When a Tyrannosaurus Rex is separated from its family unit, it embarks on a harrowing journey to reunite with them before the raw, real dangers of the Cretaceous Era separate them for good. This heart-wrenching story takes to the skies and dives into the sea—and explores everywhere in between—in this research-based, fictional account written and illustrated by Tadd Galusha (TMNT/Ghostbusters 2).
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Tadd Galusha
Paperback, 160 pages
Expected publication: March 26th, 2019
Publishing House: Oni Press
Eat or be eaten. Survival of the fittest...
Life during the cretaceous period belonged to the giants at large or the smaller vicious ones stealing and vying on prey in groups.
Cetaceous opens with a T-Rex hunting in a brutal scene for the next family meal. With dangers looming in every corner and vegetation, there are always those who will try to surprise attack for the next meal.
As the reader follows this wordless graphic novel solely on illustrations, it speaks volumes about survival of the fittest no matter on which side you stand. Sympathy is to be gained for either of those creatures as they are purely following instincts to survive. The circle of life is illustrated and completed with other non-reptile species that play along the sideline.
The colors and graphics are definitely gorgeous whilst brutal but not gross. A nice visual to read over and over to admire the artwork while envisioning a glimpse of what it could have been during that time.
No specific age of audience is suggested for this graphic novel. To be safe I’d recommend mature upper elementary and up. There is a nice guide of the featured dinosaurs in the back of the graphic novel.