Pulp icon and soon-to-be-Shane Blacked character Doc Savage is finally returning to the world of comics for the first time since his last series ended in 2011. Dynamite Entertainment, publisher of other pulp legends like The Shadow and The Phantom, have acquired publishing rights to the character and today announced a new ongoing series written by Chris Roberson with art by Bilquis Evely and covers by Alex Ross.
In an interview with CBR, Roberson explained his plans to explore the history of the character, "This is a big story that we're telling in these first eight issues, starting in 1933 at the point where readers were first introduced to Doc Savage, and continuing on through the years to the present day. Just because the Doc Savage Magazine ended publication in the late '40s didn't mean that Doc's adventures ended there. He kept on going, and in this storyline we'll see what happened."
Roberson also talked about the many properties that Doc Savage influenced. "Doc Savage is really the wellspring from which so much of popular culture has sprung. You can see elements of him in Superman, Batman, and the Fantastic Four, but he also arguably was a big influence on characters like Indiana Jones and James Bond. I think one of the most appealing aspects of Doc Savage is that, in him, we get to see those kinds of adventure hero elements in their original form, stripped down and lean, without encumbering mythologies and continuities."
Doc Savage #1 is set for release in December.
Source : ign[dot]com