Tarzan 1935-1937

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Tarzan by Harold Foster and Burne Hogarth  (1400-) 1st Appearance January 7, 1929, 1st Sunday March 15, 1931, 1st Hal Foster Sunday September 27, 1931, 1st Burne Hogarth Sunday May 9th, 1937 - The presentation of Tarzan in the daily and sunday comics page was as much about the art as it was about the stories.   The origins of the strip go back to the novels and classic stories by the prolific Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most famous of early popular-culture writers.   The popularity of those offerings became the impetus to bring Tarzan to the daily comic page.    A young Harold Foster supported by Rex Maxon created picture and text dailies which were direct adaptations of Burrough's novels.  Those were received well with the public, which made the call for a sunday color version.  The originating artists reversed order with Maxon starting the effort, soon to be taken over by Foster.  Foster developed his superior style on Tarzan, although he kept the presentation conservative and constrained to standard frames for the most part.    He would leave the strip in 1937 to create his true masterpiece, Prince Valiant.   The choice for his replacement was a young Burne Hogarth.  Again Tarzan would be the vehicle for another grand master of cartooning to develop his style.    Under Hogarth, Tarzan became a study in physique presentation in motion.   The quality of movement that Hogarth added through his highly detailed drawing of sinew gave Tarzan a dynamic quality that was truly unique in comics.  Burne Hogarth gave us two long stints of his mastery, which only got better with time.  The third grandmaster of cartooning to work on Tarzan came in the late 1960's when Russ Manning agreed to take over the duties.   In many respects Manning's stint was the highest quality,  combining the motion qualities of Hogarth with superior mood presentation through wonderful shadowing.  Sadly, carraige of the strip waned with the popular trend away from adventure comics, but it still runs today and is very popular overseas.  The market for Tarzan is very good.  Sunday fulls, especially those with logos are very good sellers at modest premium.  High premium pages are any from the brief early Maxon stint on the sundays and the earliest 1931 Hogarth sundays.   Firsts for Hogarth and Manning also command high premium.   Early dailies including the first set created by Foster demand a high premium as well.  Common dailies and sundays also sell quite well. 
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Tarzan - 1930-1935 Tarzan 1935-1937 Tarzan 1937-1941
Tarzan 1942-Up Tarzan Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
Note: All of the Fulls and Tabs I have listed contain the Tarzan Header Logo unless noted otherwise
S1400-0140 1935/07/07 - T G/G/FR-G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0141 1935/07/21 - T G-VG/VG/G $4.00 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1400-0142 1935/07/21 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0143 1935/08/04 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0144 1935/08/18 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1400-0145 1935/08/18 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0146 1935/08/25 - T FR-G/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0147 1935/09/01 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0148 1935/09/01 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0149 1935/09/15 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0150 1935/09/29 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0151 1935/09/29 - F FR/FR/FR $1.00 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1400-0152 1935/09/29 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Li'l Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0153 1935/10/06 - F G/G/VG $10.00 On reverse BWO Ned Brand by Bob Zuppke(F)
S1400-0154 1935/10/06 - F FR/G/FR $3.00 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1400-0155 1935/10/06 - T G/VG/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0156 1935/10/13 - F FR/G/FR $3.00 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1400-0157 1935/10/20 - T G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0158 1935/10/27 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0159 1935/10/27 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0160 1935/11/03 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Mary Mixup by RM Brinkerhoff
S1400-0161 1935/11/17 - F FR/FR-P/FR $1.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0162 1935/11/17 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1400-0163 1935/11/24 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0164 1935/11/24 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1400-0165 1935/12/08 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0166 1935/12/15 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0167 1935/12/15 - F FR-G/G/FR-G $6.00 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1400-0168 1935/12/15 - F FR-G/G/FR $4.00 No Logo, On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman(F)
