Image Comics Review: Time Before Time #12

by Carl Bryan
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Review: Time Before Time #12

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Declan Shalvey, Rory McConville

Artist: PJ Holden

ColoristChris O’Halloran

LettererHassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan


“I don’t know what’s going on with you, but it needs to stop>  If you don’t get your stuff together , you’re going to lose your job!” – Detective Alex Sunap’s wife

Time Before Time #12 -In 2141, FBI Agent Alex Sunap investigates the disappearance of his former partner. The more he digs, the more it seems no one wants to find Nadia Wells.

This special standalone issue features celebrated guest artist PJ HOLDEN (Judge Dredd, Soul Plumber).


Writers Declan Shalvey and  Rory McConville provide a standalone issue to indicate just how intrusive The Syndicate can be in one’s life.  Imagine being abducted and hidden somewhere in time.  Not just another state, or another country, but another year…future, past, or present.

Imagine being a police officer losing your partner to this scenario and the intricacies that unfold as you find yourself obsessed with the loss.  Shalvey and McConville hit all the right points in this stand-alone story and albeit, this may be the best issue yet!

Negatives… but not really

Issue #12 lets us come up for air and expands the universe even more.  As educated readers of Time Before Time, we need these types of chapters to let us know the ramifications of dropping a person off in not their own time stream.  Stephen King would be proud as this really resonates as a King novelette!


Depositing yourself somewhere in time… Looper, Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Avengers: Endgame, and Time Before Time.  If you are a time jumping enthusiast, keep this comic on your shelf.

Again, get in on the ground floor of Time Before Time.  Click on the aforementioned link to transport yourself back in time to the first issue.  However, it is up to you to find Issues #2 – #12.


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