Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marvel Breaks a Trend

I never thought I'd see the day when there would be actual feathered dinosaurs on the cover of a Marvel comic. (Devil Dinosaur, of course, stands proudly naked, as befits a reptilian overlord, and Sauron and Stegron are both mutated humans and don't really count.) So imagine my surprise when I found this little tidbit on the cover of the preview for Avengers #12, by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato. Dustin Weaver provides the cover.


Nice, isn't it? Very idyllic. I believe this marks Therizinosaurus' Mighty Marvel Debut, and in the pages of Marvel's flagship super team, no less! Of course, he will need a code name. If only there were some kind of precedent for irascible, three clawed characters being in the Avengers. Animal themed characters. With names beginning at the lower end of the alphabet. 

...I'm sure they'll think of something.

15 comments:

  1. I believe this Therizinosaurus is modelled after the one by James Gurney from one of his Dinotopia books. I forget which one, it might be Journey to Chandara, but I may be mistaken. I can't check as my copies are buried in the depths of some boxes somewhere.

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    1. Her name was Henriette. The Dinotopia wiki has a brief article and small picture but you can see the resemblance: http://dinotopia.wikia.com/wiki/Therizinosaurus

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    2. Yeah, that was my initial thought as well.

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    3. Ah, yes, Henriette! I'd forgotten her name.

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    4. Not only that I spy Bix behind the yellow and black hero. And I wouldn't be surprised if those were skybax in the background.

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    5. Oh, you're right! So it is a homage as opposed to outright theft. That's excellent.

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    6. Longtime lurker here. The blatant plagiarism of Mr. Gurney's work pissed me off so much. SO. MUCH.

      FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE

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    7. I think Mr. Gurney gets to decide if it's an homage versus plagiarism, don't you? Not snark, but it really is for the artist to say, not us.

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  2. Wonderful! I have a similar post coming up, from a different world than comics... just waiting to hear back about talking to the talent behind it.

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  3. You'd think Wolverine would be on the Therizinosaurus.

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    1. Which one is Wolferine again? I can't keep those guys straight.

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  4. Probably Psittacosaurus' first appearance too

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  5. So does this mean we're getting an Avengers/Dinotopia crossover?

    AWESOME.

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    1. One can only hope, right? I look forward to the gritty Ultimate-style Dinotopia that is sure to be spun off.

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