Writer: Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson
Art: Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer (colorist) Publisher: DC comics
Release Date: June 14th, 2022
Reviewer: Jamie Robinson
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In this clever retelling of the Justice League mythos, the characters are re-imagined as dinosaurs, which were possibly inspired by the Jurassic Park movies. The writing in The Jurassic League #2 is very good, merging DC characters we know and love into this new world, and “dino-flying” them, such as “Batsaur” and “Supersaur”, though interestingly, Giganta retains her original name, despite also being a dinosaur.
There are also Jurassic versions of DC locations like “Metraaaghpolis” and “Growltham City”. Despite being a dinosaur, it is still a bit off-putting that Brontozarro’s dialogue is “normal” sounding. Plus the Bizarro-type font for his dialogue can sometimes be confusing. The exchange between Batsaur and the boy at the beginning is funny, as they can’t understand each other.
The artwork in The Jurassic League #2 is very fitting for the story they are trying to tell. It is very colorful, and each dinosaur seems to have its own color scheme, unique to them. Some panels of Batsaur seem to pay homage to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, with the way Batsaur is depicted. Overall, the artwork really gives off the “Elseworlds”-type vibe that lets readers know this is unique from typical stories we’ve seen as if they didn’t already know.
The Jurassic League #2 finally shows the heroes starting to team up and sets the stage for what’s to come next. Jokerzard mentions a character named the Dark Embryo, who is most like the Jurassic version of Darkseid. It will be cool to see the big three heroes team up next issue to fight their enemies, and perhaps more will be included as well. What other DC characters should be “dino-fied”?