Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Doc Savage Vs. Vandal Savage



When longtime Lost Issues visitor Isaac suggested this match up yesterday, I had to smack my head for never thinking of it myself. Obviously, many story possibilities present themselves when one considers the shared surname. This one was going to nag at me until I gave it a shot, so I decided to just go ahead and create a cover right away.  Thanks for the idea, Isaac!

16 comments:

Martin Maenza said...

I enjoyed Vandal Savage's TV debut this week on Flash/Arrow and look forward to more of him when Legends of Tomorrow debuts.

Anonymous said...

I thank Isaac, as well, for his brilliant suggestion. And I thank you, Ross, for so promptly expediting it! As an on-again/off-again aficionado of the Wold Newton Universe (inspired by the works of the late, great Philip Jose' Farmer), I've always wondered what would happen if the Kuvuru-immortalized Doc Savage met another immortal, of even older vintage, from one of the mainstream comics.

You've now answered that question, brilliantly! :-)

Wayne Garmil said...

Given that Vandal has had a number of children over the centuries, this is not an impossible scenario. Scandal Savage, Vandal's daughter, was a great addition to the DC universe in the Secret Six series done by Gail Simone prior to the New 52 reboot.

Cary Comic said...

I vaguely remember this cover! Marvel's DOC SAVAGE #3 ("The Silver Skulls"). Right?

Ross said...

Yup.

Bob Greenwade said...

This is a great combo -- even the name logos work well together! I hope we get to revisit it from time to time.

Speaking of revisiting, are there any further Robo-Force or Power Man/Power Girl covers in the pipeline?

Ross said...

I have plans for both to return.

Bob Buethe said...

Now let's add in Matt Savage, Trail Boss; King Savage, and His Name is... Savage. Maybe the Savage Dragon. Oh, and might as well toss in talk-radio host Michael Savage, while we're at it. Just need a good team name...

Anonymous said...

@ Bob Buethe: you're forgetting WWI flying ace Steven "[[Balloon Buster]]" Savage.

Matthew Baugh said...

I was thinking the title was "Death in Silver" but it's been a long time.

This is brilliant! Not just the names, but Vandal Savage would be a perfect villain for Doc.

Isaac said...

@Ross & Anonymous - ;-)! @ Bob - I think Michael Savage vs. Savage Dragon with be the greatest match-up ever1 What say you Ross!

Jim Johnson said...

Rumble in the Savage Land!

Dale Bagwell said...

Damn if this wouldn't quite literally, be a battle for the ages. Glad you finally brought this one to life Ross;)

Jamdin said...

You need to throw Randy Savage in the ring too ;)

Anonymous said...

The Macho Man (God bless him) would have to be depicted as a Black Lantern of Nekron, Jam.

Bob Greenwade said...

Other Bob's suggestion of combining so many people with the surname of Savage has sent "The Savage Family" running through my head (to the tune of the "Addams Family" theme). I'll post lyrics here if any come to me. :)

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