Published on July 2nd, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Red Sonja/Tarzan #3
A clever introduction sees our Jungle Lord moving stealth like through the Jungle. The narration says that he can stand mere inches from you undetected and that’s during the daylight hours. At night he’s something else entirely. Then he leaps into action! Tar…no, not Tarzan, they’ve been talking about Korak, who is the son of Tarzan.
Gail Simone opens this issue with the son of Tarzan taking on what appear to be poachers. He informs them directly that they are trespassing on private property. He finds out why this group has destroyed an entire herd of elephants and not even taken any meat from the kill. And he’s not amused. Then we cut to the home of H.G. Wells. It’s here we discover the possible truth of the antagonist, Eson Duul. I won’t give that away in this review but it’s a shocker revelation in a fine comic book. Great Stuff includes the legendary meeting of our protagonists and the celebrated author. Also, the truth behind the Sword of Sorrow.
Walter Geovani brings the characters to impressive life as the two unlikely nonconformists seek to find the underlying cause of this situation and his renderings prove worthy of this iconic team up. Highlights include the splash where Korak makes his entrance and the panels where Red Sonja wields her Sword of Sorrows.
This story keeps getting better with every issue that comes out. Our heroes come to realize the motivations behind their actions on this mission to take down their adversary. They discover a newfound respect and Tarzan officially adopts Red into his surrogate family. Eson Duul proves to be one of the best antagonists in recent comic book history and I hope this will not be his last appearance. On their journey to find Eson Duul, Tarzan and Red Sonja, who were on Tarzan’s turf until now, find themselves traveling too… to be continued. **** (9.3 rating)
Red Sonja/Tarzan #3
Writer – Gail Simone
Art – Walter Geovani
Colors – Adriano Agusto
Letters – Simon Bowland
Publisher – Dynamite