"Conan and Tarzan are both clean-(cut)-limbed, black haired, blue/grey eyed, black Irish, super agile, big kitty killing, noble savages made of steal and Iron. Howard and Burroughs use some similar words phrases descriptions, scenarios and reference Plato’s Atlantis. Convincing evidence in my opinion but nothing distinct, original and identical to nail it home with absolute certainty. This was all I had when starting this post. But while writing it I remembered something La of Opar told Tarzan about her people...."
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- Nice bit of analysis. It always seemed obvious to me that Howard read Burroughs just like Offut read Howard. There's a lineage to literature. Nothing comes without influence of that that came before.48w
- I actually did not make this connection. But then... I read Conan before I read Tarzan.48w
- I read Tarzan after Howard as well. But, I read the mars books before Howard. I'd bet money Burroughs used the "clean limbed" phrase in there too. John Carter also has the dark haired look as well.48w
- I just checked. "Clean limbed" is not used in A Princess of Mars but, is used in Gods of Mars.48w