Thursday, January 31, 2013

When Comics were Great!

Man, they don't make 'em like this anymore. Back in the day when there were all kinds of comic books for all kinds of kids. Back in the day when people were still readers. Alas!

My copy of TUROK #8. I simply could not believe this cover when I was a kid. All I could do was stare at it. Looking at that cover stalled me from reading the book for quite a while.

My copy of TUROK #9.

I see this cover reproduced quite often. After this one, the style of art on the cover changed a bit. They were still painting, but they obviously switched to a different artist who wasn't quite as skilled as this guy.


MarkGelbart said...

I think Turok was one of the first comic books I ever saw when I was about 4 years old.

Of course, I looked at it so much I totally tore it to pieces.

It had a T-rex on the cover.

James Robert Smith said...

I honestly can't recall the first issue I ever saw. But it was likely a later issue than the ones I posted here. But as a kid who had access to literally hundreds of thousands of old comic books, it didn't take me long to find every single issue to date (at the time).

This comic was just so attuned to the dinosaur geek in all of us that it was a very big success for a very long time.