S1400-0169 1935/12/22 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0170 1935/12/29 - F G/G/FR-G $5.00 No Logo, On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman(F)
S1400-0171 1936/01/05 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman(T)
S1400-0172 1936/01/12 - T G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0173 1936/02/02 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0174 1936/02/09 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0175 1936/02/23 - F VG/VG/VG $10.00 On reverse Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest
S1400-0176 1936/02/23 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0177 1936/02/23 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1400-0178 1936/03/01 - T FR/FR/G $2.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1400-0179 1936/03/22 - F FR/G/FR $2.00 No Logo, On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman(F)
S1400-0180 1936/03/29 - F G-VG/VG/G $10.00 On reverse Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest
S1400-0181 1936/03/29 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Apple Mary by Martha Orr
S1400-0182 1936/04/05 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $3.00 On reverse Apple Mary by Martha Orr
S1400-0183 1936/04/12 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Apple Mary by Martha Orr
S1400-0184 1936/04/19 - F G/G-VG/G $8.00 On reverse Elmer(H), Super Suds ad(H)
S1400-0185 1936/04/19 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0186 1936/05/10 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0187 1936/05/17 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0188 1936/05/17 - F G/G/G $6.00 No Logo, On reverse Jane Arden(H), Dan Dunn(H)
S1400-0189 1936/05/24 - F VG/VG/VG $10.00 On reverse Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest
S1400-0190 1936/06/07 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Hairbreadth Harry by FO Alexander
S1400-0191 1936/06/07 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0192 1936/06/14 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Harold Teen(H), Josie(H)
S1400-0193 1936/06/14 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0194 1936/06/21 - F G-VG/VG/G $10.00 On reverse Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest
S1400-0195 1936/06/21 - F G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Hairbreadth Harry by FO Alexander
S1400-0196 1936/06/21 - F G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0197 1936/06/28 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S1400-0198 1936/07/26 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0199 1936/08/30 - F G/G/G $6.00 No Logo, On reverse Tippie by Edwina Dumm
S1400-0200 1936/09/13 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp(T)
S1400-0201 1936/09/20 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0202 1936/10/11 - F P/P/G $1.00 No reverse
S1400-0203 1936/10/25 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0204 1936/10/25 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Toonerville Folks by Fontaine Fox
S1400-0205 1936/10/25 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1400-0206 1936/11/01 - F BWP G/G/G $5.00 On reverse Smitty(H), Ralston ad featuring Tom Mix(pic) Signet Ring Premium(H)
S1400-0207 1936/11/15 - F G/G/G $6.00 No Logo, On reverse Tippie by Edwina Dumm
S1400-0208 1936/11/22 - T FR-G/FR/G $3.00 No reverse
S1400-0209 1936/12/06 - T G/G/G $4.00 No reverse
S1400-0210 1936/12/13 - F FR/FR/G $3.00 No reverse (Paper-date 1937/01/24)
S1400-0211 1936/12/27 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Laff it Off by Ed Reed(T)
S1400-0212 1937/01/03 - F FR/FR/FR-G $1.00 (No Logo - TT on Full w/Nestles ad(TH), On reverse Smitty(H), Terry & the Pirates(H)
S1400-0213 1937/01/17 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0214 1937/01/24 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0215 1937/02/14 - F G/G/G $3.00 (No Logo - TT on Full w/Nestles ad(TH), On reverse Hairbreadth Harry by FO Alexander(F)
S1400-0216 1937/02/28 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs(H), Oxydol ad(H)
S1400-0217 1937/03/07 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs(H), Camel ad(H)
S1400-0218 1937/03/14 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 (No logo)On reverse Nebbs(H), Simp O'Dill(H)
S1400-0219 1937/03/21 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs(H), Camel ad(H)
S1400-0220 1937/03/28 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs(H), Huskies ad(H)
S1400-0221 1937/03/28 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0222 1937/04/04 - F FR-G/FR/G $4.00 On reverse Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
S1400-0223 1937/04/04 - F G/G/FR-G $6.00 On reverse Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest
S1400-0224 1937/04/25 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 (No logo)On reverse Mr & Mrs(F)
S1400-0225 1937/05/02 - F G-VG/G/VG $20.00 (Last Harold Foster)On reverse BW Funland(F)
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Tarzan - 1930-1935 Tarzan 1935-1937 Tarzan 1937-1941
Tarzan 1942-Up Tarzan Dailies

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