Written by James Ferguson
Published on Saturday, 15 March 2014 21:37
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Doctor Spektor Returns in May from Dynamite Entertainment
Doctor Spektor is returning in May with a new series published by Dynamite Entertainment. Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Neil Edwards, the new comic is called Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult. This will be the fourth release in the publisher's Gold Key line, joining the likes of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Magnus: Robot Fighter, and Solar: Man of the Atom.
The new comic follows Doctor Adam Spektor, who has spent the past fifteen years traveling the globe, taking on werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and other supernatural beings. That's not all though as he's also become a TV icon, Wall Street wolf, Internet mogul, tabloid bad boy, master metaphysicist, and spiritualist. He's been busy. I haven't even caught up on Walking Dead. Despite all of this success, Spektor feels like something is missing and he's about to find it in a very unlikely place.
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"This project is a blast," says Mark Waid. "It plays into all the non-superhero things that interest me - magic, performance, celebrity culture, and the pressures one feels under the public spotlight. Doctor Spektor is a pop-culture illusionist who's half Criss Angel, half Van Helsing - a demon hunter who has turned vampire-and-werewolf-and-zombie killing into a reality show. Now he's finally found something that scares even him - and the world watches him crumble when he tries to confront it. Can he redeem himself in the public eye, and in his own?"
"I love how Mark Waid and Neil Edwards are pushing the occult detective concept past all boundaries with the new Doctor Spektor series," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "They're taking all the elements you love about Constantine, The X-Files, and Supernatural, and shining the hot spotlights of Hollywood on them. While most occult detectives do their grim work in the dark, keeping the otherworldly menaces secret for the safety of the world, Adam Spektor flaunts his trade - and his failures - for all to see."
As with most releases from Dynamite Entertainment, Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult will feature a wide selection of cover variants. The main cover will be supplied by Christian Ward and a subscription-only variant cover (available only for fans who pre-order the issue at the local comic shop) will by drawn by Francesco Francavilla. A blank Authentix Cover will be created for the first issue with a blank white space intended for convention artist commissions or the creative whims of a do-it-yourself fan. Additional covers will be provided from Phil Hester, Jae Lee, and Ken Haesers via special retailer incentive original art covers available to select retailers as rewards for meeting certain ordering thresholds through Diamond Comic Distributors.
Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 will be available on May 28th, 2014.
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