Tor: A Prehistoric Odyssey

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A gritty, primal adventure by legendary writer/artist Joe Kubert!

Driven into exile by his own people, young caveman Tor stuggles to survive alone in a perilous world. But Tor also struggles for answers to the questions that have plagued humankind for eons -- why are we here? Is violence the only answer? is there more to life than suffering and survival?

His quest will take him deep inside a mysterious mountain -- a dark land filled with ...

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Overview

A gritty, primal adventure by legendary writer/artist Joe Kubert!

Driven into exile by his own people, young caveman Tor stuggles to survive alone in a perilous world. But Tor also struggles for answers to the questions that have plagued humankind for eons -- why are we here? Is violence the only answer? is there more to life than suffering and survival?

His quest will take him deep inside a mysterious mountain -- a dark land filled with strange peoples, evolving animals, and death at every turn. And while Tor must fight these battles alone, he will find some new friends along the way -- all the time coming a step closer to what it means to be truly human.

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Tor, a caveman, is beaten and exiled from his village. Having no place to go and no supplies, he begins to wander. Soon he hears cries; when he follows them, he happens upon a small apelike boy who is tied to a rock. When he sees a crocodilelike creature coming for the child, he battles the monster and saves the boy. Tor and the boy are then set upon by a village of apelike creatures who explain through drawings that the child was a sacrifice to keep other monsters away. Tor is pitted in a fight against this "monster," only to find that he is simply an outcast because of his appearance. Tor then finds a mate, a bare-breasted woman who is also an outcast. In the remaining chapters, he battles prehistoric creatures to protect himself, the child he saved, and his mate, all the while learning that he is not alone in being misunderstood. A foreword by comic writer Roy Thomas tells the history of Tor. The artwork takes its inspiration from the pulp comics of its time. While the illustrations are often rough, this technique seems only to add to the tone and feel of the story.—Valerie Davis, Campbell County Public Library, Newport, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401221492
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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