Doc Savage #1
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Doc Savage #1

Writer: Paul Malmont Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The Man of Bronze in his own series at last! Doc Savage is the target of a brazen attack on New York City! Tragedy will strike one of Doc's compatriots, and someone may not survive the opening pages of "The Lord of Lightning!" Written by Paul Malmont, national best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)!And don't miss the hard-hitting JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, starring Richard Benson, the Avenger! When criminals abduct one of his own detectives, Benson's icy heart sears with a rage hotter than any he's ever known. "Worst Nightmare" begins here, written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL) with more

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 18, 2010

    It's a short feature written by Jason Starr with some excellent art by Scotty Hampton - and while it's too early to tell much about it, so far the story's off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 16, 2010

    I'm probably going to be a lot harder on the Doc Savage main story than I will with Justice, Inc. simply because of my love for the Savage characters. That being said, I want DC to continue to pair the two characters credited to Street and Smith writer Kenneth Robeson (Lester Dent and Paul Ernst respectively) as I think the opposing story vibes compliment one another nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Apr 14, 2010

    If you like Doc Savage, you'll love this book. If you've never heard of him, I say give this book a chance, but skip the Justice Inc in the back. The 20 pages of Doc Savage are great, action-packed, and it is a pretty quick read. The back-up story is just not anything that interesting at the moment. It's hard to grade a first issue of a series. It's the one that's going to draw people into the book, but I feel they may have dropped the ball on getting new people into Doc Savage. I'll make my final verdict on this book by issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 14, 2010

    While the "Justice, Inc." second feature outpaces the lead story, "Doc Savage" #1 is a thrilling ride of an issue that doesn't slow down. It follows up on the promise of the "Doc Savage/Batman" special and "First Wave" #1 nicely. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 14, 2010

    Luckily, the comic also consists of one of DC's second features, in this case a back-up starring First Wave's Justice Inc., written by novelist Jason Starr with art by Simon Dark's Scott Hampton. This back-up succeeds in nearly every area the lead feature fails. The Justice Inc's main player, The Avenger, is introduced beautifully by a revelatory opening scene as well as Starr's hardboiled narration. A few of the supporting players also get brief but succinct introductions. More importantly, Starr and Hampton give us a clear, easily recognizable story to sink our teeth into, as the Avenger sets out to solve the kidnapping of one of his troubled team members. There's nothing mind-blowingly original here, and I'd be hard-pressed to say this back-up provided enough to convince it's worth a second visit. But I'll be damned if it's not infinitely more professional and competent than the amateurish lead feature. Thanks to that little stinker, I'll leave all subsequent issues of this new ongo Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Brandon Billups Apr 16, 2010

    I'd gladly keep paying $3.99 for this if they made Justice, Inc. the main feature, but since my favorite part of Doc Savage was the Dr. Who ad on the inside front cover I think I'll be passing on this in the future. Read Full Review

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