Ricardo Delgado’s latest tale of survival and the cycle of life in Cretaceous Africa! Will the lone, deadly Spinosaurus aegyptiacus survive to see another day? With colors by Ryan Hill (House of Night, Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two), this powerful, beautifully detailed adventure comes to a dramatic finish!
Of the many things I continue to love since I was a child, dinosaurs still hold one of the higher spots in my heart. This and the quality of this series has made it a really enjoyable experience, even in its fairly short run. With the fourth and final issue of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians, this dino series from Delgago wraps up.
In this last issue of the mini series, Spinosaurus for the most part is just doing whatever it has to in order to stay alive. In a near skirmish with another Brontosaurus-type dinosaur, he wounds it and leaves it for the other carnivores to savagely kill. He then returns to his mate and finds her with a nest of eggs. With a sense of either accomplishment or disinterest, he walks away into the sunset of the desert like a cowboy of the ancient world.
All of the artwork we saw for this series was consistently excellent content to follow visually. This was extremely important given that there was not a single word in the books, and it was a success. The prehistoric creatures and settings that were provided were absolutely stunning and made the book all the more wonderful.
Now that this series has sadly come to an end, I’ll have to seek out the others that Delgado did. Whether or not you’re familiar with the previous ones, these books stand quite tall on their own. I really enjoyed the way that this series was approached and would certainly recommend grabbing them.
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