Dan Jurgens plans a reintroduction fit for a lord just in time for Tarzan’s 110th anniversary.
Dynamite Entertainment announced Wednesday that a new title from Jurgens, Lord of the Jungle, will debut this November. With artist Benito Gallego, Jurgens sets out to reestablish Tarzan in the eyes of longtime fans and illustrate “how badass and entertaining he is to new readers alike.” The series will also retrace the character’s life from the cradle to the jungle as an older Tarzan reflects on his adventures and the world changing around him.
“There are a handful of fictional characters who are instantly recognizable in a wide array of countries, to people of all ages. Tarzan is one of those characters, and it’s an honor to be writing his latest stories,” Jurgens said in a statement. “Tarzan’s creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs, created one of the all time greats and gave those of us who came later a deep and rich legacy from which to work. We look forward to exploring Tarzan’s hidden past that might put him in something of a new light. We hope you’ll join us for the ride and have as much fun as we are.”
“I’ve known Dan for 30 years, and worked with him on many levels. I’ve wanted to work with him at Dynamite as a writer for years, but he has had a full workload, and in the last year he’s been working to make time for Lord of The Jungle, and we’re so excited to have him on board!” Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci added. “His storytelling ability is one of the strongest in the industry, and when working with other artists, Dan has brought out the best in those artists he’s worked with … Dan is bringing his A-game, since he knows no other game to bring, and will be bringing the best of Benito Gallego’s art to the page.”
The series will be supported by covers from Gary Frank, Lee Weeks, Dan Panosian, and Josh Burns.
Lord of the Jungle #1 will be available in October.