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  • A quick Q but no spoilers please--what year does the last issue take place in?

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    • Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
      A quick Q but no spoilers please--what year does the last issue take place in?
      It's not a secret. If you read issue #7, the story continues directly from the end of that. Which is to say, the present.

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      • Aha, thank you! Since they jump from decade to decade I wondered if it was in the future...

        (Keeping track of these things so that when I can afford to pick them up I'll read them in chronological order, because I'm like that.)

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        • I'm gonna miss this book. It was a good, solid read every month.

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          • Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
            Aha, thank you! Since they jump from decade to decade I wondered if it was in the future...

            (Keeping track of these things so that when I can afford to pick them up I'll read them in chronological order, because I'm like that.)
            You could simply begin at issue #1, and continue to read them in sequence until you get to #8. It only moves forward, it doesn't jump back and forth in time. Furthermore, while you *could* read the individual issues out of sequence as stand-alone stories (except for the 2-parter in #7-8), if you did you would miss important background information, because stories that take place in the past have effects on Doc's future adventures. If I had to bet, I think they might wind up using the cover of issue #8 on the TPB collection as a nice visual summary of the series.

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            • Originally posted by pulphero View Post
              You could simply begin at issue #1, and continue to read them in sequence until you get to #8.
              Oh, I will, but I meant with the other plausibly-in-the-same-world books, when I can afford them, too. I have a spreadsheet for it. (Currently I am getting a backlog of books at my comics shop.)

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              • I enjoyed the 8 issues of Doc Savage! It did not knock all the balls out of the park but it was a great introduction to this great pulp character to the DE universe. By establishing his eternal youth, now DE can be free to tell stories set in the original 1930s/40s (like in the upcoming Justice Inc. series) and could tell modern stories (like the Spider, Green Hornet Legacy, and Shadow Now series). Doc is still true to his oath, inventions, and drive for justice. Doc continues to surround himself with aides with scientific expertise. My only regret with the series is that we are not able to explore the different time periods supporting cast in detail. Perhaps future stories will reveal this aspect. Rich personalities like Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, and Long Tom benefited from multiple stories and the Monk/Ham relationship (that influenced Bones/Spock and Thing/Torch in later fantastic fiction) will be missed in the later time period stories unless future stories develop a similar relationship. It was disappointing that Pat's youth was fading (perhaps Doc can reverse that as Pat is a great humanity influx for Doc--similar to Judge Anderson adds humanity to Judge Dredd). I am pleased to have Doc Savage back in comics! Is it too early to hope that Justice Inc. will be a series of miniseries? I could see stories of that trio of stars be able to take place in the classic time period alternating with the NOW time period. Maybe DE could feature both Justice Inc.(featuring Doc, Shadow, and the Avenger) and Masks (featuring Spider, Green Hornet, Miss Fury, Zorro, etc.) as a series of mini series? I would ask for the same of King's Watch (as I am enjoying immensely the Flash Gordon series) but I am concerned about the rights of the Phantom character with the new Hermes mini series that is coming in a couple months. I am excited about the upcoming Pulp offerings of DE--return of John Carter Warlord of Mars, the Lone Ranger, etc. DE is doing great!

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                • Nice wrap up to a fun mini series. I really liked the minor bits about how one of Doc's aids doesn't have a nickname, That in the end she got a nickname that wem found out in a very offhanded way and that Longshot's phone rings with Doc's famous 'trill'.

                  What I like most of all is that in a recent interview it was definitivly refered to as 'Our first Doc Savage Mini Series'.
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