Tarzan 1942-Up

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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. 
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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
S1400-0434 1942/01/11 - T FR/FR/FR-G $1.00 No Logo, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0435 1942/02/08 - T FR/G/FR $1.00 No Logo, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0436 1942/04/26 - T FR-G/G/FR $2.00 No Logo, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0437 1942/05/17 - T G/FR-G/G $3.00 On reverse Harold Teen by Carl Ed
S1400-0438 1942/05/31 - T FR-G/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1400-0439 1942/06/07 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Pepsi an' Pete ad(HT)
S1400-0440 1942/06/14 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1400-0441 1942/06/14 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1400-0442 1942/06/21 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0443 1942/06/28 - T FR/FR/G $1.00 No Logo, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0444 1942/07/05 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0445 1942/09/06 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Boots(H), Pepsi & Pete ad(H)
S1400-0446 1942/09/13 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1400-0447 1942 - 43H G/FR-G/G $120.00 On reverse Dinglehoofer(3TH), Life's Like That(5H), Skippy(2H), L'il Abner(1H), Draftie(1H), Napoleon(1H), Grin an' Bear It(2H), Our Bill(1H), Nancy(2H), Red Ryder(3H), Dixie Dugan(1H), Joe Palooka(2H), This Curious World(1H), Capt Easy(1H), Moon Mullins(1H), Family Portraits(1H), Terry & the Pirates(3H) (1/4-3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12-5/17, 5/31-7/26, 8/16-9/13, 9/27-11/8, 11/22, 12/6-12/27)
S1400-0448 1943/01/10 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Capt Easy by Roy Crane
S1400-0449 1943/02/07 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0450 1943/03/14 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0451 1943/03/14 - T FR/FR/VG $1.00 On reverse Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S1400-0452 1943/03/28 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0453 1943/04/25 - T VG/VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Harold Teen by Carl Ed
S1400-0454 1943/05/02 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Babe an' Horace(HT), Pepsi an' Pete ad(HT)
S1400-0455 1943/05/16 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0456 1943/05/30 - T FR-G/FR/VG $2.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0457 1943/06/06 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Pepsi an' Pete ad(HT)
S1400-0458 1943/06/13 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0459 1943/06/27 - T G-VG/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0460 1943/06/27 - T BW VG/VG/VG $1.00 in spanish, On reverse BW Bringing Up Father by George McManus
S1400-0461 1943/07/04 - T BW G/G/VG $1.00 in spanish, No reverse
S1400-0462 1943/08/08 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0463 1943/08/22 - T G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0464 1943/08/29 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S1400-0465 1943/10/31 - T G/FR-G/G $3.00 On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0466 1943 - 11H G/G/VG $33.00 1 w/Logo, On reverse Fritzi Ritz(1H), Abbie N Slats(1H), Joe Palooka(2H), Moon Mullins(1H), Jane Arden(1TH), Little Orphan Annie(1H) (1/3-1/31, 3/28-4/11, 5/16, 8/22, 10/3)
S1400-0467 1944/05/07 - T G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Fritzi Ritz(HT), Captain and the Kids(HT)
S1400-0468 1944/05/14 - T G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Polly Pippen(HT), Private34 Lives(HT)
S1400-0469 1944/05/21 - T G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Fritzi Ritz(HT), Captain and the Kids(HT)
S1400-0470 1944/05/28 - T G/FR-G/VG $3.00 On reverse Fritzi Ritz(HT), Captain and the Kids(HT)
S1400-0471 1944/09/10 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), National Oats ad(HT)
S1400-0472 1944/09/17 - T VG/G-VG/VG $4.00 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1400-0473 1944 - 2H, 22TH G/G/VG $26.00 On reverse Jane Arden(1TH) (1/2-4/2, 5/7, 7/2-8/27)
S1400-0474 1945 - 2H, 4TH FR-G/FR-G/G $7.00 No reverse (3/4, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/27, 6/3)
Ruben Moreira begins
S1400-0475 1945/12/09 - T FR/FR/VG $1.00 No reverse
S1400-0476 1945/12 - 1H, 1TH G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse Brenda Starr(1TH) (12/23, 12/30)
S1400-0477 1946/01 - 4TH G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH), Joe Palooka(1TH), Harold Teen(1TH), Mary Worth(1TH)
S1400-0478 1946/02/17 - H G/FR-G/G $2.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher(TH)
S1400-0479 1946/02 - 4TH G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Simp O'Dill(3TH)
S1400-0480 1946/03 - 5H FR-G/FR-G/FRG $10.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(3TH), Katzenjammer Kids(2H)
S1400-0481 1946/03 - 4TH G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(2TH), Hollywood Johnnie(1TH) (3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31)
S1400-0482 1946/04 - 3TH G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH), Hollywood Johnnie(1TH), Mary Worth(1TH) (4/7, 4/21, 4/28)
S1400-0483 1946/05 - 3TH G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Sad Sack(1TH), L'il Abner(1TH), Joe Palooka(1TH) (5/5, 5/19, 5/26)
S1400-0484 1946/06 - 5TH G/G/G $10.00 On reverse Sad Sack(1TH), Mickey Finn(1TH), Brenda Starr(1TH), Harold Teen(1TH)
S1400-0485 1946/07/07 - T FR-G/FR/G $2.00 On reverse Boots by Martin Branner w/ Paper Doll
S1400-0486 1946/07/07 - TH G/G/G $2.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1400-0487 1946/08/04 - TH G/G/G $2.00 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1400-0488 1946/08 - 2H FR-G/FR-G/FRG $3.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(2H) (8/18, 8/25)
S1400-0489 1946/09/08 - TH G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1400-0490 1946/09/22 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Camel ad featuring Jane Hendrickson Boat Racing Champion
