Ed and Jim return to bring us a comic-book retrospective of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter which was first released all the way back in 1993.
Before Acclaim acquired the Valiant business, Valiant had released 53 issues, some of which include Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #0–47, Original Turok: Son of Stone #1–2, the Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Yearbook in 1994, and the Turok the Hunted miniseries, which consisted of just two issues and was published in 1996.
Turok is a Native American from the 18th century. His abode in a remote valley became known as “the Lost Lands,” a place where monsters, dinosaurs, and aliens thrived and where “time has no meaning.” The passage of time in the Lost Lands is disrupted by a cosmic aberration, causing it to move in a continuous cycle (which means that while millions of years pass outside of it, inside it, time barely moves at all). The Lost Lands serve as the primary location of the major antagonist, Mothergod, a psychopathic creature with superpowers. Mean old Mothergod also transforms dinosaurs into “bionisaurs” by implanting them with technology that increases their level of intellect.
Turok also inspired the popular first-person shooter video game published by Acclaim for the Nintendo 64 console and Microsoft Windows (released in 1997).