Doc Savage: Ring Of Fire #1

Writer: David Avallone Artist: Dave Acosta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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1938: Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, Silver Death's Heads are trying to kill Doc Savage, and FDR is quite concerned about all of this. Return to the 1930s for a thrilling four-issue miniseries reuniting the Twilight Zone: The Shadow creative team of writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta!

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 21, 2017

    This first issue of Doc Savage: Ring of Fire goes on Sale in comics stores on the 29 March. If your a fan of the character. It is a must have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 23, 2017

    Whenever I see a solicitation from Dynamite Entertainment announcing a new Doc Savage tale, my ears instantly perk up with excitement, but there is always a little hesitation in my heart. Thankfully, Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 is a hit from page one. The issue is crammed with shocking moments, comedy, high action, and just enough future technology that makes you stand up and cheer that the Doc Savage you remember is back. When Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 lands at your local comic shop, make sure you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 29, 2017

    Doc Savage: Ring of Fire brings the familiar elements of the 30's era of the character to life here and has the right kinds of basic pulp story ideas that you'd expect. It's smoothly written and has some solid artwork about where both aspects capture the time and feeling of it all well. It's not the strongest opening for a story but it's one that leaves me curious with what's creating the volcanos and what really happened to Amelia since Pat's dreams really do indicate something else going on. It's a fun book that does what it needs to right and I suspect we'll have a solidly enjoyable adventure with it when it's all said and done. But it's not a first issue that will blow you out of the water and demand you come back for more right away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Apr 4, 2017

    All in all, Doc Savage Ring of Fire #1 is a promising start to a new chapter in Dynamite's era of Doc Savage stories. Offering a slightly different narrative approach with a much more palpable sense of emotion and tension than previous efforts. Pulp characters, for me are one of the great joys of 20th century pop culture and I am grateful to Dynamite, Avallone, Roberson, Acosta and all the other creators for knowing that as well. Ring of Fire keeps the adventures of one of the classic characters of the pulp era alive, vital and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Mar 30, 2017

    All and all it was a fun read. It captured the spirit of it's source material and was well crafted. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, and I am biased because of my love of the character, but honestly you couldn't go wrong picking this one up. Keep in mind it is just the first issue, and it might read better as a trade, but I liked it enough to suggest it. A good book from the folks at Dynamite. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 27, 2017

    Having never read any Doc Savagebooks before, I was a little hesitant going into this issue. The creative team does a great job of introducing all the characters and players in this first issue while also moving the story along and not bogging down the reader with an information dump. Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 is a great start to an exciting adventure comic that is bound with action and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Apr 4, 2017

    Avallone's snappy dialogue quickly establishes each character's function, with the flight crew exchanging knuckle-headed one-liners and the scientist shying away from morphological utterances containing fewer than three syllables. Acosta's soft tones feel like you're holding an original Doc Savage cover, slightly faded with time. If you're in the market for a true-to-form revival of a yesteryear favorite, look no further. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 30, 2017

    . It isn't the most auspicious of starts for Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire, but the story has enough spark to keep the embers glowing at least until next month. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub May 3, 2017

    The story itself is fine. I am not super familiar with Doc Savage except for random issues here and there (and half the time Savage is paired with Batman or other characters), but it's a fun action and adventure romp. The dialogue is a bit flat and doesn't stand out much but you don't need Shakespeare with your action movie. Read Full Review

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