The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor Archives Volume 3 Hardcover – September 13, 2011
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- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1595828192
- ISBN-13 : 978-1595828194
- Product Dimensions : 6.89 x 0.95 x 10.47 inches
- Publisher : Dark Horse; First Edition (September 13, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,972,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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reprinting the series in its entirety.
As Don Glut says in a forward, there were no restrictions on the use of Vampires or Werewolves so this comic horror series is
richer for having them in abundance.
Looking forward to Volumes 4 and 5!
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. Dark Horse has announced a reprint of Dagar, here's hoping they will do Tragg). 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. Will these creature stories as well???
This volume reprints the first 6 more issues, #13-18, along with stories from "Doctor Spektor Presents Spine-Tingling Tales" #1 and 2. From #1 is a story reprinted from "Mystery Comics Digest" #3 that stars Tragg dealing with the first werewolf, and from #2 is a story reprinted from "Mystery Comics Digest" #1 that introduces the mummy Ra-Ka-Tep and another from "Mystery Comics Digest" #12 that is narrated by Spektor (with art by Dan Spiegle).
Also included is a great (and fairly long) intro by Glut, who again explains the genesis around these stories and his difficulties with the "west coast" Western Office, and his inclusion of Doctor Solar in one story (done after his comic was cancelled).
I've read some Spektor stories, so this is a great collection, as I was never able to build up a complete run. I am looking forward to the next volume of the series, which should conclude the Doctor Spektor stories and hopefully have some more done in MCD, the upcoming Dagar reprint series, and I hope a Tragg reprint.