The Dino Avengers: Earth's Mightiest (Extinct) Heroes

Let's be honest, who hasn't wondered what the Avengers might look like as dinosaurs? Luckily for all of us, illustrator Terryl Whitlatch, who's credited with designing Jar-Jar Binks for Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, has the talent and the imagination to end our wondering with the introduction of Captain Paramerica, Thorosaurus, Hulkasaurus and Ironkylosaurus.

“It was fun deciding what dinosaurs should be what characters," Whitlatch writes. "I ended up with an Ankylosaur as Iron Man (a no-brainer, as this animal is naturally armored), a Parasaurolophus as Captain America, just because I thought with that crest it would look really funny, a Triceratops as Thor, especially since when it grows up it is actually a Torosaurus, hence 'Thor'-osaurus, and a T-rex as the Hulk so I could give it really muscularly odd little arms."

That's, of course, Ironkylosaurus above and Captain Paramerica below. Visit Tor.com to see the other two.

(via The Mary Sue)

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