Following along with The Sovereigns and the new Magnus series, Dynamite has announced the return of Turok in a new series from writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Hyperion) and artist Álvaro Sarraseca (Witchblade). With the debut issue set for release in August 2, 2017, Turok #1 also features a bonus Doc Spektor back-up story by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X, G.I. Joe) and Dylan Burnett (Weavers).
Originally published by Gold Key Comics from 1954 through 1982, Turok, Son of Stone chronicled the adventures of a young Native American man in the 18th century, who finds himself deep in the Carlsbad canyons where he must confront “ancient forms of life which have disappeared from all other parts of the world.” Since the original comic book run, Turok continued at several comic publishers before finding its home at Dynamite Entertainment in 2014. In additional to the 2014 and now 2017 eponymous series, the character has also appeared in Dynamite’s Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult, Gold Key: Alliance, and The Sovereigns.
In the latest Turok adventure, the fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire-part dinosaur, part man, all bad-news-have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious dinosaur hunter Turok is willing or able to stand against them! But right now, Turok only cares about one thing: tracking down a mysterious missing girl that could hold all of the clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed from the fantastical prehistoric land readers know and love.
Writer Chuck Wendig says, “I wasn’t sure initially about tackling Turok because I wanted to do such a weird and wonderful story world justice — but then, while talking with Dynamite Senior Editor Matt Idelson about all the stuff going on in the real world, an idea hit me in the chest like one of Turok’s arrows. I’m excited to come on board and to hopefully bring something different to the story and to the character, while also keeping the spirit of what makes Turok awesome. And I’m hoping everyone enjoys reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!”
The debut issue of Turok features covers by Aaron Lopresti (Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman), interior artist Álvaro Sarraseca, Aaron Conley (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), and Andy Belanger (Southern Cross). Turok #1 will be solicited in the June 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in August.