Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Reprint This! Marvel's Doc Savage Magazine

OK, ok - I know that this one is tied up in licensing purgatory, but a fella can still have his dreams, right? Doc Savage has certainly bounced around from publisher to publisher, but from what I can tell, this 8 issue stint in the world of Marvel black and white magazines was likely his finest hour. The longer format allows for more depth to the stories, and the lack of Code enables the writers to push the envelope in certain places. Doug Moench wrote nearly all of the stories - and he was able to convey the pulpiness that helps to make this a great character. Superb artwork throughout - led by Tony DeZuniga. It's a shame that someone (I'm looking at you, Dark Horse) hasn't worked on getting a collection of these issues out onto the shelves. It would be awesome - and it's already in black and white, so it's a perfect fit for an inexpensive phonebook collection.


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The Mutt said...

I really enjoyed these. I thought the character designs were spot on. DeZuniga doesn't get the respect he deserves.

Jason said...

Now that Doc's in DC's hands, maybe they'll give this a "showcase" reprint.