Writer J.T. Krul Talks G.I. COMBAT and Dinosaurs

Writer J.T. Krul Talks G.I. COMBAT and Dinosaurs

By Pamela Mullin Horvath Thursday, March 15th, 2012



"Primal.  That's the best way to describe working on THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT because, in writing a story about modern-day soldiers fighting dinosaurs that have mysteriously reappeared on the planet, it's all about survival.  Basic, vital, primal.  Channeling my love for such intense films as Predator, Jaws, and Jurassic Park, I wanted to create a visceral experience where the action and the danger feel real.  And, we couldn't have gotten a better artist for the project than Ariel Olivetti.  The sense of realism his art brings really hits this point home, giving the book a very cinematic tone.  Case in point, check out this double-splash from the first issue:

See what I mean.  Big, loud, and violent - that's the name of the game as our soldiers are confronted by something beyond their wildest imaginations.  Sure, there's a mystery surrounding how they come to find themselves in such a situation - but all that is secondary to our soldiers as they kick into pure survival mode.  They don't want answers merely as much as they simply want to get the hell out of this hostile territory. 

As a species, man has been pushing around every other life form on the planet - dominating and controlling.  But now, he's going to feel what it's like to be on the other side. We've got guns and grenades, tanks and missiles, but can even all that stand up to the creatures that ruled this world millions of years ago?  Size may not be everything, but these behemoths sure know how to make an impact in a big way.

So, if the above clash between pterodactyls and helicopters has piqued your interest, I promise you it's only the opening salvo as these two worlds come crashing together."