Dinosaur King
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Dinosaur King

Not to be confused with the Four-Frame Manga exclusive to the Japanese arcade's website.

The Dinosaur King manga adaptation is an under-documented aspect of the franchise written and drawn by Yohei Sakai and produced by the VIZ Kids section of VIZ Media, LLC. It is rated 'A' for All Ages and originally cost $7.99 USD per volume, of which 2 are confirmed, releasing February 2 and April 6, 2010, both featuring bonus TCG cards. It notably features Mini-King in place of Chomp as Max's main dinosaur partner and Benjamin in place of Ace as Rex's without seeming to include Zoe, also being set mainly in prehistoric times as opposed to the present.

There is additionally a Coro Coro Comics manga volume released in 2009, which exists separate from the above issues, that is an alternate retelling of the Pterosaur Legends story arc from the anime.

Story

Volume 1

Manga Volume 1 cover

From promotional material:

"Dinosaur King […] tells the story of Max who is obsessed with dinosaurs. He knows his Tapejara from his Pteranodon and can find fossils better than a trained paleontologist. When he discovers a stone tablet that transports him to the age of dinosaurs, it's a dream come true—until it becomes a nightmare. From King, his new dinosaur friend, Max learns that an evil genius named Dr. Z has enslaved the dinosaurs so he can use their hidden powers to take over the world! Now Max has to defeat Dr. Z and his Alpha Gang to save the ancient beasts and life as we know it."[1]

Volume 2

Manga Volume 2 cover

From promotional material:

"King's mother is trapped somewhere in Alpha Mountain, and it's up to Max to rescue her. But Dr. Z has set perilous traps for him at every turn! He and King are more in sync than ever with their attacks, but will it be enough to defeat the Alpha Gang and conquer Alpha Mountain?"[2]

Pterosaur Legends Volume

Pterosaur Legends cover

Ancient Ruler Dinosaur King DKidz Adventure: Pterosaur Legends (古代王者恐竜キングDキッズアドベンチャー翼竜伝説)

This is an untold story different from that of season 2 of the anime and uses elements both from the anime (Backlander, Rex and Zoe's parents, Pterosaur, …) and the arcade game (Goma, Super Dinosaurs, Water-type Brontikens, …), plus new exclusive Spectral Armor Dinosaur. The story tells of the struggle of the D-Team against the Spectral Space Pirates. This is not a sequel to the two-volume manga.

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