Dynamite Day concludes with the most excellent news that Chris Roberson and Bilquis Evely will be the new creative team for a Doc Savage series starting in December. With covers from John Cassaday and – of course – Alex Ross – the series will start off in 1939 and then slowly start moving towards the present day.
If you’ve spent more than five minutes on his Tumblr, you’ll know that Roberson is a very big Doc Savage fan indeed. He says of the project:
In the course of my comics career, I’ve been lucky enough to work on nearly every character and series that mattered the most to me growing up.
Doc Savage is one of the final characters left on my bucket list. Growing up in the 70s, it was impossible to miss the Doc Savage reprints in every bookstore and on every newsstand, with those striking covers. Doc quickly became and remained my absolute favorite of all of the pulp heroes, and the stories of Lester Dent were a huge influence on my own writings
A pulp character trained by scientists to be near-superhuman physically and mentally, Doc Savage first appeared in 1933, although the character never moved into the 1940. This series will finally push beyond the original run and see what becomes of the character as he moves forwards into new decades, and new adventures.
Drawing the series will be Brazilian Bilquis Evely, whose work you can get a look at over on her DeviantArt page.
For more details on the book, CBR have an interview with Roberson about his plans for the series.