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The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor Archives Volume 4 Hardcover – March 13, 2012


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  • Series: Occult Files of Doctor Spektor Archives (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595828524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595828521
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,407,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Brown on April 19, 2012
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Gold Key Comics, the comic book arm of Western Publisher, is mainly known for the many licensed titles they did: long running Disney comics, Looney Tunes, tv/movie tie-in titles, etc.

But GK/W did several original series. Series NOT like the standard fare from Marvel/DC. Few were superheroes, the closest being Dr. Solar & Magnus (already archived from DH, with yet another revival being put out).

This series archives the long-running "Occult Files of Dr. Spektor", an original series from Don Glut (who also did Tragg & Dagar at GK. Here's hoping DH also archives them). He first created Dr. Spektor as your standard 'host' for occult stories, before creating this series where he is an occult investigator (many times going up against creatures created in standalone stories done by Glut). We are promised that these other stories of Spektor will come up in future volumes, some showed up, but not all.

This volume reprints the final issues of his title, #19-24. An unpublished, but finished story, was later published in GK's catch all anthology, Gold Key Spotlight #8. And the cover for Dr Spektor #25, which reprinted the first issue but with a new cover, is included.

The stories are great. We have Ann Sara, Spektor's cousin, joining Spektor for a couple of stories. The romance between Spektor and Lakota grows, but then she leaves him. The Owl, an old Dell/GK hero makes an appearance in one issue. Kareena from a previous story returns, apparently reformed and almost a possible love interest, but leaves. Lui-San returns, and is setup as a possible love interest (and replacement for Lakota). For monsters, we get the return of mummy Ra-Ka-Tep, the Lurker in the Swamp, and Simbar the were-lion and his mate.
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