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Book Review: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze by Steve Englehart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book collects all Eight issues of the 1970s Doc Savage Comic which adapted Doc Savage novels into two issue comic stories, "The Man of Bronze," "Death in Silver," "The Monsters," and "Brand of the Werewolf."

Probably the only one of these that's superb as a story is, "The Man of Bronze" which tells the origin of Doc Savage's amazing wealth and really sets the stage for the series. The other stories in here are good, though not spectacular. However, what stands out is the art, particularly those issues done by Ross Andru of Wonder Woman fame. The images really stand out and probably more than any other comic adaptation, you really have a sense of the epicness of Doc's Adventures.

So overall, fair to good adaptations, highlighted by breathtaking and memorable art.



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Published on August 20, 2017 05:57 Tags: bronze-age-comics, doc-savage

Book Review: Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors

Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors by Len Wein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The idea for the Twelve on its face seems a bit offensive on its face. Why would Wonder Woman have to prove herself to get back into the Justice League? She was an original member and one of D.C.'s oldest superheroes.

However, when you read the book, you find the Justice League had much the same reaction. The Twelve Labors were Wonder Woman's idea. At the start of the Bronze age, she was stripped of her powers for several years and lived another life. The Amazons returned and restored her powers and stripped her of the knowledge of who she was which left her filled with doubt. She has to prove to herself that she's fit to get back into the Justice League and using members of the Justice League to judge that fitness.

Once you get past the apparent problem with the premise, this is actually a really good book. The "twelve labors" idea demands big stories, big challenges, and Wonder Woman comes through time and again. These are really fun 1970s stories that showcase Wonder Woman's strength as a heroine. It's a really delightful read.



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Published on January 26, 2020 23:37 Tags: bronze-age-comics, wonder-woman

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