Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tarzan and The Phantom



I have to confess that this cover suffers from some technical difficulties.  For some reason when I saved the main image it got all pixilated.  That's never happened before or since so I am not sure what I did wrong there.  Oh well, it gives the cover sort of a worn, pulpy feel which fits with the characters... Yeah, that's it - I did it on purpose!

Cover quality aside, This would be a fun pairing to see and a pretty natural one as well.  I can definitely see them at odds with a band of poachers or discovering a lost society together.

13 comments:

Bob Greenwade said...

I'd actually be a little surprised if nobody's ever actually written a story (not even counting fanfic) where Tarzan and the Phantom team up.

That said, I've long wanted to see the Phantom and the Shadow side by side. It's just something about those two names.

And, along those same lines, I've long wanted to see Zorro and the Lone Ranger working together.

Ultrmagnetico Sympatico said...

wow....another no brainer that should have happened long ago. Cover came out perfect regardless if it was unintentional. BTW, until the final season when the writing really deteriorated, The Venture Bros. series on Adult Swim did a great job of reimaging these pulp heroes. Can we have a team-up of The Venture Bros. here?

Mikeyboy said...

I like the cover blurb...always one of my favorite sayings.

Ross said...

I've never seen an episode of Venture Bros. Maybe I should change that, as I have gotten a few requests.

arw1985 said...

That doesn't look bad at all.

Ultramagnetico Sympatico said...

You've NEVER watched The Venture Brothers!!! Holy Crap, Ross! Get a hold of the entire series sets and start watching! You can tell that it was a labor of love for the creators who grew up watching Johnny Quest and other serious cartoons from 60s & 70s, but answering the question: What happened after Johnny grew up, and thier villians grew old went into semi-retirement? Anyone else have thoughts on this groundbreaking animated series?

Uncle Twitchy said...

The Venture Brothers is the single greatest animated show in the history of television. Okay, maybe not, but it IS covered in brilliance and smothered in awesome.

Anonymous said...

phantom and phantom stranger or marvels the stranger and dc phantom stranger also batwing and falcon or nightmask meets nightwing nightcrawler and ambush bug they both teleport

pblfsda said...

For Bob Greenwade: There was a Lone Ranger/Zorro comic from Dynamite last year. I thought there had been one from Topps in the 1990's, since they held both licenses at once, but it's not in a box of Topps stuff I was organizing recently or in any of their ads. There was a Zorro/Dracula title, though!

One more vote for the Venture Brothers. For one thing, anyone who recognizes the cartoon potential of Brian Eno's Roxy Music-era outfits deserves acknowledgement. One of my favorite episodes features a mint condition copy of Marvel Comics #1 that gets gradually trashed as events play out because nobody involved knows what it is or what it's worth. Because the episode jumps around in time you can piece together the proper sequence of events by paying attention to a little meter that appears on screen and clicks off the dollar value as the comic gets damaged (the smaller the remaining value, the later in sequence the scene), kind of like the meter in the early issues of Spawn.

Anonymous said...

nuff said. Ross............Venture Brothers NOW!!!

Brad Mengel said...

There was a story in The Phantom daily strip (reprinted by Frew comics in Australia as The Lord of the Jungle) where a young Edgar Rice Burroughs joins the Jungle Patrol and stumbles on The Phantom in a loincloth fighting a crocodile.

Marc Tyler Nobleman said...

According to Wikipedia, Peter David has expressed interest in writing this very thing.

Anonymous said...

I agree. This would be a natural pairing! In fact, it's always been my personal belief that Lee Falk's Phantom is an unacknowledged missing link between Tarzan and the Batman.

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