Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 14

In the previous installment, I took a look at the concept and introductory issues of Dynamite Entertainment’s 2014 Justice Inc. limited series, which featured John Sunlight as one of two antagonists (the other being Dr. Mocquino, The Voodoo Master, an opponent of The Shadow). Sunlight did not appear until issue #3, crashing down from aboveContinue reading “Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 14”

Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 13

The next appearance of John Sunlight was in 2014, in a comic book limited series from Dynamite Entertainment. Dynamite had acquired not only the right to do Doc Savage stories, but also the other two pillars of Depression-era heroic pulp fiction: The Shadow and The Avenger. Dynamite’s not-too-surprising decision on the use of those charactersContinue reading “Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 13”

Fun, Passion and Insight: The Incomparable World of Pulp

In a 1980’s comic book called Aztec Ace (written by Doug Moench, the author who also did the superb 70’s black and white Doc Savage magazine for Marvel — the paperback cover to The Man of Bronze, as well as a Shadow paperback cover are also prominently displayed below), there is a splash page inContinue reading “Fun, Passion and Insight: The Incomparable World of Pulp”

Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 4

With the fourth chapter of DC Comics’ 1990 story The Conflagration Man, the unique storytelling conjunction of the two great pulp crimefighters came to its conclusion. As it had done with each preceding chapter, it shifted from one ongoing series to the other, this time moving from Chapter 3 in The Shadow Strikes, to ChapterContinue reading “Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 4”

Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 3

Part 1 and Part 2 of this article explored the unique novelty of seeing Doc Savage and The Shadow together in the 1990 DC Comics story The Conflagration Man. There were a number of clever, fun moments of mixing the story and character structures of the two great pulp heroes. Authors Mike Barr and GerardContinue reading “Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 3”

Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 2

Returning to the DC Comics version of Doc Savage and The Shadow from Part 1, the cliffhanger from the previous issue was The Shadow, in disguise as a gangster, had been captured and brought to Doc’s Crime College to undergo the operation that wipes out criminal tendencies. The cover of the story’s second part continuesContinue reading “Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 2”

Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 1

Given that they were arguably the most popular fictional characters of their era, owned and produced by the same publisher, it’s strange that there were not more occasions when Doc Savage and The Shadow crossed paths. Certainly it is understandable in the sense that the primary writers of each, Lester Dent for Doc Savage andContinue reading “Doc Savage and The Shadow together – Part 1”