Doc Savage in the DCU!

enjoyed it. think i was expecting too much from it though, as it didn't knock me over. A promising start, but that's all.
 
Hey, I am aware that this may not go here but I was watching Casinoe Royale earlier and does anyone else think Daniel Craig would fit as Doc Savage?
 
Hey, I am aware that this may not go here but I was watching Casinoe Royale earlier and does anyone else think Daniel Craig would fit as Doc Savage?

If he grew about 6 inches.
 
If he grew about 6 inches.
Well ya i'm aware he is around only 5'10" tall but they can make it appear as though he is taller. Look at Michael Keaton in Batman 89, Jack Nicholson towered over him but they made it work.
 
I think Craig could definitely overcome the height issue
 
Doc is described as between 6'4" and 6'6".....he is very muscular and people are in awe of him when they see him. Craig is a good actor and a good Bond....but I just can't see him as Doc.
 
so a wrestler then?

Yes and no. He is described like I said as a large very muscular guy....but they also talk about him looking like an ancient carved statue. The way most wrestlers are over pumped up, they don't remind of that.

Doc is also a genius...as at home in a tuxedo as a safari outfit....is fluent in multiple languages.....not quite so sure how well most wrestlers can pull off sophisticated intelligenge.

The casting of Doc will not be easy.
 
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sweet mcgee that is BEAUTIFUL
 
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FIRST WAVE #1
On sale MARCH 3 • 1 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by RAGS MORALES
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
DC’s shocking new pulp universe is finally unveiled! In the shadows of the War, the roots of the Golden Tree cabal grew deep into the heart of a fallen world... and the leaders at the heart of this secret organization see no place in their utopia for heroism. Doc Savage, struggling with the loss of his father, has been blind to their advance – until now. Central City’s mysterious Spirit has caught wind of their plans as well. But whose side have the Blackhawks chosen? What is the Red Right Hand? And where is the Batman? Eisner Award winner Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER) and superstar Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) craft a DC universe like you’ve never seen before! It’s a world with no supermen, only mortal men... Death can come at any moment, and adventure can still be found at every corner of the map! Will Doc Savage be the first to lead the coming world or the last to be crushed under its heel?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
 
Yes and no. He is described like I said as a large very muscular guy....but they also talk about him looking like an ancient carved statue. The way most wrestlers are over pumped up, they don't remind of that.

Doc is also a genius...as at home in a tuxedo as a safari outfit....is fluent in multiple languages.....not quite so sure how well most wrestlers can pull off sophisticated intelligenge.

The casting of Doc will not be easy.

I was being sarcastic. The answer to "cast a wrestler?" should always be no.

Theres no one in Hollywood that fits the description of Doc to a "T" and if they are gonna cut a corner, it has to be with the size of the person. Daniel Craig, for one (not the only), is in great shape, great acting talent, and more than enough screen presence and charisma to make it all work on the big screen. You are definitely going to need a performer similar to Daniel Craig (not that hes the best or only choice, just in that wheelhouse)
 
I read the Batman Doc Savage Special today and it knocked me off my feet. There is not enough room on the page for these two characters. Truly. Doc Savage blows Superman out of the water when it comes to Bat-Team-Ups. I wish they could get this guy for Brave and the Bold cartoon.
 
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DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, GARDNER FOX & TONY ISABELLA
Art by ROSS ANDRU, TOM PALMER & others
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Originally published in 1972, these adaptations of 1930s pulp adventures include “The Man of Bronze,” “Death in Silver,” “The Monsters” and “Brand of the Werewolf,” and are collected for the first time from the pages of DOC SAVAGE #1-8.
Did you think we’d run out of news after two weeks of DCU in 2010?
No such luck, Source crew. In fact, we’ve got two new ongoing books to unveil, both hitting in April.
You’re all familiar with FIRST WAVE, right? The pulp-y, neo-noir epic from writer Brian Azzarello and artist Rags Morales hits in March and brings readers into a world where the Batman, Doc Savage, the Spirit and many more hard-boiled heroes stand side by side.
To further flesh out the FIRST WAVE world and give some of these iconic characters some much-needed face time, we’re launching two new ongoing series: THE SPIRIT and DOC SAVAGE.

