I saw this graphic novel go by at work and thought it would be a fun mash-up. Batman and Tarzan are actually quite alike in a lot of ways! They are both orphans who have taken it upon themselves to defend their respective jungles.
This story opens with Bruce Wayne having funded a new wing in Gotham's Museum of Natural History (in memory of his parents). He has financed a second expedition to Africa so that the explorer, Finnegan Dent, can finish what he started on the first one. At the wing opening ceremony, Bruce Wayne meets John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan of the Apes), who had business in New York and so made a point of coming to Gotham for the unveiling.
Later that night, a Catwoman breaks into the Museum to steal some of the artifacts. She's not Selina Kyle; instead she is Princess Khefretari of the Hidden City of Memnon. Finnegan Dent found the city and stole many of their artifacts; he's going to use the second expedition to finish his looting.
So Batman, Tarzan (who realized Batman is Bruce Wayne due to his smell), and Khefretari team up to stop Finnegan Dent!
This book was a lot of fun. I think I'm going to go and read Tarzan of the Apes next because of it! :)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.