On the frontier, with just a cowboy and his trusty tyrannosaur

Illustration for article titled On the frontier, with just a cowboy and his trusty tyrannosaur

This is so blindingly awesome that it almost needs no explanation. But I'll tell you what it is - a new kids' book called Rex Riders, about the American frontier. With dinosaurs!

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Creator J.P. Carlson writes to tell us about it:

The cover is by Italian paleo-artist Fabio Pastori, and the interior illustrations are by Marvel and DC comics artist, Jim Calafiore. It's a dinosaur adventure set in the 1800's on the cusp of the industrial revolution. It's unlike anything out there. We were at Book Expo America and I think we had the only book cover that caused people to stop and say over and over, "Okay you got me. What is this?"

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The best part? It's just the first in a series from Monstrosities Books. We can't wait to see the book! It hits bookstores August 15.

Here's a piece of art from the interior of the book, which shows us a gunfight in the middle of a dino stampede (click to embiggen). Did I mention about the awesome? Yeah.

Illustration for article titled On the frontier, with just a cowboy and his trusty tyrannosaur

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malcontent79
Malcontent79

I'm trying to think of a way for this to be more awesome.

It's either to add lasers or to add magic.

"Tyrannosaurs in F-14s!"