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Flesh: The Dino Files

2.97  ·  Rating details ·  29 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by 2000 AD (first published January 1st 2011)
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Andy Wixon
Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it
As someone who's had an unhealthy interest in prehistoric beasties for over thirty years, there seemed to be something almost providential in the BBC launching its latest CGI extravaganza epic within days of the release of the collected edition of the Flesh strips from 2000AD. Both bulge at the seams with dinosaurs and their ilk, and while the TV show was a lot more respectable and aspired to educate, Flesh is concerned with nothing more than disreputable thrills and is generally a lot more fun. ...more
Alex Sarll
Predating even Dredd, Flesh was one of the original 2000AD strips. The concept is brilliantly simple: the dinosaurs died out because future humanity, having already killed all the animals in its own era, went back and farmed them into extinction. There's not a great deal of depth beyond that, but as an adventure story aimed at boys of about 12, it's hard to beat. Book II is essentially a straight replay, but relocated from the Cretaceous plains to the Triassic seas. It is, however, better - beca ...more
David Pain
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Poor. Didn't read it as a kid so left to judge it without nostalgia. Terrific premise (not enough food in 23rd century, travel back in time to hunt and process dinosaurs for meat) but horribly executed for the most part. There's masses of dinos eating people, which should be great, but as the characters, dialogue and plots are so lifeless, it loses impact almost completely.

On the plus side, the artwork in the second section (there are three in all) is incredible. Bardinelli rates up there with B
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Given my love of dinosaurs and time travel stories, you'd think I'd love one about humans travelling back in time to do battle with dinosaurs. Well you'd be wrong. This was poorly written and the art style is ugly. I don't recommend picking this up.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was probably fine to read in short weekly chapters when it was originally published, but having it all in one place reveals how meandering and repetitive these stories are. Some of the artwork is quite good, but the writing is very dated and overwrought.
Matthew Candelaria
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
There's one thing you have to know about this book before you read it--the third and final plot arc never finishes.
Colin Parfitt
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Lots of dialogue like "Aaagh the giant spider is eating me!"

Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
It did read like a weekly comic but this did have it's advantage of the stories reaching a small climax every 10 pages or so.

The idea was interesting and I found the comic very amusing in parts.
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Pat Mills, born in 1949 and nicknamed 'the godfather of British comics', is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since.

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