Cap'n Dinosaur One Shot #1

Cap'n Dinosaur One Shot #1

Writer: Kek-W Artist: Shaky Kane Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When a mysterious drowned man falls out of the clear blue sky, The Cap'n and Honey Moon follow a trail which leads them to a deserted Amusement park.

Writer KEK-W (2000 AD, Ruddy Rucker's FLURB) and THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN's SHAKY KANE take the law into their own hands in this two-fisted tale of Murder, Muscle Marys, and Mail-order Mystery.

WARNING: Contains Pop Culture references and Impact wounds.

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jul 16, 2014

    As a done-in-one tale this book is funny and crazy, with a real mystery at its core (even if the payoff is equally as ridiculous as the rest of the book) and for a one-off purchase of $3.99 you won't be disappointed in taking a chance. Go buy it, put aside 10 minutes of your day and be swept up in the mental world of Cap'n Dinosaur. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 18, 2014

    That's the spirit behind "Cap'n Dinosaur": creating a homage to something everyone would recognize, and turning it on its head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Kevin Harper Jul 26, 2014

    A cracking one shot trip into the light fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 16, 2014

    Overall, this comic was a hell of a lot of fun. It's like the advertisements from your favorite book coming to life and fighting the damn commies. It's delightful. Sit down with it and get ready for action! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book City Podcast - Mitchell Doig Jul 19, 2014

    This is not an example of a fantastic story or a ground breaking concept. However, Cap'n Dinosaur could be a manual on how to write a comic book. Comicraft's lettering is phenomenal as always, Kane's art is never hard to understand, and Kek-W is able to describe the very strange events without resorting to a Claremont level of explanation. If you find yourself longing for the comics of yesterday, this one shot is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jul 28, 2014

    If you're a fan of Silver Age comics, or just comics that are fun, zany, and don't involve a five-issue story arc, then Cap'n Dinosaur may be for you. It's a completely original idea and a nice change of pace from the comic norm of today. And while one of its selling points to me was that it was a one-shot, I wouldn't mind seeing this as a regular title. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 15, 2014

    Another one-shot that I suggest you go pick up. Pretty soon you'll have a whole collection of Shaky Kane artwork and you'll be better for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 17, 2014

    Taken as a whole, the issue makes for a very odd and rather trippy experience. Recommended for fans of the strange and those looking for something a little more off-the-wall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 18, 2014

    Cap'n Dinosaur #1 isn't for everyone, certainly, but has its charms in story and art, with a keen ear for replicating and amplifying the madness of comic books past. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jul 15, 2014

    Cap'N Dinosaur puts plot and characterization to the side anduses as many sight gags, non sequiturs and nostalgic memorabilia instead. CapN Dinosaurmay not be a book that everyone will enjoy, however, this parody bookmight bring a smile to fans of the simple, quick storytelling era. Readers who aresilver age fanatics that arelooking for a quick read that is heavy on style and decorative storytelling could do worse. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jul 16, 2014

    While the story and dialogue read like an old action comic, the art wasnt selling me on the nostalgic feel. Shaky Kanes direction and use of panels were close to the mark, but the actual character renders, ink and coloring reminded me of a budding high school art student instead of an old comic. Overall, it was a fun done in one to relive the ongoing and drawn out dramas we have embraced, and give us respite from a growing tension with a pay off that doesnt seem to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Houdini Apr 3, 2016

    A perfect mix of psychedelic pop culture.

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