Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #2

Writer: Tim Seeley, David Walker Artist: Fernando Dagnino Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Early twentieth-century British colonialists have rebuilt the slave trade around the intelligent apes that raised Tarzan in the jungles of Africa. Now Tarzan and his adoptive brother Caesar fight back to free the apes-but discover that man and ape will have to unite if the surface world is to survive.  

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Oct 25, 2016

    With the combined timelines of Tarzan and The Planet of the Apes having been established, albeit someone jarringly, in the first issue this issue read much smoother. The art and layout remain excellent, and I am noticing a subtle thematic change to the panels when we flashback to the Apes film history. The writing continues to strike a wonderful balance between the tone of the two franchises, not pushing too far in either direction. My only complaint is there was no real transition between the scenes in London and subsequently the battle West Africa, and when the landing party arriving in Africa. Sailing to Africa is not a short journey, although maybe I'm just being picky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 27, 2016

    Though there was some pretty convoluted stuff to some degree in the opening installment and this issue takes a quick readjustment with how it kicks off here with Tarzan in London, there are some really neat things going on with this blending of properties that's appealing. I like the concept and I'm enjoying the way it's unfolding while offering up potential areas to explore more with religion, man's place in the world, and more. Dagnino's doing some great stuff with the period costumes and the locales as well as making for some really good ape sequences. The flashback material almost, in a weird way, felt like it came out of a 1970's Marvel comic book with its colors and design. The action sequences are strong and I love some of the panel layouts, especially with the third movie sequence that we get in the forbidden zone. I'm excited to see what's next in this series as it can make for some fun twists ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Oct 26, 2016

    My fingers are crossed that the narrative is cracked a little wider open and we get a more honest and accurate depiction of what colonialism did to these countries. The emotional pathos is here and it is fantastic but the thematic grounding risks straying away from an honest discussion. Then again, honesty might hurt the brand. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Oct 26, 2016

    It isn't bad. The table has been reset for a battle between the Apes and the Humans with Tarzan as the last ambassador between the two. It feels a lot like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, except with Tarzan instead of Jason Clarke (which I do believe is a massive improvement). It takes awhile to get to the action due to all the resetting, but it looks like the story is going somewhere debatably more thoughtful at the end… that is, as long as they don't time jump the next issue and reset everything again. Read Full Review

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