to the legendary ape-man than the illustrator of TOR and HAWKMAN
the MARVEL COMICS GROUP. When Marvel acquired the rights to
produce Tarzan comics in 1977, it was to Big John that the pencilling
chores (and, initially, the inking too) were entrusted.
is, a beefy, brawny battler with a wild mane of hair, as opposed to the lean,
wasp-waisted, folically-groomed HAL FOSTER or BURNE HOGARTH
version that most readers were familiar with. However, the estate of ERB
had final say on how the lord of the jungle was depicted, so Big John had
to adhere to the established comicbook look of the character.
you see here, but I'm sure you'll enjoy these few examples all the same.