Dinosaurs Attack! #1

Dinosaurs Attack! #1

Writer: Gary Gerani Artist: Herb Trimpe, Earl Norem Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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They're BACK!  25 years after Topps' original DINOSAURS ATTACKS! trading cards took a bite out of candy counter sales, the original Eclipse graphic novel written by DA creator Gary Gerani returns, this time released in its entirety!  With pencils by Herb (G.I. JOE) Trimpe and paintings by veteran illustrator Earl Norem, the entire story will be released as five comic books, with all the blood-curdling trimmings.  So put world-conquering Martians aside for a bit and relish the time-tilted melodrama and wild humor of DINOSAURS ATTACK! -- the ultimate nightmare is now a reality from IDW!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 17, 2013

    IDW couldn't have picked a better time for dinosaurs to attack. With Pacific Rim leaving people clamoring for giant monsters attacking, Dinosaurs Attack! steps in to give us what we want. This is big 80s, cheesy, B-movie, sci-fi done right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 17, 2013

    The first issue of this series is beholden to the writing, as the dinosaurs only make a brief appearance, and the real enjoyment of the issue resides in the psychosis of the characters. Luckily this aspect is interesting and will keep you satiated until the dinos show up next month. The plot is goofy, but with enough explanation to make it plausible and should intrigue folks who dislike science fiction but want some dinosaur action. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jul 18, 2013

    The influence of the monster movies of yesteryear is obvious, and it works as a comic in this vein. It feels a bit “dated”, as it intentionally does so, and that doesn't necessarily work against it. For new readers, this may not be ideal, as those unfamiliar with the trading card series that spawned this comic may not like it too much. Even as a solid work, the older feel and the unfamiliar characters might turn some readers off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jul 21, 2013

    As a first issue,Dinosaurs Attack! #1 does a good job bringing me into this universe and I already care a little bit about the main two characters. I'm hooked and curious what will happen next not only to those on the Prometheus but also those down on Earth where dinosaurs are roaming free. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jul 18, 2013

    I'm curious to see how or if the art teams are going to balance the story. I'm much more interested in seeing the dinosaurs destroy the world than anything else offered in this first issue. Here's hoping they smash stuff really well next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jul 17, 2013

    Don't get me wrong"dinosaurs are awesome. They just need a better handling of writing to make them the menacing sauropods that we all know and love. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jul 19, 2013

    Only the vivid (and gory) painted art by Earl Norem livens up the comic, but not enough to make this one worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 18, 2013

    Dinosaurs in a comic book are enough to get me to pick up the book at the very least. Sometimes the execution succeeds, like "Chronos Commandos" and other times it just falls short. This is on of the occurrences where the story just falls short. While this comic book is intended to have some cheekiness to it, there's very little charm tucked in the cheek. The end result is a story so heavy-handed and ham-fisted that it makes B movies look like high cinema. The upside is that this issue must have gotten all of the set-up out of the way, like introducing the cast, including television reporter Bob Gowen whose interview microphone never leaves his hand. There might be more in the next issue, but "Dinosaurs Attack!" #1 isn't heavy enough on the dinosaurs. Read Full Review

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