(June-August 1957)

Dell, 1956 Series
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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.


Dinosaur of the Deep (Table of Contents)

Turok / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Turok; an elasmosaur
Synopsis
Turok fights an elasmosaur.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Duckbill and His Relatives (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Trachodon; Allosaurus
Synopsis
Five panel illustrations, with educational captions beneath, about Trachodon, the duckbilled dinosaur, and his relatives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dinosaur of the Deep (Table of Contents: 2)

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 pet wolf)
Synopsis
"Turok and Andar, American Indian youths, have found their way into a strange network of deep canyons in the Carlsbad area, where ancient forms of life still exist . . . They have found no way to get out " The earthquake has dammed the river, and water is rising to inundate Turok, Andar, and Ski-Yu, their pet wolf, who make a raft. They escape, and offer to transport the marooned cliff-dwellers to the mesa where the mesa-dwellers live. They fear the dinosaur that lives in the water, but they fear the rising water even more, and so Turok & Co. transport groups of them on the raft all day long. The mesa-dwellers, fearful of invasion, guard the cliff-top, entry to where there is food. Turok teaches them to fish, and they have some success, until the Water-Monster appears (Elasmosaur). Andar slips and falls into the water. Turok fights the dinosaur, and saves Andar. Elasmosaur returns and grabs a girl in its mouth, and Turok kills it. The dam breaks, the water level drops, and Turok & Co. depart. "Before long, the cliff dwellers can WALK home on dry land."
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title."
Working title was "Turok and the Water Monster."
Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Danger at the Nest (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Maxon
Inks
Rex Maxon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal
Characters
Mother Pteranodon; Hungry Dimetrodon
Synopsis
Hungry Dimetrodon climbs the tree toward food: the baby pteranodons that are just hatching. Mother Pteranodon lures him down, pretending to be wounded. She tears her wing, and cannot fly away; but she leaps off the cliff, and glides off. Later, healed, she returns to the nest, and finds new hungry hatchlings.
Reprints

The Search for Fire (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Paku
Synopsis
Paku watches the fire at the cave mouth during the snow storm as the hunters seek game. He drifts off to sleep, and a clump of snow falls on the fire extinguishing it. The hunters return with meat, and his father sends him out into the storm alone to find fire. He finds it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Turok Seeks the Trail to Freedom (Table of Contents: 5)

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); Wind Racer (their primitive horse)
Synopsis
Writer Gaylord Du Bois expands the Turok family to four, with the addition of Wind Racer, their horse. "Trapped in a deep canyon in the Carlsbad area of New Mexico, Turok and Andar, two Indian youths, have met ancient forms of life which have disappeared from all other parts of the world." They scale the cliff seeking escape from the canyon, only to find more cliffs. Andar snaps a ligament when he twists his ankle, and Turok goes in search of wood for a crutch. They are pre-columbian Indians, ignorant of the horse, which has not yet been introduced to the New World. Turok encounters primitive horses, his first encounter of an equine nature. He breaks the horse, so Andar can have "a four-legged crutch," and names it Wind Racer. Meanwhile, Andar and Ski-Yu fight off a Dimetrodon. They all take refuge in a boxed in area. Turok scales the cliff to the top, and freedom, out of the canyon at last! He reurns for Andar, an earthquake brings the canyon walls crashing, and escape is forever cut off. Ski-Yu and Wind Racer flee the tumbling rocks. Then, "Look, Andar! Wind Racer came back --- back to our camp! He is glad to see us!"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Tools of Early Men (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Early Man; Wife
Synopsis
Six panel illustrations with captions, depicting prehistoric people using the stone chopper for domestic tasks, turning it into a weapon with the addition of a handle; using flint spear blades for hunting; flint knives, bone needles, "and his wife made his clothes"; and carved antler spearheads for fishing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Free Game at Dairy Queen. Pickin'. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dinosaur of the Deep
    Turok
  2. 1. Duckbill and His Relatives
  3. 2. Dinosaur of the Deep
    Turok, Son of Stone
  4. 3. Danger at the Nest
  5. 4. The Search for Fire
  6. 5. Turok Seeks the Trail to Freedom
    Turok, Son of Stone
  7. 6. The Tools of Early Men
  8. 7. Free Game at Dairy Queen. Pickin'.
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