I really enjoy reading Gold Key Comics. This Silver Age publisher produced comic books based on licensed characters and on its own original characters. One of the company's longer running heroes was Turok. Recently, I was surprised to find a 25 cent giant comic book featuring Turok, originally published in 1966. This fantastic find contains five reprints dating from 1956-1961 in which Turok and his young friend Andar valiantly fight prehistoric creatures in the Lost Valley. In the first story, "Secret of the Giants", Turok and Andar face a giant man who is terrorizing the local natives. Next, our brave heroes confront and become sacrifices to "God of the Bog". Is the god real or ?. The next tale, "Valley of the Vines" is the cover feature and my favorites in this issue. This yarn has it all - a rampaging killer dinosaur, an unfriendly tribe chieftain, and voracious vines.Action and trouble aplenty. "The Horned Rogue" is a mad triceratops viciously destroying everything in its path. Can our heroic pair use their wits and win the help of a local tribe in subduing this awesome terror? The last tale, "Perilous Voyage" has Turok and Andar help a tribe return to their homeland from an isolated island. Dinosaurs featured are mainly aquatic, a nice change of pace from the usually featured land reptiles. Three artist contributed art to the excellent stories - Bob Fujitani (Doctor Solar), Ray Bailey (Undersea Agent), and Lee Elias (Black Cat). All stories were scripted by Dell great, Paul S. Newman. The cover art was by Morris Gollub. The ferocity of the tyrannosaurus(eyes, teeth, and bulk) and the intensity on our heroes' faces on the cover are well done. Terrific reading experience!
The only Gold Keys I ever read were some old Star Trek issues. I always like to see the old painted covers, though.