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Collecting the "Pellucidar" and "At the Earth's Core" comic stories that originally appeared in DC Comics' Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1-7--from 1973! Our brave explorers David Innes and Abner Perry descend to the land of Pellucidar, located at the center of the earth. They find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. Most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, Queen of Pellucidar. She captures David's heart and leads them on adventures to aid her and win her trust.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' six novels about Pellucidar offer us one of his most fully-realized fantasy worlds. Although eclipsed by the Tarzan and John Carter of Mars series, which were both longer, nonetheless this is a favorite with many fans, includiing myself. In a twist on the worlds of Tarzan, filled with lost civilizations and bad influences from the outside world, Pellucidar is a completely new world. We're offered all manner of strange creatures, from giant beasts of burden to dangerous flying predators. And the people there are also well-realized, with everything from regressed ugly cro-magnon types, to heroic tailed hybrids who rival Tarzan himself for dexterity and skill.
And although we don't get the story here, Tarzan eventually goes to Pellucidar in Tarzan at the Earth's Core, a very, very rare instance of ERB offering us a cross-over of two of his major series. And again, I have to admit, one of my favorite novels in the series. Tarzan is perfectly suited to this primitive and savage inner world, yet all the cliches of his normal jungle life are swept away with entirely new menaces and challenges.
I can't help but mention again that Mark Schultz provides here a stunning cover, featuring the beautiful Dian, Queen of Pellucidar, that's worth the price of admission. But inside we also have some classic bronze-age comics, including strong work by all three artists but the work of Kaluta stands out.
Note: For some reason, the resolution (print quality) here is not up to normal standards for archive editions. It looks as though Dark Horse was forced to re-shoot the actual printed comics, and the result is the art is a bit fuzzy and not as crisp as we are used to.
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Item Code ERBPEC Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781506702230 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 104pg Color Full Color
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