Monday, June 1, 2009

Dinosaurs Attack: Day Twenty-Nine

(Click on images to view Bronto_sized.)

The synopsis /checklist card #55 completes the entire run of "Dinosaurs Attack!" and I hope you have enjoyed the up-close look at the artwork for this under-rated and mostly unknown set. (For collectors I do have some duplicates if you need some to complete your set; just email me and we'll talk about it.)

I know; pretty boring stuff so far, huh? You came here for your dinosaur gore fix and all you got was a checklist. But wait, that's not all! As you might have noticed, I've been adding bonus images all along from the 1991 graphic novel that adapted the storyline and expanded upon it. Sadly, due to low sales I suppose, further issues were not forthcoming. For some reason which few can explain, the cards just never caught on as hoped. The graphic novel used several artists, with select pages by one of the major card artists on the set, the venerable Earl Norem. Norem's art stands out as the best, and are painted like his card art. Below are three awesome pages for you to enjoy, with more coming in following days. In the scene, a carefree teen, drinking and driving, pays for his recklessness and wasteful dissipation by getting instantly aged to death as he passes through an arriving time-shifting dinosaur.

Next: Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters...

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