In 1916 Bowen Tyler through the message in a bottle about his exploits in Caspak, the lost continent near Antarctica. In the present, his great great great great granddaughter, Abigail Tyler, wants to find that lost land. Her company builds ships, submarines and research vessels.
She travels to England and recruits the descendent of another crew member, Ethan Bradley, who has a genetic tie to the lost world. The expedition then heads out and makes way to where the island is supposed to be-and there's nothing. Then, they lose the satellite feed and any electronic signal-to see that Caprona has appeared right before them. They take off in two mini-subs to the hidden underwater entrance. When they surface they find themselves in a tropical jungle. Soon on land, they encounter a huge plant eating dinosaur, which Abby tells them not to shoot. But someone does-and it looks to be a German from a nearby submarine. And at the same time they meet a couple who appear to be caveman but the German office calls him Tyler. Is it her great great great grandfather? More importantly, does this whole Land that Time Forgot exist out of time?
I'm a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs and I must say this first issue, revisiting the setting of his original novel, is a great continuation of that story. It successfully has the same "feel" as those books, which really shows that writer Mike Wolfer has a lot of care and respect for the source material. I enjoyed this far far more than the recent ERB cross-over from boom, THE GREATEST ADVENTURE. Read this series instead! Highly recommended. Available from American Mythology comics.