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Doc Savage (2010 series) #8 Comic Book

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Characters

Listed in alphabetical order.


Avenger, Doc Savage, Ham Brooks, Johnny Littlejohn, Long Tom Roberts, Monk Mayfair, Renny Renwick, Ronan McKenna , Shonder Ze’ev, Two Who Are One.

Title:

The Village without a Sun

Date of Publication
November 2010
Cover Price
$3.99

Our Rating:
2 stars

Credits:

Ivan Brandon
Writer
Ivan Brandon
Plot
Brian Azzarello
Plot
Nic Klein
Penciler
James Harren
Penciler
Nic Klein
Inker
Nic Klein
Colorist
J. G. Jones
Cover Penciler
J. G. Jones
Cover Inker
J. G. Jones
Cover Colorist

Comic Book Synopsis / Plot

Written by Peter Silvestro

In the Middle Eastern city choked by the smoke from a burning river, Doc Savage has encountered The Two who are One. Questioned by their aide Da’ud, Doc says merely that he is looking for a friend and makes no mention of the nuclear threat. The prescient Two tell Doc that he will find the one he seeks but he must go through the fire to reach that goal. Doc allows Da’ud to choose which of his aides will accompany him; the warrior picks Long Tom, and Doc offers to have Da’ud’s diminutive sidekick Wei come along as observer to prove his good faith. Sent to find a vehicle for Doc, Long Tom settles on a former amphibious troop transport (now used as a public bath) and paralyzes the brutish owner when he balks at giving it up. Doc trades his gyrocopter for it and the trio sets off across the desert. At their destination, a nearby city, the tank is captured and hauled into the air. Doc cuts an escape hole in the floor but the enemy fires on him until they can launch gas into the tank. As Doc, Long Tom, and Wei are being bound, gagged, and placed in wheelchairs for transport to a mysterious destination, a receiver planted in Doc’s ear brings him a message from Ronan MacKenna, warning him that his mission is hopeless, this world is ending, and Doc can only watch these people die again. Doc and company are wheeled into a grand banquet hall, where a man introduces himself as Sergei, the mayor of this place, and most of the diners are skeletons. "This is all for you." Sergei announces….

 

Additional stories in this comic


Murder and Vengeance, Part Three: Benson’s Rage

3 stars

Jason Starr
Writer
Scott Hanna
Penciler
Scott Hanna
Inker
Daniel Vozzo
Colorist

Synopsis:
By Peter Silvestro

A series of brutal but non-fatal attacks on gangsters sweeps the city; the imprisoned Smitty realizes it is Benson, the Avenger, working out his scheme of revenge. Smitty’s nemesis Danny Bones is called on the carpet by the big boss, Shonder Zeev, who has noticed that all the victims are connected to Bones. Under pressure, Bones reveals that the Avenger has a vendetta against him for framing Smitty. As a result, Ze'ev has Bones cut off from the organization: he is denied entrance to clubs, mob hangouts, even his own apartment; other gang members refuse to talk to him or be seen with him. He no longer has police connections, so Smitty is released from custody. Leaving the jail, Smitty is met by Benson, who gives him permission to pursue the case his own way. "You should only kill if it’s necessary, not because you get off on it…that’s the difference between murder and vengeance." Smitty goes home, meditating on Benson’s test…noting that he always failed tests, as he prepares his gun….

 

Comments


Peter Silvestro (November 14, 2010)
Comments: We learn Doc Savage carries a supply of extra shirts with him. Benson and Smitty are the only Justice, Inc. members to appear in this issue.

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Reviews

By Peter Silvestro
More of the same: uneven art, a murky story (though the dismal setting is a novelty), and Doc on a quest to rescue a guy we’ve never heard of, undercutting the urgency and emotional involvement of the mission in the Doc story and a grim Justice Inc. installment which is easier to follow but more emotionally intense. A dark, dark issue.

Score: 3 (out of 5)