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Monday, April 15, 2019

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

In the 26th century, mankind faces an epic struggle for survival. The forces of nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities have crumbled, and the dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the Earth. In this savage land, one man stands alone. Jack Tenrec defending humanity in a world gone mad. A world where only the strong survive. A world of...Cadillacs and Dinosaurs!


Mark Schultz is an American cartoonist, illustrator and writer whose lifelong interest in the sciences and natural history informs his fictional work created the award-winning Xenozoic Tales series.

Xenozoic Tales ComicXenozoic Tales is a comic book series by Mark Schultz set in a post-apocalyptic future. Publication began in 1986 with the story "Xenozoic!" included in the comic anthology Death Rattle. This was shortly followed by Xenozoic Tales #1 in February 1987. The series ran for 14 issues, and has been reprinted by several publishers, including Kitchen Sink Press, Marvel(under the Epic imprint), and Dark Horse.

Video Game CabinetIn 1993 an arcade game was released by Capcom. It is a side-scrolling beat-em-up, based on the comic book series and starring four characters: Jack Tenrec, Mess O'Bradovich, the lovely Diplomat and Explorer Hannah Dundee and Mustapha Cairo.

Jack and Hannah A Saturday morning animated television series, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, based on the comic book series aired on CBS Kids in the United States from 1993 to 1994. The show was created by screenwriter Steven E. de Souza, who acquired the TV rights after producing the video game. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs lasted for only one season consisting of 13 episodes.

A short lived line of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs toys, based upon the Animated Series was produced by Tyco Toys in late 1993. The line featured action figures of the principle cast, along with a few dinosaurs (reissued from the previous Dino-Riders line), and finally a couple of vehicles. Out of all the accessories, figures and vehicles in the line, by far the one most fans and collectors will remember is Jack Tenrec's Cadillac... which was a trademark staple of the entire line. A playset of Jack's Garage was advertised but never produced.

Jack's Cadillac by Tyco

Do you have any memories of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs? Let us know in the comment section below.

3 comments:

  1. I found out about this line while thumbing through one of those old Tomart Toy Catalog books about the 80s-90s. Looked like a fun series. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The figures and vehicles can still be found at reasonable prices. I never did get any of the dinosaurs.

      The comic series is great and the art is wonderful. The cartoon did a pretty good job of translating it to Saturday morning.

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  2. I was probably knee deep In video games by the time the C&D series and toys came out.Didn't even know It was a thing until I started collecting action figures again as an adult.The figures and vehicles look pretty damn cool,though!Your's look to be In pristine condition.

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