In Review: Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol
Synopsis: A team of solders travel to prehistoric periods in order to prevent a group of time traveling nazi’s.
Review: I have to say have been looking forward to this particular comic book series from Titan since I first heard about it from one of their press releases a few months back.
I mean Dinosaurs, Nazi’s and Gung-Ho American GI’s. How can you lose?
That answer is it doesn’t lose. Not even for a beat. The opening few pages set the scene with some absolutely awesome artwork of a few Raptors feasting on the carcass of a downed dinosaur as a our GI’s arrive in their time pod, which looks like it was inspired somewhat by the ones seen in the second Terminator movies.
The art and story by Stuart Jennett is a lot of fun, but the death count in the first issue is pretty high and their are some pretty gruesome kills made by a T-Rex as the heroes get chased across a bridge midway through the first issue.
By the close of this issue we meet the Nazi’s who seem to be working on a propaganda video for the reich.
There is little in the way of answers as to why the Nazi’s and the GI’s are using Time Travel as yet, but am sure those answers will come as the comic gets more into its five issue run.
The dialogue between the GI’s as they travel to their mission is a fair bit of fun with references to old movies as well as certain twists on modern technologies. And I mean funny twists. Read this comic and find out for yourself.
As a set up for a five part series this works really well, but the real star of this book for me is the artwork that Jennett has turned in and with some great colours really pop well.
Judging by the first issue if you like pulp stories, Nazi’s, GI’s and Dinosaurs. Well you onto a winner.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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