- Publisher: Ballantine; Second Printing edition (1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345238613
- ISBN-13: 978-0345238610
- Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 91 g
"Tarzan and the Champion" has Lord Greystoke encountering "One-Punch" Mullargan, the heavyweight champion of the world, and his manager Joey Marks. Tarzan has Nkima the little monkey on his side, so the champ does not stand a chance in this little one-joke trifle from ERB. Finally, "Tarzan and the Jungle Murders" continues the basic formula, albeit with a nod towards world events as the references to the "Great Man" in the story turn out to be about Benito Mussolini. The story is simple: there is a downed English plane and a RAF colonel, the American inventor of an ignition disruptor device, a Russian exile, cannibals, and a safari of yet more English aristocrats. Think of this one as "Clue" set in the jungle with Tarzan trying to figure out who did in who and whey (how, when and where are always obvious).
"Tarzan and the Castaways" is a collection of minor efforts by Edgar Rice Burroughs, to be read by the Tarzan fan out of a sense of completeness once everything else has been devoured (including the juvenile effort, "Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins"). The formula here was certainly tried and true once upon a time, but after two dozens novels is now tried and tired.