S1400-0491 1946/10/13 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Ben-Gay ad(HT)
S1400-0492 1946/10/20 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Camel ad "Hurricane Hunters"
S1400-0493 1946/10/20 - H FR/FR/G $1.00 On reverse Brenda Starr by Dale Messick
S1400-0494 1946/10/27 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Ben-Gay ad(HT)
S1400-0495 1946/10 - 2TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH), L'il Abner(1TH) (10/6, 10/20)
S1400-0496 1946/11 - 2H G/FR-G/G $5.00 On reverse Dick Tracy(1H), Tiny Tim(1TH) (11/3, 11/10)
S1400-0497 1946/11 - 2TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(TH) (11/3, 11/24)
S1400-0498 1946/11/24 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Ben-Gay ad(HT)
S1400-0499 1946/12/01 - H G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Dick Tracy(H)
S1400-0500 1946/12/08 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Ben-Gay ad(HT)
S1400-0501 1946/12/15 - T BWRY G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Camel ad featuring Santa Claus
S1400-0502 1946/12/22 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots(HT), Ben-Gay ad(HT)
S1400-0503 1946/12/29 - T BWRY G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Boots w/Paper Doll
S1400-0504 1946/12 - 2H FR-G/FR-G/FR $3.00 On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher (12/15, 12/22)
S1400-0505 1946/12 - 4TH G/G/G $8.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH), Mary Worth(2TH), Dixie Dugan(1TH) (12/1, 12/8, 12/22, 12/29)
S1400-0506 1947/01 - 4TH G/FR-G/G $6.00 On reverse Joe Palooka(1TH), Tiny Tim(1TH), Napoleon(1TH)
S1400-0507 1947/02 - 2TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Abbie an' Slats(1TH) (2/2, 2/16)
S1400-0508 1947/03/02 - T G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Out Our Way by JR Williams
S1400-0509 1947/03 - 2TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Mary Worth(1TH), Joe Palooka(1TH) (3/16, 3/30)
S1400-0510 1947/04 - 3TH G/G/G $6.00 No reverse (4/6-4/20)
S1400-0511 1947/05/04 - T P/P/G $1.00 No reverse
S1400-0512 1947/05 - 2TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Mickey Finn(1TH) (5/18, 5/25)
S1400-0513 1947/06 - 1H, 3TH G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Sad Sack(1TH)Joe Palooka(1TH), Dixie Dugan(1TH) (6/1, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29)
S1400-0514 1947/07 - 1H, 3TH G/G/G $9.00 On reverse Dixie Dugan(1TH), Napoleon(1TH)
S1400-0515 1947/08/03 - TH G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Aggie Mack by Hal Rasmussen
Burne Hogarth returns
S1400-0516 1948/12/12 - TH G-VG/G/VG $2.00 On reverse Red Ryder by Fred Harman(H)
S1400-0517 1949/06/26 - T FR/FR/FR $1.00 On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0518 1949/07/17 - T FR/FR/VG $2.00 On reverse Out our Way(HT), Colgate ad(HT)
S1400-0519 1949 - 1H, 4TH, 10HT G/G/G $30.00 On reverse There Oughta be a law(1TH), The Gumps91TH) (3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 5/29, 6/12-7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 9/4, 9/25, 11/13, +1)
Burne Hogarth ends
S1400-0520 1950/10/15 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0521 1950/10/22 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0522 1951/04/22 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0523 1951/04/29 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0524 1951/05/06 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0525 1951/07/15 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0526 1951/07/22 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0527 1952/12/07 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0528 1952/12/14 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0529 1952/12/21 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0530 1953/03/29 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0531 1953/06/07 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0532 1953/08/02 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0533 1953/08/09 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0534 1953/08/16 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0535 1953/08/23 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0536 1953/08/30 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0537 1953/09/06 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0538 1953/09/13 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0539 1953/09/20 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0540 1953/10/25 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0541 1953/11/01 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0542 1953/11/15 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0543 1953/11/22 - T G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Right Around Home by Dudley Fisher
S1400-0544 1953/11/22 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0545 1953/11/29 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0546 1953/12/06 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0547 1953/12/13 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0548 1953/12/20 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0549 1953/12/20 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0550 1954/01/03 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0551 1954/01/10 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0552 1954/01/17 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0553 1954/01/24 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0554 1954/01/31 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0555 1954/02/07 - H EX/EX/EX $6.00 Black and White Printers' Proof
S1400-0556 1954/07/04 - T G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0557 1954/06/19 - T G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Blondie by Chic Young
S1400-0558 1957 - 1T, 3TH G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Peanuts(1T), Eb & Flo(3TH)(3/12, 11/26, 12/3, 12/31)
S1400-0559 1968 - 4TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Tom Trick(1TH), Eb & Flo(3TH)(6/2, 6/23, 12/1, 12/29)
S1400-0560 1969 - 3TH G/G/G $3.00 On reverse Captain Easy(2TH), Eb & Flo(1TH)(1/19, 3/23, 12/7)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes

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