Lord of the Jungle #1

Lord of the Jungle #1

Writer: Arvid Nelson Artist: Alex Ross, Ryan Sook, Paul Renaud, Lucio Parrillo Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 16, 2012

    Dynamite Entertainment has become the adaptation publisher, and they do it incredibly well. Lord of the Jungle #1 continues Dynamite's adaptation success, and for a dollar, there's no reason you shouldn't pick this issue up. Lord of the Jungle #1 is well written, and the art is very good, and earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 18, 2012

    While there is no true reference to "Tarzan" in this issue, his father is called "Lord Greystoke" on more than one occasion. Also of note, the inside cover states that this effort is "based on the stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs." The story draws heavily from the novel as opposed to any other interpretation. The source is always the most pure treatment of a character. Dynamite has secured another legend for its catalog, and for only a buck, you can't go wrong to give this a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jan 24, 2012

    Have I been converted By Lord of the Jungle? Nah, but I was entertained. This reads more like it's aiming for the trade, but at least there are a few ripples of originality. If you're looking for a familiar tale with a new, but harmless, twist, this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 23, 2012

    I know, decompressed stories are all the rage - and sometimes they work - but Burrough's stories were famous for hurtling along at breakneck speed, pushing you on to reading that next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Jan 20, 2012

    You've probably figured out by now that Lord of the Jungle wasn't the book for me. But in full disclosure, I'm pretty familiar with the source material and can't help but let that cloud my opinion. It's not that Lord of the Jungle # 1 was bad. Average, maybe, but certainly not bad. Still, if the first one's an indication of what the series plans to be, the whole thing's going to end up as just another missed opportunity to do something original with one of America's finest, but all too often wasted icons. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 20, 2012

    Tarzan is a genre that I wouldn't think would be all that entertaining in comics because of the lack of verbal communication. However, this book really shakes away a lot of the apprehension. Nelson and Castro managed to change my views about the book's possibilities and when you factor in that I only picked up the book because it was a buck means this issue is a success. This is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 22, 2012

    Other than the strange half-ape/half-human creatures whom the natives and the apes both fear there's nothing all that new here. And, sadly, we don't seen any of Tarzan in action as an adult. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 23, 2012

    The art from Roberto Castro is passable but nothing to get excited about. His approach to the work has a factory like nature to it. Every panel is handled to push the story along, there’s nothing dynamic or original about it. Castro’s pencils just adds to the dull and unnecessary vibe that surrounds this issue and probably will the series. There are so many interesting and new ways to have this iconic character exist in comics; I’m befuddled by Dynamite’s decision to use the most well-worn and repeated version. Read Full Review

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