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Turok is a fictional American comic book character that first appeared in books published by Western Publishing through licensee Dell Comics. He first appeared in Four Color Comics #596 (October/November 1954). After a second Four Color appearance (#656 October 1955), the character graduated to his own title – Turok, Son of Stone (#3 March-May 1956) — published by both Dell and then Gold Key Comics from 1956 to 1982. Subsequently, he appeared in titles published by Valiant Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Comics.

The character also inspired a popular video game series, starting with Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, published by Acclaim Entertainment in 1997. Several sequels would be released in the following years for various gaming consoles.

Turok (series)

Turok is a series of first-person shooter video games based on the comic book character of the same name. It is set in a primitive world inhabited by dinosaurs and other creatures. The series was originally developed by Acclaim Studios Austin who originally named themselves as Iguana Entertainment and published by their publisher who acquired them in 1995 and who originally published the series, Acclaim Entertainment until they went bankrupt in September 2004 taking their developer with them. The series was then developed by Propaganda Games and published by Touchstone Games.

Turok (disambiguation)

Turok is a fictional American comic book character.

Turok may also refer to:

  • Turok (series), a series of first-person shooter video games based on the Turok comic book character
    • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, 1997 video game
    • Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs, 1997 video game
    • Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, 1998 video game
    • Turok: Rage Wars, 1999 video game
    • Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, 2000 video game
    • Turok: Evolution, 2002 video game
    • Turok (2008 video game)
    • Turok: Son of Stone, 2008 film
  • Ben Turok (born 1927), South African anti-apartheid activist
  • Neil Turok (born 1958), South African physicist, son of Ben Turok
Turok (video game)

Turok is a first-person shooter developed by Propaganda Games, and published by Touchstone Games and Disney Interactive Studios, originally for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2008. It was later ported on to Microsoft Windows in April 2008. A sequel was planned and developed for the Xbox 360 but it was cancelled before it was even officially announced.

The game is loosely based on the comic book series of the same title and is unrelated to the story and setting of previous Turok video games. Players assume the role of Native American space marine Joseph Turok, who is part of a team sent to a remote planet to apprehend his previous commanding officer, General Roland Kane, now a wanted war criminal. After crash landing, Turok discovers this planet is home to all manner of dinosaurs, and must fight both the predatory creatures and Kane's private army on his mission to take down his former mentor.