Friday, April 29, 2016
Number 1886: Turok goes 'round 'n' 'round
The story is credited by the Grand Comics Database to Gaylord Dubois for the script, and Bob Correa and John Celardo for the artwork.
I have mentioned before I never read any of the comic book revivals of Turok, but I did come across a 2008 animated movie of Turok. The full movie is on YouTube, no less. (As I write this, anyway. If you are reading this post later and encounter a black screen, it is YouTube’s fault, not mine.) The storyline of the original comics is too simple for modern tastes, so this is gorier and has a revisionist story bringing the heroes into the lost valley. I think the look of the characters in animation is uninspiring, but I'm not the target audience for the film.
I give praise to the people who made the film for using Native American actors for the voices, including Adam Beach, Adam Gifford, Irene Bedard, Michael Horse, and Russell Means, among others.