East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Tarzan & Mike Hammer


Today is the birthday of both Johnny Weissmuller and Stacy Keach.
And now I want a Tarzan & Mike Hammer crossover adventure.
Called Kings of the Concrete Jungle.
Classical odd couple/buddy movie, playing on the fact that Tarzan is also Lord Greystoke, and Hammer is a veteran with two years of service in the jungles of South-Eastern Asia. These guys can move from one’s environment to the other’s with a minimum of fuss.
Might even be the start of a series…

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Tarzan & Mike Hammer

  1. Have you read Donald Westlake’s novel “Kahawa”? It’s about a group of mercenaries hijacking a train full of coffee in Uganda during Idi Amin’s reign. I think you’d like it–it’s pure pulp (and based, the author says, on a true story). That’s the first thing I thought of.

    An actual Tarzan/Mike Hammer crossover would be awesome, but it would take someone more historically savvy and willing to do the research than me to pull it off.


    • I missed the Westlake but I’ll try and track it down, because it sounds like quite my sort of thing.
      As for the Tarzan/Hammer crossover, I guess the lawyers of the Burroughs estate and of Mickey Spillane’s would have a field day with such a project 😛


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