February 9, 2014

Review: Turok Issue 1

Dinosaurs are the least of Turok's problems in the tragedy-filled debut issue!

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Mirko Colak

Your favorite dinosaur-fighting Native American hero returns but Pak places in a different kind of conflict though, one that doesn't test his strength but his soul. It's difficult to label Turok Dinosaur Hunter issue one as an origin story as only scant details of his tragic past are revealed. Instead Pak turns things around for our protagonist placing at the crossroads of his past and his destiny.  If anything, this story wades into American history a bit more than focus again on his dinosaur battles of the past.  Only a few parts of the dialogue bothered me but I found Pak's tale intriguing, especially the closing scenes that reveal another form of trouble for Turok and his tribe. 

With lush forest and nature scenes, Colak's work is visual treat for all to enjoy. It's a simple style that isn't too much on the eyes and really does transport to that time in history. Unfortunately, the color work washes away the scenes at times, making it difficult to distinguish the characters.  Even in the flashback scenes, it was hard to discern past from present. I'd prefer solid colors, like in the closing scenes, as backgrounds. 

Final Verdict: 7/10

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