Last summer we previewed a new project by Frank Cho from San Diego Comic-Con here and here. Titled Guns & Dinos, it is a limited creator-owned mini-series Frank developed. The story centers on a U.S. military base that gets teleported back to the Paleozoic Era, through something like the error in the Philadelphia Experiment, after scientists are experimenting with space folding time travel technology. The result is a modern U.S. army caught in the path of charging triceratops. It’s about an army stuck in the past and its struggle to survive, even with modern warfare at its disposal.
It was featured on the cover of the industry advance book Previews in their September 2011 issue and slated for a November 2011 release. As of Comic-Con in July Frank had not yet finished issue 1. Then November came and went. It was in many a Frank Cho fans’ pull list at comic stores across the country. And many a comic store owner was pestered each week by inquiring patrons. Is it in yet? No? And weeks went by. Yet… no guns… and… no dinos…?
So happily Frank posted what’s going on this week on his website (www.apesandbabes.com):
“Well, I saw this coming when my Marvel assignment and my non-comic project deadlines kicked into overdrive around Thanksgiving. I’m postponing the release of “Guns & Dinos” until I finish my Marvel project and Zombie King screenplay. I want to apologize to all my fans out there who were eagerly waiting for this book. But with only half the book done and no time to complete it, it’s only fair to reschedule the release date when the mini-series is completely finished. Fear not, I’m planning on releasing it before the year is out. Until then, hang tight, fellas.”
So the good news is it is half finished and only merely delayed.
If it’s not holding the top spot on everyone’s “most eagerly awaited comic” list, it’s right up there. And so long as we get to see more Frank Cho art this year from Marvel and likely other Cho projects, we’ll just sit here listening to our Tom Petty albums and try to wait patiently.