Turok is a Native American warrior who fights dinosaurs. He was originally created by Dell Comics in 1954 as "Turok, Son of Stone," with his first appearance in Four Color Comics #596. The character later moved to Gold Key Comics, and went out of publication for many years until Valiant Comics bought the license.
Turok was introduced as part of the Valiant Universe in 1992, along with two other Gold Key characters Magnus, Robot Fighter and Solar, Man of the Atom. His Valiant series Turok, Dinosaur Hunter lasted 48 issues until Acclaim Comics rebooted the universe and character in 1996 to better suit their licensed video games. They published several new Turok comics and launched a series of successful Turok games. The license for Turok would later move to Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.
Characters in Comic Books
Featured characters are listed in bold.
Valiant Comics Era (1991-1996)
Acclaim Comics Era (1996-2002)
- Pal’Seg’Na’Saquin (1st Turok)
- Ka’Dahn / The Softwind (5th Century)
- Tal’Set / The Valiant One (19th Century)
- Greyhawk Fireseed / Sgt. Turok / The Warslave (WWII)
- Thomas Fireseed / The Atomic Cub (1945-72)
- John Fireseed / The Forsaken One (1972-82)
- Carl Fireseed / The Secondary (1982-97)
- Joshua Fireseed / Turok / Coyote Knight (current)
- Yanik Fireseed / The Fragment Son (3,020 A.D.)
Characters in Other Media
- Tal’Set (Acclaim Entertainment)
- Joshua Fireseed (Acclaim Entertainment)
- Danielle Fireseed (Acclaim Entertainment)
- Joseph Fireseed (Acclaim Entertainment)
- Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (Volume 1) #0-47 · (July, 1993 - August, 1996)
- The Original Turok, Son of Stone #1-2 · (April, 1995 - May, 1995)
- Turok Quarterly
- Turok, Timewalker: Seventh Sabbath #1-2 · (August, 1997 - September, 1997)
- Turok (Volume 1) #1-4 · (March, 1998 - June, 1998)
- Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Comic Book Magazine · (October, 1998)
- Turok 2: Adon’s Curse Comic Book Magazine · (October, 1998)
- Turok/Shadowman #1 · (February, 1999)
- Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion #1 · (September, 2000)
- Turok: Evolution #1 · (August, 2002)
No publications by Valiant Entertainment (VEI).
- Turok (video game series)
Note: All games were published by Acclaim Entertainment except Turok (from 2008) that was published by Touchstone Games and Turok: Escape from the Lost Valley (from 2019) that was published by Universal Studios. They are listed here only for the sake of completeness, as they have nothing to do with Valiant.
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