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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

DocSavageSpiders04CovATorreI’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.


Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Wilfredo Torres
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Cezar Razek
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 pages


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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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