Comic Review: Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #3 (Dark Horse)

“…It does not matter where we come from. Only that we are united against cruelty and slavery…” Tarzan on the Planet of the apes continues to weave a tale that […]

“…It does not matter where we come from. Only that we are united against cruelty and slavery…”

Tarzan on the Planet of the apes continues to weave a tale that reflects as much of unity within a divided world that is not too distant from our own. As Tarzan and Caesar fend off the very threats that attack Caesar and his kindred apes, they must find the source that threatens all that they hold dear before they get annihilated. What do the supposed creatures want from Caesar? And how will Tarzan find his way back home?

David Walker and Tim Seeley do a fantastic job telling a sci-fi story that is a match made in heaven.  Two properties that are different yet ironically reflect the ironies and similarities that humanity tends to have. Both Tarzan and Cezar reflect their kind despite being brought up in vastly different circumstances. There is more to the story but that is for the reader to find out what it is. What I can say is that the comic is actually entertaining and does a good job at infusing the two properties like a peanut butter and Jelly sandwich.

The art by Fernando Dagnino fits the comic so well. He’s able to infuse the classic sensibilities of the Tarzan comics and mending it with the barren, dry aesthetics that make up the artistic makeup of Planet of the Apes. The colors by Sandra Molina help to also reinforce the art and Its visual cues as well.  I’m interested in how this crossover will conclude and whether it’ll end in a classic planet of the ape’s route or otherwise. Either way, anyone one who is a Tarzan fan, a planet of the ape’s fan, a casual or hardcore sci-fi fan might have a fine time reading this mini-series.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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