Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DOC SAVAGE COMICS (1940-41)




Lots more Doc Savage stuff HERE.

4 comments:

Richard R. said...

The first one has a great (Bama?) cover, the rest not so much. These were before he got his own comic?

Evan Lewis said...

The was Doc's own comic. Before that he was an also-ran in Shadow Comics. The first issue recycled a painting from the 1933 pulp cover for "Pirate of the Pacific." Number 4 was the last decent cover - after that they gave him a superhero suit. The comic died a merciful death after twenty issues.

Anonymous said...

My guess would be that the cover of #1, recycled from the pulp magazine, was by Walter Baumhofer. Bama did striking cover art for Bantam paperback book covers in the 1960s, although his version of Doc was probably jarring for fans old enough to remember the original. And I've read about Doc getting a superhero suit (and magic hood) in the comic book. It's kind of ironic that S&S felt the need to jazz up Doc for the comics, since the character was an obvious influence on Superman and Batman.

Evan Lewis said...

Yep, that was Baumhofer.