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Doc Savage: the Spiders Web #1 Comic Book

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Title:

(No title given)

Date of Publication
December 2015
Cover Price
$3.99

Our Rating:
4 stars

Credits:

Chris Roberson
Writer
Cezar Razek
Penciler
Cezar Razek
Inker
Dijo Lima
Colorist
Wilfredo Torres
Cover Penciler
Wilfredo Torres
Cover Inker
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover Colorist

Comic Book Synopsis / Plot

Written by Peter Silvestro

A massive earthquake has struck South America; at the corporate headquarters of Doc Savage, his cousin Pat coordinates relief and rescue efforts. Several teams are on the scene struggling to minimize the trauma as best they can, while back at HQ, Happy is puzzled as to why his seismic algorithm failed to predict this quake. As the Man of Bronze himself rescues children from a wrecked bus, he spies a dead man in a tree, hanging by a parachute. Back at the lab, Doc examines the device the as-yet-unidentified man was carrying and recognizes it from a case in his past….

Flashbacks show us the case called “The Melting Man.” A police officer was found dead, his body literally melted in his clothes; Doc discovered a small mechanical device in the goop which was an oscillator powerful enough to liquefy a man. A similar vibration destroyed a downtown lab which set the team racing to prevent the destruction of Boulder Dam by German agents. Doc traced the deadly device to its inventor, industrialist Conrad Livingston Weaver who had hired Germans to destroy the dam with the oscillator, to convince the US government that Hitler had one in his possession, leading to big sales to the American military. Weaver tried to kill Doc with it but the device was damaged and it backfired on the villain, gruesomely. Doc confiscated the prototypes and destroyed the patents so that the device could never be recreated; the only thing the Man of Bronze didn’t know was that Weaver’s young son Peter witnessed his father’s grisly death….

Now someone has rediscovered the deadly oscillator and improved it enough to create an earthquake. Doc and his team swing into action to prevent any more disasters….

 

Comments


Peter (April 22, 2016)
Comments: Story follows from the end of Dynamite’s 2013-4 DOC SAVAGE series.

Peter (April 22, 2016)
Review: Cool! More Doc Savage from Dynamite! Improved follow-up to Dynamite’s previous Doc Savage series boasts more exciting art and the promise of a more developed story. The previous epic was groundbreaking in that it posited the evolution of Doc’s organization over the decades but in execution the series was too episodic, with everything feeling undeveloped. Here, it looks like we will have a single story over the course of the miniseries with occasional flashbacks to earlier eras. And writer Chris Roberson still has a handle on what Doc Savage should be. We are off to a good start.

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