I just finished issue one of Thun’da.

It is awful. Plus this is not the only occasion where the protagonist, an eye roll-inducing amnesiac who “monologues” in single word sentences the entire time, actually says “gasp.”

I have never touched Frazetta’s original Thun’da (though I do have my eye on a copy of Dark Horse’s archive edition), and I can already tell this book isn’t fit to carry his name.

Selling a story that takes place in a land full of talking primates, dinosaurs and cavemen with a main character that’s literally out of place (in more ways than one) can be an honest to goodness hard sell, but somehow this teams pulls it off.  Whether it’s because of the nicely handled art or the simple but mature script this story finds its footing while baring the load of some of its zanier elements.