Turok no 97

série: Heroïc-Fantasy
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Western Publishing
genre: Heroic-Fantasy
classement: carton131
date: 1975
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 4 €
critère: 0
remarques: Turok No. 97, full color, dated July 1975
featuring the adventures of Turok, son of stone,
being an Indian living in a pre-historic world
with two-headed monsters (in fact tyrannosaurus rex)
which stalk Lost Valley
and in addition the sky gods are angry

>> nothing of great interest
neither for the script nor for the design

>> this issue collected here
as a representative sample of the serie

Turok is a fictional American comic book character
that first appeared in books published
by Western Publishing through licensee Dell Comics,
he first appeared in four Color Comics #596 (October/November 1954),
after a second four color appearance (#656 October 1955),
the character graduated to his own title: Turok, Son of Stone (#3 March–May 1956)
published by both Dell and then Gold Key Comics from 1956 to 1982,
subsequently, he appeared in titles published by Valiant Comics,
Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Comics.

the character also inspired a popular video game series,
starting with Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, published by Acclaim Entertainment in 1997

the original comic, titled Turok, son of stone, was illustrated by Rex Maxon,
the writer-creator credit for the characters of Turok and Andar is disputed,
with historians citing Matthew H. Murphy, Gaylord Du Bois and Paul S. Newman
as the feature's earliest writers.

the Western Publishing version of Turok was a pre-Columbian Native American
(identified as Mandan in the first issue, on page 21 and 32 of Dell Four Color #596)
who, along with his brother, Andar, became trapped
in an isolated canyon valley populated by dinosaurs
which they refer to in general as "hoppers", "monsters"
and more often than not, beginning in Dell issue number 9, page 35
as "honkers", as well as by their most obvious characteristics
(tyrannosaurs are called "runners", pterosaurs are called "flyers",
velociraptors are "screamers", plesiosaurs are "sea demons",
triceratops are "rammers", etc.),
the Du Bois stories involve Turok and Andar seeking a way out of the canyon,
Du Bois was influenced by his visits to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
and developed the "Lost Valley" from his visits to the area

after two appearances in four color #596 and #656,
the title ran 27 issues (#3–29) published by Dell Comics (1956–62);
then issues #30–125 (1962–80) from Gold Key Comics;
and finally issues #126–130 (1981–82) under Western's Whitman Comics imprint

the first Turok one-shot (four color #596) was originally written
by Du Bois as a young Hawk story,
young Hawk was an earlier native American comic book feature Du Bois created
which appeared in Dell's the Lone Ranger comic book serie
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