Monday, April 10, 2017

The Greatest Adventure #1

It all started when writer Alan Moore presented ‘The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ via Wildstorm/ABC Comics.  In the two mini-series, Moore selected famous literary characters and combined them as a team that went on adventures.

The mini-series were a resounding success. 

Never one to let a great concept go to waste, various comic book companies attempted to duplicate Moore’s success.

Unfortunately none were able to recreate the magic of such a concept-until now.

Dynamite Entertainment and writer Bill Willingham and artist Cezar Rezak present 'The Greatest Adventure #1’, that combine the characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Join John Carter, Jason Gridley, Tarzan, Dejah Thoris, Korak, Jane Porter and over a dozen other literary figures as they team to thwart a would-be world conqueror.

Things start out with a bang when an alien spacecraft crash-lands in Tarzan’s domain.
Rushing to the crash site Tarzan rescues the pilot, Jason Gridley, who escaped from a madman who plans on using his Gridley’s Gridley Wave device to conquer worlds.

Fortunately Gridley escaped in a desperate attempt to gather others to help him stop the madman.

Together he and Tarzan gather heroes from around the globe to pilot their own spacecraft to stop the threat.

I don’t want to give too much away other than to say that the story had me hooked from the first panel and kept me glued to its pages through the issue.

I can hardly wait for this epic to unfold.