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Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, The Devil's Thoughts #3 Comic Book

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Devil's Thoughts, Chapter Three

Date of Publication
October 1992
Cover Price

Our Rating:
3 stars


Charles Moore
Steve Stiles
Steve Stiles
Marcus Rollie
Tony Harris
Cover Penciler

Comic Book Synopsis / Plot

Written by Peter Silvestro

Doc Savage battles the serpent underwater, finally using a concealed explosive to defeat the monster, and makes his way into the temple. Devaraja is stirring his followers to revolution. The villains have a falling-out and Hanoi Shan murders Valmont, and is in turn killed by the Devaraja for his trouble. Doc meets Danielle and she explains Shan’s and Valmont’s lust for power, leaving Doc to realize her own desire for wealth. Meanwhile, Doc’s aides have linked up with King Norivong who is leading a counter-insurgency, and pretend to be prisoners to infiltrate the rebels’ temple. As the two groups clash, Doc confronts the Devaraja and uses the madman’s own electrical weapon against him. Danielle tries to flee with the country’s treasury, against Doc’s pleas, and is swallowed by a giant serpent. The revolution has been quelled, King Norivong’s throne is secured, but Doc, his first love gone sour, decides to recuperate at the Fortress of Solitude. Meanwhile, back in New York, Clark Savage Sr. is warned by gang boss Meyer Wolfsheim to stay out of his business. Savage tells Hubert Robertson about his plans for his son, unaware they are being stalked by a Mayan warrior with red-painted fingers….



Peter Silvestro (February 15, 2010)
a) Doc can hold his breath for eight minutes; b) Doc implies his first sexual experience was with Danielle Bouvier; it must have been at the Hidalgo Trading Company in issue 1; c) Monk is carrying a an issue of WEIRD TALES; d) the villain’s name is Devajara in issue 1 and Devaraja in 2 and 3; e) what happened to the rebel leader Jayara? He vanished somewhere along the line; f) the final panels are a lead-in to the events of the first pulp novel, THE MAN OF BRONZE; g) issue also includes “Bronze Mail,” a letters column.

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By Peter Silvestro
Satisfying wrap-up to the miniseries feels like one of the old pulps with its apocalyptic edge, though a bit rushed. And this fan thrilled at that ending which dovetails nicely with THE MAN OF BRONZE. Rollie continues DeLay’s color scheme, and its attendant problems (why is page 11 all green?). Final note: the inclusion of a character from THE GREAT GATSBY was a nice touch.

Score: 3 (out of 5)