"This is a flat-out amazing collection. Absolutely the best book that I've read in the past year. I can't recommend it highly enough." —The Crabby Reviewer
Created by the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist, the groundbreaking Paleo series accurately depicts the hair-raising violence and drama of dinosaur life in the late Cretaceous period. This collection includes the six original and two new issues of Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous as well as a selection of brand-new tales inked by Lawson and written by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing), who also contributes an extensive history of dinosaur comics.
Readers will encounter many different dinosaur species, all depicted in bold black-and-white illustrations that strive for the utmost accuracy. The prehistoric narratives range from the flight of an injured Albertosaurus from a Tyrannosaurus rex to an orphaned Stegosaurus's struggle for survival to views of a Cretaceous swamp from the perspective of a dragonfly. A masterpiece of comic art, this compilation will captivate dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages.
Exclusive Bonus Material
• Two new issues of Paleo: Tales of the Late Creatceous
• Three all-original stories by Jim Lawson and Stephen R. Bissette: Easy, Floater, and Loner
About the Author
American comic book writer and artist Jim Lawson is best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Lawson created the Rat King character and is co-creator of the series Planet Racers. For more than 20 years he was the author and artist of TMNT comics, and he is currently developing a graphic novel series called Dragonfly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Paleo by Jim Lawson is a graphic novel, a complete collection, of what it life might have been like in the late Cretaceous period viewed through comic art. This book doesn't have any people or anything from any other time, just dinosaurs and animals that lived in that time period. The book gives a brief history of dino comic art in the beginning of the book which is quite interesting. The stories in this book are all drama, violence, and potential events that could have really happened at one time although we will never know, but with this book it is fun to imagine. The art work is astounding. Great job. I enjoyed it completely. The fact it didn't have people in it and more of a dinosaur book made it appealing to me. I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review and it in no way effected my rating or review content.