Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians 1

Ricardo Delgado’s gorgeous and brutal Age of Reptiles series returns, marking a bold new direction in wordless storytelling! The steaming swamps of Cretaceous Africa teem with prehistoric life and primordial danger in a tale filled with villains, victims, and one of the most dangerous and unpredictable protagonists ever created: the lonely antihero Spinosaurus aegyptiacus!

With the newest movie in the Jurassic Park series in less than two weeks, this is a perfect time for a new dinosaur comic.  Then again, any time is really a good time to read a comic that involves these ancient beasts.  As the title Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians denotes, these are about the most ancient inhabitants of Egypt as it gets.

As popular as the ferocious T-Rex is, the Spinosaurus was potentially an even more terrifying and deadly dinosaur.  This first part of the miniseries follows the day to day of this creature, who roamed both the lands and waters of prehistoric Egypt.  Hunting small prey in the rivers and even holding its own against much larger, it was not to be underestimated.

Delgado takes on virtually every role in this title, save for colors (which he actually still chooses).  The artwork is wonderful, taking what we can only speculate to be what dinosaurs looked like and making it as real as possible.  Without a single word in the book, yet still telling a clear story, that is the true testament to how great the art is.

Until this book, I was never aware of these great books that Ricardo Delgado has done.  I really enjoyed this one, and would gladly like to check out the others.  In the mean time, I will definitely be looking to read the rest of this and would definitely say to pick up all four as the come out.

For more on Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians or other Dark Horse Titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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