Monster of the Day #769

Nom nom nom.

  • Ericb

    I’d love to see Turok vs. Kirock. Oh, and the T-Rex Turok looks like he’s been benchpressing some rocks over the many millenia.

  • Gamera977

    Or is it a giant Allosaurus – T-rex didn’t have that many fingers or much of forearms at all.

  • Flangepart

    Thinkin’ the same thing. Must bench press a Triceritops every morning.

  • Ericb

    Well, neither of them had thumbs or broad shoulders either.

  • Gamera977

    Yeah, still the artist’s knowledge of dinosaur anatomy is somewhat better than the spiders Ken posted a week or so ago ;)

  • bgbear_rnh

    If everything in sight is destroyed in a lost valley, will anyone ever know?

  • sandra

    I like the way its drooling ! If those guys don’t figure out to aim for the eye or the inside of the mouth pretty soon, they’re lunch !

  • Rock Baker

    Well, Turok and Andar coated their arrows in poison from a flower they discovered, so as long as they hit their target…..

  • Rock Baker

    Coolest comic book series of all time, bar none.

  • Ken_Begg

    Out in a hardcover reprint series by Dark Horse, who tends to do things right.

  • Greenhornet

    This cover just demands a caption contest!
    Then again, it somehow makes me think of a DENTIST ad.

  • Flangepart

    Of course, that meant they were REALLY careful handling the arrows…
    “Ow…Oh, S$#%!”
    “Nice knowing ya, Kid…”

  • Eric Hinkle

    Someone reprinted Turok? I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that.

    And on a related point, did Turok and his pal ever escape Lost Valley?

  • Rodford Smith

    IIRC, they did once but for some reason (forgotten with the passage of time) they had to go back in.

  • Sandy Petersen

    Dinosaurs didn’t have thumbs. Nor were their forelegs muscled like a human’s. Nor did theropods ever have more than 3 claws on the front limbs. Today I pay the penalty for a lifetime of interest in dinosaurs – the inability just to enjoy a cool dino-picture. I must pick it apart. woe is me.

  • The Rev.

    Isn’t Ceratosaurus an exception to the three finger thing? Pretty sure it had four.

  • Ericb

    From wikipedial:
    “Shortened forelimbs in relation to hind legs was a common trait among theropods, most notably in the abelisaurids (such as Carnotaurus) and the tyrannosaurids (such as Tyrannosaurus). This trait was, however, not universal: spinosaurids had well developed forelimbs, so also did many coelurosaurs. One genus, Xuanhanosaurus, has also been claimed to have been quadrupedal because of its comparatively robust forelimbs, but this is no longer thought to be likely.[18]

    The hands are also very different among the different groups; the most common is an appendage consisting of 3 fingers, the digits I, II and III (or possibly II, III and IV)[19] with sharp claws. Some basal theropods (Herrerasaurus, Eoraptor) had 4 digits, and also a reduced metacarpal V. Ceratosaurians usually had 4 digits, while most tetanurans had 3.”