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DOC SAVAGE #1 kicks off the Man of Bronze’s very own ongoing, as Doc Savage finds himself the target of a brazen attack on New York City. And things get worse as tragedy befalls one of Doc’s allies, and it’s starting to look like someone may not survive the opening pages of “The Lord of Lightning” arc. Featuring a story from Paul Malmont, the national bestselling author of THE CHINATOWN DEATH-CLOUD PERIL, with art by Howard Porter, with covers by superstar artists J.G. Jones and John Cassaday.
That’s not all, though. the DOC SAVAGE series will also sport a JUSTICE INC. co-feature, courtesy of crime novelist Jason Starr (Vertigo Crime’s THE CHILL) and artist Scott Hampton. The first installments finds our star, Richard Benson, the Avenger, chasing down the criminals that have abducted one of his own detectives, sending Benson into an heated, unforgiving rage.

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THE SPIRIT, written by Mark Schultz (Superman: Man of Steel, Xenozoic Tales) with art by DC newcomer Moritat and a snazzy cover by LADRÖNN, puts the spotlight back on Will Eisner’s fedora-wearing vigilante. What happens when the international crime syndicate known as The Golden Tree decides to help the villainous Octopus consolidate control over Central City’s criminal underworld? Well, it’s safe to say this is the kind of thing the Spirit handles best, even if The Golden Tree has offered up one of their deadliest – and sexiest — assassins to take down the Spirit.
Check out a few pages of Moritat’s lovely work below:

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The first issue also features the debut of the eight-page THE SPIRIT; BLACK & WHITE co-feature, showcasing some of the industry’s finest talents interpretation of the classic hero. And what better way to kick things off than a tale of the Spirit by writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Bill Sienkiewicz?
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The covers are amazing.

Being a Spirit fan, I will gush the most over that particular one. It's ridiculously awesome.
 
Those did catch my attention in the solicitions, but I have to say I'm unfamiliar with writers for both series. I assume that the Doc Savage writer has some creditability since he penned some novels with the character? Not sure on The Spirit writer at all, but that co-feature sounds pretty appealing.
 
GREAT NEWS!!

I just finished reading The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril a few days ago. It was outstanding. It's about Walter Gibson(Creator of the Shadow) and Lester Dent(Creator of Doc Savage) and how they uncover a political conspiracy which would destroy a great chunk of New York City. Pulp fun set in the real world. Fantastic stuff. So i'll definitely be buying the Doc Savage book. Jason Starr is really good too. The Chill was a fun read.

Never heard of Marc Schultz. Is he any good? I'll be buying the first issue regardless for the Spirit Black & White story because im a sucker for Sienkiewicz artwork.

Looks like First Wave, and these two titles will be the only DC books I'm gonna be buying. I just hope the quality stays consistent, unlike the first Spirit book, which got steadily worse after Cooke left.
 
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FIRST WAVE #3
On sale MAY 5
#3 of 6

40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by RAGS MORALES
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
Doc Savage and The Spirit have joined forces at last – but can they beat the secrets behind the death of Doc’s father out of the Blackhawks? The Batman just might be two steps ahead of them all! And in the jungles of South America, it’s getting harder and harder for Rima to keep William Littlejohn alive as the forces of the Golden Tree close in…

Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers. Please see Previews Order Form for more information.


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DOC SAVAGE #2
On sale MAY 12
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL MALMONT
Co-feature written by JASON STARR
Art by HOWARD PORTER & ART THIBERT
Co-feature art by SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY
“The Lord of Lightning” continues as Doc Savage and his compatriots dig themselves out from last month’s brutal attack on their homes – but in accepting help from Doc’s phenomenal sister, Pat Savage, have they made her a target as well? Written by Paul Malmont, New York Times best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)! And in the JUSTICE, INC. co-feature written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL), Richard Benson and his team of detectives come face-to-face with the dark secrets of their kidnapped friend – and the grief of his family!

Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers. Please see Previews Order Form for more information.
 

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