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Book Title: Dinosaurs Attack!|
The author of the book: Gary Gerani
Edition: IDW Publishing
Date of issue: March 4th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781613778623
Format files: PDF
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A bizarrely sincere take on 50s-era B-movie disaster films, Dinosaurs Attack! (an adaptation of the trading card series of the same name, very much inspired by the endearingly popular Mars Attacks!) is a wretchedly violent comedy-horror book that represents dinosaur-laden carnage in ways that are perhaps downright cruel. Those with squeamish constitutions need not apply, certainly.
The edge is taken off, though, by the pages upon pages of expository dialog; at first I was sort of down on the whole affair, considering I thought we were here for bloody images of dinosaurs killing and being killed by hapless denizens of modern-day Earth, but the more I ruminate on it, the more I'm pretty sure the book wouldn't hold together nearly as well without it. There's a jarring shift of tone from "plot" to "action" - especially since the art for the dinosaur sequences are painted, not inked - and the action is repulsively juvenile, in a way that reminds me of MAD Magazine, or maybe Art Spiegelman's Garbage Pail Kids. Which is not to say they aren't creative, or don't have any merit as a work; quite the opposite, the push-pull between gory, indiscriminate acts of giant lizards tearing the humans at their feet apart, and scientists arguing about the how such a thing even occurred in the first place, is perfectly reverential of the era of filmmaking of which it's satirizing.
It might be too dense for its target audience to really appreciate, but this book is really quite the throwback, warts and all. The gleeful malevolence is reaching something of a nostalgic quality itself, too - when written in the 90s, the moral outrage around violent, squishy, gooey content for kids had reached its peak, and series like this, aforementioned Garbage Pail Kids, Ren & Stimpy, were incredibly prevalent. Nowadays, media made for pre-teen boys seems so much cleaner in comparison, and unless there's some revival I haven't been made aware of, this sort of "your parents will hate it!" attitude towards comic books has faded away. So it's a 50s throwback, and a 90s throwback; I might be too soft on account of that, admittedly, but I think Dinosaurs Attack! does a fine job.
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Read information about the authorGary Gerani is a screenwriter, author, noted film and TV historian, and children's product developer.
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