Tarzan of the Apes: Simian-man saga celebrates a century

Batman gets a lot of credit for being the only superhero with no superpowers, but 27 years before Bruce Wayne was even glimmer in Bob Kane’s eye, Edgar Rice Burroughs created an orphan hero that not only had no superpowers – he hardly had any clothes, let alone a costume, a fortune in bat-gadgets and a butler to pull his butt out of the fire on a regular basis. I’m talking about Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, a man raised by the great apes, who has captured the imagination of millions of fantasy fans, artists, writers and filmmakers since he first appeared in 1912.

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