FYI, “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs was a novel, not that it makes much difference.
Darin Brown

Thanks for that. ;) I never knew about the book, I’ll have to borrow that one from the library..

When I was eight or so I found the stacks of golden age comic books my parents had bought at an auction stacked up taller than I was.

I was literally up to my ears in The Flash, Tarzan, Archie comics and a few others I would only recognize by sight.