Review: Super Dinosaur #22

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.

SuperDinosaur22-CoverThere 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?

Score: 4/5

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Price: $2.99 Release Date: 2/26/14