Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., the company that oversees the works of the iconic American adventure and sci-fi writer, has launched Korak The Killer, a weekly digital comics strip devoted to Korak, the son of Tarzan. The first four strips are available for free at EdgarRiceBurroughs.com/comics.

The new Korak The Killer web comic will be produced by a team of veteran comics creators, including writer Ron Marz, who’s written comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and many others, and drawn by Rick Leonardi, an equally ubiquitous comics professional who has also worked for virtually every major comics publisher.

Introduced in Burrough’s bestselling Tarzan novels, Korak is the son of Tarzon and Jane, and quickly became a popular character after he appeared. The character was also brought to life in a series of comic books published in the 1960s and 1970s by Gold Key Comics and By DC Comics.

The first four issues of the web comic are free; a subscription to the series costs $1.99 per month. The new strip will join nine other web comic strips offered by the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strips service. Among the strips (also available for $1.99 per month) are Tarzan of the Apes, The Land That Time Forgot, Pellucidar and others based on the classic works of Burroughs.

"One of the first comics I remember getting as a kid was the second issue of the Korak series from DC,” said Marz. “I'm utterly thrilled to be able to tell new Korak stories very much in the mold of what Edgar Rice Burroughs intended for the son of his most famous creation."