King: Jungle Jim #1

King: Jungle Jim #1

Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Sandy Jarrell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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"He IS the forest!" Welcome to the KING, full of RUSTIC WARS and BEASTIAL BLUSTER and UNFORGIVING TERRAIN and IMPOSSIBLE ORIGINS and ENIGMATIC ABILITIES and CREEPY DOMICILES and REALLY REALLY REALLY WEIRD MONKEYS! STRAP IN for HIGH ADVENTURE from Eisner-Award Winner PAUL TOBIN (Bandette) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 5, 2015

    King: Jungle Jim #1 is a exactly what I, as a fan and reviewer wanted. The entire comic is smart, compelling and the creative team is crafty in their execution. And so even though this is a first round effort it still earns high marks from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Glen Davis Mar 8, 2015

    A solid issue. We'll see exactly who and what Jungle Jim actually is in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Feb 3, 2015

    Jungle Jim #1 is a good experience despite a few fixes that could be made to make it seem a little more novel. The artwork strangely reminds me of James Cameron's Avatar in its picturesque landscapes and washy colors. It's captivating art to match a fittingly captivating story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Feb 4, 2015

    So far, the Dynamite/King reissue series, which have included fan favorites and classics such as Flash Gordon and The Phantom, have made for some quality comics. Featuring some of the most long-lived characters in comics, the line seems dedicated to putting a fresh and exciting spin on some very old characters, as the Jungle Jim being introduced currently is far more complex and interesting than his predecessor, who was little more than a Caucasian hunter in South Asia. In that tradition, while certainly not perfect, JUNGLE JIM #1 continues that tradition and the character deserves a closer look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Feb 4, 2015

    To let you in on a little secret about my personal review style, if I really like something I don't ruin it. I don't like to spoil things I like because I want you to read/watch/play the thing too and there's no reason too if I just do a page by page synopsis. I'd rather address the broad strokes to show you what I think it does right. If something is middling or bad then I'm going to spoil it so you can get the story without having to waste your time unless you see something you really like in the spoiling. Jungle Jim is good, might be the best Pulpy-verse book I've read yet. The name is bad, it's just bad, it is a bad pun. They at least try to alleviate that by giving him a native name that sounds mysterious and interesting so maybe they'll try to use that in-book and just keep the name for the cover. But if you can get past the name then check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 1, 2015

    While this is an interesting concept it is the execution that fails. Too much is introduced at once for the reader. Instead of a gradual revelation of who is who, and what their motivations are, the story piles a lot of information about characters that are brand new, except for the titular character, who is retooled beyond recognition, even for those that might recognize him. The end result is a bit of a misfire, though inspired at times. It deserves credit for trying something really new with something really old, but is failed in the end by its basic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 9, 2015

    The King Features Syndicate celebration continues to share gifts with the readers, but the best part about this initiative is the fact that, under the careful guidance of editor Nate Cosby, the characters have been united and their adventures coordinated. In a time when event fatigue cripples the enthusiasm of comic readers, this is a fun celebration. "King: Jungle Jim" #1, in particular, gives readers a chance to catch up with a character that is more of a blank slate but is still niftily tied to the other stories in this initiative. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Feb 5, 2015

    A poor attempt at reviving a classic character, with too few good ideas to make it a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

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