Welcome to Monday’s Mega Comics Group Updates!
WHEW! What a weekend! 🙂 Ours started with Good Friday. No, we were not off, we worked. The fun was seeing the response to our little blog on Doc Savage and the Pulp Fiction genre. It was a bit of a surprise. We always hope we get a good response to our blogs but sometimes the ones we think will do well are duds and those we don’t have much confidence in are hot. We’re happy to see there are still a lot of Doc Savage fans out there. After all, the character has been around for 77 years! But for some reason the characters still seem to appeal to fans of all ages. In our hurry the other day we did not get to post everything we had gathered about Doc. So we thought today we would finish that up, especially since some of the folks who responded to our blog Friday asked why we didn’t mention what’s going on with Doc & the Amazing Five today. Special thanks goes out to Michael D. “The Hammer” Hamersky of the Facebook Comic Con Group – Make It So Marketing. Michael does his own daily blog at www.ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com and somehow still has time to run his eBay store, www.ComicBooksCircus.com where he sells, yep, you guessed it, Comic Books! Michael always has some great insights and helpful tips concerning collectables, celebrities, the comics industry, marketing in general and whatever strikes his fancy on a given day. It’s always a good read! Check it out.
Moonstone and Lester Dent’s Lost Radio Scripts:
Moonstone Books is proud to announce the first printing of new Doc Savage tales in more than thirty-five years! Written in the late 1940’s by Doc Savage’s creator, Lester Dent, many of these radio scripts have never been seen before. 352 pgs, squarebound, b/w Cover by Bob Larkin!
Doc Savage: Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent SC
Or if you prefer: Get the special, limited and signed hardcover edition has a full-color dust jacket, limited to just 300 numbered copies, features a stunning, pulp-era Doc Savage cover by Douglas Klauba, and will be signed by both the artist and the interior illustrator, Tom Roberts! Best of all, this collectible hardcover will also include special Doc color plates by Dave Dorman and Ruben Procopio! 352 pgs, squarebound hardcover, b/w
Doc Savage: Lost Scripts LTD HC
But wait there’s more. (We just love that line!) 😉
The Vintage Library has brought back Doc Savage in a regular series of reprints with each issue featuring two thrilling adventures of the Man of Bronze!
A daring experiment transmuted Clark Savage into the Herculean Man of Bronze. Welding five courageous soldiers of fortune into a Band of Iron, this invincible superman travels the world battling threats to humanity. Not since the days of King Arthur and Robin Hood has mankind known greater crusaders for justice.
A few of the Doc Savage Double Feature Reprints:
And for comics fans…
Friday, February 26th, 2010 By Alex Segura
In a world without super powers, there are still those men and women who merit the name “hero.”
In the long shadow of The War and amidst the rubble of a shattered world, humanity’s last hope may be a handful of masked vigilantes with only their fists and wits at their disposal against a shadowy cabal known only as The Golden Tree.
Enter Doc Savage, a veritable super man plagued by the loss of his father and a nagging suspicion that something evil lurks around the corner.
Enter the mysterious Spirit, a man once thought dead now protecting the streets of Central City from the corruption and decay that’s already pushed it to the brink of destruction.
And what of the caped crime fighter known as “The Bat-Man”? Needless to say, he isn’t what you’ve come to expect from the Dark Knight: Brash, cocky, inexperienced and daring.
This is the pulp, neo-noir setting of FIRST WAVE, a six-issue mini-series that springs from the mind of acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello and featuring art by versatile master Rags Morales. Read more…
DC’s Doc Savage! The Man of Bronze in his own series at last! Doc Savage is the target of a brazen attack on New York City! Tragedy will strike one of Doc’s compatriots, and someone may not survive the opening pages of “The Lord of Lightning!” Written by Paul Malmont, national best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)!And don’t miss the hard-hitting JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, starring Richard Benson, the Avenger! When criminals abduct one of his own detectives, Benson’s icy heart sears with a rage hotter than any he’s ever known. “Worst Nightmare” begins here, written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL) with art by Scott Hampton (LUCIFER)! •DC Universe • 40pg. •Color •$3.99 US • On Sale April 14, 2010
We’ve got Mega Tales #1 featuring Tess, the Living Tesseract over at Ka-Blam Printing. We told you a little about this a week or so ago. Yes, the full color book that was received so well here on the sites of MegaComicsGroup.com is now available for ordering directly from IndyPlanet.com which is Ka-Blam’s main distribution site. Watch for that on IndyPlanets site any time now.
In addition, Mega Tales #1 will also be available to comics shops through ComicsMonkey.com.
And soon we’ll clue you in about a digital version which will be available for download, just as soon as we get all the details worked out.
Also be on the lookout for new Tess and MegaComicsGroup.com t-shirts at a much lower price than what we had with our old CafePress store.
We are approaching our 2 year anniversary in June but there’s no need to wait to start celebrating until the last minute! So start putting aside that spare change now to get your orders in soon, effendi!
Archives Spotlight: on Project: New Man! Like our new Archives Spotlight logo? Neat, huh? 😉
Project: New Man #1 – Page 3 – Thomas O’Conner inked the first 3 chapters and did a bang up job! We wish we still had copies of the original pencils to share, but back in 1990 when this issue was drawn up, Mark Poe did not have access to a computer and scanner or even a copier that would reproduce the blue line pencils he did. If only he had used the blue pencil to do the layouts and gone back over it with a regular lead pencil as he does now he could have copied them even then. More finished pencils would have made it easier on Thomas too, non-photo blue lines are not the easiest to see. Mark originally got the idea to use blue line from some work I saw by John Romita, Jr. The idea was you don’t have to erase the pencil marks after it’s inked.
Dave is a little upset. Tired of being the subject of mere testing and training, he decides to do something, about a public problem. After all, that’s what the government project bred him for.
Any questions or comments? All are welcome.