Thursday, September 5, 2013
This 1961 gem is one of my favorite Turok Son of Stone covers. The way the dinosaur, or as Turok dubbed them "Honker" is forced to crouch by the cave wall his menace seems all the more immediate to the small figure of Turok, regardless of how well armed he might be. This one has real drama.
Clearly someone else saw the virtues of that cover because this Tarzan cover from Editorial Novarro swipes the dino almost precisely. The positioning of the Tarzan figure though is far less effective and he doesn't feel nearly so threatened minus the cave roof forcing the dinosaur down.