Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Turok By Any Other Name!
The revival of Turok Son of Stone by Valiant/Acclaim really triggered a renaissance with the character, not in the world of comics, but in gaming as well. It might not be the dour character we vintage fans admire, but the name is still out there.
A slightly different version of the name was used in the funny Dinosaurs for Hire parody seen above.
The recent "Dark Key" revision by Jim Shooter was pretty entertaining, though apparently production woes overcame the comic and a new artist had to be brought in half way through. The story was still pretty stable, but the change in art really hurt the flow of the tale unfortunately. The styles were not especially compatible.
They did produce some outstanding covers though.