One of the first adventure comic strips, “Tarzan,” is released

Tarzan, the unconventional hero of the jungle, is Edgar Burrough’s most famous literary creation.

On this day, January 7th, in 1929, the character known for swinging in trees and yelling at the top of his lungs, stars in his first comic strip. Ten weeks after his debut, the Tarzan comic books compiled of numerous strips, were sold at stands everywhere.

The animated Tarzan has appealed to the masses for decades and features in a number of film adaptations portraying him as a loincloth legend. He has grown into a worldwide phenomenon beyond the publishing industry and continues to shine in the media world.