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JANUARY 2007
This month's highlights from the Burroughs Family of Websites

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Features From The Danton Burroughs Archive
Tarzan and the Return of Dagga Ramba

June 23, 1968 - Dec. 1, 1968 ~ Strips: 1946-1969
Complete
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1761.html
Rex Maxon Sunday Strips

March 1931
April 1931
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1758.html


ERBzine Features for January
The Ape-Man: His Kith and Kin

A collection of 100 texts which prepared the advent of 
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1801.html
The Harold Foster Tribute: TARZAN AND THE MYSTERIOUS MAIDEN II
Danton Burroughs/Tarzana Archive: Russ Manning's Tarzan and the Return of Dagga Ramba: October
A Maiden On Barsoom by Rick Johnson
ERB: THE WAR YEARS: ERB and the USS SHAW
Michigan Military Academy Years: Gridiron Memories
 Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series: Eurobus Revisioned by Den Valdron
Tarzan and his Fellows:“Fact, Fiction, Legend?” by Dr. Douglas K. Candland - Bucknell University

Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
Pt. I: Gallery of Interior Line Art from J.W. Buel's Heroes of the Dark Continent
Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
Secret Masters of Callisto ~ A full-length novel ~ Intro & Chapter 1 of 11 ~ By Charles R. Rutledge
Burroughs' Sailor Among Apes by Georges T. Dodds
plus
Sources for and Imitators of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Classic
Victory Cry of Tarzan ~ The Evolution of the Tarzan "Yell"
 Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series: State of the Publishing Art  by Den Valdron

6 More Rare Finds in the Dodds' Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin series
1890 ~ 1891 ~ 1892 ~ 1893 ~ 1894 ~ 1895
Pt. II: Gallery of Interior Line Art from J.W. Buel's Heroes of the Dark Continent
Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
Secret Masters of Callisto ~ A full-length novel ~ Chapters 2 & 3 of 11 ~ By Charles R. Rutledge
The Adventures of Tarzan 1921 - A new fan review by Steve "Korak" Allsup
BB#69 Wizard of Venus Edition Contents Preview
Newspaper review of the Leanta Books'A Princess of Mars featuring Burton Art
 Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series: John Carter of Mars analysis by Den Valdron

 

PART I

January 2007
Highlights from this month's
Danton's Tarzana Treasure Vaults
FEATURE 1: ERBzine 1761
JCB/Danton Burroughs Tarzana Vaults and
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
presents
Tarzan Sunday Page Art 1968 by Russ Manning
Tarzan and the Return of Dagga Ramba
June 23, 1968 - Dec. 1, 1968 ~ Strips: 1946-1969 Complete
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1761.html

March and April 1931
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1758.html


The Complete Story



PART II: ERBzine Highlights
January 5 - 11, 2007

OUR MAMMOTH
NEW YEAR ISSUE
The Ape-Man his Kith and Kin
A collection of texts which prepared the advent of
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Collated by Georges Dodds Ph.D. ~ McGill University ~ Canada


ERBzine kicks off the New Year with our biggest issue yet!
100 Web Pages
Many thousands of print-out pages
Over 70 Rare Texts in Downloadable Format
Hundreds of 19th Century Line-Art Illustrations
Documentation Notes
Comparison Chart
Reference Links
Countless Hours in Preparation
Come back often . . . many more editions in works . . . and ongoing text revisions.
ERBzine Intro
The Georges Dodds Cover Page
Main Index Chart

Feral children, also known as wild children or wolf children, are children who've grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own. In some cases, children are confined and denied normal social interaction with other people.

Occasionally throughout our history, civilized society has come across a "wild child" who has grown up in  isolation with virtually no human contact. Many researchers believe that we're born with the principles of language, but if a first language isn't acquired by puberty it may be too late -- we just don't have the neurological development. It also appears that there's a particular period in the life of humans when they're ripe for learning languages. Studies of feral children who have had little contact with humans during the critical ages of one through four years show that they've had tremendous difficulty mastering language and reintegrating with humans.

