Jan 25

Tarzan's gym workout is intenseClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: Defeated in single combat by a guy wearing a loincloth, set ablaze and hurled onto the waiting weapons of his own men – he was probably not impressing the babe in the bikini.

Published 1975

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.40 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Son of Tarzan”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “When the guys invited me to a roast, this wasn’t what I had in mind!”

  2. fred Says:

    Why win by shooting him when you can fail by using steel.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    “You’re fired.”
    (Someone had to.)

  4. fred Says:

    The detail in the desert or Antarctic or foggy background is astounding in its depiction of either sand, snow, or fog.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    “No, I said FRY”S Turkish Delight…”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I think I see a political allegory here. Bi-Dan the Mighty vanquishes the Flaming Asshole while a former First Lady tries to revive her earlier career as a “cover art” model. Meanwhile the Q crowd flails about wildly in search of their shattered universe.

  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Weird pecs, weird pits, weird abdomen — Tarzan doesn’t seem to have the torso musculature of any Earth primate.

    I see we have a new tag! Both literal and metaphoric, I’m guessing.

    The title is very GSS-worthy, the red on black meaning you can’t actually see “Son of” (Mr. xn missed it entirely, even on the larger version).


    That’s the elderly cat’s comment. Make of it what you will.

    @Tor: Yes, it needed to be said.

    @BC: GSS! Perfection. Mighty Bi-Dan is, in fact, a Jr. so that fits the title, even.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Sick burn, dude!”

    @fred #2: he’s not taking much advantage of those oversized ammunition belts, is he? Maybe it’s actually his cigar collection.

    @fred #4: translucent tent?

    Not sure why the woman is wandering the deserts of Africa in a bikini: you can get a bad sunburn that way. (Perhaps she saw what Tarzan Jr. was wearing and decided that when in Rome?)

  9. Hammy Says:

    The woman back-left – A mindless zombie, screaming at Tarzansson “behind you!” because the guy on the right with the spear is pretty close to an exposed midriff? Or is she urging on the spear-bearer?

    GSSxn (@7) – I understood cat-leik tpying right away….

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @Hammy: she’s yelling at whoever rotated her torso through 90 degrees relative to her head and hips.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: yeah, there’s something off with her eyes. Perhaps she’s Little Orphan Annie Jr. I think she might be urging on the horde.

    Cat actually left another row of “c” which the comment box truncated.

    @BC: is Tarz Jr. giving us a jaunty hip?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Hammy: The woman seems to either have natural dark circles around her eyes (Sleeplessness? Starvation? She does seem to have a rather skeletal torso),or she uses way too much eye makeup.

    Has anyone noticed that in the larger pictures (you can’t see too much in the smallest) the shading and such make it look like Tarzan Jr. has a particularly large, pointed nose?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Definitely some torquing there, but IMHO neither of them has yet mastered the true jaunt. My problem is now that @BAM has pointed out that nose thing, it’s all I can see.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Whoa, Neal Adams (of BATMAN fame) drew this cover!

    “Who are you, infidel?”
    “I’m Bat-Tarzan.”

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