The GeeksverseLord Of The Jungle #1

Lord Of The Jungle #1
Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by


Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Arvid Nelson
Illustrated by: Roberto Castro
Colored by: Alex Guimaraes
Lettered by: Simon Bowland
Cover Art: A- Alex Ross; B- Ryan Sook; C- Paul Renaud; D- Lucio Parrillo
Editor: Joseph Rybandt

Tarzan returns to comics. I can’t remember the last time he was in comic book form. I can’t remember the last time Tarzan appeared in any media. Was it really the movie Greystroke? That was awhile ago.

I liked the way that Nelson opened the story up, present day, with a shadowed Tarzan. We see some skeletons, presumably his parents and then another mystery one. It then flashes back to how the Greystrokes came to be on the island and the birth of Tarzan. It follows what I know of the story pretty well, I’m not sure what is different, but I like the little bit of mystery that Nelson adds with that one skeleton. It’s explained at the end and it works very well in setting up how/why Tarzan gets adopted by the apes.

This issue is all set-up. We get very little Tarzan. This issue is all about his birth and adoption. Nelson’s plot does good with that. He sets up some potential enemies as well as the ape family. Speaking of the apes, he does very well in the ape scenes. They act like apes would.

Castro’s art is nice. There’s an unfinished quality to it, but it’s consistent, so helps give the story a nice feel and look. He does very well with the apes, getting the movements down. They don’t look awkward. Which is weird. He gets the apes down great, but there’s some poses the humans are in that are awkward.

Lord Of The Jungle #1 receives
4 out of 5

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