Dynamite is releasing a new Western series based on a classic Native American fictional hero. Originally starring in Dell Four Color Comics and Gold Key classics from the 1950s, Turok is back. Turok is the dinosaur hunter known to more recent generations via periodic visits in the pages of comics and in video games. Since 2013 three series have featured the character, including comics by Greg Pak, Phil Hester, and Chuck Wendig.
The latest Turok story finds him trying to save his brother from the U.S. Cavalry in a frontier story sporting the John Ford landscape of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, and Rio Grande. That’s thanks to artist Roberto Castro. His action sequences are a mix of Jock and Bill Sienkiewicz, but the grand vistas are all Monument Valley and Illustrated Classics. Ron Marz‘s story has the gritty feel of Jimmy Palmiotti’s New 52 run on Jonah Hex–the story has plenty of potential coming out of its first issue.
Look for four covers for this release, by Castro and Salvatore Aiala, Bart Sears, Butch Guice and Dan Brown, and Jeffrey Veregge.
Here is a preview of Turok, Issue #1, courtesy of Dynamite:
The beginning of a fun mash-up of history and Old West comics, Turok, Issue #1 arrives at Elite Comics and your local comic book store tomorrow.