(March-May 1957)

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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Dell
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Turok, Son of Stone / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mo Gollub (painting)
Inks
Mo Gollub (painting)
Colors
Mo Gollub (painting)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Turok; Andar; Stegosaurus
Synopsis
Andar cowers behind Turok who wields a spiked ball-headed war-club to ward off a curious Stegosaurus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Pete von Sholly via the GCD Error List, 28 April 2005.

Brontosaurus (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
"Bronty" the Brontosaurus
Synopsis
Information about Brontosaurus the dinosaur. Four illustrated panels with captions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."

Friend of the Wolf (Table of Contents: 2)

Turok, Son of Stone / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bob Correa
Inks
Bob Correa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Turok; Andar; Ski-Yu (their pet wolf pup); Nahunk; Lanok
Synopsis
Chief Nahunk is angry at Ski-Yu, who chewed his new axe handle. Turok, Andar and Ski-Yu depart the mesa rather than have conflict with their friends of the mesa. A cave leads to a different canyon. Ski-Yu drives off an inquisitive Stegasaurus, saving a frightened stone-age woman and her child. She tells her tribe, who bring presents of food to Turok and Andar. They now have new friends.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Indicative of the series' origin as an intended dinosaur valley one-shot of "Young Hawk" (the "Lone Ranger" comic book series' back-up feature about an American Indian youth, Young Hawk, and his companion, Little Buck), this story begins, "In a prehistoric canyon, Turok and Andar -- two Indian youths ..." The artists had long since established Turok as an adult. As to whether Du Bois knew Turok was being presented as an adult: Du Bois wrote the stories well in advance of their being published, and it was the practice to communicate with his editor, not the artist. Du Bois: "I have nothing to do with choosing the artist, as he is chosen by the Art Editor. The artist is free to use or not to use my instructions for each panel. Sometimes he changes the picture I described, to suit his own idea or that of the Art Editor." For all we know, Du Bois was writing the stories for Turok #7 about Turok and Andar as Young Hawk and Little Buck by other names, unaware of the artistic change of age that had taken place in the title character. Young Hawk was a boy. Turok was (in the illustrations depicting him) an adult. ~ D. Porta.
Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Lotor Goes House Hunting (Table of Contents: 3)

Lotor / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal
Characters
Lotor the Raccoon
Synopsis
A cloudburst floods Lotor's den. He leads his family out. Dinosaurs attack. Lotor beats one dinosaur; they run from another. Mother raccoon selects a tree with a hole in it for the family. "Mother has picked the prize apartment this time! No floods can drown it. No snoopy reptiles can crawl inside!"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."

Tusks of the Mammoth (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; historical
Synopsis
The village expels Ontok the hunter because Boromp, the mad bull Mammoth, seeks revenge against Ontok, who wounded him. Ontok promises to return to the village with Boromp's tusks; he tricks Boromp off a cliff.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Written by Gaylord Du Bois as: "Tusks of the Mastedon."
Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."

The Angry River (Table of Contents: 5)

Turok, Son of Stone / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bob Correa
Inks
Bob Correa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Turok; Andar; Ski-Yu (their dog)
Synopsis
Water-carriers from the people of the mesa are attacked by a T-Rex as they fetch water below. Turok and Andar fell the T-Rex, but savages attack from upstream. The T-Rex revives, and the raiders retreat. Turok and Andar visit the people of the mesa ("The whole mesa top is a big garden, Turok; THAT'S what they needed all the water for"), then trail the raiders to a natural rock formation, a bridge spanning the gorge. The raiders have amassed a war-party. T-Rex appears. A flash-flood wipes out the bridge, dinosaurs, and the war-party.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."
This story begins, "Turok and Andar, Indian youths ..." See note at "Friend of the Wolf," above. ~ D. Porta. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Secret of Fire (Table of Contents: 6)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Speculates on the origin and development of prehistoric man's use of fire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.
Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."

Dimetrodon (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Dimetrodon bites Edapohosaurus' nape.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Turok, Son of Stone
  2. 1. Brontosaurus
  3. 2. Friend of the Wolf
    Turok, Son of Stone
  4. 3. Lotor Goes House Hunting
    Lotor
  5. 4. Tusks of the Mammoth
  6. 5. The Angry River
    Turok, Son of Stone
  7. 6. The Secret of Fire
  8. 7. Dimetrodon
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