Super Dinosaur #1
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Super Dinosaur #1

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 20, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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This is where it begins! The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him! The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a ten year-old kid and his best friend, a nine-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex who loves to play video games.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 19, 2011

    This is a strong debut for a comic that clearly pines to be so much more than just a comic. "Super Dinosaur" may be set as a copyrighted intellectual property perched for bigger and better things or it may simply be what it appears to be: a fun comic book with dinosaurs. Either way, this single issue was enough to hook me. I'll be sharing this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 23, 2011

    If you have a young boy, you should really give this a try. It reminds me of a cartoon as no other comic has in a LONG time. The downside is that there isn't a lot here (besides the pretty art) to hold an adult's attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 25, 2011

    Howard's designs are really fun, especially Super Dinosaur himself. The cool stuff is actually pretty subtle, too " I was halfway through the book before I realized that Super Dinosaur was using his stubby Tyrannosaurus arms to operate the controls for his robot arms. This book really is fun, and it's the sort of thing Image isn't doing anywhere else. That alone makes it worth giving a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 26, 2011

    As a first issue should, this one really lays out the enter world of Derek Dynamo and his relationship to his father and his reptilian best-friend. I'm a little less sure of the family assigned to their base, and the villains themselves, but there's certainly enough here for me to give this one a good long look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan May 18, 2011

    As a debut issue, Super Dinosaur was pretty good. A lot of possibilities were opened up and if the right balance between the different relationships and dinosaurs punching each other is found, this could be another great success for Kirkman, Howard and Image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Apr 22, 2011

    While this comic is a boon for parents that want to read a comic, and be able for their kids to enjoy it as well, I am still torn on this comic. So me and my inner child have come to a consensus. In closing Super Dinosaur receives 3.5 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 23, 2011

    Super Dinosaur aims to be a fun comic book and it is a fun comic book. However, I was hoping for more of a personality from the title characters instead of the kid. Is this a problem? It's way too early to tell. The characters are there, the story is there and this comic introduces them all. It's just a matter of Kirkman getting everything off the ground and moving. This is a good start but the issue just didn't "wow" me all that much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson Apr 20, 2011

    Honestly, if you're looking for a madcap action comedy series that looks great and delivers an absurd story with a dinosaur, your money is much better spent on a series like Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth. At least Axe Cop's story has an excuse for being written like it was done by a six year old. Read Full Review

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