Review: Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1

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Throwing the reader straight in at the deep end, Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1, opens with gusto. The aftermath of an enormous earthquake has all of Doc Savage’s team investigating the cause, particularly as it seems to have occurred out of the blue. The artwork is intense, depicting the chaos with detail and real purpose, really helping to draw the reader in.

As the team discuss the peculiar events it is of course Doc Savage who recognizes a vital clue. The readers, and other characters, are then taken on a trip down memory lane, to 1935 and the events leading to the Second World War. This is an impressive storyline with key elements of mystery, suspense and tension, and the writing is excellent.  I was really intrigued to find out what was going on and ultimately how Doc Savage and his team were going to prevent any further events.

A huge clue to the recent developments in the modern day mystery is revealed to the reader towards the end of the comic, and the artwork used to display this is fantastic! The feelings are completely visible in the image, and this is supported by some fluent and impressive writing.

At the end of the issue I was left with a burning desire to find out what was going to happen and exactly how the next set of events were going to unfold, the sign of a truly great comic.

Story: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.