Comic book, writing credits by : Jean - Christophe Deveney, drawings by : Christian Rossi, Glénat publishers, 2021, 72 pages, 17€.
The pulp novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs imagines the Tarzan character in 1912 introduces in the famous album "Tarzan and the Apes". This English aristocrat rises up by big apes after the missing of his parents live many adventures fighting successfully against the adversity and keeping a jungle love. Several cartoonists like André Chéret and Roger Lecureux have tried perpetuating the myth towards Rahan or make a parody as Picha and Boris Szulzinger do with Tarzoon but few have create another heroe. Now Deveney and Rossi propose a black woman heroine names Niala following the Tarzan way of doing. Niala borns in the jungle lives a peacefull life respecting the sentence : love your neighbourg as yourself. For making the story true Niala loves everybody (nuns, explorers, ...) who goes inside her world. She fights with strength against racist cliches specially those from the 1950's by showing that hypocrisy or being a religious nut is something wrong. Everything she wants is building harmony.