Balancing fun and sophistication – The Inferno Scheme, Part 3

The first and second parts of The Inferno Scheme from Marvel’s 1976 Doc Savage magazine #3, displayed a superb blend of pulp adventure grounded in realistic touches, and unexpected character development. Sophisticated storytelling techniques blended with straightforward actions scenes seamlessly. But would the creative team of Doug Moench, John Buscema and Tony DeZuniga continue toContinue reading “Balancing fun and sophistication – The Inferno Scheme, Part 3”

Balancing fun and sophistication – The Inferno Scheme, Part 2

The opening scenes from Marvel’s Doc Savage magazine #3 (1976) not only were loaded with action, they displayed some writing virtuosity. The act of the author breaking the fourth wall (speaking directly to the audience) had been a technique used by Marvel since the Sixties — Stan Lee often used it just as Doug MoenchContinue reading “Balancing fun and sophistication – The Inferno Scheme, Part 2”