Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Discovery Channel Venturing into World of Dinosaur Comics

Discovery's "Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators" comic coming in May

Free Comic Book Day was this past weekend and the Discovery Channel and Silver Dragon Books used it as an opportunity to market their upcoming new one-shot comic, "Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators."

"Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators" seems to be a comic-version of the BBC's "Walking with Dinosaurs" in that there are no people in the comic whatsoever; unlike the recent IDW "Jurassic Park" series.

Several dinosaur comics have come out over the years that focus solely on dinosaurs in "natural settings". These have included Jim Lawson's "Paleo," Ricardo Delgado's "Age of Reptiles," Steven Bissette's "Tyrant," Marvel Comics "Dinosaurs: A Celebration!"

Unlike Delgado's "Age of Reptiles," Discovery's "Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators" uses printed narration to help tell the story, identify the animals, and provide additional educational information.

In addition to the upcoming dinosaur comic, Discovery and Silver Dragon books will also be releasing a comic about titled "Top 10 Deadliest Sharks."

You can preview the Free Comic Book Day sampler by clicking here.

In addition to their Discovery Channel dinosaur comic, Silver Dragon Books is also launching a more sci-fi oriented book title "Dino Strikeforce" in the fall. From the initial art it appears to be something in the same vein as "Dinosaurs for Hire" and "DinoSaucers".

Look for "Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators" at your local comic shop on May 25th.