Captain Connors and Ms. Nathaniel decide to go into the crystal pyramid to find out what happened to Turok and Andar. They find that there are many Turoks. The guardian then appears and takes the crystal that brought all the Turoks. He is another version and still determined to kill Turok to preserve all time. He transports Turok outside into the middle of a dinosaur stampede. Andar, his companions and all the other Turoks follow. The guardian also has his other versions appear. A big free for all fight then occurs between the two groups and the dinosaurs. The Turoks come out on top. Turok believes he can send everyone home but must stay in the Lost Valley. Andar will remain with Turok. He sends everyone back and the two have further future adventures.
This was a very fast read. I liked how this story ended. It was a fitting tribute to all the other versions of Turok that have come before. It had some exciting fights and beautiful artwork including some full-page spreads. Ends with Turok and Andar remaining in the Lost Valley and sets it up for them to have further adventures. This was a big improvement over the previous series. It had the feel of a Turok story. I don’t know if they will have anymore Turoks, but this is a good start if they do.
Turok is chased by bionic dinosaur men with laser guns. He comes to a cliff and is about to be killed when a blue portal opens up and he escapes. Back in front of the pyramid the futuristic guy is determined to kill Turok. Turok manages to shoot the guy in the neck with a rifle. The wounded guy runs into the pyramid with Turok in pursuit. He tracks the wounded guy to a mirrored chamber. The wounded guy tells Turok that this is the center of time, and he protects it. That there are many Lost Valleys in the timeline, and each has a Turok. For some reason Turok had to die to save time. The guy then dies of his wounds and disappears in a blue flash of energy. Andar comes in and tries to get Turok to leave the place. Turok is fascinated by a glowing object and touches it. This releases a whole bunch of different guys each claiming to be Turok.
This was a fast-paced story that still gives the reader a coherent and interesting story. The evil bounty hunter/futuristic cyborg was actually fairly easy to kill. We get an idea of who he is and apparently, he needs to kill Turok to save time. Not a real effective guardian of time. At the end we get all these different Turoks from the various comic book versions. I do recognize most of them. Nice to see the author did his research on Turok. The final issue should clear up the mystery.
The mysterious bounty hunter that followed from 1873 is attacked by a T-Rex. He destroys it with a laser pistol. Meanwhile the mysterious blonde rescues Turok and company from the Neanderthals. She takes them to her cave, and we find out her story. Sarah Nathaniel and she is a paleontologist from 2019. She was studying an intact raptor skeleton that she later finds out the calvary men shot back in 1879. She has been marooned in the Lost Valley for a year now and still knows very little about the place. She does know of a crystal pyramid at the other side of the valley. With Turok and the calvary they might be able to make the trip there. So, they embark on the journey and fight off Neanderthals and dinosaurs. They reach the pyramid and out comes the mysterious bounty hunter. He disintegrates two calvary and reveals himself to be some futuristic cybernetic being. He also states that Turok must die.
We introduce some new characters in this issue. Beautiful blonde that gives us exposition on the Lost Valley. The other is this cybernetic villain that seems to be out to kill Turok. Both move the story along and give us something to think about. Introduces some futuristic elements to the series which is also part of the Lost Valley. Plus, we still have plenty of cavemen and dinosaur action to fill the plot. A fun and interesting story.
Turok and Andar find themselves in a world filled with dinosaurs. They have little time to think about it for the calvary has pursued them through the rip in time. The soldiers capture them but are attacked by raptors. They all later find that the gateway has disappeared. The captain of the troops makes a truce with Turok. They will join forces until they can find a way back home. While exploring they are attacked by cavemen. A mysterious beautiful blonde comes to the rescue and offers them a way to safety.
It is just so good to read an enjoyable story without all the bullshit. This is a fun tale filled with dinosaurs, cavemen and action. It feels just like a Turok story should. In addition, there is a mysterious rider that followed them through the portal. They also meet up with a beautiful blonde that offers to help. A fun and enjoyable story.
Colorado 1873. A company of calvary are dragging a captive Native American. He is soon rescued by his brother. The two manage to steal a horse and go into a canyon. The calvary are right behind them. The calvary though have to fight a raptor that attacks. The survivors continue on, and Turok and his brother Andar are soon about to be captured. The only escape is through this blue vortex. The two go through and find themselves in a world full of dinosaurs.
After the crappy Turok Wendig series, it looks like Dynamite learned its lesson. This one is very superior. In fact, it feels like a Turok comic. A Native American warrior and his young brother trapped in a strange land filled with dinosaurs. The writer throws in some calvary to spice things up. Really beautiful artwork including the final two page spread of the Lost Valley. I can tell right away that we are getting a proper Turok series.
Turok and his two friends Marak and Nettle are riding an underground train to Ak-Tha. They arrive and Turok infiltrates the city. He manages to plow his way into the palace after killing numerous guards. Meanwhile his friends left behind find out that the resistance planted nuclear bombs on the train that are about to go off. They talk about it and not much else. Turok gets to the throne room, and we find out he can’t remember his name or his daughter’s. He gets run through the back by Vex’s bodyguard. Turok then remembers that his daughter didn’t survive the trip to the lost land. He has this vision of his daughter and dies. The nuclear bomb goes off and destroys the city.
Writer: Ray Fawkes
Artist: Johnny Desjardins
1984 San Fransisco and Magnus, Samson, Turok and Dr. Spektor are there fighting these giant eye creatures. They talk a bunch and meet up with Solaris.
