This is basically a Tarzan story, but one that features the Predators a bit. The story itself is in the style of the classic old Tarzan stories, with the ape-man taking his faithful tribal warriors to save an endangered secret kingdom. The core of the story revolves around the return of a villain from the Pellucidar stories, but the villain has a new set of allies: the Predators. Generally the story and art are of good quality but I have a gripe with the fact that my beloved Predators were sidelined a bit. Also, the predators are a little feeble compared to the ones from the film (Tarzan takes one out with a little knife and a stick and another he just batters with a rock). The book is worth buying for two main reasons for a Predator fan 1) you get to see a group of Predators take down two Tyrannosaurs and 2) it's yet another interesting cross-over - who would've thought that Tarzan in his swimming trunks could be a match for the Predators who've gone toe to toe with the likes of Batman, Superman and Judge Dredd. Oh, and be sure to look out for the U.S soldiers lying around in pools of blood minus their heads and spinal columns!
I am a fan of the Predator comics, and I loved Tarzan of the Apes, I must admit I've not read anymore and did feel a bit lost, as there are links to other titles in the Tarzan series. Overall an enjoyable read, and so nice artwork to!
This book offers quality artwork and story telling, keeping true to the spirit of Tarzan and the Predator. In artistic style, it reminds me of the old-fashioned Tarzan comics I used to read as a kid. One thing is, though, it helps to know the Pellucidar stories in order for the book to make more sense...
The difficulty in writing a good Tarzan story is in finding a foe worthy of the Ape Man. The alien Predators and the mind-bending Mahars of Pellucidar are definitely up to the job. This is a tale of superheroics and Tarzan has never been more savage. Highly recommended.