Published on January 12th, 2021 | by Richard Boom0
Review: Jungle Captive #1
Gary -Parkin -according to his project page- has had a long career in advertising, publishing and commission work, and has recently (finally) branched out into the world of comics. The defining feature of his work is undoubtedly the beautiful women he draws, and Jungle Captive has got no shortage of those!
Clocking in on 52 pages (yes… 52 !!!!!!) of solid exposition, wide angled, beautifully crafted huge-paneled pages, this book is solid in more ways then one.
Storytime? Sure… there is not much there yet, but the feeling of “more” is definitely there and after reading his Vampocalypse you can be certain Gary knows how to set up a story.
“When Lauren wakes up in a jungle with no idea of how she got there, she has to figure out a number of things, including whether or not she can outrun a dinosaur!” …. and nothing more, sorry 🙂
there is however a fine epilogue, which shows the bigger picture Gary is working towards!!
With Jungle Captive the artist/creator/writer/colorist is definitely looking for setting up a story using a massive amount of big-paneled pages and although it mostly consists of topless shots (and a dino 🙂 ) it never gets rancid, but stays classy.
This… to my utter delight, cause I cannot stand ‘those’ comics personally 🙂
The panels or even full-page panels are lovely studies in the face and body of a woman and even though this is 52 pgs of such glory, it really does NOT get boring!
Also kudos to make each face recognizable, to be frank. Recognizable and the same!
There are still 3 more days left to get one of the many available covers, starting with 10$ per physical book! You really cannot go wrong here!