Monday, June 25, 2018

Tarzan Vs. King Kong



This is yet another suggestion from comics historian and Patron of this blog, Marc Tyler Nobleman that had me smacking my forehead because I had never thought of it before.  Imagine a movie featuring the Lord of the Jungle having to deal with the King of all Beasts?  It pretty much writes itself in my mind's eye.  Let's bring on Lord Greystoke after Kong finishes up with Godzilla in his next theatrical appearance!

12 comments:

Cary Comic said...

I believe the late, great Philip Jose' Farmer once wrote a short story, about the aftermath of King Kong's death, which featured cameo appearances by Doc Savage and the Shadow. I've often wished that he had done a sequel to it, wherein Kong had actually been riddled with some of Doc's "mercy bullets" (basically, steel-jacketed tranquilizer darts) while the Shadow used his mind-clouding powers to _fake_ Kong's death. Thereby allowing his evacuation to Caprona (ERB's "The Land That Time Forgot"). With Tarzan accompanying the expedition as Kong's interpreter!

John Small said...

The story by Farmer (who was a friend of mine) was entitled "After King Kong Fell." I wrote a follow-up to Phil's story, entitled "The Beast"; it is the lead piece in my latest book, "The Beast And Other Secret Histories," which was published earlier this year and is available on Amazon.com. With regards to a Kong-Tarzan match-up, of course, Will Murray beat you to punch on this one by a couple of years: https://www.amazon.com/King-Kong-Tarzan-Will-Murray/dp/1618272810

Cary Comic said...

Thanks for that info, John! :-)

---Cary

Bob Greenwade said...

I was just thinking this morning about how Godzilla hadn't shown up in this blog for a while, and wondering who could be pitted against him. The Inferior Five would be my first choice, with Captain Klutz as another possibility; Bugs Bunny or Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner would also be funny. On the more serious side, perhaps the Doom Patrol or the Fantastic Four; he seems like an appropriate challenge for either of those groups. Or Voltron.

As for today's cover and the first two comments (thank you, Cary and John), I'm a little surprised that this combination wasn't done somewhere much earlier.

Gary said...

There is actually a novel entitled "King Kong vs. Tarzan" written by Will Murray. You can find details at:

https://www.amazon.com/King-Kong-Tarzan-Wild-Adventures-ebook/dp/B01N99S7YB/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529953920&sr=1-1&keywords=Tarzan+King+Kong

Kevin Aitchison said...

Both Kong and Tarzan have also recently been in, separate, crossover comics with Planet Of The Apes.

James Hawk III said...

They can be used as seat cushions, but not as pillows. They see a lot of beer go by, but have never been drunk themselves.

They are...

...the biggest tonsils in the world.

Anonymous said...

Ross, if you can bring these two together, then it should be child's play to depict...

"Predator v. Man-Bat!"

And, yes, I double-checked. Kirk Langstrom has _never_ faced one of those head-hunting babies. Yet!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cary Comic and other interested parties, in regards to Cary Comic's first post, that is a nearly 180,000 word fanfiction story called "The Giant King by Kenneth Robeson" written by Unitarian Jihadist. It is a crossover between King Kong and Doc Savage with strong Black Panther elements. It's summary is "Doc Savage and his friends, including the Black Panther, join forces with the crew of the Venture to return Kong home. But to get out of Kong’s world alive everyone must now rely on the great ape’s incredible strength and even more incredible mind." It also includes some other minor crossovers as well. If you are interested, it can be found at https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3083203/1/The-Giant-King-by-Kenneth-Robeson. Anyway, I hope someone is able to enjoy it.
Ordinaryguy2

Mike Shirley said...

Speaking of Apeish shenanigans, I'd like to see Killraven from Marvel's War of the Worlds end up on the Planet of the Apes.

Cary Comic said...

@Mike: Not bad! But, "Shirley," Killraven and Kamandi on POTA would be even, better.

Cary Comic said...

Considering that Kamandi has yet to visit the POTA, himself, that is.*

*Double-checked under both labels. Nada!

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