Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Kevin Given
Review: Doc Savage: The Spiders Web # 4 (of 5)
“All members of our team are required to maintain peak physical fitness.” – Happy
I’ve been following this story line with keen interest for several months. I love what Dynamite is doing with Doc Savage. The plot thickens here and just as soon as you think you’ve figured out what’s happening we go in a different direction. All the ingredients of a great mystery.
Nothing in the case files from Doc’s team seems to indicate a connection between the Cyberterrorists or the Arachne case of 1974 or the earthquake machine from the previous week. The link isn’t obvious, but it did have something to do with the showdown that took place in the previous issue, but what is the connection?
Chris Roberson has been doing a fantastic job of bringing the reader to scratching his head to try and figure out what the events of the previous three issues have to do with each other. Just as soon as you think you’re coming to the conclusion of the mystery, there’s another twist. A whodunit of epic proportions. One gets the feeling that Doc’s about to call in Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, perhaps Phillip Marlowe? To help him crack the case. The plot thickens, as they say.
Cezar Razek’s art is so spot on. His Doc is a combination of Ron Ely, who played Doc Savage in 1975 and Chuck Conner’s who, at one time, was also slated to play Savage. I get the feeling that the creative team here has a true fondness for the characters in this title and it shows forth in their presentation. The action scenes are incredible and Razek makes it look so easy to draw, even though I’m sure that he took his time and had to concentrate on each detail.
Dynamite’s Doc Savage is one of my favorite Title’s to review.
DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #4
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Wilfredo Torres
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Cezar Razek
Page Count: 32 pages
ON SALE DATE: March 9