While I thought the concept of this comic to be an enticing bit of camp akin to Mars Attacks, the execution in issue #1 left me a little unsatisfied. The title dinosaurs did not make an appearance until the last pages. When they did, they wreaked the havoc I was expecting. Issue two picks right up with the dinosaurs causing commotion and damage that has the ripple effect of more damage like a scene from a Final Destination movie. Additionally, the art style resembles the primary color laden panels of a 70’s comic book. The overall enjoyment of reading this comic resembles the nostalgia one would feel opening up an old pulp novel or science fiction terror comic.
The book slows down considerably when the dinosaurs are not on the page. The pacing grinds to a halt as dense word balloons reveal humanity’s reaction to the invading monsters.
But the mayhem and carnage of the marauding dinosaurs resumes, as does the fun.
Writer: Gary Gerani
Artist: Herb Trimpe/Flint Henry
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: 8/21/13