Jurassic League #6 sees the finale of the series. I can wholeheartedly say that this is one of the most entertaining series I’ve read in a long time. Not only does it incorporate two of my favourite things; superheroes and dinosaurs, it is such a unique and creative take on the characters we know and love.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer and it’s an eye catcher for sure. We see The Jurassic Trinity leap and fly to confront Darkyloseid, who is waiting with open mouth to greet them. I love the designs and the detail is great and it perfectly matches the contents of the issue… bonus points for that!
The variant cover is by Juan Gedeon and it is fantastic! We see The Jurassic League stanced in front of the big bad Darkyloseid and this really puts them to scale. Darkyloseid looks like a big impending doom for the league and that’s down to the scale, the detail and the ominous colour palette. This is a great cover!
Jurassic League #6 is written by Juan Gedeon & Daniel Warren Johnson, with art by Juan Gedeon, colours by Mike Spicer and letters by Ferran Delgado. The issue opens out in ‘Metraaaaghpolis’ where Batsaur and the Humans are about to take on Jokerzard and his stampede of savage dinosaurs.
In this issue we see a much softer side to Batsaur as he comes to realise how much his ‘ward’ means to him and how much he’s been able to teach him during their time together.
As Batsaur and the Humans become outnumbered, Jokerzard begins to taunt him about murdering his parents and that proves to be a huge mistake. Gedeon & Johnson have done a great job of handling these characters and they have managed to capture their personalities perfectly, especially considering the huge change there is… they’re dinosaurs! Though there have been some tweaks to origin stories in the series, but I have quite enjoyed getting to explore these.
This is a full throttle finale issue, each and every page is action packed. Whilst this battle is taking place, the rest of The Jurassic League take on Darkyloseid. When the going gets tough for him, he flees to gain more power and though this moment is rather brutal, the cartoonist, vibrant and edgy artwork by Gedeon and Spicer really goes a long way to tone that down. It’s this moment that brings our heroes and The Jurassic League together again.
The second half of the issue is an action packed free for all and it does not disappoint. Each and every one of The Jurassic League really do their part and get their time to shine against Darkyloseid. As usual with that we get some fantastic Supersaur moments which really install hope within the characters but also within the readers, this can be also be said for the entire series.
Like I said the artwork in this series has been great, it’s unique, edgy and really matches the tone and era that this series represents. I have adored seeing all of the designs and clever adaptations of outfits, names and weapons of the Jurassic League. Kudos to the art team who have absolutely knocked it out the park with this series, it has been a blast.
Jurassic League #6 is the finale to the series and it’s final few pages pay a perfect homage to one of the most iconic Superman storylines, which was a great touch. There is a huge tease at the end of the final page with the text ‘The End…?’, which suggests a second series. I truly hope there is because I have had an absolute blast with this series!