What a disappointment. This was a very dumb series with an incredibly dumb ending. While dumb my real problem is that it never felt like a Turok story. They race swapped a Native American for a black guy which is a very strange race swap. The Lost Valley reminded me more of Newark then the Lost Valley. The evil dinosaurs were a very heavy-handed attempt to portray Nazis. I heard that Chuck Wendig was not a good writer and I find out those accusations have merit.
Also they threw in a Sovereign story with the original characters and a big cliff-hanger. Yawn! Have absolutely no interest and apparently no one else did either. They pretty much abandoned this woke version universe. Thankfully Dynamite would go back to Turok’s roots with their next series.
Chicago one year ago and we find out how Turok and his daughter came to the Lost Valley. They were in their Chicago apartment when a storm came and sucked them up. Now in the present Turok and his companions are prisoners of the Cult of Evernight. They soon find out that the rebels to the Varanid empire have joined forces with this cult. Their leader gets Turok and friends some food and tells them about the city of Ak-Tha. We then switch to the emperor Vex who is a real fop. He has to be constantly told how brilliant he is. He is going to Ak-Tha to drink the blood and eat the human children. This is supposed to be an aphrodisiac. Turok is offered help in getting to Ak-Tha in exchange for killing the emperor. He agrees and is shown a rocket train that the rebels have captured.
“Doctor Spektor Part 10”
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Dylan Burnett
Spektor is on a date with his girlfriend. The guy is just begging her to not break up with him. Naturally she does and his demon companion encourages Spektor to raise some Hell.
We finally get an idea how Turok and his daughter wound up in the Lost Valley. Not really a very inventive plot. In fact, the whole plot just slowly meanders along. Lots of convenient stuff happens to help out Turok. I guess something will happen next issue. I mean it is the last one so something should happen.
As for the Spektor story. God what a pathetic character. You just want to slap the guy around for being such a pathetic character. How could anyone feel that this is something people want to read.
Starts in 1961 the south Pacific. The U.S. nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seadragon is on its first and last voyage. A giant shark grabs it then a bolt of lightning strikes and they both disappear. We then go forward and see that Turok and his two companions Nettle and Marak are riding triceratops. They are crossing the Storm Lands. A place where openings into other worlds bring stuff into the Lost Land. Turok needs his two companions to help rescue his daughter. He offers them protection so they can steal stuff in the city of Ak-Tha. A storm appears and dumps out a semi-truck of apples that almost crushes them. They find shelter in the nuclear submarine but soon have visitors. The Cult of the Evernight has found them.
“Doctor Spektor Part 9”
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Dylan Burnett
Doctor Spektor is upset his girlfriend Sophie broke up with him. His demon buddy steers him into a nearby bar. This bar has some other demons that are pissed at Spektor and threaten to cut his balls off. The demon gives Spektor some metal gauntlets. This allows Spektor the drive off the hostile demons.
This issue was not that bad. I liked the basic premise. This desert that has stuff from all over getting sucked up and dumped there. I also love the explanation of Turok on why he needs the two thieves. Turok is someone who just marches into a place and kills people. This wouldn’t help him get his daughter back. Also ends on an interesting note with this mysterious cult showing up. If I had a complaint, it is that the story doesn’t have much substance. We get an introduction to how the submarine came there and some exposition on the basic plan. Good stuff but not much else. Will see what the next issue has.
Turok is facing the overload of the prison complex and his pet T-Rex. We get a flashback to Turok’s past and find out he is looking for his young daughter. How they got to the lost land is still unexplained. Anyway, Turok manages to avoid Karkaro the big T-Rex and shoot it in the mouth with an arrow. This punctures the brain and now the overload is at his mercy. Naturally the overload is very arrogant but before he can answer where Turok’s daughter is, some low-level flunky with a pistol tries to shoot Turok. Instead, he kills the overload and Turok then turns to interrogating him. He finds out all children are transported to the merchant city of Ak-Tha for the use by the Imperator.
“Doctor Spektor Part 7”
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Dylan Burnett
Doctor Spector gets a call from a former client. Some rich kid who tries to summon a demon now has another demon in his apartment. His parents are coming back soon and needs Spektor to get rid of it. He arrives and finds out the demon is a friend who is helping him get some extra money.
Back from my vacation. So sadly, the first comic I read in a while is not that very good. The main story we do find out what the motivation of Turok is. Which is good but otherwise a very simplistic story that our hero has no problem overcoming. Easily kills a T-Rex then through some attempt at humor has this loser kill the overload. Yet he finds out his daughter is now at some city.
Then there is the Spektor story which is really dumb. I have no interest in this character. Oh well, maybe his will get better.
The evil fascist saurions of the Varanid empire are taking prisoners to Terminal Market. Inside the wagon is Turok who let himself get caught. He smuggled weapons and a key so he can escape. He uses two other prisoners to cause a distraction. When he gets to the prison he breaks out and starts to free the other prisoners. This is a distraction but doesn’t work. The guards shoot a dart into his neck and knocks him out. Fortunately, the two he teamed up with managed to grab his pistol. They shoot the guards but now they have to deal with the prison overseer. He comes in riding a T-Rex named Karkaro.
“Doctor Spector Part 2”
Spektor needs rent money and gets a job from someone. A rich kid unleased the Demon Paimon. Spector has no trouble banishing this demon and collecting his money.
The first of this Turok and I have to say it is somewhat of a disappointment. This whole world doesn’t look at all like the lost land I know. The dinosaur-men look ridiculous, and the Nazi symbolism is a bit heavy handed. Turok was also changed from a Native American to a black guy. I suppose he might have 1/16th Cherokee but a strange race swap for a character. A simple story that so far fails to intrigue me.
As for the backup feature it sucks just like all the other Spektor stories suck. This dumb loser millennial has zero likability. Not a really good start to this series.