Grimm Fairy Tales presents Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #3 Review

Do our heroes fight or flight? Should you care? Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

The Wedding of King Louis is crashed by a familiar foe while Mowglii and Bomani find themselves fighting side by side for the first and possibly the last time as all of the animal armies collide on the jungle battleflied. Who will survive the Last Animal Battle and will there be an island left to fight for as Kipling’s Reach explodes with lava and ash?

GFT Jungle Book-Fall of the Wild 3_Variant CoverWhat a good issue! The creative team continues to present this island in a way that honors and reinvents the source material for a new generation, while building upon its own renditions. The characters are vibrant and the world inviting, so by all means find a nice quiet spot and grab a copy.

Mark L. Miller pens the script and crafts something that’s entertaining. As it stands right now Fall of the Wild is a sturdy third volume that knows its already established boundaries but never ventures too far from its natural comfort zones. Destiny is in the air asĀ Mowglii treks on toward a rescue attempt that could be described as a minor bump in the road with some fun results. I did find some of the dialogue to be a bit too robotic but these minor bouts of lessened fluidity did little to sully the written word.

If there’s one thing that can be said about this specific release, it’s that the visuals by Michele Bandini bring the action from the first page to the final panel. Violence, battle, drama and Kaa all work together to offer up compelling chaos that absolutely deserves a spot on your pull-list. Add in the dynamic colors by Grostieta and the book gets a fitting look.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #3 represents the mid-point in a five part arc and trust me it’s a good one. The experience ends quickly but there’s no doubt in my mind that eager fanboys and fangirls will walk away from this one happy with their purchase. Recommended.

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