Dynamite Entertainment has announced that it is bringing the Silver Age King of the Congo – Thun’da back to comics this August.
Dynamite announced that not only will the first issue be oversized, but it will include the original Thun’da origin story by Frank Frazetta.
In August’s Thun’da #1, a Military helicopter crash lands in a remote valley in Africa. A lone survivor awakens with no memory of who he is or what he was doing there, but he’s wearing a uniform and is a skilled combatant. From the wreckage he learns only his name — ROGER DRUM. As he explores his new surroundings he is confronted by a bizarre lost world of dinosaurs and other strange creatures. Drum must learn to survive in this terrifying new reality while coming to terms with fragments of a past he isn’t sure he wants to remember.
The series is being written by Robert Place Napton, who is very excited to be on the project. “One of the coolest elements of the original story that we are expanding on as we move the character into the modern day is that he is a CIPHER — ROGER DRUM has amnesia as a result of his crash in Africa so the details of his past life are murky. He was like JASON BOURNE before there was JASON BOURNE, so we are picking up the baton on that aspect and taking it a step further. He has military training, he’s a bad ass, but instead of being pitted against other combatants he’s facing the dangers of a LOST WORLD so even with all his skill, he is facing challenges he’s not prepared for, with the added burden of being haunted by his past.”
Cliff Richards is providing the art, for the series.
“Robert Place Napton’s story will surely please all Thun’da fans everywhere,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “The interior art by Cliff Richards is unbelievable in how much passion Cliff is pouring into every page. We don’t want to give away a lot yet, but these sketches by Cliff says a lot. And the Jae Lee cover is just amazing! And with a 48-page count sold at regular price, readers can also enjoy the first Thun’da story by Frank Frazetta!”