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Edgar Rics Burrough's "Tarzan of the Apes" is arguably one of the first true comic heroes. Appearing in print form as early as 1912, his stories have appeared in comics, radio, television and moving picture form for nearly a century now, and the Jungle Lord shows no signs of slowing down! According to Wikipedia:

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"Tarzan has appeared in many comic books from numerous publishers over the years. The character's earliest comic book appearances were in comic strip reprints published in several titles, such as Sparkler, Tip Top Comics and Single Series. Western Publishing published Tarzan in Dell Comics's Four Color Comics #134 & 161 in 1947, before giving him his own series, Tarzan, published through Dell Comics and later Gold Key Comics from 1948 to 1972.. DC took over the series in 1972, publishing Tarzan from 1972 to 1977, including work by Joe Kubert.


Original Tarzan Comic Cover
Feb. 1948

"In 1977 the series moved to Marvel Comics.. Marvel issued Tarzan from 1977 to 1979, mainly by John Buscema. Following the conclusion of the Marvel series, the character had no regular comic book publisher for a number of years. During this period Blackthorne Comics published Tarzan in 1986, and Malibu Comics published Tarzan comics in 1992. Dark Horse Comics has published various Tarzan series from 1996 to the present, including reprints of works from previous publishers like Gold Key and DC, and joint projects with other publishers featuring crossovers with other characters."
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The model I've designed is patterned from comic covers like the one above featuring Tarzans earliest appearances. I haven't had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. But I hope you enjoy assembling the original Crime Buster!

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)


 

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