Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #6 Review

Turok finally finds where is parents were from but is he happy with what he’s found? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

GREG PAK (Batman/Superman, Action Comics, Code Monkey Save World) & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (Code Monkey Save World) reunite for a vision of Turok you NEVER saw coming! Who are the strange female warriors from the West? Who are their masters? And HOW have they tamed flying dinosaurs…!?

Turok06CovSubscriptionLeeHaving set up the premise for it’s latest story Turok: Dinosaur Hunter moves forward in a dramatic fashion with the events causing Turok a bit of a dilemma. Following straight on from where last issue left off Turok finds himself in the land his parents were from. This revelation along with his dinosaur taming skill quickly turned Turok from prisoner to Captain of their Cavalry. This along with other great developments have me excited for this story’s future and if it proves as good as this I for one will be happy.

Greg Pak has taken a different approach with this latest story as thought the overall concept and style is the same the tone is very different. Being dramatic throughout Pak manages to give a sombre feel as despite there being some impactful developments they weren’t overpowering. He also manages to build the foundations for an inevitable war with Altani’s people hell bent on defeating the tribe Turok’s recently aligned himself with. This intense development however isn’t what captivated me most as the mysterious background proved much more intriguing.

Takeshi Miyazawa‘s intense artwork continues to amaze with his striking pencils perfectly matching the tone of this story. The detail of Miyazawa’s art is to a high standard as though there are a few rough patches the charming tone of the characters and beautiful scenery more than make up. The layout also proves amazing with having a lot of depth as well as giving a smooth flow to the story. Miyazawa also manages to add a lot of emotion and tension to the story through facial expressions with Turok’s in particular showing the change in tone.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter once again proves to be a fabulous read with it proving that the Golden Key revival was a good move by Dynamite. Highly recommended.

  • + Bring on the war!
  • + Greg Pak gives a sombre yet dramatic script.
  • + Takeshi Miyazawa’s intense art strikes the right notes.
  • - Would've loved to have seen more of Altani.

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