Wandering The Lost Valley In Turok #3

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

A mysterious man appears and easily slays a dinosaur with a powerful energy gun. Meanwhile, Turok, Andar, and Captain Connors, and the cavalrymen are saved from the Neanderthals by a mysterious woman. After getting them to safety, she reveals her name to be Sarah Nathaniel. Sarah has been in this place, which she calls the Lost Valley, for over a year. She claims to be from the year 2019, and she seems to know a lot about the animals which plague our heroes. She talks of a crystal pyramid that she hasn’t been able to reach yet, but she may be able to with help. Turok hopes that this structure may be connected to the mysterious portal which brought everyone to the Lost Valley.

Turok #3 cover by Rags Morales with Jorge Sutil
Turok #3 cover by Rags Morales with Jorge Sutil

Turok #3 introduces a new character into the drama with Sarah Nathaniel. She offers insight and explanation into the mysterious Lost Valley and the dangers that lurk within it.

Consequently, there is a fair amount of exposition in this issue, but it’s handled deftly and doesn’t lag down the plot or action very much. Sarah gives Turok and the others guidance, and it leads us towards the crystal pyramid objective.

Turok still provides plenty of gripping action in this issue. Dinosaurs and Neanderthals plague the lost valley, and our heroes cannot get anywhere without swimming through a horde of prehistoric creatures.

Turok #3 art by Roberto Castro, Salvatore Aiala, and letterer A Larger World Studios' Troy Peteri
Turok #3 art by Roberto Castro, Salvatore Aiala, and letterer A Larger World Studios’ Troy Peteri

Roberto Castro’s artwork is once again gritty and classic. It lends itself to the intense action and winding adventure depicted on the page, and Castro depicts it all clearly and in a manner that grips the reader. Salvatore Aiala’s color art pops well in how well-contrasted it is, and it looks damn good.

Turok #3 is another strong and fast-moving issue for this return series. Action and adventure abounds, and the artwork of Castro and Aiala bring strong visuals to the page. This comic gets a recommendation. Check it out.

Turok #3 comes to us from writer Ron Marz, artist Roberto Castro, color artist Salvatore Aiala, letterer A Larger World Studios’ Troy Peteri, cover artist Rags Morales with Jorge Sutil, and variant cover artist Butch Guice with Dan Brown.

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