Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #7 Review

Will Turok manage to train the dinosaurs of Cahokia? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

Turok the Mighty Dinosaur Hunter finally discovers the great mound city of his cursed parents, where he’s welcomed with open arms and offered protection from the savage lizards hiding in the forests. But when the flying Mongols of Genghis Khan come to offer a partnership…which side will Turok choose? Don’t miss this amazing chapter by superstar GREG PAK (Batman/Superman, Action Comics) and TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (Code Monkey Save World)!

Turok07CovSubscriptLeeHow to Train Your Pet… Dinosaur? That’s right fanboys, this issue sees Turok: Dinosaur Hunter turn into Turok: Dinosaur Trainer, as he gets tasked with training the Cahokian dinosaurs in preparation to fight the Mongolians. The ramifications behind this development, along with Turok’s integration with the Cahokian people take this series to new heights, with the climax of this issue setting up the stories conclusion brilliantly.

Greg Pak has been impressing me since day one on this series, as though there have been some less than stellar moments, the series has a whole has been very exciting. It is however the developments that Pak has introduces throughout this recent story that has hooked me the most, with the character development he puts into Turok, along with the general build-up allowing for intense moments. We also get superb dialogue, with the mixture of fun and serious tones allowing for an enjoyable read.

The intense artwork from Takeshi Miyazawa has really captured my attention over the last few issues, as despite there being a lack of detail in certain panels, the general warm feeling counteracts this in a huge way. Having a charming tone throughout, Miyazawa delivers a dynamic layout to the events, with his bold inks adding yet another layer of fines. Luigi Anderson‘s colours also give more depth and charm to Miyazawa’s art, with his soft palette being very eye catching.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter reaches the penultimate issue of it’s second arc, showing more depth to the Turok character, and setting up a war. Highly recommended.

  • + Turok grows to care about the people of Cahokia.
  • + Greg Pak gives us gripping dialogue.
  • + Charming art from Takeshi Miyazawa.
  • + Setting up a war.

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