Synopsis: AT LAST, THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR THE LORD OF THE JUNGLE TO TAKE VENGEANCE AGAINST THOSE WHO ATTACKED HIS LOVED ONES! For Tarzan, the sins of the past lead to vengeance decades later! Helpless as a young man to stop a horrific attack that ended in bloodshed and a kidnapping, Tarzan let his need for retribution simmer for years, until the time arrives to put things right. But when that time finally arrives, so does the Lord of the Jungle — and he’s got a lifetime of anger behind him!
While Tarzan robs a museum Bouanga narrates the story of when The Lord of The Jungle came face to face with the man that murdered his Ape mother Kala and the deal that was struck. Having searched high and low in the jungle Shaw has struggled to find the hidden treasure of the mists. Knowing that Tarzan would bend over backward to protect the animals of the jungle including his adopted Ape family. Shaw gives Tarzan a ultimatum. Find him the treasure or watch his adopted family and the exotic animals of the jungle die.
Benito Gallego continues to do a brilliant job of capturing the mood and vibe of the jungle. The sequence where we get introduced to Lt. Henry Carson who has been assigned to go after jungle wildlife with the help of Bouanga is nicely done and makes for a brilliant opportunity to set up a battle between Tarzan and a fierce lion. The visual sequence also allows for the writer of the book to have Carson tell Tarzan about his English ancestry and his high society title of Greystoke. It’s all brilliantly laid out with some solid artwork.
But better yet is seeing the older Tarzan rob the museum at the end of the issue. Showing off Gallego’s versatility of drawing a jungle setting and then going to something that is more 1950s and a bit more neon.
As a life long fan of Tarzan in comics, animation, and film. I continue to enjoy this take on the character and hope that our friends at Dynamite comics continue to release more stories about the Lord of The Jungle in the future.