Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #8 Review

Will Turok really have to go to war? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

Can a dinosaur-riding Native American stop the Mongol invasion of North America in 1210 AD? Or will our hero switch sides — and become the Khan of the New World? Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to the WEST TOWARDS HOME storyline — and the revelation of the destiny of Turok, Dinosaur Hunter, and Altani, Captain of the Mongol skyriders!

Turok08CovSubscriptLeeTurok: Dinosaur Hunter brings it’s second arc to it’s conclusion, with the war that has been promised coming to a head. Though events spiral to their conclusion a little too quickly, the build-up to this issue’s climax, and the general excitement throughout made it an utterly thrilling ride, leaving me curious as to where the series will go next.

Greg Pak has done a wonderful job of bringing Turok to a modern audience, whilst at the same time keeping the historic setting. Continuing to build on this, he manages to give a very engaging conclusion to this arc, with the interaction between Turok and Altani being utterly gripping. Despite this it was Turok’s strong characteristics that really stole the show, with his solution to the events showing his true heroism.

Takeshi Miyazawa has blown my mind with his artwork on Turok, giving some sensational visuals over this arc. Not failing to deliver here, he once again gives some spectacular panels, with his fluid pencils and bold ink being very striking. His dynamic layouts also give a dramatic flair to these climactic events. Luigi Anderson‘s colours also give an extra layer of depth to this issue, with his soft palette adding a fabulous overtone.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #8 is the exciting end that this second arc deserved, with the creative utilising prior events to the best of their ability. It also has some great character development, with Turok once again showing us why he’s not your normal hunter. Highly recommended.

  • + Turok shows his true colours in this tale.
  • + Greg Pak brings things to an exciting climax.
  • + Takeshi Miyazawa's art is simply amazing.
  • - Felt a little too quick at times.

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