Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s Kek-W and Shaky Kane’s “Cap’n Dinosaur”!


Cap'n Dinosaur Cover

Writer Kek-W (2000AD, Rudy Rucker’s FLURB) and artist Shaky Kane (Bulletproof Coffin) take the law into their own hands and bring readers a complete, all-new, Cap’n Dinosaur tale in a one-shot comic published by US publisher Image Comics.

An homage to the classic comics, Cap’n Dinosaur pulls inspiration from mail-order-advertisements found in comic series of the 1950s and 1960s. When a mysterious drowned man falls out of the clear blue sky, The Cap’n and Honey Moon follow a trail which leads them to a deserted amusement park, but what they find will take readers’ breath away.

Cap'n Dinosaur -  Pages 2 - 3 Cap'n Dinosaur -  Page 16 Cap'n Dinosaur -  Page 17

“Snag yourself a copy – it’s kool and crazy,” enthuses Kek-W, whose past credits include 1947 with artist Mike Dowling, “Tharg’s Terror Tales” for 2000AD and the recent three-part 2000AD series “Colony” featuring art by Vince Locke. “It don’t matter whether you’re young or old – this mag will light up your summer.”

“Half the fun of old comic books were the mail order adverts,” says Shaky Kane. “So I figured that if the mail order adverts were to somehow feature in the story itself, well then you’d get the full fun!”

“Shaky and I are trying to channel a free-wheeling old school spirit—harness the strangeness that used to infect comics back in the late 50s and early 60s,” elaborated Kek-W. “We want to inject some fun back into things. Reality is overrated!”

Cap'n Dinosaur - ExtraCap’n Dinosaur (One-Shot) arrives in specialist comic shop on 16th July 2014. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY140606

• Kek-W: Official Site

• Shaky Kane: Official Site

• Image Comics:

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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