Published on November 26th, 2015 | by Kevin Given
Review: Doc Savage: The Spider’s web #1
I love a good mystery, and that’s what this issue sets up. A good espionage thriller. The Savage team responds to reports of an earthquake to try and assist the victims. Happy points out that this particular quake should have been predicted by his seismology equipment, but somehow it got past him. The implication is that this quake was caused by unnatural forces.
While our heroes are trying to figure out what went wrong, Doc himself rescues a school bus full of children. That was a great touch to the story because it reminded me of the Earthquake scene in “Superman: The Movie” and the man of steel was greatly influenced by the man of bronze. I always like little touches like that. Like when a movie remakes an older movie or TV show and has cameos from the original cast. It makes me feel like they’re respecting the source material.
After he rescues the school bus Doc discovers a dead man hanging from a parachute in a tree. A device is discovered which triggers a flashback in his mind to 1935. I won’t give away too much here suffice to say that this is a very satisfactory set up for what could be a great Doc Savage story. It brings the readers attention to the original line-up from the golden age with events that trigger what could be a major modern catastrophe. I can’t wait for issue 2. *** (I’ll wait to see where this leads before giving it any more stars than this.)
DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #1
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Cezar Razek
Page Count: 32 pages
ON SALE DATE: December 2