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Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972)

Artists: John Romita Sr. (Penciller) ,  John Buscema (All)

23 Comments  -   7,179 Views  -   0 Like


Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972) Comic Art

 

   

Artwork Details

Title: Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972)
Artist: John Romita Sr. (Penciller)
Artist: John Buscema (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 7,179
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Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 23
Added to Site: 12/12/2010
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Another story here, my first child "comics" love was the Pulp era with the Shadow, The Phantom, Doc Savage, Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and all the Sci-Fi Pulp universe of the 50's/60's. In fact old books I could read only when I was visiting my father's buddies.

Doc Savage, well Doctor Clark Savage Jr., created by W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic, has never been my favorite Pulp hero, the Shadow is the one! This said since the first time I discovered the Doc I was really impressed by his superhuman abilities acquired only by a strong mind & body discipline. The best in all the domains, strength, endurance, master of the martial arts, vast knowledge of the sciences,....in fact something real close to my beloved Batman.

Something interesting to know is that there is a link between Edgar Allan Poe, Doc Savage & the good Captain America. This link is the RED SKULL.
In March 1933 (The Man of Bronze, first Doc pulp issue), Doc is fighting the Master of Red Death who diffuse a lethal epidemic. Or the Red Death was the name used by Poe in May 1842 to portray a lethal epidemic launched in The Mask of the Red Death (Philadelphia, Graham's Magazine). More than that if you see the graphical representation of the red skull cover used for this story (I'll try to find a copy), it's totally the early/original Red Skull mask used by Marvel.

This is the #1 issue, first Doc Savage & team appearance, the only Doc Savage cover Big John ever drew. ENJOY!!!

Interesting to note that 3 (helmets ones) of the 4 villains are from the hand of John Romita Sr.

PS/A special thanks to Jim Reid for the safe transport - you're a GEM & a gentleman ;o)

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Colorado Kid 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/12/2010

Way to go, Olivier! As historic as they come.

Olivier D 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/12/2010

Colorado Kid wrote:

Way to go, Olivier! As historic as they come.

Thanks a lot Mike ;o)

Michael Maikowsky 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/12/2010

Enviable! Congrats, Olivier!

Carlos DS 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/12/2010

It's always a pleasure to discover news pages on your gallery ! Congratulations olivier !!

Earl Hamilton 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/12/2010

VINTAGE AND HISTORIC!! OUTSTANDING PIECE!! CONGRATS!

Eric DLS 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/12/2010

Wow! A first issue Bronze Age cover by the one and only "Big John" Buscema! It doesn't get much more special than this! Congratulations my friend, looks like Santa came early for you!

Wesley L 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/13/2010

Tremendous pickup Olivier!

Ken Z  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/13/2010

Great cover!!! I remember reading this one and it's also cool that Doc is back in the comics too. Congrats on getting this cover!

Fabrice W. 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 12/24/2010

ben mon poteau......ça c'est une belle !!

Black Adler 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/30/2010

Very cool cover. I actually hesitated for this one as well but thought that I should be nice and not buy all the Buscema covers from Mike right before Christmas ;-)

Olivier D 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/31/2010

Black Adler wrote:

Very cool cover. I actually hesitated for this one as well but thought that I should be nice and not buy all the Buscema covers from Mike right before Christmas ;-)

LOL merci bcp d'avoir pensé à moi. J'aurai au moins cette superbe n°1 pour me consoler de ta Conan ;o)

Mark Howland 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/14/2011

Great stuff!!!

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 8/10/2011

Congrats on such an amazing bronze-age #1!!!

Mark Levy 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/12/2012

Great cover - love the editorial comment in upper right, looks like John took his time and did a great job!

Michael  Mikulovsky 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 6/19/2012

Very nice! Congrads! Classic John buscema with Doc Savage no less! I remember this too short lived series well. As well as the great b & w magazines. If you like Doc Savage, check out my Man-God gallery.

Alfred DI 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 8/17/2012

Oh wow, great cover of master Buscema, love the composition here.

Olivier D 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 8/17/2012

Alfred DI wrote:

Oh wow, great cover of master Buscema, love the composition here.

Merci mon ami ;-)

Phillip K  V 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/30/2012

Very cool!

PHILIPPE VIENNE 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/19/2013

félicitation! de la part d'un fan de doc savage!!!!

Jim Warden 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/9/2013

Congratulations on a terrific cover by one of the true legends of comics! Thank you for posting this masterpiece and also for the great write-up; I am glad to see this one has such a good home!

Bill Thomson 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/14/2014

One of John Buscema's very best covers, and regretfully, one that I once owned and had to reluctantly part with to finance my Hulk cover. I remember that there was something on this art that made a reference to also illustrating a "Kull the Conquerer" cover- I always wondered if John Severin was originally slated to illustrate this cover, or if John Buscema was to illustrate a Kull cover at the same time.

John Livesay 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/1/2015

nice!

Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/19/2016

Pure Bronze Age Marvel magic.

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