This issue opens with the cliffhanger that ended 21: the Dino-Men breach the Floor Door and threaten to invade the Dynamo Dome. A great deal is at stake since Derek and SD retrieved the isotope to save his mother. SD turns back the invasion, but only for the moment. Whew, that’s a lot of alliteration. From that point on, the action doesn’t stop.
So many things work well with this comic. First, Image understands that the book is marketed for a younger audience, so it drops the price a dollar. Second, the villains in the book have some of the best lines of dialogue. Third, the balance of power shifts. There are times during this issue when the Dino-Men get the upper hand, and audiences are left to wonder of Derek and SD will make it out unscathed.
There are also some plot points to which I will not directly address because doing so would reveal too much. I will, however, say that for the second issue in a row the cliffhanger has been expertly crafted to instill true curiosity. I really want to read the next issue right now.
For a comic book written for a younger audience, Super Dinosaur has me, a middle-aged man, very excited and entertained. Really, though, how could you not love a comic about a T-Rex wearing armor fighting other dinosaur mutants?
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Price: $2.99 Release Date: 2/26/14