Dynamite Entertainment pays homage to Class Comics?

Hey Gang…

Here’s a fun little noggin’ scratcher for ya! A few days ago, a fan sent me an email with an attachment of the Dynamite Entertainment “LORD OF THE JUNGLE” #3 cover by the fantastic Lucio Parrillo.  I immediately understood why.  There are some striking similarities between Parrillo’s Lord of the Jungle cover and Class Comics’ ZAHN #2 cover.  The pose, the setting, even the color choices — all are strikingly similar.  Check it out!

Is the cover of Dynamite Entertainment's LORD OF THE JUNGLE #3 an homage to Class Comics' ZAHN #2 cover?

For the record, Zahn #2 came out  two years ahead of Lord of the Jungle #3.  Zahn #2 was released August 24, 2010. Lord of the Jungle #3 was released April 11, 2012.

I choose to see this as one of two things.  Either it’s a complete coincidence that these 2 covers are so alike… or it’s a wonderful homage to Class Comics on Dynamite’s and Parrillo’s part. Either way, the I think both covers are totally HOT and pretty darn awesome! LOL!

But you decide! :D

Hugz + kisses, Patrick XOXOX

ZAHN © Copyright & TM 2010, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved. 

LORD OF THE JUNGLE © Copyright and TM 2012, Dynamite Entertainment. All rights reserve. 




  1. It certainly looks like it was done as an homage to the Zahn cover, but the Zahn cover looks so much nicer. For some reason Tarzan looks fairly old and even a bit out of shape here. (Tarzan is immortal, so he shouldn’t age.)

  2. Damn impressive… however, Dynamite needs to drop the loincloth too… heh heh…

  3. Hmmm… both covers seem to be saying “Dinner is served!” The Lord of the Jungle appears to be dishing up the diet plate, whilst Zahn has a hearty serving of meat and potatoes that will stick to your ribs. Being a low-carber, I’d concentrate on the meat, but I might nibble on the potatoes a little bit. In any event, Parrillo’s work feels more like an homage to the old Edgar Burrough’s paperback covers for Tarzan novels from many decades ago in terms of style, pose-wise there’s no denying there’s a striking similarity. I don’t think it would hold up in court, though!

  4. musclsvg says

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but where tales of the noble savage are concerned it’s hard to tell where one creator stops and the other begins. Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard have written reams about primitive male heroes struggling to survive in a hostile world. Battling both man and beast with nothing but their wits and the strength in their near naked, muscular physiques. Still because of the mores of their times they were unable to depict a fully realized alternative Adam. That is why Zahn is such a welcomed addition. Where Burroughs and Howard could only elude to the sensuality and sex live of their heroes, Zahn is, at last, the total concept. Roaming free and as unencumbered as he wants, he is able to act upon his most basic of urges and the ones of others he encounters. Naked, muscular, lustful and heavily endowed he is at last a “cum-ly” specimen that is able to show it, grow it and blow it. Bravo, Patrick! The character you’ve created is at last the long anticipated, ultimate entrant in an erotic evolution. It’s no wonder that you will find your work imitated.

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