The Jurassic League proves that superhero stories don’t need to be gritty or driven by continuity to be excellent staples of the genre.
I’d love to see more of the Silver Age style concepts in the future.
The Jurassic League by Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson reimagines the members of the Justice League as dinosaurs protecting a prehistoric version of the DCU. Gedeon’s art and storytelling embrace the cartoon absurdity of the premise to great effect. The fun is seeing the DC superheroes and villains as dinosaurs and how they act in this new world. This is the kind of insane concept we would have come up with at ten years old! Each page is alive with youthful creativity and bombast.
The lettering by Ferran Delgado adds another layer of character to the comic. Each word balloon and thought caption appears as if it were scratched on a wall by a cave man. I haven’t seen lettering this unapologetically operatic since the 90s. From its bombastic art to it’s Saturday morning cartoon plot, The Jurassic League delivers on its unconventional premise and reminds us how fun superhero comics can be.
The Jurassic League is now available from DC Comics.