in 1912.

When I received a review copy of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration in the mail, I was really stunned at how beautiful this hardbound book was.  Author and Tarzan fanatic Scott Tracy Griffin went all out – this book is a comprehensive collection of all things Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs.  First of all, this book has an awesome collection of illustrations, book art, comic book art, cover art, and archive photos from the various movies and television shows.  It also covers various aspects of the Tarzan universe, such as, merchandising, toys, fan clubs, fan conventions, and it even includes a dictionary on what is known as “ape” language.  I can speak ape now!

Altogether, there are 320 pages of insights and never-seen-before art and photos from the silent era Hollywood Tarzan to Disney’s animated film that you won’t find on Google searches or Wikipedia. One neat little tidbit from the book, I now know Tarzan is an amazing linguist who’s able to speak 29 languages and dialects – you won’t be able to find that on Tarzan’s Wikipedia page. This book is definitely a solid and wonderful gift for any Tarzan or Edgar Rice Burroughs fan.


Hardback:  Tarzan The Centennial Celebration

Author:  Scott Tracy Griffin

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $39.95USD

Available:  October 26, 2012


  1. […] read Scott Tracy Griffin’s coffee-table size book Tarzan The Centennial Celebration and it was fantastic.  He knows his Tarzan trivia.  This second book, Tarzan of Film did not […]

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