Tarzan the Invincible

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Tarzan the Invincible
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Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan the Invincible
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrator Studley O. Burroughs
Country United States
Language English
Series Tarzan series
Genre Adventure
Publisher Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 318 pp
Preceded by Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Followed by Tarzan Triumphant

Tarzan the Invincible is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Blue Book from October, 1930 through April, 1931 as Tarzan, Guard of the Jungle.

Plot summary[edit]

Tarzan, his monkey friend Nkima, and Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors prevent Soviet communists from looting the lost city of Opar. The story also prominently features Tarzan's lion ally Jad-bal-ja.

This book marks the last appearance of Opar and La in the Tarzan series, aside from the juvenile piece Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-Bal-Ja the Golden Lion (1936), which was published later but is chronologically earlier.

Comic adaptations[edit]

The book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 182-183, dated February–March 1970, with a script by Gaylord DuBois and art by Doug Wildey.


  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 67. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 133. 

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Preceded by
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Tarzan series
Tarzan the Invincible
Succeeded by
Tarzan Triumphant