Languages are complex and dynamic -- constantly evolving according to the needs of societies. To some degree humans appear to have the innate ability to form languages and many feral children learn to mimic animal sounds: barking, growling, whining, howling, bird sounds, etc., But research suggests that it takes the interaction with other humans to develop a form of communication with any degree of complexity. We are the result of complex interactions between the environment and our genes.

Many of the "wild children" raised in isolation are found to be quite uncivilized and barely able to walk or talk. They are unable to empathize with of the needs and desires of other humans -- they don't even identify themselves as human. The concepts of morals, property and possessions are alien to them. Many of them prove to be surly, uncooperative and self-centred individuals -- a far cry from the Noble Savage notion put forth by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

A study of feral children suggests that our upbringing is entirely responsible for endowing us with language, the ability to think and other traits. What happens in early childhood thus has a profound impact on the neurological development of the brain:

"Studies of childhood abuse and neglect have important lessons for considerations of nature and nurture. While each child has unique genetic potentials, both human and animal studies point to important needs that every child has, and severe long-term consequences for brain function if those needs are not met. The effects of the childhood environment, favorable or unfavorable, interact with all the processes of neurodevelopment."
~ Dr Bruce D Perry, Childhood Experience and the Expression of Genetic Potential

"The importance of early intervention and attention to the chronicity of environmental adversity may indicate the need for permanent alternative caregivers, in order to preserve the development of the most vulnerable children. . . . Child abuse and neglect are (wo)man-made phenomena which adversely affect a child's development and sometimes survival, and which should, at least in theory, be preventable."
~ Danya Glaser, Child Abuse and Neglect and the Brain

Obviously research studies in this field are of major importance to educators to whom a knowledge of language, moral, and overall neurological development of students of all ages is of vital concern when designing educational programs and instructional techniques. The Internet is an ideal forum for the collation of related articles and research on this subject. Until now there has never been an attempt made to scan the rare early writings on the subject of feral children, so as to present them to researchers at one location for open access study.

The most famous feral child in fiction is probably Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan. The character was introduced in Burroughs' 1912 novel, Tarzan of the Apes, and soon became a cultural icon. John "Tarzan" Clayton, the young orphan of Lord and Lady Greystoke, was raised by an advanced "missing link" tribe of anthropoids in the African jungles. He learned their rudimentary language as a young child and later taught himself to read from his dead parents' collection of primers and other children picture books -- an interesting case study. Using this fictional character as a rallying point I have worked with Dr. Georges Dodds of McGill University to present and document almost 100 feral-related works that inspired this literary phenomenon. We believe that the discovery and perusal of these many thousands of pages and illustrations will serve as an impetus for further research in the field.

~ William G. Hillman ~ Assistant Professor ~ Brandon University ~ Brandon, MB  Canada


