Synopsis: When foreign raiders pillage his jungle home, Tarzan comes face-to-face with evil for the first time in his life. For the Lord of the Jungle, this is a catastrophic event, as they leave little but heartache, death and destruction in their wake. As Tarzan deals with humanity and the world beyond his shores for the very first time, he finds it difficult to come to grips with his own unique origins. This series of events will set Tarzan off on a unique mission where a grievous wrong must be atoned for…no matter who committed it.
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Tarzan has made his escape from the museum and is running across the rooftops to escape the local authorities. Unfortunately, the city isn’t as easy a place to hide in as the Jungle and the police cut Tarzan off and jump him.
The situation of Tarzan being jumped sees Bouanga pick up his story from where he left off in the last chapter. Tarzan is looking to save his ape family from the crooked and evil Shaw, but Shaw gives Tarzan an ultimatum. He demands that Tarzan go to the Valley of Mist and get him some precious jewels. Initially, Tarzan says no. But when shaw changes threatens to kill Bouanga. Tarzan heads off into the Jungle in a race against time to steal Shaw’s jewels from the people who live in the Valley.
Benito Gallego continues to successfully convey the jungle world that the younger Tarzan lived in. Which is quite a contrast to what things are like in the 1950s version of Africa. I really enjoyed the sequence where Tarzan finds the Valley of Mist. The panels that depict Tarzan walking into the Valley and being observed by the local tribe put me in mind of any number of scenes that I’d watched in the old Tarzan movies that I grew up watching. But the visual treats do not end there. As Gallego gets to draw the interior of a pyramid, which is decorated with an abundance of jewels. It’s quite an impressive sight.