Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #3 Review

Can Magnus convince Spektor to do the right thing? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

MARK WAID (Daredevil) & NEIL EDWARDS (Fantastic Four) bring the The GOLD KEY universe closer to unlocking! Why is a Master Of The Occult forced to deal with a Robot Fighter, a Dinosaur Hunter, and a Man Of The Atom!?

Doctor Spektor Master of the Occult #3 previewDoctor Spektor: Master of the Occult has proven to be on of the more intriguing Golden Key series, as though I personally enjoy them all, the crossover vibe of this series is truly spectacular. This issue just goes to extend that vibe, as Turok and Solar join Spektor and Magnus on this epic saga.

Mark Waid‘s mysterious, yet suspenseful scripts have been one of the key factors in rising Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult above the other Golden Key series, with the constant drama making it easy to get drawn into. In this issue Waid does much of the same, but much more intensified. In doing so we get much more dynamic dialogue, with the interaction between Magnus and Spektor being extremely gripping. I did however find the introduction of Solar and Turok to be a little sudden, as though still awesome, it felt a little less special cause of this.

Neil Edwards is joined by Roberto Castro on the art for this issue, Edwards handling the Spektor/Magnus encounter, and Castro handling Abby’s development. Both artists did a stellar job throughout, as despite the odd imperfection from both artists, the energetic flow proved to be very eye catching. I also found that both artists managed to give very intense facial expressions, as though Castro’s was a bit rougher than Edwards, the general emotion oozed out. The duo are also joined by Luigi Anderson, whose diverse palette gave a vivid finish to the art.

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult reaches its penultimate issue and things just keep getting better. Highly recommended.

  • + Mark Waid delivers a fabulous penultimate issue.
  • + Lively art from Neil Edwards and Roberto Castro.
  • + The Spektor/Magnus interaction was very captivating.
  • - Solar and Turok's entrance was a little too sudden.

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