Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tarzan of the Apes (Classic Novel & New Movie!) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
I have loved Tarzan since I was a kid. Of course, what gay guy wouldn't love a handsome, muscular superhero running around in just a loincloth? :) 

In the early 1970s, DC Comics got the rights to publish comic books about Tarzan and his son, Korak. I read many of them. I remember that Joe Kubert was the artist (and he since opened a school for artists). 

DC Comics' Tarzan
  In the late 1970s, Marvel Comics took on Tarzan, but I didn't read many of them. I thought DC Comics did the character better. Regardless, the one thing I NEVER read was the original novel "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Marvel Comics' Tarzan
  So, this year, over 40 years later, I FINALLY read the original novel!  Wow.  It was GREAT. It's a classic that everyone should read.

FAST FACT - Tarzan was first published in 1912 in a magazine. In 1914 it was first published as a novel.  I also learned that there were 25 sequels! 

  WHO IS HE? Tarzan is the son of a British lord and lady who were marooned on the Atlantic coast of Africa by mutineers. When Tarzan was only an infant, his mother died, and his father was killed by Kerchak, leader of the ape tribe by whom Tarzan was adopted... and raised. 
The Legend of Tarzan - In theaters now!
NEW MOVIE!  -Coincidentally, there's a NEW film called "the Legend of Tarzan" out this week. We want to see it. Just look at the poster here! :) 

Alexander SkarsgÄrd stars in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN - in theaters July 2016.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next