Running in place? - james meeley
Bill Messner-Lobes has a pretty good handle on the components of the story here and the overall plot is interesting. Both LaRocque and Marzan Jr. do a very nice job on the visuals, as well, especially in making Grodd look large and simian. But there is a certain lack of that spark of magic here, to make it all gel together. I can't really explain it. It's like hearing someone play all the right notes to a song, but yet it doesn't feel like music. I got the same sensation from this issue. Perhaps there was too much time spent setting things up, I don't know. This isn't bad work, by any stretch of the imagination, it just feels lacking in some way. That cover image is pretty intense, though.