A Tarzan writer has said she is not interested “in returning” to Marvel Entertainment’s iconic comic book characters.
Thea Niles, who wrote “Tarzan” for more than 40 years, wrote in her new memoir that she wants to write for another medium.
The book is a collaboration with writer Mark Evanier, and Niles will not be writing again for Marvel Comics.
She also said she does not want to be a part of the company’s “sophisticated storytelling.”
“I’m very disappointed to be leaving the Marvel universe.
I’ve been around long enough, and I know enough of the Marvel people that they have a lot of ideas,” Niles said.
“It’s just not me.”
Marvel declined to comment.
The Tarzan series was an American Psycho-like take on the famous jungle-dwelling characters that first appeared in 1963.
It was sold through a number of imprints, including Marvel Comics, Image Comics and IDW Publishing.
Theseries was created by writer Mark Twain, who later died of a heroin overdose in 1964.
It focused on Tarzan, the legendary Tarzan who is the protector of the jungle.