Review: Dinosaurs Attack #4
Earth continues to take a savage beating from the ever-materializing flesh-hungry dinosaurs! Reporter Bob Gowen fearlessly defends his Ohio broadcasting station, even as psychiatrist Ambrose Woolly and scientist Helen Chambers combat the devil within Elias Thorne’s soul—or is this preternatural threat much more than that, and much worse? Terror reigns as time begins to run out for the besieged, dino-imperiled human race…!
The dinosaurs are still attacking earth this week in the penultimate issue of Dinosaurs Attack. Issue #4 is written by Gary Gerani with art from Herb Trimpe. Earl Norem provides the painted sections of the book with George Freeman handling inks. Gilberto Lazcano rounds out the cast with lettering. So far Dinosaurs Attack has been more of a guilty pleasure read. Does the fourth issue kick things up a notch or two?
On the space station the team of scientists are trying to restart the Timescan and hopefully end all the dino trouble tearing the earth in two. Elias Thorne thinks his plan will work, but his ex-wife and his psychiatrist don’t exactly buy it. They think Elias’ mild telekinetic powers may be responsible for the Timescan starting prematurely, thus causing the dinosaurs to appear on earth. The two aren’t exactly sure what to do with Elias, but they agree they must be ready for anything. Meanwhile, on earth, the military is bracing for an attack from the assembled dinosaur forces. It’s a long, fierce battle as one band of earth’s forces make their final stand against the scaly menace. Back at the space station things take a turn for the worse. How will the final chapter play out? Will the dinosaurs conquer the earth? Is Elias the cause of the invasion?
Gerani fleshes out the space station drama a little more, but things are still pretty light. We’ve got one more issue to go, and there’s still a lot of unanswered questions. The art still fits perfectly with the original issue that was published before the new material kicked in. The painted sequences of dinosaur terror are still absolutely stunning and the highlight of each issue.
Bottom Line: Dinosaurs Attack is one of the craziest B movies you’ll ever read. The painted sequences are the big selling point of the book and luckily there’s a lot more this time. This is a guilty pleasure book. There’s not a lot of meat on the bone, but what’s there is fun. 3/5