Turok #1

Writer: Aubrey Sitterson, Chuck Wendig Artist: Alvaro Sarreseca Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire - part dinosaur, part man, all bad news - have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious man known as Turok is willing to stand against them! But the all-new Turok only cares about one thing: he's on a quest to track down a missing girl - and she might hold clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed so much! Now Turok must infiltrate a prison camp run by the Varanid Empire in order to get more information about her whereabouts - and beware, any Varanid soldier who gets in his way - because there's a reason they call him the Dinosaur Hunter! Also: Doc Spektor, Part 2! The sto more

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Aug 3, 2017

    Turok #1 is a success! The creative team spins their yarn while delivering a new take on an aged property that excites the imagination. Add in the back-up story for Doc Spektor, which continues, here and trust me you'll need this release on your pull-list. I don't normally mark first issues this high but man oh man the talents behind this outing wholly earned it, so by all means go out and buy it! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 3, 2017

    Final Verdict: 8.7 " The Dinosaur Hunter makes his latest debut in sleek style, providing a great jumping on point for new readers and breathing new life into an old franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 2, 2017

    Turok #1 had a solid start for what so far has come of his mission to infiltrate the prison. We don't get to known him intimately, but as a man of action you do enjoy that his actions do the talking for him. There are still plenty of questions to ask about this world, the Lost Valley, though we got more than enough answers to look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 2, 2017

    Turok worked a lot better for me than I expected going into it, especially since the whole Lost Valley aspect has been kind of difficult to wrangle with how Sovereigns has been presenting it so far. Wending delivers an interesting area that still makes me crave for more Cynosure stories to be made while Sarraseca and Farrell put together an engaging world to start sinking your teeth into and explore. Turok's goal is straightforward and uncomplicated here, though those that read the backups in other books will get more out of it with what's going on. But going into it fresh works pretty well since this is a new incarnation of the character separated from the past and opening page gives us a decent recap with the credits. I'm curious to see where it'll go from here and will be on board for the ride for a bit at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Aug 15, 2017

    Give Turok: Blood Hunt a chance before you decide to hang-up your bow and arrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Aug 2, 2017

    Lettering on this book is in line with the rest of the Gold Key series, which provides a steady connection throughout the different characters and storylines in this universe. This is most beneficial when different characters interact, as Turok and Magnus would have completely identifiable lettering corresponding to their character and setting, but even in a Turok-focused issue, his specific style of lettering enhances the tone of the book and complements his character. Overlayed SFX and innovative lettering arrangements help to bridge panels and action, creating another layer of art that enhances the action and movement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Aug 2, 2017

    I have to confess that I really haven't followed Turok since I was a kid, which was the Gold Key run, I think, and saw occasional books with him pop up. I know that everyone from Valiant to Dark Horse and even Dynamite have tried to revive and re-launch these characters. I don't know how successful this run will be, but this strange mix of technology and races may prove to be a version that can last. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Aug 1, 2017

    If you're looking for a fun story to jump into, Turok #1 is a great start. The story feels a little out of place, but the pacing is very well managed. The characters are done well, with the exception of Pigblood who drags on the eye.The panels are the highlight of this issue, very easy to read and follow. The colors bring it home by feeling both warm and pre-historic. So if you're a fan of the character or just getting introduced to him. This issue is a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Aug 2, 2017

    Have I lost my way? Have I really come around on this book that, as recently as this weekend, I was planning to flame ruthlessly? Was I being too harsh and myopic about the nature of this adaptation and its possibilities? Am I so caught up in the spirit of fairness and impartiality that I’m giving the benefit of the doubt to a party (Dynamite) who by all rights should have lost that right years ago? For now, let’s just say that it’s too early to tell, but I’m not quite ready to root against the character. This issue is a decent start, but they had better continue to develop a meaningful story to go along with all the *bang bang* “Die, dinosaur!” action, or else this series will get old real quick. I just hope I haven’t been duped… Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 2, 2017

    Whether I went into my reading of this book with unrealistic expectations or not, this one just didn't work for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jul 25, 2017

    While Turok #1 does a good job in establishing its compelling central character, its prison break/infiltration plot is too familiar. Writer Chuck Wendig does succeed, however, in establishing Turok as a compelling and effective lead for the story. Even if we know little about him, this issue tells us that he's smart, he's tough, and he's a relentless badass. All good things to quickly establish in an adventure comic. The art by Alvaro Sarraseca works in tandem with Wendig's script, asSarraseca always frames Turok in the boldest and coolest way, using every opportunity to show the reader how relentless and capable and cool the character is. If these characters and this setting get paired with plots that feel more unique then this title could have lots to offer. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 3, 2017

    If the comic embraces that craziness and sticks with it, this might be a series worth reading. But for the moment? Eh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Aug 18, 2017

    Cover - I take a variant where turok jump on a saurian squad ... Very nice & fun 2/2 Writing - I think it's a good way to enter in this now world. It's not very original the fact to make himself prisoner to go on prison. But the fact that wasn't for free someone is a good idea. I like also the fact he isn't really a hero, and I really like the Duo who will help him. 2/3 Arts - Well, that was perfect. I didn't find a flaw anywhere. All characters is interesting and be love or hated right away. I think the arts have a part in that. And the dinosaure at the cliffhanger. That was very nice. 3/3 Feelings - I'm not disappointed but for telling the truth I never read Turok before. So this reboot his for me a fresh start, and I find it very cool 2/2 Some words about the back up. Unlike Turok I have read a story with Doctor Spektor before. I find this one very disappointing. But the writer isn't help by the fact I didn't read the first part of the story. And that I didn't like the arts.

  • 8.5
    Bill Blaze Aug 3, 2017

    This is good. The artwork is great. Nice colours.

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