Jurassic Strike Force 5 is a comic book published by Zenescope and written by Neo Edmund and Joe Brusha, with JL Giles-Rivera as the illustrator.
In the midst of Antarctica, a team of scientists digging through the earth discover a strange compound with markings surrounding it. The scientists breach the compound, only to awaken an alien overlord named Zalex and his squad of evil dinosaurs who have been hibernating for millions of years. With his dinosaurs as his disposal, Zalex begins his quest to enslave the universe, with earth being his first target.
Elsewhere, another team of scientists make a discovery of their own: a group of dinosaur soldiers whose main goal is to stop Zalex and his army. After they're also awakened and discover that Zalex is plotting to take over the world, they team up with Tyler, one of the scientists' sons, and try to stop Zalex before he controls the world.
Jurassic Strike Force 5 provides examples of:
- And the Adventure Continues: At the end of the first volume, the Strike Force succeeds in stopping the nuclear missile from destroying Washington D.C., and they're ready to defend earth from Zalex and the Reptilians should they attack again. A second volume with three issues was made at some point in 2015, but they're nearly impossible to find.
- Big Bad: Zalex, the alien warlord who wants to take over the universe.
- Cain and Abel: Rex and Kane are brothers who want to defeat each other. But unlike Kane, Rex knows that he was supposed to be created for evil, and he willingly chose to go against Zalex instead of being his servant.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Zalex is a villain and isn't shy about letting others know so. He craves absolute control, commands his Reptilians like they were his slaves, and he kills anyone who's useless to him or tries to oppose him. He also wears all black, and has menacing red eyes.Nodes Scientist: "You're a monster, Zalex."Zalex: "That's Master Zalex to you!"
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Strife has no love for Kane or any of the other Reptilians. She only cares about becoming Zalex's most loyal servant, even if it means backstabbing her allies.
- Covers Always Lie: The third issue shows Boomer flying over a city at night engaged in a gun battle. This battle never occurs, and the Strike Force doesn't leave Antarctica until the fifth issue.
- Darth Vader Clone: Zalex.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: More or less. Both the heroes and villains are advanced dinosaurs who were mutated by aliens into talking, bipedal warriors who know how to use weapons. They're also clad in heavily-plated armor at all times.
- Evil Counterpart: Nearly all of the Reptilians are an evil version of the Strike Force dinos with slightly different personalities.
- Five-Man Band:
- Fluffy the Terrible: Does anyone actually think that the name 'Rocky' sounds intimidating, especially when compared to names like Kane and Strife?
- Fragile Speedster: Razor and Talon. They're the smallest Reptilians and have the least amount of armor, so they frequently try to ambush the Strike Force by surprise. The second they're spotted, they usually flee.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Rocky does not like it when Strife gives him orders.
- Jumping on a Grenade: Rocky does this after Tyler throws back a grenade Kane tossed inside the Strike Force's tank. It doesn't even faze him.
- Lampshade Hanging: In the fifth issue, where Spike pokes fun at Zalex and who he is.Spike: "What is it with you alien overlords always wanting to rule the galaxy?"
- Laser Blade: Rex and Kane both have one, although Rex uses his a lot more frequently.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: Saral and Strife has them.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Boomer, who's constantly smack-talking the villains, cracking jokes, and teasing some of his fellow dinosaur warriors.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Reptilians seem to barely tolerate each other (save for Razor and Talon) and fight with each other as much as they fight with the Strike Force. Zalex is the only thing keeping the group together as they're all loyal to him.
- The Starscream: Strife is this, not to Zalex, but to Kane. She won't hesitate to kill him to become leader of the Reptilians if she thinks she can get away with it.
- Tagalong Kid: Tyler, who was brought alongside the other scientists and is one of the few survivors who assists the Strike Force along the way.
- Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats: The Strike Force consists of dinosaurs who were mutated into talking warriors by alien technology. Now they defend the earth from Zalex and other evil forces.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Razor and Talon, the raptor brothers who are never seen apart.
- Totally Radical: Most of Tyler's dialogue consists of saying how something is "awesome" or that it's "cool" or something of that nature. He also has a habit of saying "totally" many times.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After Zalex is beaten, he summons a temporal vortex to warp him and the Reptilians away.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Zalex's Spinosaurus up and disappears in the confusion of the battle in D.C. Even Tyler is curious to know what happened to it.