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1828: Doc Savage #8 (v1)

" Werewolf's Lair "
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Doc Savage #8 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler, Klaus Janson
Writers: Tony Isabella
Pencilers: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Tom Palmer, Jack Abel
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1974
Release Date: December 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 144                 Times Rated: 99
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Amazing Spider-Man #129 (v1)
Doc Savage #7 (v1)
Doc Savage #8 (v1)
Captain America #168 (v1)
Power Man #17
1826: Amazing Spi...
#129 (v1)
1827: Doc Savage
#7 (v1)
 
1829: Captain Ame...
#168 (v1)
1830: Power Man
#17
 
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Doc has fallen from a rope strung across a 300-foot waterfall. Pat and Tiny have been taken captive. Meanwhile, the mysteries of the werewolf and the strange marble cube have yet to be solved.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Doc Savage
Doc Savage last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). Doc Savage next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #3.
     
Supporting Characters
  Monk
Monk last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). Monk next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #3.
     
  Ham
Ham last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). Ham next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #3.
     
  Renny
Renny last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). Renny next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #3.
     
  Pat Savage
Pat Savage last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). Pat Savage next appears in Doc Savage #5 (v2).
     
  Cere Oveja
Cere Oveja last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1).
     
  Tiny
Tiny last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1).
     
Villains
  Werewolf
Werewolf last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). He dies in this issue.
     
  El Rabanos
El Rabanos last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1). He dies in this issue.
     
  Corto Oveja
Corto Oveja last appeared in Doc Savage #7 (v1).
     
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RikerDonegal
   November 4, 2014
Very enjoyable romp. Not as cluttered by plot as earlier issues of the series. Seems like they are getting the hang of this adaptation lark. 6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Canuck Says:    
  2014-10-08 23:37:06  
  No surprise why this was cancelled. However, I am at a loss as to why they felt the need to revive it only a year later.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-17 20:52:38  
  I feel like I killed brain cells reading this, when I could have done the same thing drinking a ton of booze.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-30 13:31:03  
  I think the same complaints that some people lay at the feet of Superman apply to Doc Savage much more accurately. There's never any tension or peril because he is perfect. He's always in control, and he has a skill/power to help in any situation he may find himself. And he's always 5 steps ahead of the bad guys, not because he's a great detective, but because his brain can travel through time and make sense out of absolute rubbish.  
 
 

  hogbreath Says:    
  2015-07-31 09:12:58  
  In the orginal pulp run Doc does start out pretty much perfect. He rarely gets into positions he can't get out of...he's mentally on top of everything. Later issues (much later) had him having bouts of self-doubt, making mistakes. It's still nothing compared to a Marvel character.....that inner struggle and strife in a heroes life didn't exist in the 30's. Lester Dent (creator) was way ahead of his time in a lot of aspects of his character and story development.  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-05-15 01:22:11  
  The werewolf was just a thug in a suit, so why was he hunting in the opening of the story?

I preferred the older art style used in the earlier issues. The more modern style here felt out of place. The story felt muddled in this issue, like they had to fit too much into one comic.
 
 
 

  g2thet Says:    
  2016-06-27 14:11:23  
  Did not really like the story, but I like Doc's code at end of the last page.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-31 21:00:51  
  I have to give Marvel some props here for doing this series. Exploring the old pulps from the 1930s is essentially exploring the roots of the entire superhero genre. And however you may feel about this particular series, Doc Savage is one of the best and most lauded that came out in that time. The stories were action-packed and used a lot of concepts and elements that were very new for the time.

Granted, the whole Doc Savage concept and stories haven't really aged well, though bear in mind these stories are now at least 80 years old. They were written at a time where the writer was trying to impress the audience with the hero's strength, intelligence and resourcefulness. Any attempt at showing weakness or humanity was considered a character flaw and deemed what we'd call "lame." How times have changed! Thanks to a little comic called "Fantastic Four" our expectations of superheroes have changed with the times. But there's your explanation as to why, to use @hogbreath's words, Doc seemed so "perfect." He's not wrong.

2 stars for this story, and a final grade of C+ for the series, more for the quality of the adaptations than the content itself. The formula here was starting to get repetitive, so stopping at eight issues was the right move. Personally, I don't think I could've handled too much more.
 
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-04 02:18:38  
  I'm so glad this series is finally over...  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-09-12 08:57:34  
  Solo Torch stories may have been bad, but personally I'd take bad over boring any day. And Doc Savage was the epitome of boring.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-11-26 10:18:44  
  2 stars for the series going out whining and not howling!!!

Credit Due - @gumchewspit: I agree about the art. I blame Jack Abel's inks!!!

Square - The ivory cube from last issue is now a marble cube!

Frisky - I like it that the hoods took their time searching Pat, but not Tiny!

Curveball - It looks like the Werewolf took out Doc with a snowball...(p26,p3)

What Goes Around - Hammy deserves Tiny for always giving Monk hell!!!

'Nuff Said - "You will die with such words of bravado frozen on your fear swollen tongue!"-Los Lobo
 
 
 

 
 
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Date User Name Update
   January 13, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Ham.
   January 13, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Monk.
   November 27, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added Tiny to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added Cere Oveja to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added Corto Oveja to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added El Rabanos to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added Werewolf to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Added Pat Savage to the issue.
   July 24, 2014 fragsel Changed comic details.
   July 23, 2014 Drax Added Renny to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 Drax Added Ham to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 Drax Added Monk to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 Drax Added Doc Savage to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
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