I love dinosaurs and I love giant monsters. Put the two together and you have a great recipe for a comic. Terrible Lizard uses this recipe to great effect while adding some new ideas into the mix.
Issue 2 starts off with a bang as Wrex battles a giant gorilla while Jess has to look on.
Not only does this issue start out with a great fight sequence between Wrex and the gorilla, we also get to see the relationship between Jess and Wrex grow even stronger as they spend more time together.
I really enjoy the way in which the comic is written, not just for adults, but for kids too. It is very rare to see a comic that caters for both. We also learn more about the relationship between Jess and her dad, which seems not to be as great as one expects. Their relationship could face even more strain as we find out what fate might befall Wrex.
I loved the composition of the panels in the fight sequence. It conveys the pace and impact of the battle perfectly. The art is colourful and cartoonish in the best way and invokes the feeling of a Saturday morning cartoon. The facial expressions of both the humans and monsters are spot on. The vibrant colour pallet fits the art style perfectly, as Wrex is a bright orange making it hard for him not to stand out, especially against some of the more subdued tones. Even the more sombre colours are vibrant and fit in with the cartoony art style of the comic.
I really enjoyed reading Terrible Lizard #2. The colouring, art and panel composition is dynamic. This helps to tell the story in a way that is easy to understand by all ages. I can’t wait to see how the relationship between Wrex, Jess and her dad develops. To be honest I also can’t wait to see who Wrex battles next.