Upcoming: The Greatest Adventure

I’m a big fan of the Edgar Rice Burrough works. From Carson to Carter and Tarzan, although they were are pretty much the same stories in various settings – I loved them all. And Dynamite is gathering all the ERB heroes in one place for a limited run epic.

I’m restraining my excitement as I’m a little put off by the covers. They’re far from the beautiful art work that we just got on the Tarzan on the planet of the apes crossover (which I’m reading right now for review shortly. That title is published by Boom and Dark horse as a crossover event), instead they look more like covers that would be more at home on a self published book then a publisher like Dynamite. The third one looks especially messy as it’s  far too busy for a cover. – see below

So I’m worried about the art, I’m also worried about the story. Tarzan is the leader, which is strange to me, I assumed Jon Carter would be the leader, though I suppose any of these guys could do the job. Fresh off reading the recent Lone Ranger/Green Hornet comic I’m not placing my faith blindly in the publisher. That story left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I’m honestly as a fan concerned about how well done this crossover will be done. I would love to see these classics taken seriously and done well for a new generation and the old fans, but this seems to be to much to ask for.

Lately I’ve been giving these classic heroes a shot and it seems like the writers for the most part are more concerned with nostalgia than quality stories. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground in comics anymore, I quit reading Marvel because they were more concerned with being PC and modern than satisfying the thousands of fans that grew up with those heroes, and from the titles I’ve tried from Dynamite with classics like Flash Gordon and Green Hornet they seem to have one the other direction, trading on nostalgia rather then something fresh and exciting. Maybe there is no middle ground, maybe just no one wants to try and find it. Hopefully when The Greatest Adventure comes out this spring we’ll get a story that satisfies both fans, and creates new fans.

I have this on my pull list, hopefully it turn out to be great, this is one to watch for if you love the classic action adventures stories. You can take a look at the rest of the covers below and I’ve included the released cover art without colors as well. Hopefully the inner art is better then the covers. PW

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Price: $3.99

Shipping: April, 2017

SKU: C72513025711601011
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Cary Nord
UPC: 725130257116 01011
Cover B: Rags Morales
UPC: 725130257116 01021
Cover C: Roberto Castro
UPC: 725130257116 01031
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Cezar Razek
Genre: Adventure
Publication Date: April 2017
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 Pages

In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance. LINK


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