Ricardo Delgado delivers a stunning, elaborate prehistoric parable that evokes classic spaghetti westerns and noble samurai tales of yore! Traveling through a dense swamp teeming with primordial danger, a solitary Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is the unpredictable and deadly antihero of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians.
I swore I was going to see Jurassic World within it’s opening weekend, but that sadly didn’t happen. I have yet to figure out another day to see it since which is just as sad. At least I can quench my thirst for dinosaur thrills a bit with the second issue of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians.
We continue on our prehistoric adventure in Egypt alongside the ferocious Spinosaurus. This chapter focused more on the creature’s interaction with other dinosaurs, whether it be hunting smaller prey or even what appears to be a courting of sorts. This book also started off with a story involving other dinosaurs and their struggle to defend against predators.
The artwork as you would expect and hope follows the same style the first book used. I really liked it then, and still like it as much as I did from the start. It’s probably not the easiest thing to illustrate something based on speculation, but Delgado does it justice as far as I’m concerned.
I was certainly pleased to have been introduced to the first issue of this mini series and was more than glad to open the next. The story which continues to be told well without words alongside great art is well worth checking out. I was sold right away, but this second part is backing that up and should be one for all to grab.
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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.