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Review: Turok, Son Of Stone #1

Turok returns to comics courtesy of Dark Horse.

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Turok returns to comics in Dark Horse's new familiar take on the characters. 

The Good 

First issues often take pages to set up the story and characters. Here, we jump right into the action. It's not everyday you get to read a comic with people getting shot by arrows and stabbed by spears. If you're looking for action mixed with some violence, you will find it here, but not in an over-the-top presentation. 
I only know Turok from the N64 video games and I assume we're witnessing the beginning of his story. We see the first encounter between Turok and Andar as they flee from the bad guys. Turok is clearly a warrior and will make difficult decisions at the drop of a hat, or arrow in this case.  
The art and writing feels true to what I'd imagine these characters reading like. There is a tiny bit of confusion as a new reader like me won't fully know who Turok is or why there are all these dinosaurs around. 
Also included is a reprint of Turok, Son of Stone #1 from 1954.  There seems to be some slight differences between Turok and Andar. This story explains more of the world they're in but we'll have to wait to see how it plays out in the new series. The story is simple, yet a fun read.

The Bad 

I mentioned the slight confusion with not knowing the background of Turok. While the art was nice, some of the scenes during the day felt a little too bright. Perhaps a little more background on what was going on in this "world" would have helped the story. 

The Verdict - 3.5/5 

I am interested to find out more about Turok. I feel I learned more from the reprint story than in the newer main story. It will be interesting to see how closely this version and the old version will be. I can't say I'm completely sold on reading a monthly Turok comic but perhaps once I see more dinosaur action and get more background information, I will be.