A Hero Or A Threat To Time Itself? Turok #4 Reviewed
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
We see Turok fighting a pack of human-like dinosaur soldiers and, while beating a retreat, falling into a portal. We then return to the scene of Turok, Andar, and the calvarymen facing the strange and futuristic-looking man in front of the pyramid. The man proclaims that he must kill Turok and fires an energy weapon at Turok, with Andar narrowly saving his life. The calvary’s weapons are unable to hurt the strange man, but Turok manages to fire a shot into a weak spot in the armor at the neck, and the man retreats into his temple. Turok follows him in, and the man has strange and frightening information for Turok.
Turok #4 sheds some light on what has been happening to Turok and why he’s in this place outside of time.
It’s a fast-moving and action-oriented issue as well. We open with Turok fighting dinosaur soldiers and jump to Turok and his companions fighting some kind of heavily-armed future soldier.
In other words, the comic earns an exposition dump by front-loading the action. It also helps that what the future-man tells Turok is interesting and bears a lot of unexpected implications for Turok.
Roberto Castro’s art gives a wonderfully gritty world for Turok and his companions. An abundance of line-detailing and shading provides the comic with both a classic look and one that emphasizes the action and dirt present in the world around Turok. Salvatore Aiala’s color art is vibrant yet balanced, making the natural world around the characters beautiful yet implicitly dangerous.
Turok #4 is another fast-moving and gripping issue for this Dynamite revival. We get a lot of action and a lot of revelations about our hero and his place in this world outside of worlds. It’s a fun read and easily earns a recommendation from yours truly. Check this one out.
Turok #4 comes to us from writer Ron Marz, artist Roberto Castro, color artist Salvatore Aiala, letterer Troy Peteri of A Larger World Studios, cover artist Rags Morales with Jorge Sutil, and variant cover artist Butch Guice with Dan Brown.
Final Score: 8/10