Me Tarzan—You U.S. postage: Burroughs honored with stamp

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Dec 15, 2012, 11:18 AM EST

Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp. Homer Simpson as well. So we're happy to hear that Tarzan and his creator are getting some U.S. Postal Service love, too.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and the King of the Jungle will be featured next year on a forever stamp drawn by Sterling Hundley and based on a 1934 photo taken by Burroughs' son, Hulbert Burroughs.

Stephen Kearney, executive director of Stamp Services, said:

"The Postal Service is proud to honor Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most popular and prolific authors of the early 20th century. ... Best known for inventing the iconic character Tarzan, he wrote more than 70 books, including historical fiction and several popular series of science fiction tales."

The stamp is being issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the publication of the John Carter story "Under the Moons of Mars" and the first Tarzan story, "Tarzan of the Apes," both of which appeared in All-Story Magazine in 1912.

So what other sci-fi figures deserves some face time on a postage stamp?

(via Fantasy SF Blog)