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Alberto Giolitti's art brought the story to vivid lifeMarch 23 2015
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My answer to "How is the author's writing?" above is actually referring to the interior artwork of the masterful Alberto Giolitti, not the writing which--though fully adequate for the story--was not spectacular. There's no dropdown selection for the artist. Turok had a few different artist--Alberto Giolitti was the super good one who did most of them after a certain point (the artists were rarely credited back then). His superb anatomy, landscapes, cloudscapes, fauna and flora, really stood out among the others. Alberto Giolitti's art brought the story to vivid life. Anyways, I've always liked the story of the two Indians (played by white actors--Hah!) searching endlessly for a way out of the dangerous dinosaur-packed Lost Valley, while marveling at Giolitti's fantastic art. Though the Gold key and Dell stories such as Turok were of an imaginative nature, they were always so much more believable to me as a youngster than the frenetic, gaudy, super-powered circuses which began elbowing in throughout the 60's and clamoring loudly for attention. I could identify so much more with dinosaurs, hidden lands of mystery and living by one's own (non-superpowered) wits than I could with heroes who could stretch like taffy, turn into a flame, or become invisible and the like. Now days I do find enjoyment with all sorts of graphic stories, including even the occasional superhero, but the old sci-fi/adventure comics such as Turok, Space Family Robinson, Flash Gordon, Mighty Samson, are still among my favorites. I'm so happy to see Dark Horse republishing them.