Doctor Spektor by Mark Waid and Neil Edwards in May

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the May 28th release of Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1.  The new comic book series reimagines a classic supernatural detective into a monster-hunting media sensation, courtesy of writer Mark Waid and artist Neil EdwardsDoctor Spektor will be the fourth release in the publisher’s successful Gold Key line, which includes Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Magnus: Robot Fighter, and Solar: Man of the Atom.

In the new series, Doctor Adam Spektor has spent the past fifteen years travelling the globe, ending the threat posed by werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and other supernatural beings.  Beyond his monster hunting, he has become renowned as a television legend, Wall Street wolf, internet mogul, tabloid bad boy, master metaphysicist, and spiritualist.  Yet his success has brought him no peace.  Some part of him is missing, something he needs, but can’t name.  The Master of the Occult is about to find what’s missing… and in a very unlikely place.

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 will feature a wide selection of cover variants, presented by some of comics’ most talented artists.  The Main Cover will be supplied by Christian Ward, and a Subscription-Only Variant Cover, intended as a reward for dedicated fans who preorder with their local comic shop retailers, will feature the art of Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla.  A Blank Authentix Cover will be created for the first issue, featuring blank white space on the cover perfect for convention artist commissions or the creative whims of the do-it-yourself fan.

Additional cover artwork by Phil Hester, Jae Lee, and Ken Haeser will be featured on special Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, rewarded to and available from select retailers that meet certain ordering thresholds through Diamond Comic Distributors.

In addition to the Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, Dynamite Entertainment is offering other special rewards and opportunities for retailers to support the Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult launch in a big way:

  • Any orders of the Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 Main Cover and Subscription-Only Cover will be fully returnable.
  • Artist Roberto Castro (Lords of Mars, Spider-Man Vs. Vampires) has created a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics.  Numerous retailers can share the Castro artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover.
  • Dynamite also invites retailers to contact their Marketing Manager, Keith Davidsen if they would like to create unique Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else.

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