Writer: Markisan Naso
Art: Jason Muhr
Colors: Andrei Tabacaru
Letterer: Jason Muhr
Publisher: ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE (April 2016)
Back to the age of dinosaurs, where Nate is once again hunting dinosaurs for dinner … to make it that is. Yet, this time he’s not alone. Jim is with him and Jim is certainly putting his Ranger training to use. Meanwhile, Starlee’s brother does like Nate and continues to try to figure out how he got rich while Starlee deals with three disturbing new developments.
As massively delicious as the last two issues were, the book just continues to get better and better. Muhr’s art is simple wonderful to look at. The clean lines alongside the blood and carnage of killing a species in the past never look as good as it does here. You can clearly see that Muhr was having the time of his life drawing every panel in this issue because the art has been beyond exceptional. Tabacaru colors a perfect issue with the detailed, but simple pencils while adding the right colors and tones to fit the character, mood and scene. Muhr also does it all. From giant T-Rexes to obnoxious, over protective, arrogant brothers to need to keep their nose out of business that doesn’t concern them, Muhr and Tabacaru make everything vivid, appealing and beautiful.
Naso loves this book. You can tell from the sudden comments and hints from the dialogue to the hilarious back and forth from Nate and Jim to the very interesting panels that Naso had Muhr and Tabacaru create, there is a deep appreciate of this high concept and that it is important to Naso to pull this off. And does so in spades. There is a love that cannot be denied whenever go on to these pages and reading all the “spices” that make this book great. I know I am doing a lot of cooking puns. I am sorry. This book is just always a fun read. The characters are multi-faceted and I do love the bonding done by Jim and Nate this issue. It really speaks a lot of who they are the what each man has been struggling with. Exquisite work from Naso.
Nothing is actually bad. I just want to knock the hell outta Starlee’s brother.
This book has quickly become one of the best books of the year and possibly one of the best books I have ever read … period. The characters are very much down to Earth and feel real. The concept of the book is being utilized well, but not overshadowing the characters. The art is some of the best in the business and the writer is simply superb. Readers will be gripped on the edge of their seat about what will happen with these characters while Naso gives you plenty of mysteries for readers to beg for more. This book will leave most readers feeling oddly fulfilled while wanting more. It’s a great dichotomy that Naso, Muhr and Tabacaru have created … making for a beautiful work.
The 3 Best Moments of the Issue:
1. Grandma having some kind of vision?
2. Starlee talking to Nate’s girlfriend.
3. Showing how quickly yet naturally Nate needs Jim in his endeavor.