Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1 Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colors by Morgan Hickman
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover A by Brent Schoonover
Cover B by Anthony Marques, J. Bone, and Daniela Miwa Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Pulp fiction is making a comeback! To be completely honest, I’m not sure if that is true or if I am just spouting alternative facts. Point is, I have been a fan of the Doc Savage franchise literally for decades and it’s resurgence is most exciting for me. This newest revival from Dynamite Entertainment comes in the form of Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1!
Altered States: Doc Savage explores what the character of Doc Savage might be like if he was a caveman in prehistoric times. Not only that, but what if the Doc Savage of modern times (ok, the 1930s) was a prehistoric caveman. I’ve really enjoyed the Altered States specials so far, does this one stack up? Let’s take a look…
Red Sonja #100 Written by Eric Trautmann, Roy Thomas, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone and Luke Lieberman
Art by Dave Acosta, Pablo Marcos, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga and Sergio Fernandez Davila
Colors by Valentina Pinto and Salvatore Aiala Studios
Letters by Joshua Cozine
Cover art by Ed Benes & Alex Guimaraes, Robert Hack, Andrew Pepoy & Paul Mounts, Ken Haeser and Pablo Marcos & Austin Janosky Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Cover Price: $7.99
Red Sonja #100 is truly the definition of “jam packed”! Dynamite Entertainment has truly gotten the gang back together, and in doing so, we get just about every single kind of Red Sonja story that there is right here in this single comic. In this giant issue, you get sword and sorcery, horror, action, and even a little heartwarming drama. What’s not to love?
Consisting of five different stories, by legendary Red Sonja writers like Eric Trautmann, Roy Thomas, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone, and Luke Lieberman, you get everything you want and more in this comic book. Roy Thomas pens a truly great old fashioned sword and sorcery tale with a hint of mystery. Current Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone writes a very entertaining story about Red Sonja finally meeting her childhood “idol.” Then there’s Luke Lieberman’s (Queen Sonja) story about Sonja, a companion, and a sorcerer that is thrilling, yet very heartwarming. Out of all five stories, there’s not a bad one in the bunch.
The Vessel Of Terror Written by Magnus Aspli
Art/Letters by Dave Acosta
Colorists: Pages 1 – 22 by Jeremy P. Roberts, Pages 23 – 110 by Goran Kostadinoski Markosia Enterprises
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Cover Price: $17.99
For as many years as humans have been exploring Earth, there is still much of its cracks, caves, and crevices that we’ve yet to discover. Our oceans hold many mysteries we may not see solved in our lifetime. In Magnus Aspli‘s The Vessel Of Terror, our ignorance of the oceans’ depths proves very costly for the crew of the research vessel Alesia.
While out at sea to study sperm whales, the Alesia comes across a rare find. The crew reel in and capture a Magnapinna squid, the first to ever be caught by mankind. The ship then alters its course and heads for home early, to bring the Magnapinna in to study. On the way home, strange things start happening to the ship’s crew members. Something overtakes their minds and forces them to carry out horrifying acts, the consequences of which effect the entire crew.