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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-88469) human ghost

Occupation: Dinosaur hunter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Samantha (last name unrevealed)

Enemies: Dinosaurs for Hire (Archie, Cyrano, Lorenzo, Reese), Professor Tyrell, unidentified female victim

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-88469);
   formerly jungle (location unrevealed)

First Appearance: Dinosaurs for Hire II#7 (August, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Armed with a bow-and-arrow, tomahawk and machete, Turret was apparently proficient at hunting dinosaurs, killing people who stood in his way. He usually lived in a jungle, and was very fit and muscular. In his mortal form, he was very proficient at archery, able to shoot multiple arrows at once. He appeared to be Native American.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Dinosaurs for Hire II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Formerly based in a jungle, Turret traveled to Manhattan armed only with basic weaponry to continue hunting dinosaurs (perceiving it his destiny, for unrevealed reasons). His targets were the intelligent dinosaur-shaped mercenaries Archie, Cyrano, Lorenzo and Reese (collectively Dinosaurs for Hire).

(Dinosaurs for Hire II#7) - Stalking the Manhattan rooftops, Turret watched a woman ably defend herself against three muggers. Impressed, he introduced himself but, seeing himself a villain, he shot her with an arrow. Nearby, the gun-toting Dinosaurs for Hire were hunting a ghost named Samantha, who was harassing guests at a hotel while dressed in a negligee. Turret first shot at the triceratops-featured Lorenzo and, thinking him killed, then went after the stegosaurus-styled Reese, but had to retreat due to gunfire. The two opponents smashed through a wall and landed in the hotel pool; damage quickly drained the pool. Samantha, keen to repay Reese for injuring him earlier, distracted Turret, who was knocked out by Reese. Archie, the tyrannosaur type, then squashed him, killing the hunter. Turret soon appeared as a ghost and he embraced Samantha with a passionate kiss, drifting away.



Comments: Created by Tom Mason, Leonard Kirk, and Ter Pallot.

Turret is a clear parody of Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (then published by Valiant). Shown below, the "parody enhanced" cover of this issue of D4H directly references the chromium-enhanced cover of Valiant's Turok #1 (itself a revival of Dell's Turok, Son of Stone (1956)). Unfortunately, you might find Turok in the $1 bins now, a victim of the early '90s collector craze, but it was one of the nicest covers I'd seen back then - a real eye-popper. I think it's fairly safely ASSumed that Turret, like Turok, was Native American.

Dinosaurs for Hire #7 Valiant's Turok #1

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Turret has no known connections to:

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Dinosaurs for Hire II#7, p15 (main image)
   p8, pan2 (headshot)

Dinosaurs for Hire II#7 (August, 1993) - Tom Mason (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Ter Pallot (inks), Roland Mann (editor)

First posted: 10/12/2018
Last updated:02/18/2022

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