Wow! Dark Horse really did it right this time and has produced a book worthy of the great Jesse Marsh art it contains. Their first Tarzan Omnibus is a joy to behold. Collecting just shy of 700 pages of spectacular full color comics by the great Jesse Marsh and employing pitch perfect production throughout, this book is an instant Certified Copacetic Classic.
As to the stories themselves. They start out strong in the tradition of adventure comics in the early stories by Robert Thompson, but later, after the introduction – out of the blue, with zero explanation – of Jane, his wife, and Boy, his son, the stories gradually morph into coded domestic dramas in which the chcarcter of Tarzan occasionally veers perilously close to that of an odious colonialist overlord. But, while this can (and does) mitigate the enjoyment of Marsh's amazing art, it in no way disqualifies the value of rappreciating this work.