Book Title: The Land That Time Forgot: Fearless #1

Book Description: In the South Pacific lies the continent of Caspak. This land is unlike any other on Earth. The Ice Age never happened here. One can see a live triceratops feeding or a brachiosaurus with her young. While the dinosaurs are still alive and well on Caspak, evolution has taken place. We see wild dogs, prehistoric man, and spiders large enough to make a camel spider look small, cute, and cuddly. This is the land that two people from the outside world have found themselves living in. While there’s a fair amount of danger on Caspak, there’s also a serenity that comes with getting away from the life they once knew. It’s like a never ending camping trip…. With dinosaurs! We see the duo begin the day with a hunting expedition that ends abruptly when they are chased by wild dogs. From there it’s out of the frying pan and into the fire with one surprise after another.

Book Author: Mike Wolfer

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: American Mythology Productions

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Illustrator: Fritz Casas

  • Story
    (2.7)
  • Interior Art
    (3.7)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (3.3)
  • Mechanics
    (3.3)
  • Editing
    (3.2)
3.3

Summary

“The Land That Time Forgot: Fearless” is based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The novel was written over 100 years ago. Overall it holds up to the test of time in a comic book format. I bought this book when I saw it at my local comic book store. The artwork on the cover reminded me of the comics my dad used to pass along to me after he’d read them.

This particular trilogy is not the beginning of the series. There were references to events earlier in the story that I was unfamiliar with, which left me at a disadvantage. There’s plenty of action as we go along and it moves the story along nicely. We don’t get much of a sense of who Lys and Bowen are, or more importantly, where the story is going.

The artwork is vintage Gold Key and the like from the 1970’s, only without losing details to printing. Lines are very well defined and crisp. The coloring is spot on. I really liked the giant spider.

At the end of the day I appreciated the novelty that the first issue of “The Land That Time Forgot: Fearless” gives us. The artwork is terrific for anyone who wants the nostalgia of comics from the 1970’s. As a geek on a budget I appreciate the novelty; but the rest of the series will be on hold unless I can find it in the ding and dent section.

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