The Jurassic League #2
Expected arrival in store: June 14, 2022
Cover date: August 2022
“The Jurassic League!” – Second part
Screenwriter: Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson
Artist: Juan Gideon
Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson
Variant Cover: Mike Perkins
Reviewed by: James Lantz
As Reverse Slash heals Jokerzard, Atrocitaurus prepares them for war on behalf of the Dark Embryo. Meanwhile, Giganta and Brontozarro have captured the humans occupying Metraaaghpolis, including Supersaur’s adoptive parents. Batwalker (although he is called Batsaur in this issue) is saved by the human child who followed him and Supersaur. The pair of reptilian heroes join forces to stop Giganta and Brontozarro when they encounter Wonderdon, who jumps from his invisible steed Thunder Beak to battle Brontozarro and Giganta. Now three dinoheroes are face to face with the dinovillains who captured the people of Metraaaghpolis.
Story – 5: If you’re looking for a comic that will help you escape the craziness of today’s world, this is the one. This might be the most fun I’ve had reading a comic lately. It mixes frantic superhero action with prehistoric comedy like “Dinosaurs” or “The Flintstones.” To say this series is utterly brilliant at this point would be a severe understatement. That’s how great “Jurassic League” is. Too bad it’s only a mini-series.
Art-5: I can’t imagine any other visual style for this book. It’s a brilliant mix of “The Flintstones” and Walt Simonson combined with other elements to create a truly wonderful comic.
Coverage – 5: While I think Supersaur would have made more sense for this cover, it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find fault with the art.
Cover variant – 5: It’s not what I expected for a variant, and it’s probably not what I would have chosen if I had worked at writing DC. I’m still on the fence about this. However, he is well-drawn, and as they say in Captain Kirk’s Enterprise, “It’s Bones.”
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