Sunday, November 5, 2017

Doc Savage and The Shadow


As far as I know, these two pulp heroes have never crossed paths, which is a little surprising.  They seem as though they would work together well in in a story.  STF Patron Ken Roskos pointed out in a previous comments section that they both had the same publisher back in the 40's so it could have happened

25 comments:

james marquis said...

they have appeared in some of the comics together, for example they teamed up when dc had the copyright for both and dynamite entertainment did a min seres called Justice, Inc. where they both teamed up with another character called the Avenger

ArcLight said...

Will Murray has written two team-ups between the two in his book series, "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage." (He's also put Doc up against King Kong.)

Glenn Host said...

Both are two of my favorite pulp heroes and I think there would be a lot of conflict for the Shadow has no issue with guns and Doc Savage avoids guns except in extreme measures. Best team up would be against some monsters which have no redemption capability.

Cary Comic said...

Now, if only DC would have Batman team-up with all three stalwarts of the pulp era! Perhaps with their own version of Marvel's "Acts Of Vengeance" story arc!

Jay Johnson said...

Cary Comic: Batman met Doc and the gang (and I think the Avenger) during the "First Wave" mini-series, and he's had a couple of meetings with the Shadow when DC had the license. The First Wave (including the spin-off Doc Savage and Spirit titles) did different takes on the pulp characters, and weren't great but were not horrible either.

Kevin said...

In late 1989, DC had the license for both characters and did indeed do a crossover. It occurred in THE SHADOW STRIKES! 5-6 and DOC SAVAGE 17-18.

Kevin said...

The cover looks great regardless, and there's always room for more crossovers with these two.

Ken Roskos said...

Ach, I need to do more homework I guess. I found this info in an old copy of the World Encyclopedia of Comics, edited by Maurice Horn, so it was news to me. It's still an awesome cover though.

det_Tobor said...

My favorite panel of the team up was when a third person yelled to them:"Clark!" "Kent!". PRICELESS.

Joe Pasko said...

Dark Horse Comics also a 2-issue Shadow/Doc Savage story

zookeeper615 said...

Doc and the Shadow met way back in the 490's for only like one or 2 panels in a Shadow comic, Shadow was going out to town and waved to Doc and asked him to watch over things

Mark Lambert said...

DC and Dark Horse have both done Doc/Shadow stories, and Will Murray has written 2 novels teaming them up.

Kurtis Ryan said...

Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow (The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage Book 14)

Bob Buethe said...

And both of them were involved (peripherally) with the Rocketeer.

Cary Comic said...

@JJ: I know. I bought every single issue of that (regrettably ill-fated) imprint. What I was referring to, however, was an intercompany crossover, by DC and DE, featuring all four of them getting together at the same time!

Imagine Ra's Al Ghul vs. Doc Savage; the Shadow vs. Deadshot; the Avenger vs. Clayface; and Batman vs. John Sunlight.

Simreeve said...

DC/DE have just finished one Batman/Shadow 6-issue series, and started another.

Have you read the Batman/Tarzan crossover, 'Curse of the Cat-Woman'? That's worth a look, in my opinion...

Glenn Host said...

The best crossover for pulps was Masks and Masks II but Doc Savage was not in it and neither was Batman.

Simreeve said...

Oops!

"Claws of the", not "Curse of the"...

Cary Comic said...

@Simreeve: I know. "Curse of..." was Simone Simon and Kent Smith.

;-)

Isaac said...

Now that Doc Savage met Vandal Savage, how about Dr. Strange meeting Prof. Strange. Or have you done that?

Cary Comic said...

@Isaac: Or, even better? Stephen and Adam Strange teaming up their half-brother Hugo to rescue their long-lost father. Golden Age crime-fighter Thomas "Doc" Strange!

Needless to say you could call it: "Strange Family Matter."

Cary Comic said...

P.S.---Or, rather, that's what Ross could call it. :oops!:

Isaac said...

@Cary ;-)

Jinzo 2400 said...

Absolutely LOVE this cover!!! One of your best ever.....

Ross said...

Thanks, Jinzo!

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