Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Jurassic League #6 Review



Written by: Juan Gedeon, Daniel Warren Johnson
Art by: Juan Gedeon
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Ferran Delgado
Cover art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 11, 2022

Jurassic League #6 ends the dinosaur-themed story with a desperate battle against Darkseid's reign of destruction. Can the super-dinos come together as a team in time to stop the monster?

Is It Good?

If you're going to go out, go out with a bang. Jurassic League #6 swings for the fences, and while Gedeon and Johnson may not have hit a home run, they've scored a few bonus points for effort.

When last we left the not-yet-formed Jurassic League, dino-Darkseid fully emerged from his egg to begin his reign of destruction. Now, the story focuses heavily on dino-Batman and dino-Superman as they come to grips with their strengths, weaknesses, and what they must do to stand up to a threat bigger than they are alone.

I've had misgivings about this series for its overall lack of and creativity. When you peel back the dino skin layers, it's a super basic Justice League origin story. However, Gedeon and Johnson see the finale through with moments of heart, fist-pumping action, and big wow moments. Even under the Jurassic disguise, the League (when done right) still inspires.

The lack of creativity is a nagging throne that won't go away. This might be a good entry point for kids wanting a jumping-on point for superhero comics as long as you don't mind a little blood. The heroes are sufficiently heroic, the villains are sufficiently ruthless, and the last battle ends with a feel-good mix of sadness and hope.

Gedeon's art is a passable derivative of Daniel Warren Johnson's trademark style. If you're a fan of Johnson's art, you'll see echoes of his work in Gedeon's lines and panel compositions. In fairness, Gedeon's style tips slightly towards cartoonish, but that cartoony element suits the nature of the story and the (likely) target audience.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Jurassic League #6 ends the series with action, emotion, and a big ending that hits you right in the heart. If you peel back the layers, this is a reskinned and VERY basic Justice League story, but all the elements are present for a bang-up adventure suitable for children.



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