A little background: Back in the 90's there was a magazine called Disney Adventures. I remember begging my mom for the first issue which I saw on a newsstand in Kroger featuring the Rocketeer, my favorite movie at the time.
|A guy with a rocket pack who fights Nazis. What's cooler than that?|
Now that you're caught up: The second issue my mom bought for me featured dinosaurs!!!
|...and Hulk Hogan?!?|
The comic was called "The Persistence of Memory" and basically told the story of "Lambert the Sheepish Lion" by way of Mesozoic dinosaurs. The artwork was amazing and totally changed my perception of dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurus, who was my favorite dinosaur up to that point, was dethroned by the ferociously sleek Allosaurus featured in the comic. Reading this story was one of the first times I recall fighting back tears over a piece of fiction. This comic further solidified my love for dinosaurs and planted the seeds for my future appreciation and subsequent rabid fandom of sequential art.
The Cryptic Corridor presents, for your reading pleasure: