Roger Drum must face down some frightening odds in order to discover his purpose, but should the audience even care about his journey? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
The war with the Monkey Men reaches a climax as Roger Drum calls upon a dangerous power to defend Pha and the Shareen against the ruthless incursion of the talking primates! The concluding chapter of Thun’da’s first adventure!
The saga of Thun’da as re-imagined here has had its share of majestic and disappointing moments but overall it’s been a thoroughly thrilling ride. This newest release is no different, as our creative team allows our warrior to come face to face with the consequences of both his mistakes and the actions that follow. The end result comes off as a bit rushed but it will certainly keep the audience entertained.
Our amnesia plagued protagonist in the latest script by Robert Place Napton discovers his destiny in this alien realm. He finally rises to the challenges around him as the dialogue allows for some character development but the feverish pace to reach the climax results in a lackluster finish. The tale as spun by the author suffers from the need to conclude itself thereby creating the problem of some rather abrupt and weakly thrown together plot sequences. In the end I was engaged but I found myself rather fatigued by the shear randomness, as the steady hand found in the first and second issues seemed to be gone from this one.
The art by Cliff Richards is once again incredibly strong as his brilliantly executed pencil strokes beautifully realize the complex locale. In this primal reality we have ancient creatures, cliff people, humans, monkeys all with armies set to collide in some very epic shots and this talent was more than up to the task. His visualizations of the script allow the price of admission to be a worthwhile fee.
Thun’da #5 rushes toward its predictable finish with some truly unsatisfying results. But based on the art and the overall content in the package it squeaks by a light recommendation.