Today at last, at Amazon and Kobo, you can snag a tale decades in the making – the legendary Myke Phoenix adventure, The Puzzle of the Talking Dinosaur.
It was a cast of a dinosaur foot that resembled the impossible cast made from a footprint of the invisible monster in the classic science fiction film Forbidden Planet. But this cast was on display in a “Dinosaurs!” exhibit at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, sometime in the late 1980s-early 1990s.
At the time I was tinkering with the idea of creating a superhero series, and every hero needs an arch-nemesis. Here was an ancient creature built for speed and craftiness, armed with a deadly-looking talon on its feet so formidable that the beast was given the name Deinonychus – the terrible claw.