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Review: Doctor Spektor #1

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Managing Editor
created 05/30/2014 - 11:21pm, updated 05/30/2014 - 11:36pm
Writer: 
Mark Waid,
Art: 
Neil Edwards,
Colors: 
Jordan Boyd,
Letterer: 
Marshall Dillon,
Cover: 
Christian Ward,
Publisher: 
Dynamite Entertainment
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
May 28, 2014

Doctor Strange meets Booster Gold!

What would a book like that be like? Well, you can find out now because Doctor Spektor #1, another of the Gold Key universe revivals, hit stores this week, and I am already hooked.

Dynamite Comics’ reintroduction of these beloved (to some) characters has been nothing short of phenomenal as far as writing and presentation is concerned, and Mark Waid’s take on this venerable magic man is no different.

Issue #1 introduces the good doctor to us all, and like Stephen Strange and other masters of mystic arts this magician has a lot of warts to reveal, his ego not the least of them.

Under Waid’s pen, Adam Spektor -- who lives in a world in which ghost, ghouls, goblins and monsters are very real -- is a celebrity monster-hunter who's made a super-fortune as the star of his own reality series. He's half-supernatural buster, half-performer, and he LOVES his job … and himself! He loves his “responsibilities, at least, until he comes across something in his world that genuinely frightens him -- and you can imagine that if vampires and werewolves are old hat to this guy how horrifying that "something" must be.

Neil Edwards’ art keeps everything moving at a fever clip. Believe me, if you do not like it when you start, it does grow on you. And what energy! Edwards’ work is almost guaranteed to knock you over!

It has been a long time since we had a mystic book on the stands. Maybe this is it. Excellent beginning issue. Now THIS is how ya do a Number One, fellas!