Marie Angélique Memmie LeBlanc  .Kamala  .Gazelle Boy - possibly a phoney

Go directly to the Cover Page
 www.erbzine.com/mag18/1802.html

Go directly to the texts chart
 www.erbzine.com/mag18/indexape.htm

THE FERAL 
CHILDREN PROJECT
1800: 1701-1800 Contents Chrono 1801: 1801-1900 Contents by Theme 1802 Dodds' Advent Project Intro 1803 Apeman Kith & Kin
1804 ERB: Tarzan of the Apes 1805 AJ Ogilvy: Ape-Man 1806 Roland: Almost a Man 1807 Ducray-Duminil: 2 Children
1808 Anonymous: Autonous History 1809 Leroux: Balaoo | 2 | 3 1810 Sargent: Beyond Banyans 1811 Purchas: Battell in Angola
1812 Berthet: Wild Man | 2 | 3 | 4 | 1813 Buel: Dark Continent | 2 | 1814 Rickett: Caliban Quickening 1815 Lounsberry: Golden Crater
1816 Gracian: The Critick 1817 Court: Kingdom of Apes 1818 Gomez: Historia de Dulcarnain 1819 Roland: Missing Link
1820 Hyne: New Eden 1821 Eldridge: Monkey Man 1822 Beaulieu: French Cabin Boy 1823 Anon: Monkey-Land Mems
1824 Ballantine: Gorilla Hunters  | 2 | 1825 Anon: Gorilla Origin of Man 1826 Gozlan: Monkey Island 1827 Granucci: Bella Favola
1828 Haggard: Allan's Wife 1829 d'Hampol: Missing Link 1830 Hauff: Young Englishman 1831 Dodillon: Hemo
1832 Longueville: The Hermit 1833 Constable: Intellect Curse 1834 Favenc: Jinkarras Haunt 1835 Gabriel: Jocko Brazil Monkey
1836 Graydon: Jungle Boy 1837 Kipling: Jungle Book | a | 1838 Kipling: Second Jungle Book 1839 Kirkby: AutoMathes History
1840 Stacpoole: Blue Lagoon | 2 | 1841 Davidson: Lavender Mission 1842 LeRoy: Levrai Adventure 1843 Anon: Chevalier Dreams
1844 Sheridan: Young Marooner | 2 | 1845 Marryat: Little Savage 1846 Standish: Gorilla Land Link 1847 JF Cooper: Monikins | 2 |
1848 Moustache: Old Man & Ape 1849 Fogerty: Mr. Jocko | 2 | 3 | 1850 Nye: Monkey Language Exp.
Georges Dodds Index
1851 Mallock: Positivism On Island 1852 Griffiths: Peters 1853 Pougens/Dodds: Jocko 1854 Robertson: Primordial Laws
1855 Plutarch: Romulus 1856 Anon: Surprising Adventures 1857 Mighels: Crystal Scepter 1858: Alden: Darwinian Schooner
1859: Brookfield: Simiocracy 1860 Robinson: Soko Hunting 1861 Smile: Soong Sumatra 1862 Muddock: Sunless City  | 2 |
1863 Cole: Humans with Tails 1864 Lermina: Goldslayer | 2 | 3 | 1865 Morgan: Missing Link | 2 | 1866 Seriman: Incognite Australi
1867 Graydon: Africa White King | 2 | 1868 Tufail: Hayy Ibn Yaqzân 1869 Lugones/Dodds: Yzur 1870 Curwen: Zit & Xoe
1871 Lemon: Gorilla 1872 Period Reviews 1873 Postl: Mexico Nights
Sample Art From
Heroes of the Dark Continent by J. W. Buel
Found at ERBzine 1813 and ERBzine 1813a


January 12 - 18, 2007
THE UNDERGROUND BATTLE
FEATURE 1: ERBzine 0816
The Harold Foster Tribute Series continues . . .
 www.erbzine.com/mag8/0802.html
HAROLD FOSTER'S  SUNDAY TARZAN STRIP
September 9 - December 2, 1934
TARZAN AND THE MYSTERIOUS MAIDEN II
http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0816.html
FLOATING MENAGERIE

FEATURE 2: ERBzine 1761
Danton Burroughs/Tarzana Archive: 
Russ Manning Tarzan Sunday Pages
Tarzan and the Return of Dagga Ramba
June 23, 1968 - Dec. 1, 1968 ~ Strips: 1946-1969
This week: October
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1761.html

FEATURE 3: ERBzine 1713
A Maiden On Barsoom
A 38,000-word Mars novel 
by 
Rick Johnson
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1713.html

FEATURE 4: Update ERBzine 1801
Georges Dodds'
The Ape-Man: His Kith and Kin
A collection of 100 texts which prepared the advent of 
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
More rare texts and reviews have been added
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1801.html

ERB observing Pearl Harbor attack
FEATURE 5: Archive ERBzine 0508
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE WAR YEARS
ERB and the USS SHAW
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0508.html
 
