Synopsis: The Lord of the Jungle and the She-Devil with a Sword finish their battle with the evil Eson Duul in the world-hopping, time-traveling epic conclusion! After their lives, families, and worlds are put on the line, will Red Sonja and Tarzan be able to stop the most dangerous hunter either has ever faced? Or will the coldblooded killer find himself the most fearsome warrior left alive?
Review: Gail Simone’s crossover between Tarzan and Red Sonja comes to a cracking end as the two heroes face certain doom.
Tarzan and Red Sonja have tracked Eson Duul to Pellucidar, which is world hidden deep beyond the earth core. Tracking Dull is the easy part. Getting to him will prove more difficult and could well mean death for both Tarzan and Sonja, who will both have to take on Dragons that if allowed time to concentrate can enthrall their victims.
The artwork from Walter Geovani moves up another level in this issue as he gets to go wild by drawing various different species of Ape as well as Dragons that Tarzan and Sonja must get through.
The eventual fight between Tarzan and Dull is drawn very much in shadow, which is great because it helps build tension. Overall not a single panel is wasted on this issue.
This is a satisfying conclusion to what has been a cracking adventure story.
Having Tarzan and Red Sonja work together has equals have not only made for a fascinating story, but it has also made for some fantastic dialogue between the two. If Tarzan were not already a married man. Red Sonja would most likely be the perfect match for him, which is something that I think Simone indicates when she has Sonja plant a kiss on him for luck.
The tension and uncertainty is beautifully written in the conversations between Tarzan and Sonja as they make their way into the final battle with Essan Dull.
In conclusion. I’ve enjoyed this series so much that I think further adventures pairing Tarzan and Sonja would, for the most part, be welcomed.