Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Walter Geovani
Cover Artists: Aaron Lopresti, Walter Geovani, Dee Cunniffe, Sergio Davila, Cece De La Cruz, Roberto Castro, and Salvatore Aiala
Colors: Adriano Augusto
Letters: Simon Bowland
Swords of Sorrow, The Son of Tarzan, Blood Bonding, and HG Wells all in one issue.
In this issue, we see Duul head to Cameroon to attack Tarzan’s family: his—son Korak (Jack Greystoke)—Korak’s wife—Meriem—and their son—Jackie (Jane has yet to appear). Isolated members of Duul’s party meet their ends at Korak’s hands after they murdered several generations of elephants for sport. While Korak is away, Duul and his remaining party attack their home in an attempt to kidnap Jackie. Meriem’s guards are able to hold Duul’s party off long enough for her to escape.
While this is happening, Tarzan and Sonja head to the home of H.G. Wells, hoping to find out how Duul and his cronies have been able to pass between dimensions. I’m leaving a bunch out because this is where the majority of the spoilers are, but there’s a huge throwback to Simone’s Women of Dynamite mega team-up Swords of Sorrow.
WHAT MARY HAS TO SAY:
This issue is amazing. I’ve never known a writer to balance so many subplots and weave them together seamlessly like Gail Simone. So many things happen in this issue, but none of the subplots outweigh each other and the pacing never suffers. Geovani’s art is beyond compare and, when paired with Augusto’s colors, just becomes a damn masterpiece.
I don’t really want to say too much because so much happens in each issue, but if you get any book this week, make sure it is this one.