Tarzan (Lord John Clayton III, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African
jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar
Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels,
several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized. Tarzan was the hero of two popular radio
programs in the United States. The first aired from 1932–1936 with James Pierce in the role of Tarzan. The second ran from 1951–1953 with Lamont Johnson in
the title role.