Image Gets FUN with Cap’n Dinosaur!

C_DINOSAUR_cover_web_1Hey, remember when you were a kid and comic books had heroes that weren’t so… well, brooding? I do, and that is why I’m excited about the new one-shot Cap’n Dinosaur. Image is well known for their serious endeavors so this will be a nice change of pace for the company. Here’s what the press release had to say.

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Writer Kek-W (2000 AD, Rudy Rucker’s FLURB) and artist Shaky Kane (The Bulletproof Coffin) take the law into their own hands and bring readers a complete, all-new Cap’n Dinosaur tale in this one-shot issue.

An homage to the classic comics, Cap’n Dinosaur pulls inspiration from mail-order-advertisements found in comic series of the 1950s and 1960s. 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, but what they find will take readers’ breath away. “Half the fun of old comic books were the mail order adverts,” said Kane. “So I figured that if the mail order adverts were to somehow feature in the story itself, well then you’d get the full fun!” “Shaky and I are trying to channel a free-wheeling old school spirit—harness the strangeness that used to infect comics back in the late ’50s and early ’60s,” elaborated Kek-W. “We want to inject some fun back into things. Reality is overrated!” Cap’n Dinosaur (One-Shot) arrives in stores on 7/16, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY140606.”