Updated on 16 October, 2021
Let's start with a little background info on the company that is called Dinosaur Comics. This is a creator owned comic book publishing company that has a wide range of characters such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bob the Builder, Ghost Dogs, and many more that are all creator owned. Their first book was a very well received one that did really well. This company also does a ton of creator owned titles now, which you can find on their website. We are also very familiar with this company because of the children's book line that they had started called Dinotrope. This line brought back lots of classic characters like Marlin the Robot from Shrek and Sulky the Shaky Dog from The Shrek movies.
So how did Dinosaur Comics get started? The company got started in 2021 when artist Jason Eppink got the chance to pitch an idea for a prehistoric comic book to Marvel. They liked the pitch so much that they decided to get it published. Here is how the story began.
"Dino Comics" is actually a four part miniseries by Jason Eppink and drawn by Matt Sledge. It starts with a young boy named Alex who is found frozen in the Australian outback. He has been left alone for over twenty years while the evil tribe Leaderless Raccoon gains control of the surrounding lands. When the townsfolk try to stop the Raccoons, Alex gets locked inside a dome like structure and is attacked by the creature.
Alex managed to escape his captors and went on to find help from paleontologist Mrs. Hawkes. The two went on a quest to find a dinosaur egg that will hatch an offspring of the modern day T-Rex. Along the way they encounter several other dinosaurs and the plot thickens. When a mysterious young boy named Tomathy Forkingo shows up, wanting to help the dinosaurs, the two are joined by him and a new dinosaur named Brett Burns.
The dinosaurs join forces again when they discover another prehistoric specimen named Ben Tippet. Ben is the younger brother of Mrs. Hawkes and was discovered as a hatchling by an anonymous rex hunter. He also somehow acquired the mutation of fire. Once he reached puberty, Ben decided to join the legendary clan named the Trikabaras in their search for fortune in the Amazon jungle but he ran into problems along the way and ended up in the company of a sinister figure named Dr. Wu who intends to clone Ben Tippet.
The original T-Rex was a much larger sized version and could only be seen by the scientific community. This was altered by the addition of Ben Tippet to the comic. To make matters worse, the criminal understudy of Wu snapped and killed Ben's half-brother Andy. In order to get to Andy, the team had to cross another jungle with a very dangerous serial killer called Rack. As you can see, this new addition added a lot of excitement to dinosaur comics.
You might be thinking that dinosaurs in this book wouldn't look all that realistic due to the fact that they were mostly extinct in real life, but you would be wrong. Due to the great drawings in the book, Michael Dunn was able to convince the readers that these creatures really did exist in real life. This was especially true when we got to know more about the characters such as Ben, Andy and Tommy. There were many theories going around at the time about how dinosaurs would have looked like, but Michael Dunn was able to prove that these creatures were very different from what we expect when we think of prehistoric animals.
All of the above were the primary reasons why I think that Dinosaurs in Dinosaurs on Earth are the greatest book on alternative lifestyles that I have ever read. I am very happy that I got to read this book, it is the kind of book that will always stick with me. I highly recommend that you check this one out. I hope that you are also able to experience the same kind of pleasure that I did by reading this book. I am looking forward to future books by Michael Dunn and let me tell you, that there will be a lot more where that came from.