USS Shaw, DD-373

FEATURE 6: Archive ERBzine 0949
Michigan Military Academy Years
Gridiron Memories
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0949.html

 
FEATURE 7 Archive: ERBzine 1505
Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series
Presents
Eurobus Revisioned
by Den Valdron
Part of the Exploring Barsoom Series
  http://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1505.html
 


January 19 - 25, 2007
FEATURE 1: ERBzine 1899
Tarzan and his Fellows:
“Fact, Fiction, Legend?”
by Dr. Douglas K. Candland - Bucknell University
Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
   http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html

FEATURE 2: ERBzine 1761
JCB/Danton Burroughs/ERB, Inc. Tarzana Vaults
presents the conclusion of
Tarzan and the Return of Dagga Ramba
by Russ Manning
June 23, 1968 - Dec. 1, 1968 ~ Strips: 1946-1969 
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1761.html 
 

FEATURE 3: ERBzine 1876
Pt. I: Gallery of Interior Line Art from
J.W. Buel's Heroes of the Dark Continent
Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1876.html

FEATURE 4: ERBzine 1745
Secret Masters of Callisto
A full-length novel ~ The first of eleven chapters
By Charles R. Rutledge
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1745.html
 

FEATURE 5: Archive ERBzine 
Burroughs' Sailor Among Apes
plus
Sources for and Imitators of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Classic
by Georges T. Dodds
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1474.html
 

MGM Yell: Copyright ERB, Inc. ~ Not for use without permission
FEATURE 6: Archive ERBzine 1482
The Victory Cry of Tarzan of the Apes
The Evolution of the Tarzan "Yell"
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1482.html
RKO Yell: Copyright ERB, Inc. ~ Not for use without permission

 
FEATURE 7 Archive: ERBzine 1506
Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series
Presents
World Fantasy Convention 
and the 
State of the Publishing Art
  http://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1506.html
 

January 26 - February 1, 2007
FEATURE 1: ERBzine 1801
6 More Rare Finds in the Dodds' Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin series
1890 Speyer: Bobbi the Chimp
1891 Robida: Monkey King
1892 Hofland: Young Crusoe
1893 Wildman Baboo's Good Tiger
1894 Stephens: Indian Devil
1895 Stockwell: Wolf-Children
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1801.html
 

 
FEATURE 2: ERBzine 1758
JCB/Danton Burroughs/ERB, Inc. Tarzana Vaults
presents 

This Week: The Month of March 1931
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1758.html
 

FEATURE 3: ERBzine 1877
Pt. II: Gallery of Interior Line Art from
J.W. Buel's Heroes of the Dark Continent
Part of the "Ape-Man, his Kith and Kin" series
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1877.html
 

FEATURE 4: ERBzine 1745a
Secret Masters of Callisto
A full-length novel ~ Chapters 2 & 3
By Charles R. Rutledge
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1745a.html
 

FEATURE 5: Update ERBzine 0590
The Adventures of Tarzan
A 1921 Serial Starring Elmo Lincoln
A new fan review by Steve "Korak" Allsup
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0590.html
 

FEATURE 6: ERBzine Burroughs Bibliophile Tribute Pages
George McWhorter has delivered the latest edition of the Burroughs Bulletin to the printers
BB#69 Wizard of Venus Edition 
will soon be in the hands of all Burroughs Bibliophile members.
The contents of this issue is previewed at ERBzine 
and will soon be added to the BB Index at the Burroughs Bibliophiles Website.
http://www.erbzine.com/bb

FEATURE 7: Update ERBzine 
David Burton's Artist Journal Volume IV
A newspaper review of the Leanta Books edition of 
ERB's A Princess of Mars featuring Burton Art
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1715.html
 

 
FEATURE 8 Archive: ERBzine 1507
Den Valdron's Exploring ERB Series
Presents
John Carter of Mars
The most in-depth analysis/review of JCB's Mars story that has been done to date. 
A must read for fans of ERB's Barsoom series.
  http://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1507.html
 






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