Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Drew Moss
Colors by Ryan Hill
Letters by Crank!
Published by Oni Press
Release Date: 11/05/2014
Out this week from writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) is Terrible Lizard #1 from Oni Press, an all-ages comic book adventure that mixes science fiction with prehistoric dinosaurs and mutated monsters.
Our story begins with the introduction of a young teenage girl named Jessica. Jess as she prefers to go by, seems a bit lost and isolated, mainly because of the fact that there aren’t that many kids and families in and around Cosmos Labs, which happens to be where her father is employed. She did at one time hang out with a guy close to her age named Owen, which leads me to believe that Owen may be character who we might be introduced to later. As for now all we know is that Owen hasn’t been seen since his father was reassigned.
Jessica’s father runs the Chrono-Sciences department at Cosmos Labs, and is working on a project that involves temporal displacement. That’s where our story takes a turn for the, well…terrible. No, I don’t mean that the book starts to suck after this incident. Instead it actually gets really cool with the introduction of our Tyrannosaurus Rex, one who seems to have formed and instant bond with Jess. We also get to see some incredible illustrations from artist Drew Moss (The Crow: Pestilence). This was my introduction to Moss, and I was really impressed with his ability to capture and bring to life the action sequences of the story. He draws a mean monster too. Equally impressive and backing up Moss is Ryan Hill, whose colors adds a nice finishing touch to this impressive collaborative effort.
Bunn has taken on so many projects as of late, why not an all-ages comic? Terrible Lizard #1 is a fine start to a story that promises to bring more action, adventure, and monsters. Coming from the mind and imagination of Cullen Bunn, I fully anticipate this to be a fun series that can be enjoyed by both young and old readers alike.
REVIEW: TERRIBLE LIZARD #1
Peter Rodriguez (Geek Sushi)
Nice artwork along with the imagination of Cullen Bunn makes Terrible Lizard a promising all-ages comics.
Lacks some originality.