This book was my first exposure to the world of Turok and Andar. I would have been about 6 and a half years old when it hit spinner racks, but I have a feeling it was purchased by my parents as part of a 3-Pack (Whitman?) during a camping trip near Lake Placid during the summer of '79. I think that I'd recently seen a Saturday matinee of Valley of the Gwangi at the local rep theatre, so I was totally cool with the whole 'Humans and Dinosaurs, Together At Last!' vibe. Of course, I didn't realize that this was a reprint from 1971. Nor did I realize just how difficult a time I would have finding other issues of Turok. Distribution of non-funny animal Gold Key books was very spotty in my neighbourhood. None of that matter much to me, as I was completely enthralled with this comic. From the gorgeous and dynamic cover to the fantastic Giolitti artwork inside. I was completely sold on Turok and Andar's quest to escape this crazy valley. My copy went missing years ago, but I'm sure it's at the bottom of a box somewhere and I look forward to the day that I stumble upon it.
Groovy Christmases Past: 1974
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