JUNGLE LORDS/ULTRA! From Marvel/DC creator Andy Smith
Jungle Lords/Ultra! Two complete comics in one! 44-pages! A flipbook harkening back to the classic days of Marvel Comics!!
I’m Andy Smith and I’ve been a professional comic book artist for almost three decades. Some of my clients include Marvel, DC, Image, Valiant, Cross Gen and, currently, Ominous Press, where I’m the artist of Demi-God and also serve as the company’s art director. Check out some of my work at www.andysmithart.com. Go ahead, take a peek! I’ll be here when you’re done perusing my work.
Enough about me, let’s jump into my new project. That’s why you’re here, after all. I’ve had a lot of fun putting it together and I’m really excited for you to meet:
Jungle Lords and Ultra! Two stories in one comic book! 44 pages of pure fun in flipbook form!!
That’s right, a FLIPBOOK! Two books in one. Read one story, flip the book over and read another. Flipbooks are a format I’ve always loved but we just don’t see much of on the comic bookshelves anymore. So, with your help, I’m making my own!
First, let’s talk about JUNGLE LORDS!
There’s a long tradition of jungle-themed adventures in comics. I’m talking about books like SHEENA, JUNGLE GIRL, SHANNA, and CAVEWOMAN. It’s a genre I’ve always loved and I’ve been inspired to create my own, JUNGLE LORDS, the main story of this flipbook.
Jungle Lords is a 21-page tale about JANE and PORTER LORD, your ordinary, average married couple just trying to make ends meet with their small air transport company. Ordinary, average married couples have small air transport companies, right?
Anyway, Jane and Porter are hustling, making things work until a bad decision and even worse timing plunge them into a steamy, tropical world where danger lurks around every corner; where the noises of the jungle shriek through the night. A place where anything is possible and where, due to the strange, magical nature of this lost world, our ordinary couple is transformed into anything but ordinary.
On a last-minute, government transport job over the Bermuda Triangle (it’s never a good idea to fly over the Bermuda Triangle, is it?) Jane and Porter run into a freak storm that tears a rift in reality and, shockingly, sends them into an alternate dimension; a treacherous world where dinosaurs still roam and anything that was ever lost in the Bermuda Triangle can, and will, show up.
It’s not all bad news for our cute couple, though. Remember the government job they were running? Well, during the storm, the “top secret” cargo they were transporting rips from its tethers and douses Jane and Porter. They pass out soon after and when they wake up?
Jane and Porter find themselves transformed from their ordinary, average selves into muscular, beautiful specimens. But wait, there’s more! They’ve also gained a few new powers and abilities that they’ll soon discover, and may just be the key to their survival, as this new, much-less-ordinary chapter of their lives begins…