Age of Reptiles
If there is one subject that crosses over into practically every visual medium, it's dinosaurs. Movies, television specials, magazines, children's books, even video games, have all spotlighted and highlighted the big reptiles. The comic medium is no exception, with one of the best examples being Ricardo Delgado's Age of Reptiles.
With no word balloons or narrative captions,
Storytelling is not forsaken, however, for a lot of pretty pictures. Delgado's highly detailed, richly colored panels communicate events in a way that would be lessened by the presence of lettering, even if used in a strictly narrative function. The remarkable cinematic quality of his work has even been praised by producer/directors John Landis, and Ray Harryhausen.
Unfortunately, an issue of this title can be completed in a very short time, even by comic book standards, and some may feel slightly cheated after shelling out their hard-earned bucks. All the more reason to buy collections.
Age of Reptiles, however, will prove immensely
appealing to lovers of dinosaurs (consider it the Discovery Channel's Walking With Dinosaurs in comic form), as
To date, two Age of Reptiles trade paperback
collections have been published by Dark Horse Comics; "Tribal Warfare," and "The Hunt." In "Tribal
Warfare," a rogue tyrannosaur raids a deinonoychus pack's kill, and sets off a struggle for survival
Both Age of Reptiles collections can be acquired
through comic shops, or by logging on to darkhorse.com, clicking "buy," and then running a
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