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Dinosaur Cowboys for the masses
> Does ANYONE believe that a film about the SCIENTIFIC issues between
> and Cope would entertain the masses?
Watch for the new comic book by Jim Ottaviani et al, coming out next
month (can be ordered on Amazon.com). This is the group that puts out
the entertaining and educational "Two-Fisted Science" comic book
"Bone Sharps, Cowboys and Thunder Lizards: A Tale of Edward Drinker
Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh and the Gilded Age of Paleontology"
The Wild West provided the setting for some famous battles, but the
gunfight at O.K. Corral doesn't hold a candle to the Bone Wars.
Following the Civil War, the (Re-)United States turned its attention to
the unexplored territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The
railroads led the way, and to build them we blasted through mountains
and leveled valleys and exposed rock that hadn't seen the light of day
for millions of years. This is the story of Edwin Drinker Cope and
Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for those
bones, and the artist Charles R. Knight who almost single-handedly
brought dinosaurs back to life for an awestruck public. Guest starring
Chief Red Cloud and hundreds of his Indian Braves, the gun-totin' and
gamblin' Professor John Bell Hatcher, colossal and stupefying
Dinosauria of the New World, and featuring special appearances by The
Cardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Ulysses S. Grant,
Alexander Graham Bell, and a plentiful supporting cast of Rogues and
Gallants from the Eastern Scientific Establishment and The Old West,
the colorful supporting cast makes for a rich blend of history,
adventure, science, and art.