THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Doc Savage’ a Product of Its Time

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Doc Savage’ a Product of Its Time

Guess who’s back with Throwback Thursday!  That’s right, after a long sabbatical from the column, I’ve returned.  This week’s film is Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.  While the 1975 flick may not be a ‘comic book’ movie in the traditional sense, it definitely presaged the genre in the same way the pulps it came from influenced comics back in the day. Doc Savage, frankly, kind of sucks.  I just want to be clear on that.  The acting…

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QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

From The Shadow to Starlight to Flash Gordon and Shutter, comics are in the midst of a resurgence of characters and themes which first came to prominence nearly a century ago. Do these characters still intrigue you, or are their concepts dated beyond repair? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor,…

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DC Comics: Now with less pulp!

DC Comics: Now with less pulp!

News broke yesterday that DC Comics, one of the largest comic book publishers in the world, has allowed its rights to some of 20th century fiction’s most beloved pulp characters to lapse. After the failure of their 2010 “First Wave” initiative, which sought to bring characters like The Spirit, Doc Savage, and The Avenger into mainstream continuity, the decision was made by the publisher to focus on their own library of little known characters to…

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