another on of robert kirkman's comic creations will be coming to a screen near you.
the walking dead creator announced that his comic series super dinosaur will be getting adapted into an animated series, at the skybound entertainment panel friday night at comic-con international in san diego. the series was created by kirkman and artist jason howard, and was first published by image comics in 2011.
super dinosaur focuses on the adventures of 10-year-old genius derek dynamo and his best friend super dinosaur, a nine-foot tall tyrannosaurus rex who loves to play video games. the dino suits up in a variety of exoskeletons that are made in such a way that allow his shorter arms to control much larger ones, often fitted with missiles, lasers, and all the tools necessary to help take down evildoers. the pair work to protect inner-earth, where sd originated and other sentient dinosaurs live, from max maximus, who wants to use the prehistoric creatures and dynore (a mineral found only in that land) for nefarious reasons.
the family-friendly series is the latest of kirkman's creations to be brought from page to screen. with the walking dead approaching its ninth season, and his superhero comic invincible being developed into an animated series with amazon studios, kirkman's stories are being brought to wider audiences than ever before. the animated version of super dinosaur will be sure to appeal to kids (and dinosaur-loving adults) of all ages, just as the comic series does.