DC already announced that Doc Savage was returning to DC Comics, but what we didn’t know is if the Man of Bronze would be part of the DCU continuity proper.Â Yesterday, DC released information that seems to answer that pressing question.
This November, writer Brian Azzarello teams with artist Phil Noto for the BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1, which sets the stage for an entire new world for the Doc, along with a slew of characters that will pop up later, including the Blackhawks and Rima, the Jungle Girl. It all starts here, and Iâ€™m not exaggerating when I say youâ€™re really in for a treat.
Azzarello is no stranger to noir or gritty storytelling, as anyone familiar with Vertigoâ€™s 100 BULLETS and the recent JOKER OGN can attest. Coupled with Notoâ€™s neo-classic art style and youâ€™ve got the perfect launching pad for a collection of books that will pull these beloved characters into the 21st century.
I do like 100 Bullets, but I’m having some trouble with the idea of Doc Savage in the 21st Century.Â Doc works best as a pulp 30’s and 40’s character, in my opinion. That being said, I’m more than willing to check out Batman/Doc Savage Special #1 when it hits stores.