Re: Average age at first exposure to ERB
- I've told this story in other ERB groups but I basically learned to
read wirh ERB. My mother collected Tarzan books and comics before I
was born and she gave me her collection. Tarzan and I are practically
step brothers. heh.
That said, I didn't read any Barsoom books until I was 13, and
those became my favorites. So I ended up liking John Carter best even
though I discovered him later. Hopefully Tarzan will forgive me...
> Out of curiosity, is there ANY fan out there that was exposed to ERBYes, in all honesty, scnatily cald females on the cover _always_ help.
> stories for the first time as an adult? It seems to me that most
> fans are those that first read ERB in their childhood/teen years. I
> myself first read ERB when I was 14. It was Princess of Mars.
> I picked the book quit frankly thanks to the scantly clad woman on the
> cover :)
But they're not Everything.
As for myself, I am 29 now.
I discovered Tarzan mainly through the 1970s Filmation Studios
animated series on television, which I saw when I was 5, maybe
five and a half. I later watched many of the movie versions.
As far as books are concerned, I discovered John Carter
through an excerpt of POM in a fantasy anthology that a friend had.
I was 21 at the time. I didn't buy a copy of the novel until I was 22.
I read POM anew the summer that I turned 28,
and a full year later I read Tarzan of the Apes for the first time.
I had never known how much I'd enjoy Tarzan as a novel,
I'd always underestimated that guy.
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