May 14, 2018
The Tarzan Twins
To cater to the kid market, he came up with a new duo, The Tarzan Twins.
Dick and Doc were not twins at all, but they did look alike, except for their hair: "Dick had a shock of the blackest sort of black hair, while Doc's hair was the sunny hue of molasses candy."
They were cousins born at the same moment to twin mothers and raised together, half the time in England and half in America. When they were 14 years old, they discovered that they were distantly related to Lord Greystoke, Tarzan of the Apes, so they set out to visit their famous uncle.
In The Tarzan Twins (1927), they get lost in the jungle and captured by cannibals. Uncle Tarzan is not around, so they have to rescue themselves.
A Big Little Book appeared in 1934, and the story was retold in Rex Maxon's Tarzan newspaper comic strip in 1935.
The books appeared together in 1963, and in reprints since.
A web comic strip was launched in 2016, written by Martin Powell and drawn by Carlos Arguela.
As far as I know, they have not appeared on film.