Hold on to your loincloths! Last week, it was announced that Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is suing Dynamite Entertainment over its Lord of the Jungle and Warlord of Mars comics. ERB Inc., which represents the Burroughs family, accuses Dynamite of violating the trademark for characters like Tarzan and John Carter. And they say that Dynamite's cover art is too sexy and lowers the moral tone of these characters, because apparently they've never seen any other John Carter art.
Burroughs' earliest works are in the public domain, including Tarzan of the Apes, The Return of Tarzan, A Princess of Mars and The Warlord of Mars. That's why The Asylum was able to make that ludicrous Princess of Mars movie, starring Traci Lords, which aired on Syfy last year.