Edgar Rice Burroughs' venerable science fiction thriller "The Lost Continent" gets the graphic novel treatment in this Campfire Books edition. The story itself is something different from his other works. It is set in the year 2137. The Western Hemisphere has been united as one nation, protected by a combined military. No one has visited the Eastern Hemisphere since the time of what the reader knows as the First World War. One day, a Pan-American naval vessel gets into mechanical difficulties in mid-Atlantic, leaving behind a handful of sailors in a small craft. The sailors, led by the enterprising Lieutenant Jefferson Turck, reach what used to be England, and find something very surprising there.
"The Lost Continent" is an imaginative riff on what might have happened to a Europe that tore itself to pieces in the First World War, only to fall prey to other, unexpected civilizations. The story is full of wild animals, strange barbarians and stranger societies, a little romance and much adventure. As other reviewers have noted, there is a certain amount of social commentary, which may or may not resonate with the casual reader. It is certainly another fun science fiction read and recommended to Edgar Rice Burroughs' fans.