Joe Kubert passed on in 2012. But before he shuffled off this mortal coil he revisited his grand creation Tor one more time only a few years before. This time Tor is reimagined yet again, as he had been in 1993 when Kubert produced Tor stories for Marvel's Epic line. This time the publisher is DC, Kubert's home for most of his long career where he made his name on war titles like Sgt. Rock and Enemy Ace, superhero titles like Hawkman, and even an utterly astonishing run on Tor's inspiration the great Tarzan of the Apes. This new story of Tor is titled "A Prehistoric Odyssey" and it is a familiar yet strangely alien Tor we meet in these pages.
And the dinosaurs are back in this story and that makes me smile as I read this mighty final tale of one million years ago. Joe Kubert was fascinated by Tor and his world and revisited it time and time again, each time bringing to the story the expectations of the day. I'm so very glad that in the end Tor found his way back to a territory filled with majesty of the "Thunder Lizards", as terrible as they were. Kurbert's Tor is a masterpiece, fashioned over time and showing the growth and maturation of its creator in every incarnation, and it's well worth seeking out for anyone who loves a good comic book yarn.