Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Doc Savage Returns in The Spider's Web


Doc Savage has an enduring legacy as one of the most popular pulp heroes ever. Every story that features him attempts to take the character to new places and new adventures, including Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1, written by Chris Roberson and illustrated by Cezar Razek. In Doc Savage: The Spider's Web, the intrepid explorer and scientist (alongside his trusted team) responds to a devastating earthquake in South America, only to discover that the disaster was no accident... and it seems to be linked to a menace that Doc faced many years before! As his investigation begins, Doc finds that a number of closed cases that he had considered to be isolated threats were in fact part of a larger web that he never suspected before now.

"Working on Doc Savage has been a childhood dream come true," says Roberson. "In our previous mini-series Man of Bronze, we laid out a decades' long career for Doc, one that remained faithful to Lester Dent's original vision of the characters in the 30s and 40s, but that also bridged the gap from the pulp era to the modern day. With The Spider's Web, we're able to use that long history as backdrop, and to tell several different stand-alone adventures that combine into a larger story."

Dynamite will celebrate the debut of Doc Savage: The Spider's Web with several cover options. Wilfredo Torres provides Cover A for the first issue, while Marc Laming provides Cover B. A "Blank Authentix" edition will also be made available, featuring a blank cover perfect for aspiring artists, convention guests, etc. Finally, Dynamite will create rare incentive variants and high-end collectible editions available through qualifying retailers: Black-and-White and Virgin Art editions by Wilfredo Torres, and a Black-and-White edition by Marc Laming. Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1 will be solicited for release in December in Diamond Comic Distributors' October Previews catalog.

Full press release below.
DOC SAVAGE RETURNS IN ALL-NEW SERIES, THE SPIDER'S WEB,
DEBUTING IN DECEMBER FROM DYNAMITE

September 28, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that the legendary action hero will return in an all-new storyline, debuting in December with Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1. Chris Roberson (iZombie, Hellboy), who previously scribed Dynamite's Doc Savage: Man of Bronze series, returns for the hero's brand new adventure, joined by interior artist Cezar Razek (Red Sonja: The Black Tower).

In Doc Savage: The Spider's Web, the intrepid explorer and scientist (alongside his trusted team) responds to a devastating earthquake in South America, only to discover that the disaster was no accident... and it seems to be linked to a menace that Doc faced many years before! As his investigation begins, Doc finds that a number of closed cases that he had considered to be isolated threats were in fact part of a larger web that he never suspected before now.
Writer Chris Roberson says, "Working on Doc Savage has been a childhood dream come true. In our previous mini-series Man of Bronze, we laid out a decades' long career for Doc, one that remained faithful to Lester Dent's original vision of the characters in the 30s and 40s, but that also bridged the gap from the pulp era to the modern day. With The Spider's Web, we're able to use that long history as backdrop, and to tell several different stand-alone adventures that combine into a larger story."

Readers were first introduced to the pulp action of Doc Savage in 1933, courtesy of Doc Savage Magazine by Street and Smith Publications. His adventures have appeared regularly in a variety of media (including novels, comic books, radio serials, and film) over the eighty years since the character's inception. Raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, Clark Savage Jr. travels the world using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and liberate the innocent. With his team of able associates at their headquarters high atop the tallest building in the world, he is tireless in his pursuit of knowledge and justice."

Dynamite will celebrate the debut of Doc Savage: The Spider's Web with several cover options, allowing retailers and comic fans to satisfy their particular pulp action tastes. Wilfredo Torres (Batman '66Lobster Johnson) provides Cover A for the first issue, while Marc Laming (Planet HulkAll-New Invaders) provides Cover B. A "Blank Authentix" edition will also be made available, featuring a blank cover perfect for aspiring artists, convention guests, etc. Finally, Dynamite will create rare incentive variants and high-end collectible editions available through qualifying retailers: Black-and-White and Virgin Art editions by Wilfredo Torres, and a Black-and-White edition by Marc Laming.

Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1 will be solicited for release in December in Diamond Comic Distributors' October Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Doc Savage with their local comic book retailers. Doc Savage: The Spider's Web will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment's official social media channels for the latest updates regarding project development.




About Dynamite Entertainment:


Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.


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