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DC Doc Savage Comic Completes Run with Digital Release

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Hate it (most everyone) or love it (who are you?), the 2010-2011 DC Doc Savage comic came to a crashing halt with a digital only release of the final issue. Doc Savage Number 18 is available at ComiXology for the fair price of $1.99. What happened to the First Wave Doc Savage? I was listening to an interview with Brian Azarello recently – he was ‘in charge’ of the First Wave line – and basically summed up his position on the demise of First Wave by saying: “I guess people just weren’t as interested in reading about these characters as we thought they would be.”

I like a lot of Brian’s writing, and had all of First Wave been written at the level or the mini-series, I would have kept buying the series, but it wasn’t, and what kind of tics me off is that his comment is more than a little disingenuous, because they didn’t give us the characters, they gave us revisions and proxies for them – which can be fine if you improve on the original concept, but for me none of these (except, as noted The Avenger backups) were interesting enough reads. — Schnitzy Pretzelpants, Comic Book Resources

Hidalgo Trading Company readers disliked the comic from the start and, while some thought it got better with a new writer/artist team, it just died on the pulp vine. Continue Reading →

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Doc Savage on the Funny Pages

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We rarely feature Doc Savage material that doesn’t reside in the Hidalgo Trading Company. (Links get moved, sites close, and other problems just remind us it’s better to keep everything in-house.) That said, rush over to Rip Jagger’s Dojo to read The Return of Dave Cockrum’s Doc Savage — two weeks of Doc for the funny pages. Continue Reading →

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The Doc Savage Waiting Game

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For the sake of argument pretend you were born around 1920.Now jump forward to when you turned 13. (Let’s say May 17, 1933.) You’ve been buying each issue of the new Doc Savage Magazine as soon as it hits the newsstand. (Where are you getting the money? You sell Grit.)
You become successful. From Grit you graduate to the New York Times. Continue Reading →

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Pulpfest 2012 is Mere Months Away

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The annual pilgrimage for pulp fans is making a pair of changes this year. First off, the con is moving to downtown Columbus. From August 9th to the 12th, the Hyatt Regency Hotel will host Pulpfest. Room rates will be $109 a night, which includes parking for one. It’ll probably be best to split your room with someone without a car. Continue Reading →

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A 2000 Interview with Will Murray

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From the interview…

All of the books you wrote were based on his outlines?
Every one of them.

Does he have any left?
Yeah, I’ve got enough for about seven or eight books. I started about four of them when Bantam Books pulled the plug on the series in ’93.

That’s too bad.
It was too bad, especially since I was caught in the middle of several books. I dearly wish to finish them, and I expect I will at some point, for some publisher. I would love to come in and do some new ones because that also is where a lot of the interest lies. Continue Reading →

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