The Greatest Adventure #1

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Cezar Razek Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan's era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It's a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 11, 2017

    I love the old straight ahead style of story telling that Burroughs and his contemporaries were known for and Willingham despite the heavy handedness with exposition has captured some of the spirit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Apr 11, 2017

    The Greatest Adventure #1 is flawed on a structural level, with too much exposition that overwhelms any energy its great concept needs to hook readers. You can't fault the creative team for its ambitions, and there is stuff here to enjoy, but in the end what we get here is enough story for two issues crammed into one, the result being a debut issue that feels like a giant info dump of backstory, without any emotional attachment or character focus applied. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 19, 2017

    I understand that Dynamite have to produce books on the licensed character they have. Doinga team-up bookis one way to get the characters back in print without having to run a slew of books, especially as the last Dejah Thoris book was pulled so quickly. Could it be that these characters can't carry a comic book? Time of course will tell, for this issue at least this book has started a pretty solid, if standard adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Apr 21, 2017

    Theres no blatant reason to drop The Greatest Adventure, but theres no compelling reason to pull it either. That might be the most damning part of all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Apr 20, 2017

    Its fine book but it doesn't light my fire for action or adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    MadMikeyD May 26, 2017

    As a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels, I was really looking forward to this series. This first issue is a lot of flashback to set up this adventure, but it was well executed and did not leave me bored at all. Add the thrill of seeing so many of Burroughs' characters together and it's well worth it.

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