Lord of the Jungle 5 (June 2012)

2013 02 20 884314Making Jane American seems like a weak move, but Nelson makes up for it with Tarzan learning French. There’s something awesome about the scene with Tarzan speaking French at the end of the issue. It just seems so contradictory yet perfect–like Tarzan is the French idea of noble savage, not the British one.

The issue is fairly predictable, down to the Western viciousness in killing off the female ape monsters and their young, even after the sailors were victorious. Nelson and Castro don’t show it, however, which seems an oversight. It doesn’t seem like Nelson really has intentions for the story’s implications, just good adaptation instincts.

One thing Nelson doesn’t spend time on is Professor Porter. He’s unlikable, even if he is Jane’s father and cutely visualized. He’s not smart; Nelson might be making a joke about the scientist being a buffoon, but he doesn’t commit.

Still, fine stuff.


Lost Treasure; writer, Arvid Nelson; artist, Roberto Castro; colorist, Alex Guimaraes; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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