Turok #1

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Roberto Castro Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

A new hero rises! Turok pursues his kidnapped brother... in the Badlands of the Old West! In the waning days of the Indian Wars, the U.S. cavalry has captured Andar, but Turok will stop at nothing to rescue him. But that quest will lead Turok, Andar and even the soldiers to a strange, lost land inhabited by creatures beyond their imaginations. This is Turok as you've never seen him before ... and Turok as you've always seen him! Written by acclaimed storyteller Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Witchblade), with exquisite art by Roberto Castro (Red Sojna, Flash Gordon).

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 7, 2019

    I'm invested enough right now to give the second issue a go when it releases next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Jan 12, 2019

    An action-packed first issue leading us to, well we knew where this was leading us to. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 10, 2019

    Turok #1is a welcoming first issue, inviting readers old and new on an exciting and fresh journey with one of the industry's oldest creations. The one thing this issue truly lacked was a sense of character development, but if Marz's track record is anything to go by, expect a good amount in the issues to come. Fast-paced and wholly engrossing,Turok #1is the dinosaur action book I've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jan 9, 2019

    Ultimately, a refreshingly fast paced comic with some solid art make Turok #1 a comic that's just begging to be read by any who are curious. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 9, 2019

    A well-paced, action-oriented first issue,Turok (2019-) #1 generates great momentum and wastes no time delivering the goods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 13, 2019

    Cowboys. Indians. Dinosaurs. What's not to love? Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 20, 2019

    I would consider this issue worth picking up, but it's hard to say if it gave me anything to make me want to keep reading the series besides that last page, is one page enough? With that many dinosaurs present I'd say yes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jan 8, 2019

    This is a fun fresh start for fans like me who grew up digging Turok but have dropped him in recent years. Even readers who are unfamiliar with the character will likely have a good time with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 10, 2019

    Turok isn't my favorite of these characters that Dynamite is working with but they've had some good concepts in the past. This incarnation has the flair of the familiar and sticks to it being pretty much all old west based at the opening here. Ron Marz captures it well with the plot elements while Roberto Castro delivers a lot of very good looking pages with the time and place clicking right. But it doesn't have a lot of meat on it to make it as big of a hook as it needs, though the final spread piece is definitely pretty nice and has me wanting to see more of Castro's dinosaurs. I'll be in for the run for some time as there's lots of potential here with the creative side and the character they're working with. But it's not the strongest of opening installments. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 8, 2019

    Turok debuts with an energetic first issue, which turns into a pretty bloody good time. Now,Turok #1 is not perfect; the story feels like it needed to be a lot longer to fully hold me and the art needs a little work. But, it also has me coming back for issue #2 so that is not for nothing either. Turok #1 has a lot to offer fans of the characters and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 10, 2019

    Though not as ambitious as the previous Turok reboots at Dynamite, this new incarnation is a fun, grounded introduction to the world before the claws really come out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jan 9, 2019

    All in all, it was a fine debut issue for this new volume of Turok. It’s a little light on story, but the intent and set-up for the rest of the series was there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jan 10, 2019

    This issue was a solid first introduction to the character of Turok. Now I start to wonder, does this character share the same timeline as previous characters? If this was Dynamite's first title for Turok I would assume that it was a fresh start. The fact they have published multiple titles with the name Turok, as well as him appearing in the limited series Gold Key: Alliance, makes me wonder. Also, there is a character I several panels which bears a striking resemblance to one whi appeared in Alliance. While I would prefer to see a new Turok unfettered by past incarnations, I am willing to take a wait and see attitude. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 9, 2019

    I understand that Marz is trying to build something new here, but nothing about this feels new. Castro isn’t a bad artist and hopefully, once he doesn’t have to draw the Colorado deserts, he’ll flourish. But Marz’ plotting really has to pick up the pace, too. While this book isn’t called “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter,” that’s what people are picking up the book expecting. It’s not a writer’s job to completely just give readers what they want, but this debut does nothing here to win readers over to this character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 13, 2019

    I had no idea that Turok was getting a relaunch and was pretty excited to see it on the shelves. Most know Turok from the N64 game. I remember the character from the 1990's series from Valiant. The truth of the matter is the character was introduced in 1954 through Dell Comics.

    This series is written by Ron Marz and illustrated by Roberto Castro. The setup for the series is simple enough and exciting throughout. The issue focuses on Turok's rescue of his brother from a group of soldiers. 

    The script is fun and the art is simply dynamite. I got a chuckle at seeing the soldiers encountering and dealing with dinosaurs thinking they were just overgrown lizards. 

    It's really funny considering how popular Dinos more

  • 7.0
    Comix Jan 10, 2019

  • 7.0
    mikesbr42 Jan 13, 2019

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